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What Is A Home Inspection? - 12/29/09 02:47 PM
An inspection is essentially a “visual snapshot” of a home’s condition as it exists at the time of the inspection, and that condition is described in a comprehensive written report not a check list.
An inspection consists of a non-invasive physical examination of a home's systems, structures and components intended to identify material defects that exist at the time of the inspection. The heating and cooling equipment is activated along with operating plumbing fixtures, testing accessible electrical outlets and fixtures, and operating a representative sampling of doors and windows. A visual inspection of the roof, crawl spaces, walls and drainage (2 comments)
HOME INSPECTION SERVICES: Residential & Commercial - 12/26/09 10:33 AM
We are distinguished by our Engineering background and by our extensive theoretical and hands-on experience with the intricacies of structural problems and environmental issues. Well-respected in our service area, we receive much of our business from word-of-mouth referral, which means a great deal to our company. HOME INSPECTOR USA corporate (Home) office in Panama City Beach services the Northwest of Florida and specifically the following cities: Panama City, Panama City Beach, Lynn Haven, Callaway, Springfield, Parker, Millville, Southport, Port St. Joe, Cape St. Blass, Chipley, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Ft. Walton Beach and surrounding areas.
Specializing: Single (2 comments)
Home Inspector - Mold Inspector - Inspection Services: Residential & Commercial ... - 12/26/09 10:27 AM
We are the Right Choice: We are experienced, seasoned professionals (Degree Engineers) and Certified Professional Home Inspectors who have examined over thousand of properties (Residential & Commercial) for prospective buyers and sellers in our local area. We are a local "INDEPENDENT" Professional Home Inspection & Environmental (Mold testing) company working just for you and your best interest before the investment is finalized. HOME INSPECTOR USA does NOT belong to any REALTOR's Association. HOME INSPECTOR USA sets the standard for HOME INSPECTORS, MOLD INSPECTORS, COMMERCIAL INSPECTORS & MOLD testing / ALLERGENS testing Inspectors in the Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach and Mexico Beach area. Distinguished (2 comments)
Hot Water Recirculation Systems - 12/20/09 07:54 PM
A hot water recirculation system is a plumbing system that moves hot water to fixtures quickly without waiting for the water to get hot. Rather than relying on low water pressure, common in most water lines, recirculating systems rapidly move water from a water heater to the fixtures. System Types dedicated loop: The circulation pump for this system is mounted on a pipe connected to the water heater tank down low. This is the cooler side of the loop, or the return. The hot water pipe is installed in a loop throughout the home, passing near each plumbing fixture. At each fixture, (1 comments)
C.L.U.E. Reports - 12/15/09 08:10 PM
What is C.L.U.E.? C.L.U.E. stands for "Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange" and is a claims history database that enables insurance companies to access consumer claims information when they are underwriting or rating an insurance policy. As C.L.U.E. reports play an increasingly important role in real estate transactions, inspectors will find their clients more curious about how C.L.U.E. reports can affect them. C.L.U.E. was created in 1992 and is administered by ChoicePoint, a data aggregation company. Roughly 600 homeowners' insurers (about 90% of insurers) contribute claims data to the database. Most insurers renewing existing policies do not access C.L.U.E. reports at (2 comments)
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Detectors - 12/13/09 08:20 AM
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that forms from incomplete combustion of fuels, such as natural or liquefied petroleum gas, oil, wood or coal. Facts and Figures 480 U.S. residents died between 2001 and 2003 from non-fire-related carbon-monoxide poisoning. Most CO exposures occur during the winter months, especially in December (including 56 deaths, and 2,157 non-fatal exposures), and in January (including 69 deaths and 2,511 non-fatal exposures). The peak time of day for CO exposure is between 6 and 10 p.m. Many experts believe that CO poisoning statistics understate the problem. Because the symptoms of CO poisoning mimic (2 comments)
How can I prevent CO poisoning? - 12/13/09 08:18 AM
Purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors with labels showing that they meet the requirements of the new UL standard 2034 or Comprehensive Safety Analysis 6.19 safety standards. Make sure appliances are installed and operated according to the manufacturer's instructions and local building codes. Have the heating system professionally inspected by an InterNACHI inspector and serviced annually to ensure proper operation. The inspector should also check chimneys and flues for blockages, corrosion, partial and complete disconnections, and loose connections. Never service fuel-burning appliances without the proper knowledge, skill and tools. Always refer to the owner's manual when performing minor adjustments and when servicing fuel-burning equipment. Never operate (1 comments)
Aluminum Wiring - 12/05/09 10:58 AM
Between approximately 1965 and 1973, aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a decade of use by homeowners and electricians, inherent weaknesses were discovered in the metal that lead to its disuse as a branch wiring material. Although properly maintained aluminum wiring is acceptable, aluminum will generally become defective faster than copper due to certain qualities inherent in the metal. Neglected connections in outlets, switches and light fixtures containing aluminum wiring become increasingly dangerous over time. Poor connections cause wiring to overheat, creating a potential fire (1 comments)
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