ASHI Certified Inspector
Background Verified Inspector
Member Since 2003
Inspections by Bob
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ASHI Standard of Practice
The ASHI Standard of Practice is the foundation that all ASHI members conduct their home inspections upon. Adhering to the Standard puts our members in the best position to provide an effective and informative service to their clients, and help them make a sound decision on their new home.
The Standard of Practice covers the following areas:
- Air Conditioning Systems
- Plumbing Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Structural Systems
- Solid Fuel Burning Appliances
- Heating Systems
- Insulation And Ventilation
- Roof System
- High End Homes/ Estates
- Historic Homes
- Log Homes
- New Construction Inspections
- Single-Family Homes
--ACI (ASHI Certified Inspector)
--BVI (Background Verified Inspector)
Bob’s first home was full of defects, hazards, code violations, and amateur repairs. But this was before home inspections were common, and he didn’t realize the problems that were present; it was only after he moved in that reality hit. First, he discovered that the flat roof had a significant leak and needed to be replaced. Then there were plumbing issues, and a wet crawl space (because the house had a steep hill directly behind it that let water flow right to the house with every rainfall). Had he known about these issues, he may have been able to negotiate the price (and lower his expectations).
Over the next 20 years, he and his family bought and renovated two more “challenged” homes. They lived through two major renovations, learning about structural components, mechanical systems, restoring original features, and even dealing with biohazards.
Living in a “challenged” home teaches
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