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Home Inspections

Useful Links

Home Inspection Associations

American Society of Home Inspectors: ASHI.ORG
Golden Gate ASHI: GGASHI.ORG
California Real Estate Inspection Association: CREIA.ORG


Product Safety and Recall Information

Consumer Product Safety Commission: CPSC.GOV
CPSC Safety Guides
CPSC Fire Safety Information
CPSC Pool and Spa Safety Information


EPA Documents

EPA Information on Asbestos: www.epa.gov/asbestos/
EPA Information on Lead: www.epa.gov/lead/
EPA Information on Mold and Indoor Air Quality: www.epa.gov/mold/


California Documents

California Seismic Safety Commission: www.seismic.ca.gov/
California Association of Realtors®: www.car.org
California Water Heater Bracing Guidelines
(Your local building department may have different guidelines): waterheaterbracing_08-11-04.pdf


Bay Area Specific

Association of Bay Area Governments. (Information on seismic concerns, planning projects, and other services.): www.abag.org
Bay East Association of Realtors®: www.bayeast.org


Energy Saving

Energy-Saving Resources: http://www.pge.com/en/myhome/saveenergymoney/index.page


Roofing

Tile Roof Guidelines: rooftile.org
General Roofing Guidelines: National Roofing Contractors Association


Electrical

Federal Pacific Panels: www.inspect-ny.com
Aluminum Wiring: www.inspect-ny.com


Plumbing

Defective ABS Pipe: http://inspectapedia.com/plumbing/ABS_Piping.php


Fireplaces

Defective Prefabricated Masonry fireplaces: fireplaceinspections.com


New Pressure Treated Wood

Corrosion of Deck Fasteners: Simpson StrongTie


Suggested Reading

Moisture Problems: Home Water and Moisture Problems: prevention and solutions
Gary Branson (c) 2003 Firefly Books


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