home inspections: Four Big Ticket Items in Your New Home (Four-Point Inspections) - 10/07/21 10:30 AM
Looking For an Inspection But Only On The Utilities and Structurally Stability Your House Has To Offer?
 
A four-point inspection will look at four major components of a home. This is not the same as a full home inspection. Insurance companies will often ask for this type of inspection for older homes as their components are more likely to fail than newer homes. They generally ask for a four-point inspection if the property is 25+ years old to see the current condition of the components. Four-Point inspections are also needed by insurance companies to obtain or maintain your home insurance policy. A … (1 comments)

home inspections: Fireplace Maintenance and Safety Education - 06/18/21 08:01 AM
Is your fireplace safe?A fireplace is a comfortable place for the family to gather around during a cold winter. Statistics show that fireplaces and chimneys cause over 23,000 serious domestic fires every year in the United States, resulting in over $110 Million in property damages and tens of fatalities.  These statistics show the importance of the annual chimney inspection.
The Chimney Saftey Institute of America(CSIA)  http://www.csia.org  states that even homeowners who do not use their fireplace should invest in an annual chimney inspection. This is because the home's other heating appliances release toxic fumes through the chimney and when it is clogged … (2 comments)

home inspections: Is Your Home Safe with Radon? - 06/07/21 05:19 AM
 On January 13, 2005, the Surgeon General of the United States issued a Health Advisory warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor air. The Nation’s Chief Physician urged Americans to test their homes to find out how much radon they might be breathing. He also stressed the need to remedy the problem as soon as possible when the radon level is 4 pCi/L or more. He noted that more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer each year.
 The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes radon as a serious health risk. WHO, in collaboration with EPA … (3 comments)

home inspections: Electrical Safety Information and Inspection Services - 05/19/21 07:17 AM
By InterNACHIElectricity is an essential part of our lives. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely, if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused. Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485 Americans each year and injure 2,305 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures and appliance defects, but many more are caused by the misuse and poor maintenance of electrical appliances, incorrectly installed wiring, and overloaded circuits and extension cords.  
Some safety tips to remember:
Never use anything but the proper fuse to protect a … (2 comments)

home inspections: Asbestos: Facts and Tips for Home Inspectors and Homeowners - 01/19/21 08:59 AM
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 insulation and fire resistance. InterNACHI inspectors can supplement their knowledge with the information offered in this guide. 
How Can Asbestos Affect Human Health?
From studies of people who were exposed to asbestos in factories and shipyards, we know that breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in the forms of mesothelioma, … (0 comments)

home inspections: Hire a Certified Healthy Home Inspector - 01/12/21 07:53 AM
People in the U.S. spend about 70% of their lives inside their home, and almost 20% in a school or other commercial building. These numbers suggest that the condition of the home is a primary factor in a person’s overall health. If your home has problems, your health may be suffering, too.
Of the 137 million homes in the United States:
30 million have a defective heating, plumbing, or electrical system; 12 million have problems with water leaks; 4 million have experienced mold problems within the last year; and 7 million have serious damage to the roof. Poor housing conditions also include:
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home inspections: Choosing the Right Home Inspector - 01/08/21 09:16 AM
Get an InterNACHI Home InspectorBuying a home? It’s probably the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make. This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection. The cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the value of the home being inspected. The additional cost of hiring an InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspector® is almost insignificant.  You have recently been crunching the numbers, negotiating offers, adding up closing costs, shopping for mortgages, and trying to get the best deals. Don’t stop now. Don’t let your real estate agent, a “patty-cake” inspector, or anyone else talk you into skimping here.  InterNACHI-certified inspectors … (1 comments)

home inspections: How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost in Maryland - 11/18/20 11:37 AM
No matter if you’re a prospective home buyer, real estate agent, or even selling your home, it pays to schedule an inspection with a certified and licensed home inspector in Maryland.
With an inspection from a qualified professional home inspector, you may be leaving future costs up to chance, and leaving yourself in the dark about any potential issues with your present or future home.
Average Cost
Your average home inspection in Maryland costs $353. However, your average home inspection ranges between $301 and $426 based on the size, type, and age of your property. At the lower end, you may pay just $200 … (0 comments)

home inspections: What to Expect from Your Home Inspection - 10/01/19 02:27 PM
  You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection.
This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you offered for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in some cases, walk away if challenges arise. Your agent can advise you on the best course of action once the report is filed.
How to Choose an Inspector Your agent will most likely have a shortlist of inspectors they’ve worked within the past to recommend to … (0 comments)

home inspections: Five Effective Fixes for Faulty Windows - 09/10/19 02:26 PM
There’s a common misconception that if your home has older windows that are in less-than-perfect condition, you must replace them with new windows. But as long as the window is structurally sound, you can fix most problems and extend the window’s service life by many years.
Of course, there are instances when a window is so badly damaged that it’s beyond repair, such as when the entire frame is rotted, or if there’s extensive termite damage. Then, it’s time for a new set of windows. However, some of the most common window problems can be fixed with minimal time and money.
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home inspections: Central Air-Conditioning System Inspection - 09/03/19 02:25 PM
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 tips offered in this guide.  Clean the Exterior Condenser Unit and Components The exterior condenser unit is the large box located on the side of the building that is designed to push heat from the inside of the building to the outdoors. Inside of the box are coils of pipe that are surrounded by thousands of thin metal “fins” that allow the coils … (0 comments)

home inspections: Pre-Drywall Home Inspections - 08/22/19 02:19 PM
One way to ensure that a house is built according to its specifications is by performing a pre-drywall inspection. “Pre-drywall” refers to a phase during the homebuilding process just after the installation of certain elements – such as the doors, windows, foundation, flooring, wall and roof components, plumbing and electrical rough-in – and right before the drywall is hung. This in-progress or construction-phase inspection is useful because drywall can obscure some aspects of the interior and make identifying or fixing any problems both difficult and expensive, once the new home is completely finished. A pre-drywall inspection can be performed after the insulation is … (1 comments)

home inspections: Air Sampling for Mold Inspections - 08/14/19 12:42 PM
Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons.  Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis of the air samples.  Having samples analyzed can also help provide evidence of the scope and severity of a mold problem, as well as aid in assessing human exposure to mold spores.  After remediation, new samples are typically taken to help ensure that all mold has been successfully removed.
Air samples can be used to gather data about mold spores present in the interior of a house.  These … (0 comments)

 
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