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• Homeowners beware • Do something about transfer station stench
If you need to have a home inspection be careful who you hire. It is unregulated, so anyone can be a home inspector. There are no guidelines of what is included in home inspections, no background check, no test to see if you are qualified to be a home inspector. You do not need to be bonded or have insurance. The person that claims to be a home inspector should never state this is their opinion. Anyone can give an opinion. You have someone in your home you want to know they know what they are doing and in this day and age, not to have a background check and a test is simply lack of responsibility.
We need to have the state of Hawaii make this a new law to protect the people of Hawaii especially senior citizens who could be at risk. It could also be a way the state could generate revenue.
Andrea Don, Kapaa
Do something about transfer station stench
Did a trip to the Lihue dump today. Or, I guess it’s called the “transfer station” now. Just to get rid of a few boxes of junk from the garage. Backed my truck up to the pile and got out. OMG!What a horrible stench. But we have no choice. You have to walk on that filth to the back of your truck to unload it. One minute later, I’m back in my truck driving away with the stench stillwith me. In my truck, in my nostrils, on the bottom of my slippas and now on the floor mat and pedals in my truck. The stench stayed with me through my entire morning while I took care ofmy Lihue errands.
I have to admit, as I drove off, almost gagging from the smell, I thought about how much more pleasant it would be to pull off to the side of some back road and dump the load there, and beon my way. But nah! I’m not like that.
Before I got back into my truck, I asked one of the dump attendants why don’t they hose the place down once in a while. He told me that they use to do that but they were told to stopbecause “they were wasting water.”
I would think that the use of some water to eliminate such an atrocious health hazard would be the sensible thing to do. Maybe the state health department should take a closer look at thissituation.
Or is that not their jurisdiction?
Larry Arruda, Wailua Homesteads
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