The Coastal Ct. ASHI Chapter has put together this page of important links to the home inspection industry and related fields. We hope that you will find it helpful.
If you access other links that you feel should be on this page please let us know so we can share them with others. Contact us at
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Home Inspector Links
Connecticut Consumer Protection Home Inspector
Connecticut Home Inspector Licensing Board
Southern New England Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors
The American Society of Home Inspectors
Connecticut State Licencing
Connecticut Home Inspection Laws
Connecticut Practice Regulation
Connecticut Code of Ethics
Building Science & Resources
Journal of Light Construction
This Old House
Fine Home Building
US Dept of Energy
US Dept of Energy Building Tech Program
Green Building Council
Federal Fire Safety Site
National Air Duct Cleaners Association
Chimney Safety Institute of America
The Connecticut Dept of Health has developed the following link to answer your private water questions. Scroll down to Groundwater and Well Contamination and Private Wells and there is a wealth of information concerning wells and drinking water. The state will be constantly upgrading this page with additional information so be sure to check back periodically.
The national EPA has also developed a safe water site which is beneficial.
What is a SEPTIC SYSTEMS and what one should and should not due to maintain it.
Section X of the
CONNECTICUT PUBLIC HEALTH CODE Regulations and Technical Standards ...
bans discharging water treatment equipment backwash into a septic.
X. OTHER WASTEWATER
Oils, greases, industrial/commercial wastes, toxic chemicals and wastewater that is not sewage, as defined in
Public Health Code Section 19-13-B103b (a), shall not be discharged to a subsurface sewage disposal system.
Discharges of wastewaters from water treatment systems (e.g., water softeners, iron or manganese removal
filters) to surface waters, sanitary sewer systems, subsurface sewage disposal systems or to the ground surface
are prohibited unless otherwise authorized by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) or the
Commissioner of Public Health. On-site disposal of water treatment system wastewater via a
separate/dedicated subsurface disposal system shall be in accordance with DEP guidance or General Permit.
Dedicated water treatment wastewater disposal systems shall meet the minimum separation distances specified
in Table No. 1.
Radon Protocols Reminder:
Coastal CT ASHI wants to
remind you that we must perform radon test that strictly
follow the EPA protocols or not testing at all. Remember
that all the homes doors and windows in the house must
be closed at least 12 hours before starting the test.
That the device will be placed in the lowest "potential"
living space and the home must remain closed for the 48
hours of the test. Tests that are performed with windows
open or started with windows open will not meet the protocols
and will invalidate the readings. Advise your clients
that when circumstances are inappropriate or difficult
testing should be done at a later date when the home can
be closed. Maybe the home should not be testing if it
is too hot and air conditioners are not available for
the resident to seek relief. Let's remember that Radon
mitigation typically cost around a thousand dollar and
is not worth torturing residents in the middle of summer.
We recommend using common sense when testing for Radon
please follow the protocols.
The Connecticut Dept of public health has developed the following link to provide you with up-to-date information concerning radon in the air and water.
The Federal EPA has developed the following link to answer questions concerning radon.
MILDEW & MOLD
The Connecticut Dept of public health has developed the following link to answer questions concerning mold.
The Federal EPA has developed the following link to help answer questions concerning mold.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association has developed the following link concerning mold.
IMPORTANT LEAD LINKS
New 2010 EPA Lead guidelines for renovations, repairs, and painting:
The Connecticut Dept of Public Health has developed the following link with information concerning lead.
The Federal EPA has developed the following link to answer questions about lead.