Articles

 

 

"Must Read Articles"

from 

-State of Vermont
-Consumer Products Safety Commission
-InterNACHI
-Building Science Informarion
-Internet sources

 

Below are inspection and consumer related articles that are available to any InterNACHI member, real estate agent or member of the media.  Articles from InterNACHI are specially written to include an inspection-spin. 

The list of available articles will be constantly changing so please check back. There are also many interesting topics for clients and homeowners alike.

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HOME BUYING ARTICLES
Homebuyer Mistakes
Choosing the Right Home Inspector

HOMEOWNER ARTICLES
Home Maintenance Information
15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own
Estimating the Lifespan of a Water Heater
Home Repair Rip-Offs
Life Expectancy Chart
Plumbing Terms


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Asbestos 
Biological Pollutants in the Home
Carpet Mold: Identification, Prevention and Removal
Electromagnetic Fields
Indoor Air
Bathroom Ventilation
Mold
Rust Inspection and Prevention

WELLS AND WATER SUPPLIES
Alpha Radiation
Hydrogen Sulfide
Coliform Bacteria
Nitrate-Nitrite
E. Coli
Dug Wells
Disinfection
Water Testing Recommendations

Hard Water

Private Water Wells


STRUCTURAL ISSUES
BCI-Stone Rubble Walls
BCI-Dam Ice Dam

HOME SAFETY
Household Hazards
Carbon Monoxide
Division of Fire Safety- Extension Cord Safety
Chimney & Woodstove Safety
Household Fire Extinguisers
Anti-Scald Valves
Attached Garage Fire Hazards
Backdrafting
Barbeque Safety

Dryer Vent Safety
Crib Safety
Electrical Safety
Lead Facts
Pool Safety
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters(GFCI)
Knob-n-Tube Wiring
Lighting


VT. DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY-CODE INFORMATION SHEETS
Single Family SD/CO Regulation
Single Family SD/CO Compliance Certificate
Carbon Monoxide Installation Chart
Egress/Rescue Windows
Requirements for Window Wells
 

ENERGY TOPICS
Reducing Energy Costs in Older Homes
Advantages of Solar Energy
Energy Conservation

Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficient Mortgages

Fiberglass Insulation- History, Hazards, Alternatives

Foundation Insulation


RADON TOPICS
Radon

Home Buyers & Sellers Guide to Radon
AARST granite countertop position statement


HOME ISSUES
Basic Waterproofing for Basements

Condensation in Double Paned Windows
Ghosting-Airborne Particulates 
Home Winterization