A Resource Guide To Home Inspections

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A Resource Guide to Home Inspections - Blog by Elementary Property Inspections

As professional home inspectors, it’s essential for us to keep updated on the latest inspection trends and find fresh sources of creative inspiration while staying connected to other professionals.

To stay current, we use a variety of online sources to provide the latest home investigation tips to our clients and strengthen our business and customer relationships. These tools allow us to provide exceptional service to all our clients, ensuring they receive the most up to date information as required by law for their mortgages and sales agreements.

If you’re looking for the latest home inspection trends, techniques, testings, and certifications we’re going to share some of our most valuable resources for all things related to home evaluations.

1. InterNACHI.

Our top go-to resource is InterNACHI, a global home inspection resource. It provides inspector education, certification, and continuing education along with other benefits. From webinars to systems courses, InterNACHI offers benefits to members which include business building and hands-on training.

2. RecallChek.

RecallChek is a service provider that we utilize for all inspections to make sure that the appliances in the home being inspected, do not have any recalls. RecallChek allows for a more thorough investigation compared to those our competitors offer and this benefits all of our clients.

3. Building Intelligence.

Building Intelligence is a resource we often use during home inspections; it aids us while determining the age of the furnace, air conditioner, or water heater. Ascertaining the age of this equipment allows us to provide a more robust and informed report, allowing the buyer to determine whether to begin budgeting for a replacement or not.

4. Thebalance.com.

Thebalance.com is a personal finance website that we visit regularly. Although based in the United States, it offers a dedicated site to home buying and home inspections. We often share the articles that this site provides on our Facebook page.

5. Inspector Services Group.

Inspector Services Group is an organization that we rely upon to provide additional services for home inspectors. From insurance protection products to RecallChek, it is an organization geared for the home inspection industry. It provides frequent updates, and new services, from videos for your website or social media, to call centers and home inspection continuing education at Home Inspection U. They also offer specialized home inspection tools.

6. Inspectapedia.

Inspectapedia is an excellent resource for home inspectors and homeowners alike. Inspectapedia.com is a free online encyclopedia of building and environmental inspection, testing, diagnosis, repair, and problem prevention advice covering all residential and light commercial building components, materials, and mechanical systems.

You will also find:

a. Illustrated, detailed, in-depth research on finding, diagnosing, testing, correcting, and preventing building defects, energy conservation, and indoor environmental hazards.

b. Research on building failures and education course material on building failures and building environmental inspection testing, diagnosis, and repair.

7. Elementary Property Inspections Resources.

Our website offers all sorts of fact sheets and helpful links for homeowners. Our resources section is available to all, who are interested in or concerned about issues they may find in their home, links to government agencies, fact sheets about asbestos and aluminum wiring, or information regarding mold issues.

Whether you plan on selling or buying a house, these resources can be a fantastic starting point. When you’re ready to take the next step, reach out to Elementary Property Inspections for all your Niagara home inspections, Niagara air quality, asbestos testing, and black mold testing needs.

As one of the top home inspection companies in Niagara, St. Catharines, Welland, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Fonthill, Grimsby, and Stoney Creek, Elementary Property Inspections goes above and beyond to satisfy your requirements. Our home inspections are intended to educate by helping you understand a property, giving you an overview of how the systems in a home work, and how they should be maintained through the seasons and over the years.

To learn more, please visit our website or contact us.