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Sprinkler Systems & Wood Destroying Insects / Moisture Investigation - Houston

  • June 04, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn 23535 Northgate Crossing Spring, TX 77373
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Lawn Irrigation / Sprinkler System Inspections 

TREC Approved Course #42374
4 hour CE Course

A key to inspecting a lawn irrigation system efficiently is to know how it works. This course will educate the inspector on proper installation as related to TCEQ requirements and TREC Standards of Practice. Your instructor will walk you through inspection of various control panels, rain, freeze and wind sensors all the way out to the drip irrigation and spray heads. You will also learn proper system coverage and watering procedure so you can educate your clients on proper maintenance and watering procedures.

Topics Covered:

  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Requirements
  • International Residential Code (IRC)
  • Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers
  • Irrigation Control Panels
  • Zone Coverage
  • Head to Head Coverage, Head Direction, Irrigation Heads
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Parkway Requirement
  • Pressure Buildup
  • Lawn Soil
  • Double Check-Valve Assembly
  • Back-Flow Prevention
  • Irrigation Manifolds
  • Rain Freeze Sensor Requirements

Wood Destroying Insects
Termite (WDI) Inspection and Moisture Investigation

TREC Approved Course #42375
4 hour CE Course

Moisture problems around the structure and conducive conditions listed within the Chapter 3 of the IRC will be covered. 

The goal of this course is to teach Texas Home Inspectors how to perform wood-destroying insect inspections according to Texas Real Estate Commission and Structural Pest Control Service guidelines, as well as state approved reporting methods using the NEW T-5 Wood Destroying Insect Report forms.

While wood destroying insect inspections exceed TREC SOP’s, Texas Inspectors may find that their general knowledge, as well as their home inspection services, can be enhanced by becoming familiar with the different Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) in Texas, along with structural threats they pose. The state specific guidelines for WDI treatment can help Texas Home Inspectors add value to their inspection services and provide useful information to their clients.

This course teaches the inspector how to inspect for indications of infestation of wood-destroying organisms that may exist in a building using a visual examination with the use of specialized equipment.

Topics Covered:
  • Licensing Requirements by the Structural Pest Control Service. 
  • Identifying conducive conditions that attract wood destroying insects to a structure.
  • Identifying moisture problems in a home, which is a key factor in helping prevent attracting Wood Destroying Insects to a structure.
  • Describe and sketch the biological aspects of common wood-destroying organisms.
  • Identify and describe termites, fungi, and common wood-destroying insects.
  • Communicate treatment and management options for wood-destroying insects.
  • Methods to prevent termite damage.
  • Inspect crawlspaces; basements; and foundation structures by following an inspection checklist and WDIR form.
  • List the critical laws concerning wood-destroying insects.
  • Describe the value of the inspection in relation to the real estate transaction.

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Start Pre-Registration at: 7:15 am

Time: 8 am - 5 pm (Pre-Registration starts at 7:15 am)

Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

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