Certified Master Inspector

Certified Master Inspectors (CMIs)® are the best inspectors in the world. CMI® is a professional designation available to all qualifying inspectors who wish to become Board-Certified by the Master Inspector Certification Board. All CMIs® are experienced, dedicated to...

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What’s In Your Well Water?

It is estimated that more than 13 million households rely on private wells for drinking water in the United States (US Census American Housing Survey 2015). The US Government does not regulate private wells nor does it provide any criteria or standards for individual...

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The Hidden Dangers of Radon

The EPA defines Radon as: a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. The problem with Radon is that you can't see or smell it and the only way to know your level of exposure is through testing. Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality...

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Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics and inspection procedures. InterNACHI® members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics in the course of their...

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Home Inspection Standards of Practice

We, InspectTN Home Inspections, adhere to a specific Standards of Practice. You can view and download said standards using the PDF link below. ** In the event that the Standards of Practice PDF attached on this post differs from the one located on the InterNACHI/NACHI...

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Understanding Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem. It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth.   Why is mold...

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To downspout or not to downspout?

This really shouldn’t be a question but for some reason it seems to be to some folks. I just left an inspection that had settlement (stair step) cracks in the block on all four corners of the house. ALL of these cracks could have been avoided and I could have not...

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Seriously, clean your gutters

I see it more often than I should when doing home inspections. I find some moisture in the block in a crawlspace or basement and more often than not I can walk strait around to that side of the house and find a full gutter that is leaking right or just up from that...

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Home inspection….Blog?

My lovely marketing and website person has asked me to write a blog. Now I have lots of ideas and witty banter to write about, but not necessarily about doing home inspections. I love doing them and I love the idea behind it, it’s just not a very exciting topic to...

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