Author: Norman Becker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2010-09-06
INSPECT ANY HOME INSIDE AND OUT--WITH HELP FROM AN EXPERT! Find out the real value of a house or condo using the tested techniques in this step-by-step guide. Written by a professional home inspector and fully updated throughout, The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition, shows you how to determine exactly what's behind, beneath, above, and around a house before you make an offer. If you're selling your home, you'll learn how to accurately evaluate its condition prior to setting a price. This comprehensive manual covers every aspect of exterior, interior, and electromechanical home inspection--and contains a new chapter on green home technology. Now with details on American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) requirements, this book serves as a valuable on-the-job tool as well as a basic layperson's guide. Plenty of useful photos, drawings, worksheets, and checklists are included in this practical resource. The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition, covers: Tools and procedures Roofs Roof-mounted structures and projections Paved areas around the structure Walls, windows, and doors Lot and landscaping Garage Wood-destroying insects and rot Attic Interior rooms Basement and crawl space Electrical system Plumbing Heating systems Domestic water heaters Air-conditioning Swimming pools Energy considerations Environmental concerns Green home technology
Author: Bobbi Dempsey
Release Date: 2004-05-04
Genre: House & Home
For home buyers and home sellers. Here is the first how-to that addresses the needs of both buyers and sellers, making it the perfect companion to the bestselling The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Home. The buyer will depend on this guide to determine whether a house is worth buying. The seller will need it to determine which repairs are necessary before listing or signing anything. Readers will learn to troubleshoot all areas of a home, including its structure and foundation, windows and doors, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, insulation, electrical systems, and the roof, just to name a few.
Author: John E. Traister
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
Release Date: 1997
Genre: House & Home
Solid information on what you need to inspect: building sites and landscaping, foundations, structures, roofing, chimneys and flues, interior and exterior finishes, electrical systems, HVAC systems, and plumbing systems.
Author: Roger Robinson
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: House & Home
Thorough enough for professionals...accessible enough for homeowners! Written in plain language suitable even for first-time home buyers, The Complete Guide to Home Inspection is a must-have reference. An all-in-one resource with 250 descriptive photographs and 20 helpful illustrations, it is invaluable for home buyers, home sellers, professional home inspectors, and every homeowner who wants to understand what their house is telling them. Truly comprehensive in scope. This is the most extensive examination of home inspection available, covering all areas of the home from top to bottom, including: Exteriors Roofs Attics Foundations, basements, and crawlspaces Plumbing Electrical systems Heating and cooling Kitchen, baths, and laundries Garages, attached structures, and many other areas Learn the trade secrets of industry experts in home building and inspection. With over 70 years of combined experience, the authors are on a highly focused mission to: Determine your home's hidden trouble spots and how to remedy them Provide sound advice on avoiding hazardous materials Offer helpful tips for improving energy efficiency, and much more. Put an end to the mysterious problems that can create a "Money Pit." Head off potential problems as you learn to understand a home's systems. Includes enormously helpful resources: Checklists - for properly inspecting a home Retrofit tips - to quickly resolve problems and issues Get your copy today and gain new insights into home safety and more.
Author: Russell Burgess
Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate
Release Date: 2003-04-23
Genre: Business & Economics
This training manual provides an introductory review of the home inspection business including checklists, new reporting guidelines, and multiple teaching aids to help students learn industry fundamentals.
In this rapid and robust read, Home Inspection expert Wally Conway, "The Happy Home Inspector" reveals home inspection secrets to remove the mystery, fear and frustration from the home inspections. He honed his home inspection skills in over 5,000 houses before being discovered by HGTV for "House Detective" and DIY Network on "Finders Fixers." Wally hosts "The Home and Garden Show" broadcast from WOKV in Jacksonville, Florida. Wally's unique blend of experience and the talent to tell the tale make for an enjoyable read. Who is this book for.....and what will you learn? Homebuyers will be able to eliminate surprise and unexpected expenses while feeling true peace of mind with their purchase decision. Home sellers can have their homes sold in less time and for closer to the asking price by inspecting the home at the time of listing. Realtors and real estate agents will learn how to reduce their liability, close more deals, and create an all referral business. Understand the difference and uses of the home inspection, home warranty, survey, and appraisal in reducing buyers risk, seller's liability and Realtors commission. How to prepare for the arrival of the home inspector at your house. What questions should you ask a home inspector before hiring them? What special training or tools should they have in addition to a certification and home inspection license? Is a simple home inspection checklist enough or is a more detailed home inspection report better? Should new homes be inspected, or should you trust that the city building inspector did enough when he said the house met the minimum building code? Do home inspectors inspect for building code violations? What should be done with the list of repairs for the property that the home inspector reports? How much should a home inspection Cost what services should be included beyond a basic home inspection checklist. What tools should you expect a trusted home inspection expert to bring to the property inspection? Can a home inspector do a complete home inspection without using an infrared camera? Could a real estate agent who refers a home inspector who does not use an infrared camera be considered negligent in making the referral? Is there a fundamental difference in how a home inspector should view a home in Jacksonville or St Augustine Florida compared to Denver, Dallas or your town? Is there a home inspection mindset that leads to peace of mind during and after the inspection of the house and property? Who is this book NOT for? This book is NOT a how to DO a home inspection checklist like those from Holmes on Holmes TV star Mike Holmes, but a how to choose a home inspector and how to USE a home inspection guide! It's also NOT a how to repair guide like Bob Vila or the This Old House books. And it is for sure NOT a technical home inspection book like Norman Becker has written for home inspectors. Truth be told, if you've enjoyed the description of" Home Inspection Secrets of A Happy Home Inspector" enough to read the all the way to the bottom of the description, you will enjoy reading the entire book!
