Home Inspection 101

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Home Inspector - National Property Inspections
A discussion of the home inspection and commercial building inspection industry. Home maintenance tips for consumers.
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The kitchen is one room in the house that can make or break a sale. There are many components to a kitchen and it is important to keep them in top operating condition. A qualified property inspector will inspect the various components of the kitchen as part of a general home inspection. The kitch...
03/08/2010
When was the last time you went in your attic? Or maybe you've never even seen it? There are a lot of things that could be happening in your attic that you might be unaware of, such as pest infestation, leaks, sagging, lack of insulation, etc. By having a professional inspect the attic, you could...
02/04/2010
Scenario: You wake up on a cold winter morning to take a hot shower and you realize that there is no hot water. What do you do? Here are some steps to help you try to solve your no hot water problems. If you have a gas water heater, check the pilot light. If you smell gas, turn off the gas supply...
01/12/2010
The service-entrance panel is the heart of the electrical system because it is where all circuits start. This panel must be in good operating condition for the rest of the home's electrical system to work properly. A qualified professional can perform a visual assessment of the home's electrical ...
12/29/2009
Combustion appliances or mechanical systems, including fireplaces, gas stoves and gas heating systems, produce by-products that need to be removed using a system of vents or flues known as an exhaust system. To function properly, exhaust systems must be free of holes, cracks or rust. They should ...
11/16/2009
A handrail is a support that people can hold on to while going up or down steps. A guardrail is a barrier around decks, landings or balconies that keeps people from falling off. For safety reasons, handrails and guardrails should be inspected to ensure that they are installed correctly. Inspectin...
10/05/2009
National Property Inspections (NPI) offers two new real estate education courses approved by the Idaho Real Estate Commission for continuing education credit toward license renewal. The NPI education courses are designed to familiarize agents with the home inspection process and how the process f...
09/15/2009
National Property Inspections (NPI) offers two new real estate education courses approved by the State of Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate & Professional Training for continuing education credit toward license renewal. The NPI education courses are designed to familiarize agent...
09/15/2009
Foreclosure properties provide new opportunities for home buyers, whether it is for first-time home buyers, home buyers looking for a bigger home or second-home buyers purchasing a vacation home. There are many improvements and repairs necessary when preparing a foreclosure property. Here are som...
09/14/2009
The purpose of guttering is to collect rainwater off a roof and send it away from the house. Inspecting the gutters is a part of a general home inspection. The first thing an inspector will check is the downspouts. The downspout sections must be solidly connected to each other and to the building...
09/04/2009
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