What is a Flood-Damaged Home?

Inspectors should protect themselves and their clients from flooded and moisture-damaged homes. Read here to find out how.

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Ceiling Issues in Older Homes

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Moisture Readings in Crawlspaces

From Instagram, on-site during a home inspection:

Clean Thy Gutters

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Allergens in the Home

We often tell clients and trainees, “Trust your nose.” If you like being in a home, it’s more likely to be safe. If you can’t stand the smell, it’s likely worth finding out why.

Allergens can be hidden, but often our sneezer finds them quickly. Those suffering from asthma also can sense air quality issues.

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Certified home inspectors and other indoor air quality consultants can help you determine if you need testing and/or repairs in your home.

Mold in Your Home?

Often clients are bewildered by the presence of mold. “How could this happen?!?” But truly, when we understand how mold grows, it actually happens very easily.

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Our partner organization, InterNACHI, has a helpful paper on indoor mold. They explain:

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors. Some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. Mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present.

InterNACHI – Mold Moisture and Your Home.

The Value of a Mold Inspection

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From a recent client,

The rental management company is reimbursing me for rent and security deposit.  I couldn’t thank you enough for all of your help.  I will recommend you to anyone who could benefit from your detailed inspections.  Thank you again!!!!!  Please let me know if there is anywhere I can leave a review or recommendation.

When clients contact us for mold issues, the living situation is quickly becoming dire. Understanding this, we schedule, sample, and report quickly in order to expedite the client’s process.

The email above was received just over two days after we arrived on-site. Our client was able to pack up and move out with money in-hand. Her investment in us, you might say, was well rewarded.

Asbestos Abatement Guide

The Mesothelioma Center recently sent us Your Guide to Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company, and we wanted Asbestos Abatement Guide as a free resource. Enjoy!

Asbestos.com also has more information and resources for those dealing with the harmful, home-hidden substance.

Master Instructor in NC

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In association with InterNACHI and the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board, Britt recently became an approved continuing education and prelicensure instructor.

If you are an inspector in need of training or a future inspector in need of licensure, contact us for details.