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Old 4/14/18, 9:15 AM
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there are a number of graphics or photos that do not have proper descriptions or properly convey their purpose and are basically useless to the layperson or newer trainee inspectors
without a description, coming from a commercial building background they are obvious to me
lets see how many newbs can describe what's in this image and what's wrong



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Old 4/17/18, 2:35 PM
Samuel A. Cunningham, TREC # 1144 Samuel A. Cunningham, TREC # 1144 is offline
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This is a picture of decking that is well weathered. It has wood to ground contact. The decking should be separated from the ground by the use of concrete pads. Several deck boards are damaged and/or warped. I recommend consulting a deck specialist for further evaluation.

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Old 4/17/18, 4:57 PM
Samuel A. Cunningham, TREC # 1144 Samuel A. Cunningham, TREC # 1144 is offline
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This picture is of a wood deck. It is well weathered, has wood to ground contact and several deck boards are warped. The deck should be raised off the ground by the use of concrete pads to prevent rot and wood destroying insects.

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Old 4/22/18, 1:26 AM
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The signs that go on the properties must have certain information. The agents name, phone number, Email, their office and the website. The signs can not have any misleading information on them,that could lead people to believe something that cannot happen.

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Old 4/22/18, 1:26 AM
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The signs that go on the properties must have certain information. The agents name, phone number, Email, their office and the website. The signs can not have any misleading information on them,that could lead people to believe something that cannot happen.

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Old 4/22/18, 9:51 AM
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The signs that go on the properties must have certain information. The agents name, phone number, Email, their office and the website. The signs can not have any misleading information on them,that could lead people to believe something that cannot happen.

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Old 4/22/18, 11:51 AM
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A drain/waste vent line was open and not vented to the exterior in the attic. This condition may allow toxic sewer gas to enter the living space and should be corrected by a licensed plumbing and qualified roofing contractor. Please see the right side of the upper attic as the example.

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Old 4/22/18, 11:53 AM
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Reviewed plumbing lines venting to the exterior. A drain/waste vent line was open and not vented to the exterior in the attic. This condition may allow toxic sewer gas to enter the living space and should be corrected by a licensed plumbing and qualified roofing contractor. Please see the right side of the upper attic as the example.

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Old 4/22/18, 11:58 AM
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As a home inspector you cannot do mold testing. You have to be a licensed mold assessment technician or a mold assessment consultant. Even as a licensed mold assembly technician or mold assessment consultant you cannot say a substance is mold with out testng.

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Old 4/22/18, 11:59 AM
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As a home inspector you cannot do mold testing. You have to be a licensed mold assessment technician or a mold assessment consultant. Even as a licensed mold assembly technician or mold assessment consultant you cannot say a substance is mold with out testng.

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Old 4/22/18, 9:59 PM
Samuel A. Cunningham, TREC # 1144 Samuel A. Cunningham, TREC # 1144 is offline
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This is a picture of a composition shingled roof. The shingles are damaged, loose, or missing. Some shingles have been replaced. There is also rust at several vents. I recommend consulting a professional roofer about inspecting and repairing all defects of this roof.

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Old 4/22/18, 10:14 PM
Samuel A. Cunningham, TREC # 1144 Samuel A. Cunningham, TREC # 1144 is offline
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There are many types of mold. Mold is typically found in moist areas with little to no light. One form of mold removal is blasting. It can be highly efficient and can be easily used in the hard to reach areas.

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Old 4/26/18, 3:00 PM
Johnathan R. Caviness, 21572 Johnathan R. Caviness, 21572 is offline
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While inspecting an older home the other day, I came across an electric panel with unusused openings or knockouts. These were my deficiency comments: Unused openings in electric panel lid should be closed; covering these openings prevents accidental shocks and prevents pests from entering. Recommend further evaluation and correction by a licensed electrician.

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Old 4/26/18, 3:17 PM
Johnathan R. Caviness, 21572 Johnathan R. Caviness, 21572 is offline
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My essay is over the article about roofing. Maintaining a roof is often neglected. I observe more often a roof that has either debris such as dead leaves and or damaged shingles from tree branches. I am always reporting to my clients how important it is to maintain a roof and the potential of roof leaks caused by these things.

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Old 4/30/18, 12:10 PM
Robert P. Randecker, TREC #21197 Robert P. Randecker, TREC #21197 is offline
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This property was inspected on April 3rd 2018. The buyers had the property inspected because of protocol only. The house was a total disaster and had been abandoned for close to 10 years. Vagrants had been living there and there were signs of varmints throughout the house. Once I saw the property and realized there was no utilities I declined to do the inspection.

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