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LINKS TO VARIOUS CODE COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTS:

 

City of Austin Code Publications – CLICK HERE

General Austin Fire Code – CLICK HERE

International Fire Code (2009) – CLICK HERE

General ADA Information (Pertaining to Schools/Daycares) – CLICK HERE

COMMON MOLD CHART

Feb
2017
09

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Acremonium sp

Alternaria  sp

 

 

 

 

Aspergillus sp

Aspergillus candidus

Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillus fumigatus

Aspergillus nidulans

Aspergillus niger

Aspergillus ochraceus

Aspergillus oryzae

Aspergillus parasiticus

Aspergillus terreus

Aspergillus versicolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basidiomycetes

 

 

 

 

Bipolaris sp

 

 

 

 

Blastomyces sp

 

 

 

 

Chaetomium sp

 

 

 

Cladosporium sp

Cladosporium fulvum (Fulvia fulva)

Cladosporium herbarum

Cladosporium macrocarpum

Cladosporium sphaerospermum

Fusarium solani

Fusarium sp

 

 

 

 

Geotrichum sp

 

 

 

 

Histoplasma sp

 

 

 

 

Microsporum sp

 

 

 

 

Mucor sp

 

 

 

 

Penicillium sp

 

 

 

 

Stachybotrys sp

 

 

 

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

Common Outdoor/Indoor/Water Damage Indicator Molds

EPA Information on Mold

EPA Protocols, Checklists, and Questionaries 

ASTM Standards Information 

 

FIRE-CODE

Jan
2017
27

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CLICK LINK BELOW FOR 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE PERMIT TABLE:

Required_Operational_Permits_Table

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LIFE EXPECTANCY

Dec
2016
21

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Follow the Link Below For System and Material Life Expectancy:

SYSTEM/MATERIAL LIFE EXPECTANCY INFORMATION

HVAC AND FOAM

Dec
2016
20

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK HERE

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE

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INFORMATION FOR THE BUYER’S/CLIENT’S AGENT

-An invoice and inspection authorization agreement will be emailed to our client. For insurance purposes, the authorization agreement must be signed prior to our arrival and inspection. This agreement can be signed electronically. The invoice can be paid online anytime before or on the day of inspection. We also accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.

-A typical inspection takes approximately 3.5-4 hours. We recommend that the agent/client arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the completion of the inspection. If you/your client can not attend, we are always available for phone/email consultations. Never hesitate to reach out to us. We are always available to our agents and clients.

-An inspection report is typically delivered by close of business the following day. Some inspections and services may require additional time to prepare the report (multiple services requested, additional research needs, distressed structures, high volume season, etc.).

-Additional services are available through our parent company, TAHI Services. These services include, but are not limited to: WDI Inspection and Termite Remediation, Plumbing Camera Analysis, Permit/Geological/Flood Zone research, Advanced HVAC Analysis (HVAC License #48637), Foundation Survey Drawings, and Option Period Cost Estimates. A full list and description of services can be found here.

GENERAL ADVISE TO EASE THE INSPECTION PROCESS: 
-Ensure All Pertinent Contact Information is Provided: Agents, Clients, Additional Parties
-Ensure Access to the Property is Provided: Supra Box, Combo, Owner On Site
-Ensure Access to Mechanical/Structural Areas are Free of Blockage: Attics, Crawlspaces
-Ensure Any Special Instructions are Provided: Security Codes, Pets In House, Recent Updates
-Any Areas to Avoid: Example, ‘Dishwasher Leaks. Please Do Not Run.’
-Raise Window Blinds if Possible: Reduces Likelihood of Blind Damage
-Remove Clutter if Possible: Improve Inspection Completion Time
-Leave Contact Info if Not Present: We Will Call/Text When Complete
-Feel Free to Contact Us with Questions/Concerns: We Are Always Willing to Assist to the Best of Our Ability

 

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INFORMATION FOR THE LISTING AGENT

-Our company has full Supra Box access. No CBS codes are required.

-We do not require that the home owner vacate the premises during the inspection process, however, all information that may be provided to our clients while on site must be confidential per licensing and contract agreements.

-Fees to return to a property due to issues outside the control of the seller and/or listing agent are typically waived. A fee of $150.00 to return to a property is applied if the re-inspection is due to errors/incorrect information considered to be within the responsibility of the seller/listing agent.

-We are always willing to speak with listing agents given approval and following limitations provided by the clients and client’s agent.

-At TAHI, we aim to maintain the highest degree of respect for your client’s property and privacy. If any issues arise during the inspection, we will reach out immediately. If a property is not left in proper condition after an inspection, please call our main office at your soonest convenience and the concern will be addressed as needed and, when possible, to the satisfaction of the property owner.

-If you and/or you company have never worked with The Austin Home Inspector, please feel free to contact us for an Introductory Discount. We always appreciate the opportunity to work with new agents and clients.

GENERAL ADVISE TO EASE THE INSPECTION PROCESS: 
-Ensure All Pertinent Contact Information is Provided: Agents, Clients, Additional Parties
-Ensure Access to the Property is Provided: Supra Box, Combo, Owner On Site
-Ensure Access to Mechanical/Structural Areas are Free of Blockage: Attics, Crawlspaces
-Ensure Any Special Instructions are Provided: Security Codes, Pets In House, Recent Updates
-Any Areas to Avoid: Example, ‘Dishwasher Leaks. Please Do Not Run.’
-Raise Window Blinds if Possible: Reduces Likelihood of Blind Damage
-Remove Clutter if Possible: Improve Inspection Completion Time
-Leave Contact Info if Not Present: We Will Call/Text When Complete
-Feel Free to Contact Us with Questions/Concerns: We Are Always Willing to Assist to the Best of Our Ability

Age Info

Dec
2016
02

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CLICK HERE FOR SYSTEM LIFE EXPECTANCY INFORMATION 

nachi.org/life-expectancy.htm