What Doesn’t a Home Inspection Cover?

- The same applies to floors. . One of the first sentences in any Standards of Practice is that inspectors inspect what’s visible and accessible. This leaves a lot of territory unseen, but it’s for good reason. Some customers might not realize that you don’t have any special skill set that lets you determine whether cracked asbestos tile is under carpet or old wiring is inside a wall. An inspector doesn’t cut into ceilings or walls to find what’s inside, because that would damage the property ..More

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Thought Leader Series: Help Homeowners Pass Inspection by Telling Them About Quick Fixes

- One GFCI outlet on a circuit of outlets will protect all outlets on that line that are situated after the GFCI-protected outlet. Outlets are usually wired in a house in a string with power running from one to the next, to the next. . So by placing a GFCI near the beginning of the run, all of the outlets will be protected ..More

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Can a Seller Sue a Home Inspector?

- According to First Indemnity Group Insurance, inspectors have several ways to guard against frivolous lawsuits. One of the most important is keeping excellent records with ample photographs of the property. These can’t prevent someone from filing a lawsuit, but they will help defend against one. . Recording all communication with the buyer and seller is also helpful ..More

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3 Unbelievable Home Inspection Stories

- Most houses are home to more than just the people living inside. Whether it’s ants on the countertop after the summer rains move through or mice in the attic looking for a nesting spot, sooner or later critters try to move in. . But you might not expect to find an exotic snake living downstairs ..More

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Radon Awareness in January

- Helping customers by raising awareness can guide them toward Radon testing, which gives them information. As in all things, information is power. Either way, you’ve done your part. . There’s the power to install an effective Radon mitigation system, or the power to walk away from a sale ..More

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