Our Own Brochures & Forms

These brochures and flyers were written by Inspections by Bob and are included with inspection reports where appropriate. You are welcome to download these brochures for your own information and use.

 

ashi_standards_of_practice_tnASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

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The ASHI Standards of Practice guide home inspectors in the performance of their inspections.

ASHI’s Code of Ethics stresses the home inspector’s responsibility to report the results of the inspection in a strictly fair, impartial,and professional manner, avoiding conflicts of interest.

Watts7-TNBackflow Prevention Devices

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This brochure explains what a backflow prevention device does, and its maintenance requirements.

Bvent-TNB-Vent Safety

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Bvent-TNB-Vent Flues

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Bvent-TNCracks in Concrete Walls

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Bvent-TNCPSC Safety Alert

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Bvent-TNCSST Gas Piping

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DeckSafety-TNDeck Safety

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DIYinspection-TNDIY Home Inspections

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For those wanting to do their own “home inspection” here is a comprehensive outline of everything that should be checked. Please note that such an inspection is generally NOT accepted as valid for a real estate transaction.

DIYRadon-TNDIY Radon Testing

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Every home should be tested for Radon periodically, even if past readings have been low or the home already has a Radon remediation system. This brochure explains why, and how.

DryerVent-TNDryer Vent
Safety

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Dyer vent fires often caused by clogged, damaged or improper vent materials. Learn which materials are best for dryer vents.

FireplaceChimney-TNFireplace and Chimney Safety

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Fireplaces and chimneys need their own specialized inspections and maintenance.

Bvent-TN Flexable Duct Installation

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Generators-TNGenerators

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Important considerations for generators.

GFCI-TNGFCI: Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors

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This brochure gives information about why GFCI circuits are vital in areas that may be subject to moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

Bvent-TN Hazardous Electrical Panels

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DeckSafety-TNUnsafe Deck Flyer

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Proper deck construction is crucial to the safety of the homeowner. This brochure outlines the kinds of issues a Home Inspector will be looking for when inspecting a deck.

HVACMaint-TNHVAC Maintenance

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Why is regular maintenance important to the operation of furnace or air conditioner?

HVACProt-TNHVAC Protection

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During construction or renovation, the HVAC system must be protected from contaminants.

brochureInspections by BOB Brochure

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IBB-Insurance2012-TNInformation Packet for Builders

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This package contains insurance certificates, licensing information and other qualification documents for builders.

LeadPaint-TNLead Paint

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Homes Built prior to 1978 may contain lead paint. This brochure has information about lead paint and the new regulations for remediation.

Bvent-TN Life Span of House Components

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Bvent-TNLiving with a Septic System

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Bvent-TN Living with Well Water

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LicenseRFHSexp2015.pdf.1391719164MD License for Bob Sisson

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Maryland Home Inspector License for Bob Sisson, exp. 2017

WBS-License-Exp2015.pdf.1391719165MD License for Welmoed Sisson

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Maryland Home Inspector license for Welmoed Sisson, exp. 2017

Montgomery_New_Home_Warranty.pdf.1267451576New Home Warranty in Montgomery County

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Builders in Montgomery County Maryland must provide a Warranty on homes they build. This document is the rules that control that warranty know as Section 31C. This document describes what is covered and what is considered a “Defect” under the code. A must read for all new home buyers in Montgomery County.

OldElectric-TNOld Electrical Service

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Old electrical service can mean problems for modern appliance demands.

OldHVAC-2016-1Old HVAC

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Old HAVAC units may still be working, but they can also be costing you money in energy costs annually.

PreList-TNPre-Listing Brochure

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Before listing your home for sale, get a pre-listing home inspection. This brochure explains why, and gives helpful hints for preparing your home for sale.

ProperInsulation-TNProper Insulation Installation

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Effective insulation relies on proper installation. This brochure explains what to look for.

Bvent-TN Pull-Down Attic Stair Safety

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Resources-TNResource List

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Here are some local service providers and retail stores we have used or visited.

ibb_hvac_protectionReturn Duct Protection

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RoofConditionsRoof Conditions

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Identify common issues that come with aging roof

IBBContract-TNSample Contract

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Our service agreement. You will receive a copy of this document when you schedule your home inspection.

Bvent-TN Smoke Alarms and Carbon monoxide Dectectors

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ibb_sump_pumpSump Pumps

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Sump pumps are a common fixture in basements. Learn about the different types and how to maintain them.

Bvent-TN Tap Water Scalds

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Bvent-TN Wet Basements and Crawl Spaces

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