APRIL 2022
ASHI Reporter April 2022, Feature

New Innovation in Inspection Camera Technology

Trying to access damp, cramped, poorly lit, or dangerous and hard to reach spaces can be frustrating. Fortunately, a new generation of wireless inspection cameras that offers better visibility, accessibility, and functionality can help.

By: Therese McNaughten Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter April 2022, Feature

Electrical Testers: Which Ones are Right for Your Business?

Last year, with the help of master electrician Bruce Janczak, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel inspected 15 single- and two-family rental properties. All but one of the properties had fire hazards and code violations, including improperly installed or unsafe electrical service panels, no grounding or bonding of the electrical service, and improperly grounded or wired receptacles. Suspected electrical fires impact homes in this same zip code at five times the rate of the rest of the city.

By: Stephanie Jaynes Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter April 2022, Feature

What is a Water Softener?

A water softener is a piece of equipment used to treat water that you are likely to see in the course of performing a home inspection. This is considered a point of entry (POE) system, meaning it treats the water as it first enters the home as opposed to a point of use system (POU), which treats the water at a specific location within the home, typically at the kitchen sink.

By: Paul Friot Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter April 2022, Feature

The Future of Federal Housing Inspections

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) is creating a new national inspection protocol for Federal Housing Administration (FHA)–insured and Public Housing Agencies (PHA) multifamily properties.

By: Ken Lowenberg Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter April 2022, Feature

The Importance of Inspections

Marvin Goldstein is one of the original founding and charter members of ASHI and a past ASHI national president. We asked Goldstein to share a bit more about his background, the importance of ASHI, and the home inspection industry.

By: Marvin Goldstein Member Exclusive
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