Helpful Information on Homes

For information on some of the common concerns regarding homes,

please try the following links we have found helpful:

How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/category.htm?cat=Home

Do It Yourself
http://doityourself.com/

Government Recalls
http://www.recalls.gov/

Save Energy
http://www.energystar.gov/

All About Home Inspections
http://www.homegauge.com

Polybutylene Replacement Company
http://www.polybutylene.com/

Consumer Information Center
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/
(Federal Consumer Information Center offering many helpful free publications helpful to a homeowner).

Electrical Safety Publications
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/elec_sfy.html/
(U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission listing of documents concerned with electrical safety.  The documents are available for viewing and download.  For example, included are Repairing Aluminum Wiring – GFCIs Fact Sheet – Preventing Home Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs).

Fire Safety Publications
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/fire_sfy.html
(U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission listing of documents concerned with fire safety.  The documents are available for viewing and download.  for example, includes a Fire Safety Checklist, and information about smoke detectors, chimneys, etc.)

Pool and Spa Safety Publications
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/chdrown.html
(U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission listing of documents concerned with swimming pool safety.  The documents are available for viewing and download.  For example, includes Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools)

Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings
Building Material Information
National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors
Information concerning wet basements, basement waterproofing, concrete remediation, and qualified contractors.
http://www.nawsrc.org

Gwinnett County , Georgia , Storm Water Management
Information concerning Septic Tank Maintenance; Buffer, Landscape, and Tree Ordinances; Zoning Regulations; Soil Erosion Control.
http://www.gwinnettstormwater.com

Home Inspection Associations
Georgia Association of Home Inspectors
http://www.gahi.com

Build a Safe Deck
Deck Framing Connection Guide
http://www.strongtie.com/safedeck

Becoming a Home Inspector
http://www.homeinspector.org/become/default.aspx
http://www.gahi.com
http://www.ashi.org
http://www.ashigeorgia.com

Home Inspector Training
http://www.birchacademy.com
http://www.weteachhouse.com

Home Inspector Professional Associations, Atlanta Chapters
http://www.gahi.com
http://www.ashigeorgia.com

Home Inspector Professional Associations, National
http://www.ashi.org

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