How to Spot Common Material Defects

- . At breaker or fuse boxes, watch for signs of charring, loose wires, and improperly seated wired on the bus bars. Open or missing junction boxes where wiring connections are exposed instead of protected, loose wiring, and damage to wires that removes the insulating cover all pose a shock and fire hazard ..More

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What do the Standards of Practice Cover?

- . The Standards of Practice explain that home inspections are limited to what’s readily accessible to the inspector. One common misconception about home inspections is that the inspector digs in to uncover concealed defects. If a crawlspace is too low or a part of the house is deemed dangerous to enter, it won’t be inspected ..More

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Expert Interview with Daniel Friedman About the Inspecting Process

- . S/he might be willing to listen to an idea you have if supported by a local, licensed design professional. Second, the local building code compliance inspector is, in almost every jurisdiction, the final legal authority. Otherwise, just do what they say. You’ll be happier with the local officials on your side and you’ll find them quite helpful as soon as they find out you’re not trying to put one over on them ..More

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Can a Demo Show What Home Inspection Training is Like?

- . The reference materials are downloadable and yours to keep before, during and after you earn your certification. You’ll have menus of both course materials and reference materials, either of which you can access at any time ..More

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Home Inspection Certification Benefits in California

- But that shouldn’t be taken as a sign that you can relax with your training. If anything, it’s a reason for you to work and stand out from the crowd. . If you’re living in California and want a home inspection certification, you might be a bit relieved to learn that your state has some of the most relaxed requirements in the country ..More

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