Home inspection requires years of experience and hours and hours of specialized training. But as a REALTOR®, did you ever wonder what are the tools a home inspector carries to find problems that would otherwise be invisible?
Here some of the sophisticated devices that a trained home inspector routinely uses when they are working for your clients.
An infrared thermometer measures the temperature of a surface by using an infrared beam. It is used for checking the temperature of heating & cooling equipment, air registers, hot water tanks, and electrical equipment such as circuit breakers.
GFCI RECEPTACLE TESTER
An inspector uses a GFCI Receptacle Tester to confirm the proper operation of each electrical outlet of the home that has a ground-fault circuit interrupter.
A sophisticated moisture meter can actually detect elevated moisture levels behind tile and vinyl. And a good device can also measure moisture levels in materials directly by touching the surface with two pin sensors.
AC VOLTAGE DETECTOR
An AC Voltage Detector measures the voltage found in the home's electrical wiring, wall receptacles, fuses, junction boxes, and other electrical systems.
A strong flashlight with an adjustable beam allows a trained inspector to make detailed visual observations in a variety of lighting conditions.