Tool list for home inspectors

- • Combustible Gas Detector – I prefer the TIF8900. . • Infrared Camera – See FLIR E6: the best infrared camera for home inspectors. • Combustion Analyzer that also measures CO – My preference is the Testo 310. • Non-contact moisture meter – See above. See A comparison of three gas sniffers. It’s extremely durable and the battery lasts forever. The Surveymaster does both. • Pin-probe moisture meter  – See Protimeter Surveymaster: The best moisture meter for home inspectors ..More

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Video post: 60 home inspection issues in under 3 minutes

- . We did a similar video compilation back in 2014, which can be seen here: 47 Home Inspection Issues in Under 3 Minutes ..More

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Fireplace hearth extension rules

- . This is illustrated in the diagram below, courtesy of the fine folks at Code Check. Also, the hearth extension must extend at least 16″ from the front of the fireplace and 8″ on the sides for smaller fireplaces. When the opening of the fireplace is at least 6 square feet, the hearth extension needs to extend at least 20″ from the front of the fireplace, and 12″ on the sides ..More

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Concealed damage: a home inspector’s homeownership woes, part 1

- There is simply no getting around that. Tune in next week for more concealed damage and home inspector homeownership woes; my dad has a story to tell about a nasty odor in his basement and how he had to rip his wall apart to fix it. . If you’re a homeowner, you will incur unexpected expenses. In conclusion, this was concealed damage that had being happening for a long time. Even after I thought that I had fixed the problem, water kept coming in ..More

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Average home inspection prices in Minnesota (2016)

- I blog to provide useful information. . We did this survey because I like having this information, and I’m sure there are plenty of other people who like looking at it. One home inspector was concerned that this survey was price-fixing, which is illegal. This is not that ..More

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