Home Inspector Practice Test

The Home Inspector exam plays a big part in building safety in America. In the United States, as in all advanced nations, governments take very seriously the need to make sure that the safety and wellbeing of their citizens is a prime consideration in the construction of buildings.

There are multiple levels of safety checks built into the system in the US. First, there are stringent building codes which all new structures must be built in compliance with. Second, contractors must pass tests to prove they’re competent before being licensed to operate. Third, during, and after construction, government inspectors check the quality of the work to make sure it is “up to code” and is safe for human habitation.

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Home inspectors enter the picture when a homeowner decides to sell his house to another party. Generally speaking, a bank or mortgage company will require a full home inspection report before they’ll approve a loan to buy the house.

Of course, if the inspection turns up any problems that are big enough for the lender to refuse to approve the loan, this will send negotiations back to square one. The seller will have to get the problem repaired in order to sell the house.

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It’s important to note that home inspectors aren’t only looking for major safety hazards; they’re looking for any and all problems the buyer should be aware of.

Normally these will be safety problems or advanced wear and tear which will mean the likelihood that the buyer will incur major repair expenses in the first few years after the transaction. Common problems are roofing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, termites, plumbing, electrical wiring, etc.

Home inspectors will inspect new houses from time to time, but the vast majority of their work involves older homes. Because they are the last line of defense a home buyer has before agreeing to purchase a house, professional inspectors must be highly competent.

The average home buyer isn’t really qualified to make sure the home inspector they’re considering is competent (nor are most banking or real estate professionals), so licensing exams have been created for this purpose.

By taking and passing an exam such as the Online Inspector Examination from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), or the National Home Inspector Examination from the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI), a person lets the world know that he is a professional in the field of home inspection. Those who rely on him can rest assured that he knows what he’s doing and will make sure they don’t get stuck with a house with huge, unforeseen problems that will be dangerous or expensive.

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