This book is for prospective home buyers, real estate investors, and those interested in starting their own home inspection business. Home inspections are an important step in the home-buying process. Everyone agrees that you should use a home inspection service before buying a home. Home inspectors conduct a thorough examination of your home to detect any problems before you purchase. A detailed home inspection usually takes a few hours, and you get a written report.
But there are two problems: first the cost a good home inspection can cost several hundred dollars depending on the size of the house. And who has extra money when you are trying to afford a new home? Second, they are not flawless, mistakes are made. It is difficult to test everything in a house in just a couple of hours. No one will examine a house like the prospective owner. Now you can be armed with the right information and save a lot of money and time.
Through explanations, the experiences of others, and dozens of forms and checklists you will learn all about:
* Foundations: floors, walls, paint, windows, decks, garage doors, roofing, flashings, chimneys
* Plumbing: piping, fixtures, faucets, water heating and fuel storage systems, pools and equipment
* Wiring: main service panels, conductors, switches, receptacles, heating, air conditioning and heat pumps, ceilings
* Floors: railings, doors and windows, attics, walls, foundations, kitchens, and bathrooms.
In addition you will gain valuable information about: septic systems, wells, water quality testing, mold, radon testing, asbestos, termites, carbon monoxide testing, and lead testing. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at email@example.com
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