Knob and Tube (K&T) electrical wiring is the oldest wiring method used in U.S. homes. While it can be safe and reliable in an untampered or original state, K&T wiring systems that have been modified can present a danger and potential for electrical fires.
Regardless of whether states have requirements to do the testing or not, professional home inspectors should be familiar with how to do short- and long-term radon testing, as well as how to determine if a homeowner needs to take action.
The GI Bill is reimbursing members of the U.S. military who train to be home inspectors through American Home Inspectors Training in AHIT's Wisconsin facility.
The cover-to-cover update offers home inspectors the latest information on codes, products and practices and features more visuals and diagrams.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or non-working alarms.
Trying to start any small business means overcoming many familiar roadblocks on the path to success, such as the economy, government regulations, and changing consumer tastes. However, there are other less obvious challenges potential business owners also must overcome.
A certified energy auditor can help evaluate how much energy a home uses and recommend measures homeowners can take to improve the home's energy efficiency.
As much as it would help the buyer in their decision to purchase a home, home inspectors can't foresee what will happen once the buyer moves in. Simply put, there isn't a crystal ball to look into to see the future.
Similar to the belief that condos don't need home inspections, home buyers may be under the impression that the brand new home they are building doesn't need a home inspection either. In reality, even a newly built residence can have its issues.
Many home inspectors rely on referrals to garner business. To ensure sure you're top-of-mind when Realtors and real estate agents are looking for a home inspection company to recommend, it's important that your business presents itself as an asset to the real estate industry.