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Matthew Steger WIN Elizabethtown

Web Links and Resources

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 websites.

Home Inspection

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

ASHI Standard Of Practice (updated 2014)


Product Recalls

CPSC Product Recall Newsletter Signup

Recall.gov


Electrical

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?


Plumbing

Polybutylene (PB) Plumbing

ThePlumber.com


Heating/Cooling (HVAC)

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?


Appliances

Clothes Dryer Vent Safety

US Dept. of Energy Appliance Standards

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers


Fireplaces/Chimneys

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


Mold

EPA's Mold Informational Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Mold Website

National Association of Home Buyers (NAHB) Mold Guide


Insects/Pests

National Pest Management Association (NPMA)

Bug Guide

UMassAmherst Termite/Carpenter Ant Prevention Guide


Radon

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


Building Codes

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

Dryvit

Manning Materials - Dryvit and Flexlite

Exterior Design Institute

Brick Industry Association


Roofs

National Roofing Contractors Association

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer's Association

Metal Roofing Alliance


Asbestos

EPA Asbestos Information Page

Mesothelioma in Homes


Miscellaneous Links

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 to help you shop for a cheaper natural gas supplier in PA

PA Power Switch - PA PUC website to help you shop for a cheaper electricity supplier in PA

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.

YadZooks Pennsylvania Home Inspector

HomeAddition Plus

Consumer Dangers


Matthew Steger, owner/inspector of WIN Home Inspection Elizabethtown, is an ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI) and a Certified Level 1 Infrared Thermographer. He can be reached at: (717) 361-9467 or msteger@wini.com.