I inspect many homes with a hot water hidden behind a panel or door in a closet. I recommend removing the panel or door so the home owner will occasionally be able to check the hot water heater for problems. If it is behind a secured panel or door, the homeowner is not able to check it as often as they should to prevent a significant problem. To all you contractors out there, please do not hide a hot water heater.
Today's article is about celebrating Glen Campbell's life. I am a huge fan and will miss his god given talent. Glen was born in southern Arkansas. As a 16 year resident of Arkansas, I can tell you where he was born and raised was very rural and poor.
From those humble beings he became an accomplished musician and singer. His talents were so immense in both areas that he would have been a star with just one of the gifts.
Early in his career, he was a studio musician for Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector, Sam Cooke, Dean Martin, Simon and Garfunkel, Jan and Dean, the Beach Boys, and many others. He toured with the Beach Boys as a replacement for Brian Wilson for six months.
From there he recorded huge hits such as Gentle On My Mind, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, Rhinestone Cowboy, Country Boy, and Southern Nights to name just a few. In the 1960's, he had a year that he sold more albums than the Beatles! Also, he had a TV show and starred in True Grit with John Wayne.
Of course, we can not forget those guitar solos. Listen to Galveston and Wichita Lineman and be amazed by his talent.
At the end of his career, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's but was still able to perform until that last several years with the love and support of his family. During his last tour, he performed from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl to sold-out crowds.
To anyone that has not been exposed to Glen's talents. please go online and listen to some of his great hits and listen for those famous guitar solos.
Yesterday, I was in Rock Hill, SC to inspect a home for a nice young couple. It was located on the Rock Hill Country Club golf course. Very nice location. WC Home Inspection will travel anywhere in South Carolina. If you need a quality inspection by a degreed engineer keep us in mind.
WC Home Inspection LLC just completed inspecting 5 condo buildings for a client in Conway. It was a great opportunity for our company and greatly appreciated. On Monday, we inspected a home for a young couple and their 2 year old son in Aynor. It was a pleasure helping a young family with their first home purchase. On Friday, we will be traveling to Carolina Forest to inspect a condo. Keep us in mind for any home inspection needs from pre-listing , warranty, or home inspections.
On Friday, we went to Murrells Inlet, SC to inspect a great home for a client in living in Maryland. Client was purchasing site unseen so the inspection gained extra importance. Our client was quite pleased with our work product.
When WC Home Inspection LLC says we cover all of the SC , we mean it! Yesterday, we inspected homes in York and Blythewood. Our clients were very pleased and it was a pleasure working with them.
WC Home Inspection LLC can represent the buyer at final walk throughs before closing. This is especially good for out of town buyers that can not easily make the trip. We can do anything from a full inspection to just making a punchlist of items that need addressed. Please keep us in mind.
We went to International Drive area of Murrells Inlet, SC yesterday to inspect a condo for a first time buyer. Great unit and wonderful location on the golf course. It was a pleasure to help this young lady and meet her family.
Recently I had the opportunity to view a home that was just listed. I was asked to do a quick walk through and offer the sellers suggestions to improve its potential to sell. The hot water heater was about 12 years old and was not leaking but definitely showing its age. I suggested possibly replacing the hot water heater and I was asked the question: Will we get our money back? I politely stated there was no guarantee but replacing the heater would definitely help the selling of the home. Any competent home inspector is going to report on hot water heaters that are nearing or beyond their useful life. If you replace the hot water heater it is an non-issue or possibly even a selling point instead of a negative.
It goes without saying if the hot water is leaking get it replaced before you list the home.
Friday I inspected a home in the Conway, SC for nice couple buying their first home. WC Home Inspection always takes the time to discuss all the details of our inspections with our clients but special care is taken with first time buyers.
Tomorrow we visit Surfside Beach to inspect a condo with an ocean view. It's always great to spend some time at a property with an ocean view.
I am a full-time home inspector servicing all of South Carolina.