Festival after Festival after Festival…

By Avid Inspection Services | Mar 24, 2015

“Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.” -Jawaharlal Nehru Festival season is upon us. Which for Austin, is practically year round. You already know this, so quit your bitchin’ and figure out how to use it to your advantage. If not to expand your understanding…

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Haphazardly Hidden Home Hazards (alliteration for the win)

By Avid Inspection Services | Mar 3, 2015

“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” – Rene Magritte I know we all like to think that our house is our “Safe Place,” but how many of us actually take the time to ensure that it is actually safe? Ideally, you get to…

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“How did it get so late so soon?”

By Avid Inspection Services | Feb 16, 2015

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglass Adams As you may have guessed from the quotes, I’m late.   I should have posted this at least a month ago, my bad. Luckily, there is still time now to give serious thought to your spring garden. Typically,…

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Somewhere between Hogmanay and Iranian Norouz

By Avid Inspection Services | Feb 1, 2015

“Action is the foundation to all success.”  – Pablo Picasso Perhaps its my obsession with minimalism or the fact that I forget to clean throughout the year but, I love the idea of ridding your personal space of excess material. A.K.A., Spring Cleaning. A concept that is not limited to the mass of items amassed…

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Do it already!

By Avid Inspection Services | Jan 7, 2015

“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.” -Benjamin Franklin It’s about that time, New Year’s resolution time. Yippie. You know those rather ambitious goals you hope to achieve throughout that year but somehow forget about them by the end of January. Let’s make a…

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“Come on baby, light my fire” – Hippie

By Avid Inspection Services | Dec 24, 2014

“Warmth isn’t what minimalist are thought to have.” -Maya Lin False.   Wouldn’t spending less money on something as essential as heat be lovely? What if I told you that there are ways in which you could efficiently and effectively reduce your heating bill this winter with minimal effort and cost? I bet you would…

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Quick DIY efficiency tips

By Avid Inspection Services | Dec 2, 2014

“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.” – Mahatma Gandhi “We share.” ‘Tis the season or whatever. With the holiday and blogging spirit in mind, it seemed like the right time to share some easy tricks to help you reduce your energy bill,…

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“A change is gon’ come, oh yes it will” – Sam Cooke

By Avid Inspection Services | Nov 7, 2014

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus Which is a lovely thought, until you remember how many end up clogging your gutters.   Like with any transition, it is important to focus on the goal all the while finding enjoyment in the change. In regards to making that transition…

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The Truth About Mold

By Avid Inspection Services | Jun 13, 2014

  “The truth is, nature doesn’t care that we like nice, neat social organizations. Nature likes variety.” -Alice Dreger Like most things humans attempt to categorize, there are some defining characteristics that identify an object this way or that. However, along with the facts there is usually some  fictitious information that finds its way into…

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