WIN Home Inspection in Lancaster, PA provides a wide range of home inspection services for home buyers, home sellers, and homeowners. The links and resources below are offered to provide additional information as a courtesy to our clients. No article or website or video linked to below is affiliated with or sponsored by WIN Home Inspection Elizabethtown nor is WIN Home Inspection Elizabethtown responsible for the content of these 3rd party websites and links.
American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
ASHI Standard Of Practice (updated 2014)
CPSC Product Recall Newsletter Signup
Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) brand electrical panels (Doug Hansen article - updated in 2012)
Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) news story - courtesy of KNTV (San Jose, CA)
Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Articles and References
Solid Conductor Aluminum Wiring - CPSC Document
Solid Conductor Aluminum Wire Hazards
PPL Electric - electric service meter and line installation standards
Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor (GFCI) Fact Sheet - CPSC Document
Is My Breaker Panel Safe?
Polybutylene (PB) Plumbing
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
American Society of Heating, Air Conditiing and Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE)
Air Conditioning Contractors of America
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Clothes Dryer Vent Safety
US Dept. of Energy Appliance Standards
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)
Video - Chimney Inspections Explained (Level 1 vs. Level 2 vs. Level 3)
National Fire Protection Association
National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG)
Wikipedia Chimney Article
EPA's Mold Informational Website
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Mold Website
National Association of Home Buyers (NAHB) Mold Guide
InspectorLab Blog - Mold and related info
National Pest Management Association (NPMA)
UMassAmherst Termite/Carpenter Ant Prevention Guide
PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Radon Page
PA Citizen's Guide To Radon
PA Home Buyer's And Seller's Guide To Radon
PA Radon Test Data (Search by zip code)
PA Radon Mitigation Standards
PA DEP Certified Radon Testers and Remediators Directory
Water Quality, Wells, and Septic Systems
EPA Drinking Water Standards
PA DEP Private Water Wells
Guide To Private Water Systems in PA
How Sewers and Septic Systems Work
PA Uniform Construction Codes- As of 2016, the Commonwealth of PA is still using the 2009 IRC (this pertains to residential homes) except for certain 2015 IRC provisions that have been adopted. Code compliance is the responsibility of the AHJ (authority having jurisdiction); this means that each city, borough, township, etc. is responsible for enforcing residential building codes and issuing building permits.
International Code Council (ICC)
Siding, EIFS, and Stucco
Vinyl Siding Institute
EIFS info (Exterior Insulating Finishing System)
EIFS Industry Members Association
Manning Materials - Dryvit and Flexlite
Exterior Design Institute
Brick Industry Association
National Roofing Contractors Association
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer's Association
Metal Roofing Alliance
EPA Asbestos Information Page
Mesothelioma in Homes
WIN Home Inspection "Preventive Home Maintenance Guide"
PA Home Inspection Law (PA Act 114) Resources
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Building Science Information Resources
PA Natural Gas Switch - PA PUC website for shopping for a cheaper natural gas supplier in PA
PA Power Switch - PA PUC website for shopping for a cheaper electricity supplier in PA
AllConnect - helps find special deals and the best prices on residential internet, phone, etc. service.
CPSC Pool Safety Guidelines - U.S. CPSC guidelines that should be used for pools, pool fencing, etc. to ensure safety and limit the homeowner's liability.
Consumer Safety Guide
Matthew Steger, owner/inspector of WIN Home Inspection Elizabethtown is an ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI), a Certified Level 1 Infrared Thermographer, a US Dept. of Energy Certified Home Energy Score Assessor, and an electrical engineer. He can be reached at 717-361-9467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WIN Home Inspection has provided home inspection related services in Lancaster, PA and surrounding areas since 2002.