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Commercial Steam Boilers: A Primer

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector   Commercial boilers are typically pressurized systems that burn combustible fuel (or sometimes use electricity) to heat water, changing the water’s liquid state to a gas –steam – which is then distributed to provide heating in a building or other structure. Steam may not be…

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CCPIA Logo Awarded U.S. Registered Trademark

Read the United States Patent and Trademark Office official document. Principal Register:  “The color(s) red and white is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of profile of lion having wings and an upturned tail on a ledge in red surrounded by an arcuate perimeter in red, surrounded by the words “CERTIFIED COMMERCIAL…

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CCPIA is officially tax exempt under IRS 501(c)(6).

Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association Tax Exemption Under IRS 501(c)(6) Approval Letter In an August 17, 2018 letter from Stephen Martin, Director of Exempt Organizations of the Internal Revenue Service in Cincinnati, Ohio, we were notified that the Certified Commercial Property Inspector Associations’ tax-exempt status application was approved.  The letter states: “We are pleased to tell you we determined…

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CCPIA Mesh Back Cap

Promote your membership to the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) with a CCPIA trucker cap. The cap features the CCPIA logo on a sublimated patch on the front. Only available to members of CCPIA. Place your order on Inspector Outlet and be sure to check out their other exclusive products and deals for members…

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CCPIA T-Shirt

Promote your membership to the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) with a CCPIA pocket t-shirt. The t-shirt has the text “Commercial Property Inspector” in red above the front left pocket and a large red CCPIA logo on the back. Only available to members of CCPIA. Place your order on Inspector Outlet and be sure to check out…

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The Hartford Loop

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector Prior to the invention of the Hartford Loop and low-water shutoff, steam boilers could quickly become unstable and unsafe to operate. Cracked boilers – or worse yet, exploding boilers – plagued the industry, so much so, in fact, that one insurer took it upon itself…

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Hiring Independent Contractors

It’s common for a commercial property inspector to act as the project manager for a particular job. This inspector is in charge of the overall planning and execution of a particular project, which typically involves hiring specialty consultants, also known as independent contractors or subcontractors. A specialty consultant is typically hired to help the inspector…

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Registering a DBA to Expand Your Market Reach

When many residential inspectors start their business, they include the words “home inspection” in their business name. Although this has many benefits for an inspector who offers services only for residential properties, it has many disadvantages for an inspector who also performs commercial inspections. In the course of conducting business, especially if you’re expanding the…