The Most Important Thing You Can Do On A Home Inspection
Keeping yourself safe is one of the most important things that you can do on a home inspection. Even
though you are observant and pay attention to detail accidents can still happen to any inspector no
matter how experienced you may be. Some risks are obvious while others are less obvious. You need to
be able to identify dangerous situations and prevent accidents.
Some of the highest risks amongst inspectors are slipping, tripping and falling hazards. Not so obvious
risks include electrocution, burns from heating materials heated from the sun, gas leaks, water being
too hot, forgetting to turn off appliances, bacterial and fungal hazards, biting dogs, snakes, spiders, rats,
bees, birds, etc. It is very important that you be aware of your surroundings on every inspection.
Some areas of the home also pose a greater risk for injury to the home inspector compared to others.
Higher risk areas include on the roof, in the attic, crawlspace, and the basement. Remember accidents
can happen to anyone at any time. Accidents can lead to serious injury or even death. It is important
that you the inspector reduce your risk of injury by being observant, know your surroundings, and wear
the proper shoes/clothing. Make sure you always understand the risks and always use caution when
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