Unlike separations that exist between dwelling units, the separation between the residence and garage is not a fire resistance-rated assembly.
American Home Inspection Training product manager Chris Chirafisi is also a licensed home inspector who uses up-close-and-personal marketing techniques to garner business.
In a closed-cell foam, the gas forms discrete pockets, each surrounded completely by the solid foam material. In an open-cell foam, the gas pockets connect with each other.
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.