Here’s Why Closed Plumbing Systems Need an Expansion Tank

- A check valve installed on the supply line creates a one-way path for water to flow in. From there, it needs someplace else to go once it expands. . Certified Home Inspector Reuben Saltzman writes for the American Society of Home Inspectors blog that in a home without a check valve, a pressure regulator can prevent backflow and create the same type of problem. A closed plumbing system prevents backflow from happening ..More

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Continuing Education is Part of Home Inspector Training

- But if you want to maintain membership in an organization such as InterNACHI, you’ll need to acquire and report earned and approved credits each calendar year. . Not every area requires licensure, so not every area requires CE units for home inspectors ..More

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Colorado Lawmakers Reject Bill to License Home Inspectors

- Without it, there would be no record of the condition of a piece of property. And for generations, that’s exactly the way that it worked. . Licensure hasn’t always been required, but it’s more and more common. But while many, including leaders in the home inspecting community, believe licensure is important, many are still opposed to the idea. Home inspecting is an important part of the real estate world ..More

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What Happens if Your State Adopts Home Inspector Licensing?

- They might head up state-level committees or work as lobbyists when new home inspector regulation legislation comes up for debate. But the bottom line is that associations are the best place to learn about new legislation. . If you don’t have a membership, you might still find public information at an association website. In some cases, association officials take an active role ..More

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4 Ways to Get Your Certified Home Inspector Business Noticed

- Getting your certified home inspector business noticed is no small feat. . You’ll gradually build a system of referrals over time, but what if you’re ready to grow now? ..More

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