Summer is almost here, and with the onset of warmer weather upon us, making sure our outdoor gathering spaces are safe becomes a priority.
Home inspectors can help keep people safe by making sure heating systems, a common source of CO poisoning, are in good working order.
Keeping a home warm during the cold winter can be expensive and energy-consuming. But you can suggest things homeowners can do—even if they’re not handy— to reduce those costs and save energy.
Having a home inspection done can make the real estate transaction go smoother. But what about ways to make the home inspection itself a smoother process?
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 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.
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.
In a recent realtor.com article, Welmoed Sisson, a Maryland home inspector with Inspections by Bob, provided insight into the flaws that could be potential deal breakers for a homebuyer.