ASHI Reporter October 2020, Feature

Are Intumescent Firestop Collars Necessary?

As a home inspector, when I inspect the wall and ceiling that separates a garage from a home’s living space, I’m looking at fire safety. If a fire starts in the garage, it shouldn’t quickly spread to the inside of the house. One of the things I look for while inspecting this wall is an intumescent firestop collar for any plastic pipes that penetrate the wall, such as a radon vent, DWV pipes, a central vacuum pipe or gas vent pipes.

By: Reuben Saltzman Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter October 2020, Feature

Don’t Become an ASHI Ghost

Update Your Home Inspector License Information, and Upgrade Your Membership Level.

By: Bruce Barker Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter October 2020, Feature

Plan Creative and Thoughtful Holiday Marketing Campaigns

Are you ready to market your business during the upcoming holiday season? Do you have a plan and timeline in place? If not, now is the time to develop your plan and start browsing holiday marketing ideas. With a proactive approach to marketing for the holidays, you and your team can drive more sales and revenue this season.

By: Dave Kogan Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter October 2020, Feature

Drones: Another Tool in Your Kit

Over the past several years, I’ve kept an eye on the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, being used in real estate and in the hobbyist market. Although I couldn’t justify buying a $4,000 drone for occasional use and I was too busy to try to develop a drone-oriented business niche, a few years ago I did buy a $100 drone and learned to fly it.

By: Rick Bunzel Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter October 2020, Feature

Smoke Detectors

Every year, approximately 2,000 people lose their lives to residential fires. It is our responsibility as home inspectors to keep our clients safe. Educating clients is part of our role.

By: Inspect.com Inc. Member Exclusive
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