Technical Articles on Home Inspections

This website provides free reference articles intended to provide information related to home inspections and building related topics particularly applicable in South Florida communities; however most of the material is intended to be helpful throughout North America. The series of articles focuses on topics and issues providing referenced information answering common questions we receive while performing our home inspection services. Many times home inspectors see something that looks wrong but need to pinpoint industry standards that apply. This site provides answers to these types of questions.

An Introduction to Michael Gaurnier, ACI

An Introduction to Michael Gaurnier, ACI

In this first post, I would like to introduce myself as a certified inspector and my company as the author of the articles you find on this website.
What is ACI?
ACI stands for ASHI Certified Inspector. This is the highest designation in the home inspection profession. ASHI is the American Society of Home Inspectors which was the first association formed for what came to be known as the modern day “Home Inspector”.

Disclaimer:

All due care is taken to provide true and accurate information on this website. However always call and check with a local building department professional before acting on anything you read on this site as changes are always happening with Codes, Standards and Regulations and requirements can vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This information is for general knowledge and reference but is not a code enforcement or building science authority. Some information on this site is based on our opinions and experience developed from our home inspection services and past construction experience as well as our affiliations with The American Society of Home Inspectors and the International Code Council. These opinions are not authoritative but may be helpful in understanding industry standards and finding relevant answers.

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■ General Home Inspection (Structural, Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, roof)

■ Thermal Imaging scan (locates water leaks, overheating electrical, AC leaks behind walls and other surfaces)

■ Termite inspection ( Includes General and
Lawn pests, and rodent inspection)

■ Sewer Video Inspection (High definition recording of underground sewer pipes)

■ Seawall Inspection (By a Seawall structural engineer)

■ Mold Lab Testing (By a Mold Hygienist)

■ Wind Mitigation and 4 Point Insurance Inspections