ELECTRICALSystems in buildings, including wiring & electrical devices, including product safety notices, and special topics such as aluminum electrical wiring, unsafe electrical panels, defective electrical system products, including specialties such as LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Energy Savings in buildings, including various ways to cut building energy costs and increase building heating and cooling efficiency
EXPERTS DIRECTORY - how to locate an expert building diagnostician or investigator for home buyers, home owners. Additional directories list specialists such as for building mold or indoor environment inspecting, testing, cleanup, electricians specializing in aluminum wiring or FPE / Zinsco panel replacement, septic systems design and repair, etc.
HEATINGsystems including boilers, furnaces, steam systems, heating piping, heat and air conditioning duct systems, heating system controls, no-heat diagnosis, product safety notices
HOME INSPECTION education classes, online training, home inspection methods, home inspection standards, ethics, education and advanced techniques, including listings of qualified, certified, & licensed professional building inspectors, including specialties such as LOG HOME GUIDE and MOBILE HOME INSPECTIONS
INDOOR AIR IAQ provides detailed procedures for testing and improving indoor air quality, including prevention or removal of building indoor air hazards such as toxic gases, mold, allergens, and other problematic particles, or odors or smells.
Environment describes how to inspect, test, detect, and correct most indoor environmental hazards.
INSULATION materials & insulation systems in buildings, including types of insulation, asbestos hazards, fiberglass hazards, ventilation and moisture problem diagnosis, cure, and prevention, ice dam prevention, basement water entry, building flooding, flood damage repair, prevention, and control methods
NOISE problems in buildings: how to track down the source of building noises or sounds, how to cure bothersome noises, including some noises that may indicate dangerous conditions or building or building mechanical system troubles. Building & building construction sound control methods to prevent or stop unwanted noise transmission between building areas.
ODORS in buildings: how to track down the source and cure odors and smells in buildings.
PLUMBING>Systems in buildings including water supply systems, water supply and drain piping, pumps, wells, water heaters, water softeners, water testing, water treatment, drain piping materials, methods, problem diagnosis, and septic systems including septic system design, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair, and alternative septic system designs
ROOFINGon buildings & Roofing systems, including how to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems in various roofing materials, roofing methods, and the inspection and repair of roof installations such as slate, asphalt roof, membrane roofs, wood shingle roofs, metal roofs
STRUCTURE>of buildings, including how to inspect, diagnose, and repair foundation problems, foundation cracks and foundation movement, pre-fab foundation materials, site problems affecting building structures such as settlement and water entry.
WATER SUPPLY& Well Systems, including water pipes, water pumps, water wells, water supply systems, piping, wells, water testing, water treatment, drain piping materials, methods, problem diagnosis
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