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An educated homebuyer is our best customer… this pillar of truth supports the underlying philosophy and everything we do at Square-One Inspection Service. Selected Articles & Links for home buyers, sellers, owners, builders and real estate professionals throughout the Greater Tampa Bay area of Florida.

 

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Great Links


1994 Sunrise Study - Florida Home Inspector Licensing

Product Recalls
- ConsumerWatch.com provides up-to-date consumer home safety information.

NEW House Bill for Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Blueprint for Safety - Info on how to make homes more disaster-resistant
This Old House - This Old House
Consumer Reports - Consumer Reports Site
How Stuff Works - How Stuff Works, tons of great info
Home Risk - Seismic Evaluation - Assess your homes seismic risk for Free
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - The National Flood Insurance Program
State Home Inspector Regulatory Legislation - ASHI provided State Inspector Regulations
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission

GENERAL

APPLIANCES

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers - Association of Home Appliance Manufactures

ATTIC

Vermiculite Insulation - EPA Q & A on Vermiculite Insulation

BUILDING CODES

International Code Council - ICC - Information on Buillding and local codes
Florida Building Code - Florida Department of Community Affairs 
All NFPA Codes and Standards - National Fire Protection Council
Electric Code Information and Forum - National Electric Code Internet Connection
U.S. Energy Codes - U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program

CHIMNEYS

Chimney Safety Institute of America - Great resource for Chimney facts and more
Wiki Chimney Article - Wikipedia Article on Chimneys

CONCRETE

American Concrete Institute - American Concrete Institute Concrete Resources
Wiki Concrete Article - Wikipedia Concrete Article

ELECTRICAL

Aluminum Wiring- CPSC - CPSC Safety Recommendations For Aluminum Wiring In Homes
Arc-Fault Protection- CPSC - Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) PDF Fact Sheet
How does a GFCI Outlet Work? - How GFCI Outlets Work
How Circuit Breakers Work - How Circuit Breakers Work
Federal Pacific Components - Code Check - Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Codes
Is My Electric Panel Safe - Is My Electric Panel Safe
InspectAPedia - Aluminum Wiring Info
eLocalElectricians - Aluminum Wiring Info from an expert source

EXTERIOR

Painting - Sherwin-Williams - Sherwin-Williams Site - Great info on Painting for Homeowners and Professionals
Decks- Deck Magazine - Deck Builder On-Line - source of information for building decks, docks, and the railing industry

FIRE SAFETY

Fire Safety - Information and Resources for the Elimination of Fire Deaths
Wildfire Safety - Resources for Reducing the Risk of Wildland Fires
U.S. Fire Administration - US Fire Adminstration FEMA Agency - Resources for Firefighters and Citizens
National Fire Protection Assn (NFPA) - Resource for Fire, Electrical and Building Safety

Garage Doors

DASMA - Door and Accesss Systems Manufacturers Association Safety and Maintenance Tips

HEATING AND COOLING

ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
HVAC Talk - HVAC-Talk: Heating, Air & Refrigeration Discussion - Forum
HVAC Venting - GAMA - Association of Appliance and Equipment Manufactures
Heat Exchanger Experts - Heat Exchanger Experts
Air Conditioning Contractors of America - Industry Association with Info, Tips, Technical and Education
Plumbing Heating & Cooling Contractors Assn - Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association
How Does a Heat Pump Work? - How does a Heat Pump Work?
DOE Info on Heat Pumps - US Department of Energy Consumers Guide to Heat Pump Systems
Flexible Ductwork- Air Diffusion Council - North America's Leading Manufacturers of Flexible Air Ducts and Air Connectors
Easy Heat Inc. - Radiant Heating - Electrical Solutions To Cold Weather Problems

INTERIOR CONCERNS

National Kitchen and Bath Association - Consumer and Contractor Information on Kitchens and Bathrooms
American Lighting Association - Lighting and Ceiling Fan Manufacturers, Showrooms, and Pro Residential Lighting Designers
American Indoor Air Quality Council - Information on Indoor Air Quality and Certification

LEAD POISONING

NSC – Lead Poisoning Information - National Safety Council Info on Lead Poisoning

LOG HOMES

Log Home Info - Log Homes Links to detailed Log Home Information

MANUFACTURED HOMES

Manufactured Housing Institute - Consumer and Developer Resources and Links
Manufactured Housing Global Network - How To Buy a Manufactured Home

MOLD

EPA Mold Guide - A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home
National Association of Home Builders Mold Tips - Household Mold Resource Center
National Center for Environmental Health - CDC Mold Resources and Infomation

PLUMBING

A-Ball.com - Excellent Plumping Supply Resource
The Plumber.com - The Plumbing Site for Plumbers and DIYS'rs
Polyethylene Pipe - The Polybutylene Pipe Settlement Fund
LOVE Plumbing - Expert Advice on Plumbing and Remodeling Projects

REMODELING

National Association of the Remodeling Industry - Fantastic Resource for any Remodeling Project

ROOFING

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association - Information Resource Related to Asphalt Roofing
Metal Roofing Alliance - Provides a Wealth of Information to Assist in Making Educated Roofing Decisions
National Roofing Contractors Association - Information, Education, Technology and Advocacy on the Roofing Industry
American Cemwood Cement/Wood Fiber Shakes Lawsuit - Provides Information Regarding Class-Action Settlement
Masonite Claims - Masonite® Siding Class Action Settlements
RoofHelp.Com - Library, Glossary, Hints & Tips and More

SEPTIC SYSTEMS

How Septic and Sewer Systems Work - Sewer Systems by How Stuff Works

SIDING

Brick Industry Association - The Starting Point for all things Brick
ABITIBI Lawsuits - Hardwood Siding Class Action Lawsuit Recovery
Weyerhouser Hardboard Siding Lawsuits - Weyerhaeuser Hardboard Siding Class Action Lawsuit Recovery
Vinyl Siding Institute - Vynyl Siding Institute Resource and More
EPA Managing Asbestos in Place
Vinyl Siding Installation Manual - Vinyl Siding Installation Manual

SYNTHETIC STUCCO (EIFS)

EIFS Stucco: About.com
Exterior Design Institute
EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA)
Masonry Stone Veneer Installation
Stucco Woes - The Perfect Storm

TERMITES & WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS

National Pest Management Association (NPMA)
Orkin Termite Identification Guide
Boric Acid Based Termidicides
Entomology Search Engine- Iowa State U.
Controlling Termites & Carpenter Ants - UMass

WATER HEATERS

General Information and Troubleshooting
Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves
Thermal Expansion Devices

WINDOWS

American Architectural Manufacturers Assn (AAMA)
National Fenestration Rating Council
The Glass Guru

  Federal Information Sources

- Environmental Protection Agency
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Consumer Product Safety Commission
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Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Department of Energy
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Public Health Service
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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Bonneville Power Administration
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General Services Administration
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Tennessee Valley Authority
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EPA Regional Offices
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Federal Emergency Management Agency

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