Here in the Northeast Ohio area we have had an artic blast of cold weather.
The last few days it has been below zero temperatures. Today I used the exterior gas grill to keep my hands warm. (Photo is below)
I gave my client the options to walk the exterior or I would give them a slide show on my camera. They choose the slide show. (Can not say that I blame them).
Last year there was an inspection that was blizzard conditions. It was in March or April and there was foilage on the trees. The branches & trees where snapping like twigs. There was about a foot of snow on the ground & still snowing.
I arrived at the home & asked the owner to open the garage door so I had a place to use to get out of the weather. She had it open for 5 minutes & then closed it. I again knocked on the door & asked her to please open. I am sorry for the inconvienience but you do want to sell your home DONT YOU!
This area also recieves lake effect snow. Drive in areas that can recieve large amounts of snow depending how the wind blows over the open waters. Go a mile no snow then a foot then none.
I am not complaining as I handle the cold fine. I take in consideration my clients whom do not prepare for the cold. I believe we need to make sure are clients are safe.
I would like to hear from other inspectors on there weather related stories.
I am sure that the inspectors in the state of Washington dealt with the constant rain & floods.
Recently Florida had devestating Tornadoes.
Colorodo had the heavy snows.
There is the hurricane devistation.
Be safe out there!!