Why Are Home Inspections Important?

  • April 11th, 2019

A home inspection is an all-encompassing examination of the condition of a home.  The home inspection process is often but not always performed at the time of the sale of the home. A home is […]

  • Properly Bonding CSST

Properly Bonding CSST

  • April 10th, 2019

Properly bonding and grounding of a Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) system may reduce the risk of damage and fire from a lightning strike. Lightning is a highly destructive force.  Even a nearby lightning […]

Inspecting Garages for Proper Fire Separation

  • April 10th, 2019

Unlike separations that exist between dwelling units, the separation between the residence and garage in not a fire resistance rated assembly. Numerous potential hazards exist within garages because occupants of dwelling units tend to […]

Performing Winter A/C Inspections

  • April 10th, 2019

Winter inspections create a number of issues for home inspectors, one of those being the AC unit. Fortunately, there is an effective strategy for handling this issue.

The main obstacle in reviewing the A/C is […]

  • Could a home inspection career be right for you?

Could a home inspection career be right for you?

  • June 27th, 2018

A home inspection career is ideal for those who have an entrepreneurial spirit, are willing to learn and keep learning about construction, enjoy being away from a desk, and like the idea of doing […]

  • Flood inspections in South Texas crucial in wake of Harvey

Flood inspections in South Texas crucial in wake of Harvey

  • September 13th, 2017

Longtime home inspector Chris Chirafisi offers this stark warning to anyone considering buying a home that survived the catastrophic flooding brought about by Hurricane Harvey in South Texas: “Water is the biggest enemy of a home. It’s not even close to second.”

  • Help homeowners inspect their homes for air leaks

Help homeowners inspect their homes for air leaks

  • July 21st, 2017

There are many obvious places in a home where air leakage is likely to occur. There are also several less obvious gaps, and as a home inspector, it is your job to point out these hard-to-find leaks to properly air seal a home.