What Makes a Good Electrical Inspection?

  Each part of a home inspection, including the electrical, has its own general standards that you’ll follow. Every home is different, and the Standards of Practice don’t attempt to cover each situation that you might encounter. Instead, they give you the framework to use as a guide. You can obtain a copy of the […]

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What do the Standards of Practice Cover?

View image | gettyimages.com Material defects are not always obvious to the untrained eye. There was a time when home inspectors used their own personal guidelines and rules for performing a home inspection. But as this field grew to include inspectors across the country, the need for a unified set of standards became evident. That’s […]

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What is the ASHI Inspector Code of Ethics?

  Not every home inspector joins one of the national organizations, such as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), just as not every state requires licensure. But any time there are standards, both the public and the inspectors who work for them have a more uniform and reliable code to live by. It creates […]

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Why You Need an AFCI Tester in Your Tool Kit

If you’ve spent much time at the ICA School website, you’ll already know that you don’t need a lot of equipment to start a home inspection business. But that doesn’t mean some equipment won’t make your life a whole lot easier. Such is the case with an AFCI indicator. Although the actual function of this […]

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Do I Need Continuing Education Home Inspection Courses?

Staying active and involved in the industry is important, but continuing education (CE) home inspection courses are some of the most beneficial things that you can do for your business. These courses will keep you up-to-date on new regulations, procedures, and other important developments in home inspecting. These courses aren’t as much of a time […]

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