Home Inspector Asks: What is a Bonding Jumper?

Tip of The Day from an Atlanta Home Inspector! Joe Niehuser, an inspector with Champia Real Estate Inspections, asks the question in the Tip of the Day. Joe is a certified inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and a residential ICC code certified inspector. For those of you who don’t know, Joe explains […]
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Real Estate Inspector Sales Depend Upon Successful Home Inspections

Members of American Society of Real Estate Inspector (ASHI) must pass the National Homes Inspections Examination before they can become certified. They must complete the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Education study module also, a standard that Champia Real Estate Inspections Atlanta supports and follows.An ASHI Certified Real Estate Inspector has submitted proof of […]
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What Role Does a Triangle Play for Your Roof?

Atlanta Home Inspector Talks About Triangle Roof and Trusses! Champia Real Estate Inspections Atlanta staff members continue to educate themselves throughout the year. Just a few days after a “boot camp” for schedulers, it was time for inspectors to sit down for a lesson and know more about triangle roof inspection.Vince Tidwell, an ICC & […]
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Phase One Environmental Testing: Part Two

What is Included in a Champia Phase I ESA? At Champia Home Inspections Atlanta and Environmental Testing, our Phase I ESA includes a walk-through assessment (interior and exterior) of the property, a review of state and local regulatory databases, current and past use of the property and land around it, and recognized environmental conditions (REC), […]
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The Importance of Mold Testing

Americans spend most of their time indoors – at home, in school, at work. It is therefore vital that the typical indoor environment be a safe and non-toxic place, free from contaminants that could endanger the health and well-being of the people who live, study and work there.That why must need to be mold testing at their […]
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How can you help your home pass inspection?

You’re selling your home and having an open house. Would you leave dirty dishes in the sink or clothes on the floor? Of course not! That’s what a home pass inspection, inspector sees when you leave your gutters clogged, faucets dripping, HVAC filters dirty, and a moldy substance on your shower tiles. Not only does this […]
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How Radon Exposure Affects Your Health

Radon is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas that is produced by the decay of uranium in soil and water. Radon in the soil seeps into homes and other buildings through cracks in the foundation or slab where it can be found in concentrated amounts. How Dangerous is Radon? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]
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The Importance of Radon Testing: Part One

Radon is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas. It is produced as uranium decays in soil and water. It can be hazardous when found in highly concentrated areas in homes and other buildings. That’s why it is essential to have a house for radon testing not only before you make the purchase but periodically thereafter, as […]
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The Importance of Radon Testing: Part Two

What if Elevated Radon Levels are Found? If elevated radon testing levels are found in a home you are considering purchasing, the EPA recommends that you request that the seller mitigate (reduce) them. Experts agree that the minimum levels of radon in a home are about 1.2 pCi/L. You probably won’t be able to get them that […]
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