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Standards of Practice

What are Standards of Practice (SOP) for a home inspection? SOPs set minimum requirements that home inspectors use during inspections. The main purpose is to provide clients with an itemized list of areas and components that are or are not to be inspected. At Accurate...

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Expert Witness Services

We offer Expert Witness Services. Which means we can testify as an expert in our industry. Our inspector has over 20 years of real world construction experience, is an IBEW Journeyman Electrician, is certified by both InterNACHI and ASHI (home inspection associations)...

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Vermiculite Insulation

During a recent inspection, we found vermiculite insulation in the attic. This is typical in older homes but we thought we would write a post about it since there was evidence that the previous owners had been doing a lot of work in the attic installing can lights....

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Roof Streaks

What are those blacks streaks on a roof? Though often attributed to an accumulation of dirt, mold or mildew; the most common culprit is actually a blue-green algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma that is spread by airborne spores. While algae growth does little to damage...

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Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are recommended to be replaced after 10 years. Modern smoke detectors are white and usually will turn yellow when it is time to have them replaced. To know for sure, you should check the manufactured date on the back of the smoke detectors and replace...

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