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  • Radon Inspection for Residential Properties

    (153 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.97

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    You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it still may be a problem in your home. Radon is a carcinogenic gas that is hazardous to inhale, therefore build-up of radon in homes is a detrimental health concern. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. Each year, about 12% of lung cancer cases and more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung causes. Therefore, as a home inspector, it is integral that you are knowledgeable about the identification and remediation
    of radon gas in the home. This course will provide some basic information on radon for residential properties, including the definition of radon, an explanation of where it comes from, and a discussion of how it relates to the general home inspector. This course will also review how radon enters a structure and common mitigation methods. The overall course level is intermediate.

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  • Safety Precautions for Home Inspectors

    (236 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.97

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    Did you know that nearly two in five existing homes suffer from some type of major and potentially dangerous defect? Though many people to not realize it, home inspection is a risky industry whose professionals must be aware of their safety and that of their clients at all times. A major component to this awareness is having a comprehensive understanding of your surroundings and any potential defects in the home, which can be challenging because your “workplace” changes with every inspection. This course will provide you with in-depth information on safety precautions for home inspectors through a discussion of safety clothing and equipment, proper procedure, possible safety concerns, and the necessary preventative measures to take in your daily operations as a home inspector.

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  • Electrical Inspection Inside & Out

    (307 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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    Electricity has become an integral part of the functioning of the Western world and is a component of our daily lives which we often take for granted. We depend on it for lighting, heating and air conditioning, and other various systems and appliances such as cellphones and laptops. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are one of the largest causes of property damage
    in home structure fires across the U.S. For this reason it is necessary that you, as the inspector, possess a thorough understanding of the correct installation and inspection processes of electrical systems which are integral to a safe, secure, and functional home. The author will provide you with extensive information on accepted construction practices and required safety features of electrical work so that you may gain a deeper understanding of the codes most pertinent to any given dwelling. This course is designed to fulfill three hours of home inspection continuing education credits.

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  • Thermal Imaging for Home Inspectors

    (31 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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    Thermal imaging is a non-invasive, non-destructive way of evaluating conditions below a house’s surface.
    There are a number of defects that cannot be seen with the naked eye or with conventional or digital photography, such as the presence of faulty wiring, termites, varying types of mold, or wet insulation. Therefore, a professional home inspector equipped with a thermal imaging camera and properly trained and certified in its use can find problems with a house that a normal home inspectors cannot. In addition, by utilizing thermal imaging reports, you will be able to address defects quickly and prioritize the necessary repairs to the home. This course is designed to help students achieve core competencies related to the understanding of thermal imaging and its use in the home inspection field. Students will gain familiarity with thermal imaging terminology and equipment and will learn how thermal imaging should be used to identify potential conditions in a home. The overall course level is advanced, and
    includes subjects appropriate for both residential and commercial home inspectors.

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  • Practical and Successful Reporting

    (241 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.97

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    Did you know that the average typewritten home inspection report is well over 5,000 words? The average newspaper reporter is responsible for only 800 to 2,000 words per day! The success or failure of a home inspection report can often hinge on a single word, therefore your primary objective, regardless if you use a hand-written checklist, or computer-generated reporting system, is to clearly and concisely explain things to your client. This course will cover numerous aspects of practical reporting techniques as well as problems that many inspectors will face during the reporting process. In addition, the student will also learn about professionalism within the home inspector field. This course is designed to fulfill 4 hours of continuing education for Home Inspectors.

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  • Roof Inspection

    (30 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.97

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    The roof is a home’s primary line of defense from the natural elements such as wind, rain, hail, ice, snow, and heat. However, every day your roof is exposed to weather and other hazards may contribute to its decay and deterioration, which increases the risk of damage to the roof and the contents below it. This makes the roof perhaps the most vulnerable part of a building. As an inspector, it is integral that you understand the key information pertaining to the background of a roof inspection. Through this course, you will gain familiarity with roof inspection terminology and equipment and will learn how to successfully complete a roof inspection in a variety of weather-related elements and on a variety of roofs. In addition, this course will also provide you with information on specific roofing materials, how those materials
    respond to different weather elements, and how to safely inspect different roof types while not damaging the roof or injuring yourself during the inspection.

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  • HVAC Systems and Ductwork

    (122 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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    The overall course level is beginner to intermediate, and encompasses subjects appropriate for both residential and commercial home inspectors. It has been designed primarily as a review to reinforce basic foundation training and knowledge. It also provides additional insight that an inspector will require while investigating site preparation and construction during Phase Inspections. The following chapters are designed to familiarize the inspector with the accepted construction practices of foundations from the soil on up. This course includes material using the International Code Council's 2012 International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (2012 IRC) Chapter 4 and other selected. While code is discussed, it is not the intention for this to be a "code" heavy course rather an expansion on areas of basic understanding that the inspector may not review very often.

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