Category Archives: Defect Recognition Training

When inspecting the attic access hatch there are two pictures that need to be taken to complete the section. The first picture should show the attic access hatch after you have inspected the attic and you have placed the hatch back in place. The second picture should show the floor beneath the hatch in order […]

Attic, Defect Recognition Training 0

Complaint from Listing Agent: “The inspector left the oven on and my client (the current homeowner) is Furious!!!” Complaint from Client: “We just moved into our home and operated the oven for the first time and it caught on fire.” It is very, very important that we remember to turn off the cooktop and oven after our […]

Defect Recognition Training, Kitchen 0

While the inspector is inspecting the interior of the home they should check all of the windows around the property. Please review the customer complaint and the entire procedure below.   Complaint from Client: “The inspector did not catch a big crack in the window and now it’s too late to put in our inspection objection. […]

Defect Recognition Training, Interior 0

Complaint from Homeowner: “The inspector noticed a leak in the hall bathroom at time of inspection and told me that caulking would fix. This leak has now run from the bathroom floor and has come down as a leak into the kitchen.” When performing a home inspection it’s important to start from the top of the […]

Defect Recognition Training, Plumbing 0

Customer Complaint: “During my inspection there was no mention from the inspector about the moss that is growing on the roof out of the siding. This was missed and I would like a refund”.  While inspecting the roof, the inspector will also want to make sure to check the siding. On a recent inspection, the […]

Defect Recognition Training, Exterior, Roof 0

There was a recent post on the group text that posed the question about having an electrical ground to a gas line and whether or not this should be marked in the report as a defect. This is something that is code for newer builds and is NOT a defect. Remember, we are not code […]

Defect Recognition Training, Electrical 0

If you see a radon system/fan that is below a habitable room the inspector should call this out as a defect. There could be radon gas that is getting sucked from the crawl space or from under a slab, and if there is a leak in the system after the fan you would be filling […]

Defect Recognition Training, Radon 0

When inspecting the exterior of the home the inspector will want to look for an exterior faucet. If there is a hose attached to the faucet you will want to make sure to secure it after you have checked the water pressure. We are looking for the pressure to be between 40 to 80 PSI […]

Defect Recognition Training, Plumbing 0

On the surface it sounds great; a quickie roof and good R-value. Those are two of the selling points of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing, but this type of roof isn’t a perfect fit for all, or even most, commercial buildings. The standard SPF roofing application consists of three components, the substrate (often your roof […]

Defect Recognition Training, Roof 0

Balsam Wool, Silvawool, Kimsul are all wood fiber products or cellulose insulation that can be found in 1930’s through 1950’s homes. This insulation was likely to have been treated with a fire retardant. Balsam wool has an R value of about 2 – 3.5 per inch. This insulation should be reports and inspected similar to […]

Attic, Defect Recognition Training 0