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Old 2/16/19, 7:34 PM
Madison Staab Madison Staab is offline
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making inspection of the attic space first requires safe entry to do so , make sure proper ladder is being used and with a Stop sign placed at floor level . if improper lighting using your head lamp to make further investigation too any abnormalities in attic space.

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Old 2/16/19, 9:04 PM
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This inspection tool is known as the flashlight. This is the most common tool than an inspector is to both carry with him and utilize during his inspection. With it's extreme versatility and low cost, the flashlight is a tool that every inspector should purchase of own multiple flashlights.

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Old 2/16/19, 9:13 PM
Brendan Graham Brendan Graham is offline
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Article "A garage inspection"
Upon reading this article I observed what could be called a lack of knowledge from a tradesman. Someone who was doing this repair may have had the best of intentions but lacked the knowledge to complete the task, thus not passing the inspection. This article reinforces that an inspector must really be educated on what to look for on both a macro and micro level. It's easy to spot the makeshift plywood on the trusses but to find the hangers not probably secured is the attention to detail that's required to become a successful home inspector.

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Old 2/16/19, 10:27 PM
Thomas Stephens Thomas Stephens is offline
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A voltage detector can be used to ensure that there is no electrical current touching the front of the electrical panel, from an exposed electrical wire. If electrical current is in contact with the front panel, the inspector should let the clients know to get a license electrician to fix the problem, before an inspection can take place inside the panel.

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Old 2/17/19, 3:36 AM
Joel Hamamura Joel Hamamura is offline
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Due to the height of the roof, the overcast weather, and the fact that it is not easily accessible, I do not feel it is safe to inspect the roof at this time. From the ground I am unable to get a good view of the roof. The exterior of the home, the gutter system, and the vegetation all appear in satisfactory condition. However I would recommend a roofing specialist to properly inspect the roof.

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Old 2/17/19, 3:59 AM
Joel Hamamura Joel Hamamura is offline
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Homes that were built prior to 1977 may contain asbestos in various areas. Unfortunately, in order to confirm the presence of asbestos, samples need to be taken and analyzed unless there are labels on materials clearly stating the use of asbestos.
The good news is, unless the asbestos material is disturbed or damaged is a way that releases particles or fibers into the air, it does not pose an immediate threat. Asbestos is only harmful if airborne particles or fibers are inhaled. These materials can be removed and replaced, but they must be done by qualified, reputable companies.

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Old 2/17/19, 8:15 AM
Toddrick Owens Toddrick Owens is offline
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When inspecting a roof it is bery important that the roof is up to code properly venalated with proper penatration it van easily cause mousture damage to your home or possibly mold which it os important we look for these defects

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Old 2/17/19, 11:33 AM
John Landefeld John Landefeld is offline
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The electrical panel is a GE 150 AMP panel. There is no main breaker shut-off in the panel. Also the dead front was missing when the access door was opened. It also appears that new wiring has been run recently but not routed correctly in the panel. This needs to be corrected. A dead front needs to be acquired, labeled properly and installed.

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Old 2/17/19, 12:00 PM
John Landefeld John Landefeld is offline
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One of the issues faced here in Denver, CO is asbestos cement siding. Many of the bungalows built in the 1930's and 40's have cement board siding on them. Many young people today are buying these bungalows, rehabbing them and living in them. There has also been a lot of news about bad asbestos can be. So how do you deal with a young couple who may be buying their first home, has fallen in love with a 1930"s 2 bedroom 1 bath bungalow that has all of the charm that they have been looking for? Their options are - leave it in place and take good care of it or pay a certified contractor to come in, remove it and put some type of new siding on the house. I think it is important an inspector has an idea of what the cost/sq. ft. is to remove and replace so the potential buyer can make an informed decision whether to buy a home with asbestos/cement board siding.

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Old 2/17/19, 4:40 PM
David K Dias David K Dias is offline
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While inspecting the roof is always important and should never be overlooked. Getting on the roof can be very difficult. This home had clay tile roofing while walking on these should not be done adding that it has just rained makes it an even more dangerous situation. Home was was pretty new about 2 years old. Roofing looked to be in fair condition some minor cosmetic issues were noted but everything else looked to be in good condition.

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Old 2/17/19, 6:26 PM
David K Dias David K Dias is offline
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Article I read was, "Crawlspace Hazards and Inspections". Inspecting confined spaces like attics, basements and crawlspaces are necessary but should be done with extreme caution. Crawlspaces seems bad enough being such a confined space but there are many more hazards that sometimes you can't see until it's too late. Safety gear should always be worn when entering any confined space. Safety glasses, rubber gloves, overalls, and honestly maybe even a helmet.

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Old 2/17/19, 7:46 PM
Jesse Martin Jesse Martin is offline
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I have uploaded a photo from the interior of an attic. The home was built in the 1960's and had cloth wiring on several of the branch circuits. This picture is of the damaged cloth which exposed the wiring right at the attic hatch entrance.

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Old 2/17/19, 7:49 PM
Jesse Martin Jesse Martin is offline
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Crawlspace hazards are a very real part of inspecting in the South West US. I frequently see black widows and scorpions while inspecting below homes. In situations like that I disclaim the area and reccommend further inspection after a pest company has treated and cleared the area.

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Old 2/17/19, 8:36 PM
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Ceiling hatches are best accessed using a step ladder if the inspector has one that is tall enough. Step ladders that are too short make it more difficult to step from the attic onto the ladder. Without someone to hold the ladder, this is the point at which the inspector is most vulnerable to falling.The ladder of choice in this inspection was a telescopic ladder.

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Old 2/17/19, 8:41 PM
Jason Boggs Jason Boggs is offline
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I learned that it is not always necessary to walk a roof during a home inspection.You can examine the roof using binoculars from various points on the ground, or from the top of a ladder at the roof edge. The bottom line is: To perform a home inspection to the Standards of Practice, you are not obligated to walk a roof.

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