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There’s a Tool For That

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A home inspector typically uses a variety of tools during an inspection to help them evaluate the condition of a home. Here are some examples of common tools used by home inspectors:

  1. Flashlight – to inspect areas with poor lighting conditions, such as attics and crawlspaces.
  2. Electrical testers – to check outlets, switches, and other electrical components for safety and functionality.
  3. Gas leak detector – to detect the presence of natural gas or propane in the home.
  4. Moisture meter – to check for moisture intrusion and potential water damage.
  5. Infrared camera – to identify temperature differences and thermal anomalies that may indicate hidden problems.
  6. Inspection mirror – to inspect areas that are difficult to see, such as behind appliances or in tight spaces.
  7. Ladder – to access areas such as the roof and upper levels of the home.
  8. Screwdriver and pliers – to remove outlet covers, access panels, and other fixtures.
  9. GFCI testers – to check the functionality of ground fault circuit interrupters, which are important safety devices in bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas near water.
  10. Carbon monoxide detector – to check for the presence of this odorless, colorless gas that can be deadly in high concentrations.

These are just a few examples of the tools that home inspectors use. The specific tools used may vary depending on the inspector’s preferences and the type of inspection being conducted.