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Inspectors Use Roof Inspection Tools That Reduce Risk of Injury

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When it comes to roof inspections, there may come a time when E & O Insurance saves the day despite an inspector’s best efforts to be thorough.Still, there are those inspectors that are learning that having a variety of tools can not only help them fight the need to utilize their E & O insurance […]

Saved Lives With Smoke Detector Recommendations

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Every day home inspectors save lives. This might sound trite, but it is true. By definition, a home inspector is an individual who has a broad general background of basic house construction, common house problems and methods for their correction. An excerpt from the Maryland Home Inspection Statue states A home inspection is a limited, […]

Investigated Stained Drywall

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The Inspector Who was asked to investigate a possible water problem due to a roof leak that was repaired the previous year; he was immediately suspicious of other problems that could have caused the discoloration of the drywall. The people who were planning on purchasing the home were not initially too concerned because they anticipated […]

Recommended an Additional Chimney Inspection and Saved Thousands of Dollars

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Home inspectors who recommend an additional chimney inspection by a licensed chimney inspector may well have saved thousands of dollars and many lives by preventing possible fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, or pointing out structural damage to the residence.  During the process of buying a home, most people hire a home inspector to ensure that the […]

Noticed a Crack and Found Structural Problems

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Home inspectors can use simple visual tools to determine when a crack or bulge might indicate structural problems in the foundation of a building. Sometimes a simple set of tools including a level, ruler, flashlight and plumb line are enough, combined with the experience and expertise of the instructor, to unveil potentially dangerous conditions. There […]

Probably Prevented Damage From A Lightening Strike

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A lightning strike to a house can blow out portions of walls and wiring, set fires, and destroy expensive electrical equipment such as computers and televisions. Even thunderstorms that drop less than an inch of rain can herald significant property damage, or even danger to inhabitants and pets. Protection against lightening strikes is often overlooked […]

Saved Thousands on Rot, Leaks and Erosion

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The home inspector stood staring up at the beautifully tiled roof. The sun cast shadows along the terra cotta interlocking tiles, highlighting their beautiful texture. The tiles worked well on the steep roof, offering a low profile, but something just didn’t look right. He went back to his truck and pulled out an extension ladder, […]

Saved a Home from Water Damage

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In one case, a ten year old home with an original hot water heater bursts…and unfortunately this is not an uncommon occurrence. Water floods the basement, ruins much of the furniture, kids’ toys, the TV and game system, and all of the items in the storage area including holiday decorations and irreplaceable family pictures. In […]

Saved Thousands on an Unnecessary New Roof

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Yesterday high winds whipped through central New Jersey, screaming past quiet, tree-lined, residential streets, gusting to more than 50 miles an hour. The national weather service is still looking into whether these winds were actually a hurricane, but residents of one wooded area really don’t care about the classification of the storm, they are concerned […]