There are bad apples in every bunch

- The ASHI Standard of Practice (SOP) actually requires home inspectors to report on life expectancy. 2. B. 1 of the ASHI SOP says that the inspector shall report “those systems and components inspected that, in the professional judgment of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives“. . Section 2 ..More

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Tool list for home inspectors

- . I’ve put together a tool list for my inspectors. I’ve shared this tool list on home inspection discussion forums so many times that I decided I should put it on my website in the form of a blog post. This is definitely not a must-have tool list for all home inspectors, but it is for the inspectors in my company ..More

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Seek Thermal CompactPRO infrared camera: a home inspector’s review

- . The software is pretty straightforward, giving the options that should be expected. It records images and videos, it has several different color modes, it has a spot meter mode, and a mode that displays the warmest and coldest temperatures found within the image. It also gives the ability to select certain temperature ranges to display and focus on, and allows for different emissivity settings ..More

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Q&A: Are anti-tip brackets required on ranges?

- . As I mentioned earlier, anti-tip brackets are required by manufacturers, but does this mean that they’re required by the building code? Indirectly, yes. If we turn to chapter 3 of the Minnesota Mechanical Code, we can find the following text under section 304. 1: ..More

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FLIR E6: the best infrared camera for home inspectors

- The resolution of an infrared camera is definitely not the end-all be-all, as I discovered while testing the Seek Thermal infrared camera. The Seek camera has a higher resolution than the E6, but the images produced by that camera were inferior to those created by the FLIR E6. ..More

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