Home Inspection Industry Articles

Important information about safety recalls, new products and techniques, and changes in the home inspection industry.

Cast iron piping

Cast iron piping

Cast iron piping Cast iron piping was used up through the 1960’s in our area for waste lines under a house. Metal waste lines that are now 50 or more years old experience interior scaling, occlusion (blockage), root intrusion, cracks and/or debris accumulation which...

ABCs of AFCIs

ABCs of AFCIs

In 1999, the National Electric Code (NEC) required the use of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) in bedrooms, effective adoption in January 2002. These are most frequently seen as breakers with funny green, blue or yellow buttons on them in your sub panel often...

PEX piping class action

PEX piping class action

The latest in the plumbing products failure and class action suit category is…F1807 fittings for PEX piping systems. Zurn Pex, Inc. or Zurn Industries, LLC specifically are included in a products liability lawsuit. Final Approval was granted on Feb. 27, 2013. The suit...