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.

Exterior of an Older Duplex

with at least one peculiarity:

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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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:

Thumbtack’s “Top Pro” Honors for 2017

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We were recently honored as a Top Pro on Thumbtack for Cary, NC, for the year July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.  We recommend their site for connecting directly with service providers.

Thanks, Thumbtack!