Latest News & Articles

Keeping Your Air Clean: 11 Factors that Impact Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), or indoor environmental quality, is a term used to describe the condition of air within a building such as a home, school, or place of employment. According to the EPA, Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, and the concentration of pollutants can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels

By: Chris Karczewski read full article

End of Summer Maintenance: Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

Time flies when you are enjoying the lovely, sunny summer weather! Before we even realize it, the end of summer is here, and the colder weather of Fall is on the way. When the seasons change, it’s always a good idea to take care of home maintenance to wrap things and prepare your home for the next season.

By: Chris Karczewski read full article

The Homebuyers' Guide to Radon

Whether you are in the process of buying a home or you have been living in your home for some time, you will want to ensure that your home is safe and doesn’t present any dangers. One issue that can easily get neglected by homeowners is radon. Much like carbon monoxide, radon can be hard to detect without a specialized device or hiring a professional to conduct the test for you. However, prolonged radon exposure can pose a significant risk to your health and your family.

By: Chris Karczewski read full article

Upcoming Avenues for ASHI

For those of you who I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is John Wessling, President-Elect 2021. Exciting times are ahead for ASHI, and I wanted to share some things happening and other projects on the horizon.

By: John Wessling Member Exclusive

Sewer Scope Inspections: An Investment For Your Business

Home inspectors—may your homeowners and buyers be warned: Having a damaged sewer line can really stink. Unnoticed sewage exposure from broken or blocked lines can expose home dwellers to health hazards like bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections.

By: Stephanie Jaynes Member Exclusive
View More Articles

ASHI Reporter this month

Should Home Inspectors Conduct Environmental Testing?

Home inspectors are not required to do environmental testing in Massachusetts where I live. I understand, though, that there are a few tests for contaminants that some home inspectors conduct. It is important that anyone conducting such testing use methods that will result in meaningful results and seek clarification from the lab or an indoor air quality (IAQ) professional if he or she or the client has questions about those results.