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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.

Closed-Cell vs. Open-Cell Foams: Know the difference

In a closed-cell foam, the gas forms discrete pockets, each surrounded completely by the solid foam material. In an open-cell foam, the gas pockets connect with each other.

AHIT product manager featured in article

Janet Thomson's article, "Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one," published May 24, 2017, on, discussed what home inspections are and why they are important.

Avoid warm weather mishaps: Inspect decks and porches for safety

Summer is almost here, and with the onset of warmer weather upon us, making sure our outdoor gathering spaces are safe becomes a priority.

Carbon monoxide and home heating safety

Home inspectors can help keep people safe by making sure heating systems, a common source of CO poisoning, are in good working order.

Top homeowners’ tips for saving energy, money during winter

Keeping a home warm during the cold winter can be expensive and energy-consuming. But you can suggest things homeowners can do—even if they’re not handy— to reduce those costs and save energy.