Home Inspectors Help With Pre-Listing, Too

View image | gettyimages.com A home inspector might be a seller’s best asset. Home inspections usually happen at some point in the sale of a house. Once an interested party decides to take a step forward, the real estate agent often arranges for an inspection to determine whether any problems exist. But by that time, […]

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What’s Involved in an Electrical Inspection?

View image | gettyimages.com Home inspector training teaches you what to look for in an electrical inspection. The electrical service is one of the most critical elements of any home. It’s also one that can be the most dangerous if material defects exist. The job of a home inspector is to find and note defects, […]

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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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