Home Inspection Glossary


the InterNACHI Glossary

The Danger With Lead

With young children at home, you should make sure that there is no lead paint or pipes that they can reach. Lead is a major health risk, and since young children tend to put things in their mouths, they are at greater risk for ill health effects. Lead...

Roof Replacement

Replacing your roof is one of the more expensive things a homeowner needs to do, but how long does a roof actually last? The answer is that it depends greatly on the material used for your roof, as well as on how old it is. There are some materials that...

Indubitable Insects In Your Home – The Ant

Ants.. they can be everywhere and anywhere in your home. Yet, whenever you look for them, you can never find them. How can you look for an invasive species in your home when they aren't looking to be found? Well, the first thing that you can do is look for their nest...

Wallpaper And Wall Coloring – Whats Best For You?

Are you currently renovating a part of your home, and you're wondering what you would like for your wall decoration? Well, whether it be wallpaper or wall coloring, here are a few pros and cons for each to help you decide. First of all, wallpaper is very aesthetically...

Elderly Safety

Slips and falls are one of the most common reasons why elderly ones are injured, either in a home or in a business. How can you make sure your business or home is accessible and safe for the elderly? First of all, keep all power chords and lines free from the flow of...

Stairs And Windows – Threats To Your Children

The safety of a young child is number 1 on parents minds. However, some areas in your house may not be as safe as you’d like them to be if you have a child between the ages of two and six. What are some dangers in the house, and what can you do to safeguard your...

Engineered Flooring – Is It For You?

Engineered wood flooring is now becoming one of the most common floorings in consumers homes these days. Why is this so, and is it for you? Well for starters, any type of engineered wood flooring is any type of wood flooring that is not solid wood. For instance,...

Saving On Your Heating And AC Bill

Have you recently had a heating bill that seems higher than the last one, but you try and save on your heat by leaving it at 65 degrees all the time? Well here's just a few simple things that you can do to be energy efficient with your heating and cooling systems....

What Is A Safe Room Used For?

What can a safe room be used for in your house? Well, it's not that kind of safe, like those in a bank, rather, they can be extremely useful in the times that we live in, with crime steadily growing, a safe room can be a great asset for your house. But what exactly...

Defensible Spaces – What Are They?

What really is a defensible space? Well, it can be defined as an area, or zone, around your house that will better protect you from naturally occurring fires, falling trees, or things that could potentially damage your house. The easiest way to think of this would be...

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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