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We’ve put together this list of resources to help you become more familiar with home inspection and issues that may affect your home.  Organized by category, you can scroll though the whole list or click on the category name below to be taken directly to that topic.  As always, if you’d like more information on any home inspection related topic, feel free to give us a call or use our handy contact form to request more information.

Environmental Issues

Asbestos

The National Cancer Society Fact Sheet on Asbestos

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
Asbestos and Vermiculite Insulation

Lead

US EPA – Lead in paint, dust, and soil

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Lead Poisoning Prevention & Control Program

Mold

US EPA – Mold

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Division of Environmental Health Epidemiology

Radon

US EPA – Radon

US EPA Map of Radon Zones for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Radon Home Page

Radon Mitigation

Airotox

Septic Systems

Pennsylvania Septic Management Association

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Homeowner’s Guide to Onlot Systems Operation and Maintenance
[Septic Systems]

Water Quality

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Water Standards

Penn State University – Resources on Drinking Water

Well Water

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
publication – “Private Water Wells”

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Home Components

Attic Insulation

The U.S. Department of Energy publishes information on attic insulation topics:

Batt and Blanket insulation

Loose-fill insulation

Other types of insulation

Chimneys

The Chimney Safety Institute of America

Electrical Safety – Circuit Interrupters

Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)
Arc and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Smoke Detectors

National Fire Prevention Association fact sheet on smoke alarms.

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Pests and Pest Control

Ants

Penn State University’s Entomological Notes on Ants

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture – Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Bees

Penn State University’s Entomological Notes on Bees

Rodents

University of California Fact Sheets on House Mice and Rats

Termites

Penn State University’s Entomological Notes on Termites

Brickers Termite Control  – Serving Southeastern Pennsylvania

Pest Control

PA Pest Management Association

National Pest Management Association.

Termidor – Termite Defense.

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Organizations

Home Inspectors

ASHI – The American Society of Home Inspectors

Realtors

Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

Bucks County Association of Realtors

Montgomery County Association of Realtors

Suburbanwest Association of Realtors