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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 Curbed.com article

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

7 ways clients can help with their home inspection

Having a home inspection done can make the real estate transaction go smoother. But what about ways to make the home inspection itself a smoother process?

Old K&T electrical wiring: Should it stay or should it go?

Knob and Tube (K&T) electrical wiring is the oldest wiring method used in U.S. homes. While it can be safe and reliable in an untampered or original state, K&T wiring systems that have been modified can present a danger and potential for electrical fires.
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Radon inspections: What today’s home inspectors need to know

Regardless of whether states have requirements to do the testing or not, professional home inspectors should be familiar with how to do short- and long-term radon testing, as well as how to determine if a homeowner needs to take action.