Building Safety – A Presidential Proclamation in May 2011

That a president made the statement, speaks well of him, but everyone needs this level of safety awareness. It just makes no sense to be exposed to daily risks that can easily be corrected.

Robert Butler

 

 

While reading the Presidential Proclamation – National Building Safety Month I took pause to re-read the sentence:

“I encourage citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities that will increase awareness of building safety, and I further urge Americans to learn more about how they can contribute to building safety at home and in their communities.”

In my experience, a common perception of a home inspection is a task that is only peformed when a home is being sold/purchased.   Its not difficult to understand this perception when many of the articles written about home inspectors come from real estate agents and lending institutions.

Another popular cliche is “if its not broken, don’t fix it”.

In my effort to follow presidential leadership, I encourage all home owners to consider a home inspection to raise their awareness on the safety of their home.

Some safety definitions from Home Inspector Standards of Practice:

InterNACHI – unsafe:  a condition in a system or component which is judged to be a significant risk of personal injury during normal, day-to-day use. The risk may be due to damage, deterioration, improper installation, or a change in accepted residential construction standards.

ASHI – Unsafe – A condition in a readily accessible, installed system or component that is judged to be a significant risk of bodily injury during normal, day-to-day use; the risk may be due to damage, deterioration, improper installation, or a change in accepted residential construction standards.

Increase your awareness of building safety – Get A Home Inspection.

 

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