The NAHI - National Association of Home Inspectors members receive training on dryer venting codes and inspection techniques at a continuing education course
Nashville, TN - Nick Lovellette of Dryer Vent Wizard teaches a continuing education course for home inspectors from the State of Tennessee. HITA (Home Inspectors of Tennessee Association) sponsored the event that trained certified home inspectors about clothes dryer venting codes and inspection techniques.
With the steady increase of dryer fires due to lint build-up and poor installation, public awareness has grown and the public looks to experts to provide information about their homes. Home inspectors are often one of the first resources a real estate owner will consult with when they are having an issue, or are in the process of selling or buying property. HITA invited Dryer Vent Wizard to their regional meeting on November 15, 2008 to train inspectors on several different aspects of proper clothes dryer exhausting.
The meeting of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors), Inter NACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors), and NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) members from all the corners of Tennessee was held in Nashville and included training on Dryer Venting and Mold Inspection/Remediation. The Dryer Venting class was taught by Nick Lovellette and Dayn Benson of Dryer Vent Wizard, a national company that focuses specifically on dryer vent issues such as dryer vent inspection, dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair and dryer vent installation. The class started with basic code review of the IRC (International Residential Code) and IMC (International Mechanical Code) policies and requirements for safe clothes dryer venting and exhaust.
Dayn and Nick then proceeded to inform the attendees of the current data that cites over 15,000 dryer fires resulting in millions of dollars of property damage and several deaths annually. They also showed several dozen photos of what to look for during an inspection. The photos were particularly helpful for this group because they were all from Tennessee properties. The dangerous situation photos were followed with corrected systems providing a safe way of exhausting the heat, humidity and dangerous gasses that can form while drying clothes.
The class culminated with a comprehensive test. The test covered all the pertinent material that was taught. Every attendee completed the examination with a passing grade.
In a show of support, Walter Carter, president of Inspection Center Inc., commented, "When I heard that the first two hours were going to focus on dryer venting, I thought that I would need NoDoz to make it through the morning session. However, you guys (Nick Lovellette and Dayn Benson) delivered one of the most engaging and interesting presentations that I have heard in a long time."
For more information about dryer venting please visit http://www.dryerventwizard.com or to schedule a training class for home inspectors in your area, please contact Dayn Benson at (586) 619-2160 ext. 555.
5523 East Nine Mile Road
Warren, MI 48091
(586) 619-2160 ext. 555
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