Author: Stephen Gladstone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-02
Quick, reliable answers to your most common on-site questions When you're in the field, you never know what you'll come across. The Wiley Graphic Standards Field Guide to Home Inspections gives you fast access to the information you need when you're on-site and under pressure. Presented in a highly visual and easily portable format, the Graphic Standards Field Guide to Home Inspections is organized according to CSI's Masterformat standards of practice. It covers everything from inspection preparation to on-site safety, conveying the most common answers with practical instruction about home inspections that the professional inspector, architect, engineer, or contractor needs to access quickly out in the field to evaluate an existing residential property. The Field Guide to Home Inspections extends the Graphic Standards experience outside of the office and into the field, with: Quick access to essential information wherever you are Graphic Standards-quality details accompanied by real-world photographs of the common conditions you'll find in residential buildings Illustrations that help you troubleshoot problems, along with on-the-spot solutions Compact format that's easy to reference and carry along The Graphic Standards Field Guide to Home Inspections is the ideal companion for the on-the-go professional home inspector.
Handy Around the House? Turn That Talent Into a Lucrative Business! Home inspections have become standard for a large percentage of the seven million homes bought each year. This presents a huge market for professional inspectors. As a home inspector, you can earn $500 - $800 a day examining the interior and exterior of a home and giving potential home-buyers your professional, informed opinion. Learn everything you need to know to get started in this booming field. Industry experts reveal their tips and advice on: • Current typical startup costs for low-end and high-end businesses • Inspection equipment you’ll need • Whether to operate from home or an office • How to keep records, manage your finances and stay ahead of your tax liability • How to advertise and promote your business to find clients • Market sectors you can’t afford to overlook If you have construction experience or are simply handy around the house, a home inspection service is the business for you.
Author: Susan Ko
Release Date: 2017-02-24
Teaching Online: A Practical Guide is an accessible, introductory, and comprehensive guide for anyone who teaches online. The fourth edition of this bestselling resource has been fully revised, maintains its reader-friendly tone, and offers exceptional practical advice, new teaching examples, faculty interviews, and an updated resource section. New to this edition: entire new chapter on MOOCs (massive open online courses); expanded information on teaching with mobile devices, using open educational resources, and learning analytics; additional interviews with faculty, case studies, and examples; spotlight on new tools and categories of tools, especially multimedia. Focusing on the "hows" and "whys" of implementation rather than theory, the fourth edition of Teaching Online is a must-have resource for anyone teaching online or thinking about teaching online.
In addition to air conditioning and heat pumps, this volume explores the materials and components of whole-house fans. This text covers basic mechanics of cooling and a step-by-step description of air conditioner operation before delving into specific components and how to inspect them.
Author: James Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-12-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This book provides guidance on building survey work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings, with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are discussed, with guidance on how to carry out measured surveys. A separate chapter covers survey problems after flood and fire damage, and the legal section takes account of recent developments in case law relating to inspections and surveys of properties. This new edition continues to provide a thorough treatment of all the key issues relating to surveying buildings, dealing with the problems that surveyors are likely to encounter when inspecting buildings. Changes for the new edition include: Examples and references have been updated Evaluation of condition rating systems for domestic and commercial buildings A new section on the home condition reports More information on slate defects Bibliography revised and expanded, to make it more comprehensive Additional appendix showing the home condition report format
Full coverage of testing and inspection methods, helping you to pass City & Guilds, EAL, AM2 and other related assessments Entirely up to date with the Third Amendment of the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations amendments Step-by-step descriptions, photos and online videos of the tests show exactly how to carry them out Covers City & Guilds 2394, 2395, 2396, EAL 600/4338/6 and 600/4340/4, and Part P assessments This book covers everything students need to learn about inspection and testing in order to pass their exams, containing clear reference to the latest legal requirements. All of the theory required in order to pass the City & Guilds 2394, 2395 and 2396 certificates, EAL 600/4338/6 and 600/4340/4 is explained in clear, easy to remember language along with sample questions and scenarios as encountered in the exams. It will also help prepare students on Part P Competent Person courses, City & Guilds Level 3 courses, NVQs and apprenticeship programmes for their practical inspection and testing exam. With its focus on the practical side of inspection and testing rather than just the requirements of the regulations, this book is ideal for students, experienced electricians and those working in allied industries on domestic and industrial installations.
Author: William G. Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Awareness of food safety and its economic significance has never been higher after public alarm following the BSE crisis and the Foot-and-Mouth outbreak. This classic text is an essential handbook for all persons involved in meat inspection and the meat industry seeking information on the latest diseases and parasites. Now in its seventh edition, it has been revised to reflect the latest knowledge of BSE, Foot-and-Mouth and TB. Information on specific diseases, parasites and physiological processes has been updated and the latest legislation included. As well as this, a new chapter on illegal meat imports has been added, with the aim of helping the detection of illegal meat and ensuring its removal from the food chain. Well-established and respected reference for all those seeking hands-on, practical information; Details the latest reports on diseases and includes crucial information on meat related legislation.
Addresses the areas highlighted as poor in the Chief Examiner's feedback of candidate performance Assists students in decoding questions found in the City and Guilds 2394 and 2395 exams Uses realistic exam questions as examples and rather than simply providing the answers, explains how the student should go about answering a question of that type. An essential guide to the City and Guilds 2394/2395 Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installation and Periodic Inspection and Testing qualifications, this book addresses the areas which have resulted in a considerable failure rate, such as the technical and legal terminology used within these exams. Full coverage of technical terms is included, as is the structure of exam questions and their interpretation. By running through examples of real exam questions in a step-by-step fashion, this book explains how to decode the questions and examine the answer choices in order to get to the correct answers. This book is ideal for all electricians, regardless of their experience, who need a testing qualification in order to take the next step in their career.