Under the Umbrella With the Atlanta Home Inspector

Atlanta Home Inspector 

It is raining cats and dogs today! Even though, it is lousy weather, we are still inspecting homes. However, the rain does make some of the Atlanta home inspection aspects interesting. For instance, roofs can get slippery or air quality tests can be compromised. Rest assured we will find a way to be as detailed and thorough as possible.  I could go on and on about the inspecting process, but with the weather as it is, I found myself pondering umbrellas. Yes, my mind does tend to wander occasionally ( although not during inspections or the reporting process, mind you)!

We use umbrellas all the time. We even see them used in a popular insurance company’s tv advertising. According to dictionary.com there are 5 definitions of umbrella  if the word is used as a noun.  There are 2 definitions if the word is used as an adjective. Don’t know about you, but what I really want to use an umbrella for, is to keep me dry. That being said… I found some interesting facts about umbrellas and decided to share them with you.

Since their invention over 4000 years ago, umbrellas have seen several changes. Having originally been developed to shade people from the sun, they are now most commonly used to shed water.  The European ladies got excited about the parasols and started using them in the 16th century. It was not until about 30 years later, that the trend caught on with the gentlemen, and then, only after a famous Persian traveler and writer had popularized the usage of umbrellas.  Interestingly enough, the first umbrella shop, called “James Smith and Sons” opened in 1830 at 53 Oxford Street, London, England, and remains at that same address today. 

Over time, different materials have been used to craft umbrellas. Everything from wood, whalebone, alpaca, oiled canvas and paper have been used. For the handles, ebony was popular. However, the use of steel became the most popular in 1852.  It wasn’t until an entire Century later that the collapsible umbrella was introduced.

You might ask, what does any of this have to do with being a home inspector. I might just reply nothing. But, you see, that’s not entirely true. Home inspectors can be compared to umbrellas, according to definition four … “any general kind of protection.”   That is precisely what we do. We protect you from making an uninformed decision.

Call us today 404-788-2581 or schedule your home inspections completely online at http://www.ihihomeinspections.com  We provide peace of mind one home inspection at a time! 

If you’re a home owner who wishes to simply maintain their home in the best possible manner call us today for a maintenance inspection to be done. 

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When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough Atlanta home inspection from the Atlanta home inspector, David & Bonnie Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Cumming, Woodstock, Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website. 

The choice is yours, “Cheap Charlie” or “Thorough David” you decide.  If you want a thorough Atlanta home inspection for a reasonable price call us today at 404-788-2581, you’ll be glad you did.

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