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 and Code of Ethics
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.
Backflow Prevention Devices
This brochure explains what a backflow prevention device does, and its maintenance requirements.
DIY Home Inspections
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.
DIY Radon Testing
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.
Dyer vent fires often caused by clogged, damaged or improper vent materials. Learn which materials are best for dryer vents.
Fireplace and Chimney Safety
Fireplaces and chimneys need their own specialized inspections and maintenance.
GFCI: Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors
This brochure gives information about why GFCI circuits are vital in areas that may be subject to moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Hazardous Electrical Panels
Unsafe Deck Flyer
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.
Why is regular maintenance important to the operation of furnace or air conditioner?
During construction or renovation, the HVAC system must be protected from contaminants.
Inspections by BOB Brochure
Information Packet for Builders
This package contains insurance certificates, licensing information and other qualification documents for builders.
Homes Built prior to 1978 may contain lead paint. This brochure has information about lead paint and the new regulations for remediation.
Living with Well Water
MD License for Bob Sisson
Maryland Home Inspector License for Bob Sisson, exp. 2017
MD License for Welmoed Sisson
Maryland Home Inspector license for Welmoed Sisson, exp. 2017
New Home Warranty in Montgomery County
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.
Old Electrical Service
Old electrical service can mean problems for modern appliance demands.
Old HAVAC units may still be working, but they can also be costing you money in energy costs annually.
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.
Proper Insulation Installation
Effective insulation relies on proper installation. This brochure explains what to look for.
Pull-Down Attic Stair Safety
Here are some local service providers and retail stores we have used or visited.
Return Duct Protection
Identify common issues that come with aging roof
Our service agreement. You will receive a copy of this document when you schedule your home inspection.
Smoke Alarms and Carbon monoxide Dectectors
Sump pumps are a common fixture in basements. Learn about the different types and how to maintain them.