California Home Inspector Certification and Professional Ethics

A California home inspector certification is certainly an accomplishment to be proud of. You’ll have gained an understanding of all the systems and features in residential property, and proven it. But for a good inspector to become a great one, there’s more work to be done. That’s where the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) […]

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After California Home Inspector Training, Think About CRIEA

Completing your home inspector training through ICA School is something to cheer about. But don’t rest on your laurels just yet; you have a support network that’s waiting and has already helped many California home inspectors grow their business and create a culture of professionalism throughout the state. The California Real Estate Inspection Association, also […]

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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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How to Inspect Exterior Brick Veneer

Brick is one of the longest wearing home siding options available. Most brick can last 100 years or more, which makes it an attractive choice for home owners. But durability doesn’t mean it’s not without its potential problems. Most defects aren’t caused by early failure on the part of the bricks. They usually stem from […]

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