Steve Nutting is a Home Inspector and Certified Handyman Professionals (ACHP) who knows what to look for in a home inspection, With years of experience in HAVC industry Steve has the following certifications as a home inspector.
American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT) Certified
Associate member of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector (ID: NACHI18121905 )
About Home Inspections
Owning a home is a popular investment. As with any investment the buyer wants to be certain there are no problems with the home. It is also beneficial to be aware in advance of any flaws that may need to be corrected. Thus enters the profession of home inspection. Home inspectors are usually hired by the home buyer, realtor or mortgage brokers to review the home to be purchased. They are asked to do a thorough check of the indoor and outdoor condition of the home. This invaluable home check is a type of insurance for the home buyer and money lender. They gain detailed information about the quality and condition of their investment.
As the inspector reviews and takes notes, they also point out good and questionable details to the client because the client is with them during the inspection they may ask questions and get clarification about what may be done to fix problems or how to adopt better preventive maintenance. Home inspectors always prepare a report for the client and will often remind them that whatever they point out during the review.
So what does the inspector review and place in the report? Home inspection is a thorough review of a home. It requires knowledge of homes and home maintenance and repair. Usually those entering the home inspection field either have a background as a home professional, i.e. contractor, plumber, electrician, or they are already a good all around handyman, i.e. their relatives actually trust their help on home repairs! But to become a home inspector they must continue their education and round out their knowledge of the home. The areas they will investigate (and therefore must have knowledge of) include: Foundation: i.e. spotting structural defects and damage Plumbing: i.e. pipes, fixtures and corrosion Electrical: i.e. grounding, fuses and breakers Roofing: i.e. roofing materials, draining systems and detecting leaks Equipment: i.e. stoves, furnaces, and air conditioners Interior: i.e. cabinets, fire places, and doors & windows Exterior: i.e. patio, decks, driveway and walkways. The above list is only a brief review but illustrates the broad.
Is an examination of the indoor-air concentrations of radiation to see what level is considered tolerable. Usually no greater then 4 picocuries per liter or 148 Bq/m3 or in some states a safe level is less then 2.0 pCi/L. However No amount of Radon is completely safe, but it cannot be totally eliminated once it is present.
Radon mitigation is a process to reduce radon gas concentrations in occupied buildings, or from water supplies. The reduction of radon in the air is accomplished through ventilation, either by collecting the air at ground level or basement level below the floor, or by increasing the air changes per hour in the building itself.
Completed Home Inspections
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