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Commercial Property Inspection 3-Day Technical Class

This three-day, in-person class reviews commercial property systems and components, including the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, structure and roofing, for the most commonly inspected commercial building types, while highlighting the major differences when compared to residential properties. This class will also review methodology for commercial inspection pricing/fees and report writing, and is taught in accordance with…

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Cast-Iron Steam Boilers

Cast-iron boilers are often found in residential applications and small commercial installations. These boilers are compact and function exclusively in low-pressure steam or hot-water applications. The physical size of a cast-iron steam boiler can be quite large, with the sections visible, since it has no casing. Cast-iron is basically steel. It has higher levels of…

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Fuel or Gas Train for Commercial Boilers

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector The fuel or gas train is a series of components – some working independently, and others working in tandem with alternate components – that connect the burner of a gas-fired boiler, which help to ensure the commercial steam boiler’s safe operation. Boiler explosions can happen…

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Low-Water Cutoffs

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector An integral part of every steam boiler is a low-water cutoff. A safety feature born of necessity in the 1920s, this device interrupts the operation of a boiler if it runs out of water. Prior to its invention, empty boilers would continue to run, with…

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Do Online Reviews of My Business Matter?

In our digital world, the experience your customers share online about their interaction with your commercial property inspection business will determine your online reputation. The pervasiveness of social media, online directories and sharing apps have made online reviews an extremely influential marketing resource. Positive reviews can help your business flourish, while negative reviews could damage…

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Commercial Inspection Website Guidance

Making the decision to become a commercial property inspector is a great move to expand your career in an important and growing industry. When adding commercial inspections to the other services you offer, you must change your mindset and marketing strategy in order to be successful. Commercial inspection clientele consists mostly of business professionals and…

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Commercial Electrical Inspections Workshop

Join us for a Commercial Electrical Inspections Workshop on Wednesday, June 12 at 3:00-5:00 PM. The event is part of InterNACHI’s Annual Convention June 11-14 in Boulder, Colorado. This is a free event but you must register to attend. In this two-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the key differences between residential and commercial electrical inspections.…

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Steam Boiler: Types and Designs

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector   Steam boilers can be simple or complex, depending on their application, the fuel available, and specific requirements and demands, including steam pressure and volume. Steam systems in commercial and industrial settings will typically require the services of a licensed Professional Engineer for the design…