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Inspection Tip! - 06/29/08 07:06 PM
All classes I've taken, including refreshers, regarding hot water inspections have insisted on the TPRV to be installed, visible and unblocked within 6 inches from the floor or drain pan. There are more data points but here's my point: California has it's own rules regarding this--the vent line is to be routed outside the garage or home. This is pretty incredible, but goes to show that as inspectors, we must be up on current code, acceptable practices, etc..., so we can give our clients the best information possible. Wait though, no matter what our service profession, we must be up on current rules, (0 comments)
Bringing in the heat--or keeping it out! - 06/22/08 03:29 PM
Wow, it's hot and my air conditioner is working hard! Alright, you say, "Well, you're a home inspector, fix your house!" But what's wrong with my house? I have plenty of attic insulation, the kids sort-of keep the door closed if they aren't using it, and the air conditioner was just serviced. But what else is there?Plenty, but some things can't be seen by the naked eye such as lack of insulation in the walls, or leaky weather stripping in the doors. Has anyone seen thermography and how it can help save you and your clients money? I'm curious to know (5 comments)
Home Inspection Reports - 06/18/08 02:28 AM
A home inspection should spend a fair amount of time getting around a home making the required (and then so much more) items for their report. Afterwards, they compile the report and present it to their client. In this electronic world, do most of your clients wish to receive a hard-copy of the report or is a soft copy good enough? was asked the other day by a client if I was going to print out the report right there at the home and give it to them. Would you prefer this or give the home inspector a couple more hours (4 comments)
I'm curious: of all the agents out there who have had dedicated home inspectors, what do you look for when recommending them to your clients? I'm also why, if you've stopped recommendations, did you stop using some home inspectors? I look forward to hearing your voices! Thanks! Greg (6 comments)
Shirt and Tie - 06/03/08 07:48 PM
Updated pix--Wow, I don't really like ties but I needed to have an updated picture for my InterNACHI ID so I figured I'd replace the polo shirt picture with this one. Please don't expect me to inspect homes in this outfit--that would be strange of me coming out of an attic or from a crawl space in a shirt and tie! :-) Greg www.GCSHomeInspections.email@example.com
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