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Why Are Home Inspections Important?

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 one of the most important purchases one will ever make.  A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the […]

Properly Bonding CSST

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 strike that does not strike a structure directly can cause systems in the structure to become electrically energized. Differences in […]

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Inspecting Garages for Proper Fire Separation

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 store a variety of hazardous materials there. Along with this and the potential for CO build up within the garage, […]

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Performing Winter A/C Inspections

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 the outdoor temperature.  As we all know, you should not operate an A/C unit (or heat pump in the cooling […]

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Flood inspections in South Texas crucial in wake of Harvey

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.”

Know your competition: 8 questions to ask before marketing your home inspection business

To effectively market your business, research first, then ask yourself several questions to determine your best approach to get ahead of the competition.

Help homeowners inspect their homes for air leaks

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.

Checking for proper fire protection between the garage and home

Unlike separations that exist between dwelling units, the separation between the residence and garage is not a fire resistance-rated assembly.

Reap the benefits of face-to-face, word-of-mouth marketing

American Home Inspection Training product manager Chris Chirafisi is also a licensed home inspector who uses up-close-and-personal marketing techniques to garner business.

Drainage-related issues a must on the home inspector’s checklist

Drainage-related issues can turn a dream investment into a nightmare for homebuyers. Home inspectors can come to the rescue for would-be homeowners by identifying drainage issues before a buyer seals the property deal.