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Old 10/2/18, 10:01 PM
Emmanuel Deve Emmanuel Deve is offline
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The picture is of a stairway inside a two story home. There are no defects noted. There was also no obstructions in the way to hinder egress. There is carpet in place and hand rails on one side of the wall,

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Old 10/2/18, 10:16 PM
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I learned that a FHA loan is a federal-assistance mortgage loan offered by qualified lenders and backed by the Federal Housing Administration. This loan was created to help people that wouldnt qualify to get a conventional loan. The benefits are low down payments and low closing costs.

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Old 10/3/18, 3:38 AM
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When inspecting the outside, it was reported the a great deal of settlement had occurred on the front steps and porch, Settlement had made the front steps unsafe to use, Problems such as loose brick uneven steps and negative grade where noted on the steps and porch. Recommend a qualified contractor to replace front steps and review and repair front porch.

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Old 10/3/18, 3:49 AM
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Taking this course ensures we learn to point out egress problems of a home. quit often many items are over looked. Pointing out items even on older homes will educate home buyers hopefully encouraging them to repair to make their home a safe environment for family members. Learning such things as spacing of spindles, Width of egress to the outside and height of railings.

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Old 10/3/18, 9:50 AM
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While inspecting the interior and exterior of the home, I found a potential trip hazard on the walkway. it is recommended this be removed and/or looked at by a professional. All other doors, walkways, emergency exits, hallways, and windows had no issues at the time of the inspection.

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Old 10/3/18, 5:50 PM
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The handrail on this front stairway is not compliant with modern safety standards. The handrail does not have any balusters so a child could very easily slip and fall off the landing. The handrail was also built poorly and could be shaken with significant amount of wriggle room.

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Old 10/3/18, 5:53 PM
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Egress openings that are under porches or decks need to have extra attention paid to the details to make sure they are compliant with modern safety guidelines. Decks can have lattice or fencing that obstruct the path of egress. A person who is escaping from a basement may become trapped under the deck.

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Old 10/3/18, 6:00 PM
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The component being inspected is the stairway handrail. The handrail is continuous from top to bottom of the stairs and properly terminates into the wall. The handrail is at least 1 away from the wall and is designed in manner that is grabbable. The handrail is between the acceptable height of 34 38 throughout the stairwell. The handrail is also secured to the wall to satisfactorily support a maximum load or force of 200 pounds.

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Old 10/4/18, 12:16 PM
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The picture above shows incorrect electrical wiring. The wires are all tangled and wired wrong. If a fire were to break out, the wiring can catch a major flame, and have a bad outcome. It is very dangerous and needs to be fixed.

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Old 10/4/18, 12:37 PM
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The article I read was about home inspectors. They usually do not meet the client until after they get hired. There's no salesmanship in the inspection business. Success relies almost solely on marketing. Knowing the right people and businesses. The more you know the better.

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Old 10/5/18, 11:05 AM
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From this picture we see that the steps are made of concrete and have a good solid structure to them. There is also a hand rail for walking down/up the stairs as well as separate railing for safety due to the slope of the steps and the height of the steps

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Old 10/5/18, 11:07 AM
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I looked that the picture regarding the settlement of steps. When we inspect a house the steps can tell us some valuable information. It will tell us if the house is settling or if the ground below the steps are settling. That will give us more information we can build on while we look for structural issues.

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Old 10/5/18, 4:54 PM
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This staircase was just updated. The railings were loose falling down so the owner went through and added new hardware and fixed damage pieces. The railing is sturdy set at right height and stair landing is at correct width 36.

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Old 10/5/18, 5:05 PM
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While inspecting stairways should always check for safety. By doing this ensure that the spacing on balesters are spaced correctly so a child can't get stuck snd making sure the railing height is set at correct height and distance from wall and stairs for adults and children so they have something to hold onto.

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Old 10/5/18, 6:42 PM
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In nick Gromicko's article on stair inspections he details the hazards that are associated with stairs and how an inspection from a qualified inspector can help keep their clients safe.
Things like broken stair treads, risers, or noses are some of the obvious defects. Things like inadequate lighting, missing or loose handrails, and inadequate headroom are also things that can cause an injury. There are things that can be done to help in certain situations, especially in the homes of elderly or smaller children. Non skid strips can be installed, adequate lighting at both ends of the stairs can be maintained, and to help with stability a second handrail could be installed. The severity and frequency of accidents on stairs cannot be understated, twice as many accidents happen on stairs as in bathtubs according to a study in 2004, so for that reason an appropriate amount of time on a stair inspection should be taken.

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