Helpful Home Inspection Resources for Home Owners

Chinese Drywall

by Nick Gromicko, Kenton Shepard and David J. Foster Amidst a wave of Chinese import scares, ranging from toxic toys to tainted pet food, reports of contaminated drywall from that country have popped up across the American Southeast. Chinese companies used unrefined...

Why a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

By InterNACHI and David J. Foster In 1992, Hurricane Andrew hit the United States and caused major damage. It was the third and last most powerful of three Category 5 hurricanes to hit the United States during the 20th century. Andrew hit the Bahamas, southern Florida...

Attached Garage Fire Hazards

The purpose of this article is twofold. First, at InterNACHI, we’d like you to take measures to keep your garage free from fire. Fortunately, there are ways this can be done, some of which are described below. Secondly, garage fires do happen, and we’d like you to...

Asbestos

Asbestos From studies of people who were exposed to asbestos in factories and shipyards, we know that breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in the forms of mesothelioma, which is a cancer of the lining of the chest and...

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