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Forum: Student Discussions 7/19/17, 1:12 PM
Replies: 27,862
Views: 308,756
Posted By Trevor Bunka
https://www.nachi.org/now-what.htm I formed a...

https://www.nachi.org/now-what.htm
I formed a corporation or limited liability company. Now what?

This article explains the best methods of preventing the possibility of a court "piercing the...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/19/17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27,862
Views: 308,756
Posted By Trevor Bunka
Unfortunately for the seller in the instance of...

Unfortunately for the seller in the instance of "go easy" on the roof condition, the inspector should not agree to report anything less than the truth about the current condition. As inspectors we...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/17/17, 2:05 AM
Replies: 2,927
Views: 57,602
Posted By Trevor Bunka
https://www.nachi.org/radon.htm Radon is smell...

https://www.nachi.org/radon.htm Radon is smell free, and taste free. It is encouraged that new home buyers have radon testing because it can only be found by a proper test. The test should conclude...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/17/17, 2:02 AM
Replies: 2,927
Views: 57,602
Posted By Trevor Bunka
The effects of Radon on human health can be...

The effects of Radon on human health can be deadly. It typically causes allergens but can lead to having health concerns as big as cancer. This image depicts the cause and effect on the human lungs...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/17/17, 1:55 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 24,713
Posted By Trevor Bunka
https://www.nachi.org/ir-reports.htm It is...

https://www.nachi.org/ir-reports.htm It is important to keep your reports in terms and language that is easy for the client to understand. If you apply to many technical terms, clients may loose you...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/17/17, 1:53 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 24,713
Posted By Trevor Bunka
This image depicts some of the things that can be...

This image depicts some of the things that can be picked up by a thermal imaging camera. It would be important to declare any defects seen on your home inspection report so that they can investigate...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/17/17, 1:40 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 46,008
Posted By Trevor Bunka
https://www.nachi.org/chimney-inspection-preventin...

https://www.nachi.org/chimney-inspection-preventing-collapse.htm. Proper maintenance of a chimney is important. When checking for defects it it important to check the mortar around the chimney, the...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/17/17, 1:36 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 46,008
Posted By Trevor Bunka
Corrosion in the flue can cause many things such...

Corrosion in the flue can cause many things such as wrong material for the environment, burning treated wood and or lack of proper sealing. When corrosion occurs it may lead to a hole in your flue...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/17/17, 12:33 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 16,770
Posted By Trevor Bunka
https://www.nachi.org/formaldehyde.htm ...

https://www.nachi.org/formaldehyde.htm
Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a toxic chemical used in the fabrication of a number of different building materials. Pressed wood products are a source of...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/17/17, 12:21 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 16,770
Posted By Trevor Bunka
This photo is of LED spot lights. Using the...

This photo is of LED spot lights. Using the original halogen lights produced a great amount of heat and energy waste. Each fixture with 3 bulbs was 150 watts, the same fixture with LEDs is 24 watts....
Forum: Student Discussions 7/13/17, 2:01 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 9,508
Posted By Trevor Bunka
https://www.nachi.org/stucco.htm.. In this...

https://www.nachi.org/stucco.htm.. In this article it talks about the rich history that Stucco has dating back to the 1900 and that mortar and stucco has changed vastly over the years. It is...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/13/17, 1:59 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 9,508
Posted By Trevor Bunka
It is important when you are inspecting stucco...

It is important when you are inspecting stucco that you are careful not to step out of the scope of work. Ensuring that you check that there are now different systems used on different parts of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/11/17, 3:40 PM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 29,383
Posted By Trevor Bunka
I following article...

I following article https://www.nachi.org/commercial-fire-alarm-systems.htm explains the importance of having a well maintained fire Alarm system as it will be more dependable and less emergency...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/11/17, 2:12 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 4,642
Posted By Trevor Bunka
The article...

The article https://www.nachi.org/energyconservation.htm talks about how energy conservation is good on your wallet, the enviroment and personal conforts. It is important to change the high...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/11/17, 2:03 AM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 42,711
Posted By Trevor Bunka
In reading the article...

In reading the article https://www.nachi.org/mold.htm it is apparent that mold can be harmful if it is indoors and finds a damp or wet spot to grow. It can be harmful to humans by form of allergens....
Forum: Student Discussions 7/11/17, 12:33 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 7,701
Posted By Trevor Bunka
The article https://www.nachi.org/loghomes.htm...

The article https://www.nachi.org/loghomes.htm explains many great points but the most important point I found to reduce gaps and air leakage in log homes is to use logs that have had time to season...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/7/17, 1:10 AM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 42,711
Posted By Trevor Bunka
When dealing with mold remediation it is...

When dealing with mold remediation it is important to use proper PPE. Ensuring the masks you use are N95 approved and that you use water and detergent to clean up. It is important as an inspector to...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/7/17, 1:04 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 4,642
Posted By Trevor Bunka
Checking for dry rot around doors and windows is...

Checking for dry rot around doors and windows is important to performing a home energy audit. Dry rot will let in drafts, and let heat from your home escape. It will also let moisture in and continue...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/7/17, 12:58 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 7,701
Posted By Trevor Bunka
In this picture it can be noted that there is...

In this picture it can be noted that there is heavy excavation in the wood leading to the conclusion of terminate infestation. Discoloration of logs and extensive damage to wood. Clinking should be...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/7/17, 12:46 AM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 29,383
Posted By Trevor Bunka
This image is a fire door. The doors are in good...

This image is a fire door. The doors are in good working condition, open and closed door takes 15 inches per second which is an adequate closing speed. No parts are broken, missing or loose. Signage...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/22/17, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 49,529
Posted By Trevor Bunka
https://www.nachi.org/tyvek.htm Tyvek This...

https://www.nachi.org/tyvek.htm
Tyvek

This article is about the synthetic material called Tyvek. It is a formation of very fine polyethylene fibers that are compressed with high heat and...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/17, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 49,529
Posted By Trevor Bunka
My image is of a thank you card. I feel this is...

My image is of a thank you card. I feel this is an important piece of the customer service package. The customer should feel appreciated and welcomed to their new home. This conveys to the customer...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/17, 2:36 AM
Replies: 3,817
Views: 45,300
Posted By Trevor Bunka
https://www.nachi.org/gallery/foundation/general/p...

https://www.nachi.org/gallery/foundation/general/post-beam-attachment.jpg
Post to Beam Attachment

This image shows the proper attachment method of securing a post to a girder or beam. It's...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/17, 2:23 AM
Replies: 3,817
Views: 45,300
Posted By Trevor Bunka
The visible exterior of this foundation showed no...

The visible exterior of this foundation showed no material cracking. There was minor cracking in the parging, particularly around the windows. Inside, I was unable to inspect the interior of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/17, 1:15 AM
Replies: 13,258
Views: 284,610
Posted By Trevor Bunka
https://www.nachi.org/for-sale-by-owner-pros-pitfa...

https://www.nachi.org/for-sale-by-owner-pros-pitfalls.htm
For Sale by Owner: Pros and Pitfalls

This article began by stating that in 2006, 12% of sales were For Sale By Owner sales. In summary,...
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