Master Instructor in NC

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In association with InterNACHI and the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board, Britt recently became an approved continuing education and prelicensure instructor.

If you are an inspector in need of training or a future inspector in need of licensure, contact us for details.

Thumbtack Top Pro 2018 for Cary

Thumbtack recently honored us as a “Top Pro 2018” for Cary, NC.

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Check out our ratings on reviews at Thumbtack.

What is a Certified Master Inspector?

We hope this video helps:

Testimonials? Here?

Did you know we have a testimonials page? It’s like this picture, but with words.

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Check it out here. 

How Radon Enters Homes

You’ve heard the horror stories: “Radon causes lung cancer.” Or, to be more precise, “Radon is linked with lung cancer.” It’s scary; so what can you do?

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One easy step is to understand how radon enters homes. There are four ways:

  1. Designed openings in floors and walls: Windows and doors allow air into living spaces by design.
  2. Permeable flooring and wall materials: Materials such as concrete, brick, wood, vinyl, and tile are not airtight.
  3. Structural cracks: Defects in home appear over time, and settling cracks are common.
  4. Gaps in designed penetrations: Improperly sealed pipes, pits, and drains allow air into the living space.

You can deal with #3-4 with repairs, but #1-2 require a radon mitigation system in place.

Safe Home Book

We have a new “Safe Home Book” featured on our CertifiedMasterInspector.org. Download, print, and use freely, with our compliments:

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The Dangers of Radon

Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be harmful if accumulated inside a building. There are two main ways of mitigating this problem, the passive and the active. In the passive method, a physical barrier is laid between the soil and the foundation and a vent pipe extending from the sub-slab up to the roof.

In active form, there is a setup of electric vent fan, vent pipe extending from sub slab to roof, sealed cracks in the foundation, and a system failure warning device. For detailed information about radon gas and its preventive methods go through this infographic from PropertEco.

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Garage Interiors

This older garage has storage, outlets, three doors, even a wood stove!

Garage Overhead Door

Here we test a garage overhead door for two safety features:

An Older Chimney and Improper Cricket

Here we inspect from a ranch roof and find an older chimney with an interesting diverter: