ASHI Reporter September 2021, Feature

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.

By: Jeffrey C. May Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter September 2021, Feature

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
ASHI Reporter September 2021, Feature

Improving Inspections— and the Profession

It was shortly after Bill Bryan and his wife moved from Virginia to California and bought a house that Bryan thought, “I’d like to be a home inspector.” improve_Bryan remembers being struck by his interaction with the home inspector who came to inspect his new southern California home. “It was a strange inspection,” he said. “I thought, ‘I’m paying this guy to do this?’”

By: Laura Rote Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter September 2021, Feature

New Affiliate Listing and Profiles

In August, we launched the new Affiliate Listing and Affiliate Profiles. The updated area of the website allows ASHI members to become better acquainted with our Affiliates. As part of this project, the Affiliate Membership program underwent a restructuring that included a more intensive curation of the companies approved or accepted for affiliation with ASHI.

By: ASHI Staff Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter September 2021, Feature

Behind the New Radon Mitigation Compliance

In October, the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) will implement a new certification of special interest to home inspectors: Radon Mitigation Compliance Inspector (RMCI).

By: Dallas Jones Member Exclusive
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