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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.

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.

AHIT releases updated “A Practical Guide to Home Inspection”

The cover-to-cover update offers home inspectors the latest information on codes, products and practices and features more visuals and diagrams.

Help spread the importance of working smoke alarms

According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or non-working alarms.

There’s no crystal ball in home inspection

As much as it would help the buyer in their decision to purchase a home, home inspectors can't foresee what will happen once the buyer moves in. Simply put, there isn't a crystal ball to look into to see the future.

Determining the major and minor in a home inspection

In a recent realtor.com article, Welmoed Sisson, a Maryland home inspector with Inspections by Bob, provided insight into the flaws that could be potential deal breakers for a homebuyer.

Help clients prepare their homes for natural disasters

September has been designated National Preparedness Month and who better to help homeowners prepare their homes for natural disasters than home inspectors.
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Home inspector licensing might become law in Ontario, Canada

As things stand today, consumers can go online, fill out some forms, pay a fee and receive a certificate that proclaims they are a home inspector within days.

Pre-inspections: A good source of revenue for home inspectors

The idea of buying a home without having it inspected by a professional seems almost unthinkable, but there also are many reasons for a seller to have an inspection before putting a home on the market.