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5 Simple Ways to Stay Safe on the Job

There’s a Dr. Seuss story titled “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” For a home inspector, no truer words were ever spoken. You’ll probably find yourself in some interesting predicaments throughout your career, so job safety must be our top priority. Here are a few ways that you can enjoy a safer, healthier day on the […]

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3 Unbelievable Home Inspection Stories

From most unwelcome basement visitors to electrical issues that make your hair stand on end, home inspectors walk, climb and crawl into some pretty crazy situations. It’s all in a day’s work. You can count on very few things staying consistent, and that’s fodder for some interesting war stories. You know that when you arrive […]

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Ladder Safety: Right Ways and Wrong Ways to Climb

Although ladders are one of the most longstanding tools in the inspection industry, they’re also the source of most labor, maintenance and construction-related workplace accidents. Using this basic tool seems fairly straightforward. You probably use one every workday. But according to NIOSH and OSHA, ladder safety is of the utmost importance. While ladders account for […]

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Why Indoor Air Quality Matters

Air pollution got national attention in the 1960s and 70s, but at the time it seemed almost like a fad. Unless, of course, you were among the environmental scientists who knew the dangers and learned about new ones that resulted from natural causes and man made ones. In your tenure as a home inspector, you […]

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How to Spot Common Material Defects

There are certain clues that material defects exist in any home. But clues are just the beginning. When you see irregularities such as foundation cracks, or bulging and deflection along a roof, interior or exterior walls, you’ve got a pretty clear indicator that something bigger might be lurking. According to InterNACHI, a material defect is […]

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