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  • A Sporifying Encounter

    2.00
    $19.97

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    Mold has become a major source of concern related to health in the indoor environment. Over 25 percent of homes in the U.S. are affected by mold infestation. Though most molds are of the non-toxic variety, there are certain types of molds that can present serious health risks. Therefore, as the home inspector, it is of the utmost importance that you are able to correctly identify and remediate mold growth in a home, as it can be a danger for homeowners and their families. This course will cover basic information about mold, as well as many of the mold strains and inspector might expect to find in a residence. In addition, this course will provide you with in-depth information on the various places to search out mold growth and methods of measurement and remediation. This is an overall advanced course for both residential and commercial buildings.

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  • Home Inspection - From the Ground Up

    3.00
    $29.97

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    Many people ask: "Why does a newly constructed home need an inspection?" "Isn't a newly constructed home perfect and safe?" Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There could be problems with the home that are not necessarily code violations, yet have serious consequences for the new homeowner. The last thing any homeowner wants to hear after they move into a home is that there is a problem that could have been identified during the construction process. Therefore it is your responsibility, as the inspector, to be certain that all of the components of the home, from the building structure to the mechanical systems, are functioning properly. This course will provide you with extensive information on residential home inspection and construction and will cover the entire building process literally from
    the ground up. The main topics of this course include site preparation, footings and foundations, framing systems, insulation and ventilation, HVAC, and mechanical systems. In addition, this course contains a number of drawings and photographs to illustrate the construction process.

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  • Basic Foundation Construction

    2.50
    $25.97

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    A sound and strong foundation is essential to a home’s structural integrity and durability. When the foundation of a home is constructed incorrectly or poorly, the resulting financial loss due to foundation failure can be enormous. Evidence of foundation failure may scare many homebuyers away from a sale, or force the seller to accept less than what the property should be worth. As an inspector, you cannot see much of the foundation on a completed home. However, understanding construction techniques are useful for conducting construction phase inspections. This course will review and reinforce basic foundation training and knowledge and will provide additional insight that an inspector will require while investigating site preparation and construction during Phase Inspections. 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 sections. The overall course level is beginner to intermediate, and encompasses subjects appropriate for both residential and commercial home inspectors.

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  • Radon Inspection for Residential Properties

    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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  • Roof Inspection

    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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  • Electrical Inspection Inside & Out

    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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  • Residential Sewage Disposal Systems

    4.00
    $39.97

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    Sewage contains millions of bacteria in each cubic centimeter, making it incredibly dangerous for the health of the homeowner and their family. Therefore, it is integral that a home inspector understand the specific requirements of sewage disposal systems, for incorrect installation, maintenance, or decommissioning may cause dramatic health and safety issues. This course will provide the professional inspector with a comprehensive understanding of private residential sewage and septic waste disposal, including the codes most pertinent to any given dwelling. In addition, this course will familiarize the inspector with accepted construction practices and required health and safety features for residential sewage disposal systems. This course fulfills four hours of home-inspection continuing education credits.

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