What is a Galvanized Pipe?
Steel pipes that have been coated in zin are known as galvanized pipes. This was done to prevent corrosion and rust. Before 1960, this was commonly installed in homes as an alternative to lead pipes.
Why is it a Potential Issue?
Problems Cause by Galvanized Piping
Ways to Prevent and Solve This Issue
Risks of Aluminum Branch Wiring
What is an Aluminum Branch Wiring?
This is a type of electrical wiring that uses aluminum electrical conductors which were used in residential construction or houses. Around the late 1800s to early 1990s, utility companies used aluminum wires for electrical transmission in power grids because it has advantages in cost and weight compared to copper wires.
Risks in Houses with Aluminum Branch Wiring:
What Can You Do To Avoid This?
1. Rewire the house completely with copper wires. Frankly, this is an expensive method and is impractical but this is most effective because this removes all aluminum wiring from the home
2. "Pig-tailing" method. This is being done by splicing a short length of copper wire (pigtail) to the original aluminum wire and then connecting the copper wire to the existing electrical device.
3. Applying Oxidant Paste. This method is appropriate for multi-stranded wires or wires that are too large to be crimped effectively.
Before knowing these benefits, you need to know first the responsibilities of a home inspector. Read on!
Responsibilities and Duties:
Advantages of Being Hope Home Inspections' Home Inspector
Investment in Professional Development
- Reimbursement for Education Training
- Reimbursement of Professional Organization Dues
- Opportunities for promotional growth within the company
- Inspection Scheduling
- Handling customer complaints
- Fielding questions and concerns
- Monitoring client emails, calls, voicemails, and text messages
- Managing agreements and payments
- Insurance and payroll taxes covered my company
- Company vehicle
- Mobile App for easy field report writing
- Online Scheduling, drive time maps
- 24/7 call center
- Reliable tools and Infrared cameras
- Company cell phone
- Printed Materials
- Company signed Uniforms and vehicles
- Social Media Marketing
- Email campaigns
- Agent events
Before getting your Home Inspector's License, there are things you need to do first. We'll break it down to you step by step.
The fee for the proctored exam is $125.00, which is paid to Inspector Outlet. There is no additional fee at the office.
Exam Categories and Percentage Minimums
You can expect the following categories to be on the exam:
If you fail in one category by answering less than 50% of the questions in that category correctly, you will receive a failing score for the entire examination.
You must receive an 80% or greater in all exam categories to pass the entire exam.