Drawing on his experience as a professional home inspector and employing his talent for story-telling, Frank Ross' new book The Insider's Guide to Home Inspection provides a comprehensive look at homes. Ideal for home buyers or home owners, the author uses understandable language along with helpful photographs and detailed illustrations to point out key areas and systems to examine. You will find answers to these questions: Why get a home inspection? What is a home inspection? What is an inspector? What does a home inspector do? What types of inspections are available? Also, a part of this volume?are chapters covering the components of an average home: electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling, structure and the building envelope. Tips for maintaining a home and being safe in the home are also included. While this is NOT a how-to DIY home inspection checklist, this IS a guide that is sure to find a permanent place on your bookshelf.