Home Inspection Glossary


the InterNACHI Glossary

The Benefits of Inspecting your Household Wiring

Electrical wiring is incredibly complex. The wiring system installed in your home can wear down over time and may need to be renewed, replaced or repaired. However, wiring problems usually go unnoticed until a severe electrical problem occurs. By then, the damage can...

Improve your Home’s Efficiency With An Inspection

Home inspection isn’t just performed to reveal what is wrong with a home and how to improve its value; it also holds great value for homeowners in terms of comfort. You can rely on the home inspection process to find the ways that your home loses energy and wastes...

Is A Small Home Something For You?

Many people today have chosen to move away from large houses, or even mansions, in order to move to a tiny home. A tiny home is usually considered one that is smaller than 1000 sq ft, but sometimes it could be as little as 100 sq ft. They might be seeking...

Helpful Tips for Maintaining Your Home

Helpful Tips for Maintaining Your Home

Test Sump Pump to Prevent Flooding Sump pumps are usually in basements and are a last line of defense against flash floods and water from drains. The basement is cold and damp as it is. It doesn’t need more moisture and water. You should test your pump every six...

Why PPE Is Important

When you decide to do a project around your home, you might be using power tools. One very important factor to consider is what type of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required to do the job safely. PPE serves many diverse purposes. It might be...

Ensuring Fire Safety through Home Inspections

Ensuring Fire Safety through Home Inspections

According to the National Fire Protection, 385,000 home structure fires occurred each year for five years, from 2011-2015. This entailed 75% of all fires related to structures, including commercial and residential buildings and resulted in $6.7 billion in damages,...

Does Your Kitchen Fan Work?

Even though cooking at home is not as popular as it used to be, there are still many of us who like to cook our own food, whether it is for health reasons, finances or just the enjoyment of cooking. However, when you cook, there is a lot of grease and...

Information Every Home Buyer in CA Should Know

Learn critical information from a home inspector's perspective that every home buyer in Califronia should know.

 

Don't buy a home without first getting this critical information - the difference could be years of dealing with a "money pit", or having the home of your dreams.

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