Hello, and welcome to the first posting of The Home Inspector Lady blog!

My name is Edie Sherwood (that’s E-dee, not Eddie) and I am a licensed Home Inspector and Office Manager for Area Wide Inspections in Lubbock, Texas. My husband, Robert, is also a licensed Professional Home Inspector and we work together to provide, among other things, quality home inspections.

I am a female home inspector in a 98% male dominated industry, so I will be posting about more than just the nuts and bolts of the industry, but also the human aspects of this business and how home inspections can affect people’s lives. The purpose of this blog is to help people understand the home inspection process, terminology and the practical realities of the sometimes confusing results of a home inspection. I will also be sharing with you some of the crazy and unusual experiences that come about in a home inspector’s job!

I invite you to email me questions about all things relating to home inspections and/or home maintenance. My hubby will also be available to answer questions, thanks to a wealth of knowledge from his background in code inspection, structure and construction. I will also be posting (hopefully) helpful information for buyers, sellers and Realtors alike.

So feel free to email your questions to thehomeinspectorlady@yahoo.com and I also look forward to your comments and insights as well!

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  1. Hi Edie – love the concept! A lot of us are afraid to ask questions for fear of criticism or feeling like “everyone knows that but me!!” I’m sure this we be educational and helpful through a typically trying experience. Sounds like a lot of fun, too!! Thank you!

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  2. Hi Ms. Sherwood – Terrific idea. I’ve worked with my share of hairy-legged male home inspectors. It will be nice to have a fresh face and a different perspective in the home inspection industry. Best of luck with this cutting-edge endeavor.

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  3. Hi Ms. Sherwood – Terrific idea. I’ve worked with my share of hairy-legged male home inspectors. It will be nice to have a fresh face and a different perspective in the home inspection industry. Best of luck with this cutting-edge endeavor.

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  4. Hi Edie! Thanks for the forum! I do have a question… Is it normal for a dimmer light switch to get warm when the light is on? Thanks much!

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    1. Hi Stacey! Yes, because the dimmer switch restricts the flow of electricity when it’s on particularly when it’s turned down. This increases friction in the conductor for that connected device. Thanks for the question. Hope the answer was helpful. If you feel excessive heat at the dimmer switch be sure to call an electrician to ensure everything is working properly.

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