The power of infrared technology

It’s been about one year since I purchased my first infrared camera which is a fun, useful tool for me and my customers. Since then, i've identified numerous hidden defects and a collection of infrared images. I use my infrared camera during every home inspection for...

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Take Action in January

January is Radon Awareness Month EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month. To browse activities that took place in your area and view results during National Radon Action Month: Learn About Risk From Radon You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it...

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Holiday Safety Tips

Statistics show that sales of electrical products increase during the month of December. This increase in electrical product purchases, combined with the advent of colder weather in many parts of the country, increases the likelihood of electrical fires,...

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Properly Bonding CSST Gas Piping

Properly bonding and grounding of a Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) system may reduce the risk of damage and fire from a lightning strike. Lightning is a highly destructive force.  Even a nearby lightning strike that does not strike a structure directly can...

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Dryer Vent Maintenance & Safety

House fires caused by dryers are far more common than are generally believed.  According to the National Fire Protection Agency, fires caused by dryers in 2005 were responsible for approximately 13,775 house fires, 418 injuries, 15 deaths, and $196 million in property...

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Asbestos

What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat...

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Central Air Conditioning Inspection

A building's central air-conditioning system must be periodically inspected and maintained in order to function properly. While an annual inspection performed by a trained professional is recommended, homeowners can do a lot of the work themselves by following the...

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Defects Found? Don’t Freak Out

Though most inspections are not technically pass-fail, when your pest, property and roof inspections collectively come out either terrific or tragically terrible, the decision to proceed or back out can come easy.   Similarly, when you get the place at a discount...

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Is Your Inspector A Part-Timer? If So Just Say NO!!

This makes no sense to me...would you hire a part time doctor, lawyer, or accountant?  If you do or have I'm sure you will not get the results you are looking for and will pay the price later on.  I myself have seen the part time contractors work many many...

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