Reuben Saltzman teaches continuing education classes to home inspectors both at the local and national level. Please contact our offices to schedule these classes directly with Reuben.
Here’s some feedback from recent classes that Reuben has taught at other ASHI chapters:
We have had Reuben present home inspector classes for the Great Plains ASHI Chapter 3 times. Each time he has been voted “best speaker” of the seminar. He really knows his stuff and can speak to home inspectors in an entertaining, informative manner. His Powerpoint presentations really add to his teaching. He is also easy to work with as a guest speaker, and I appreciate his professionalism.– Miki Mertz, ASHI Great Plains Chapter (KS)
Reuben’s demeanor and ability to convey ideas in an uncomplicated way have greatly improved our chapter’s reputation as a CE provider in the local area. Often it’s not the topic covered, but the quality of the speaker that leaves the biggest impression on the audience and I’ve had multiple requests from seminar attendees to bring him back to speak in the future. He is very knowledgeable and uses real world examples that simplify confusing topics and his presentation style is engaging and informative without being arrogant or condescending.
– Sean Troxell, MAC-ASHI (MD)
Reuben is articulate and well-versed in all areas of the inspection industry. While his intelligence is commendable, it is the way that Reuben is able to articulate his thoughts that makes him one of the best speakers we’ve been fortunate enough to listen to. He has been, and continues to be, a tremendous leader to the ASHI Heartland organization. We are fortunate to have Reuben as a frequent speaker and member of our organization and I cannot recommend Reuben Saltzman highly enough as a speaker.
– Matt Butcher, ASHI Heartland Chapter (MN)
Identifying Exterior Water Problems (2 hours)
One of the biggest problems facing newer homes is bulk water intrusion at the exterior walls, which can lead to mold problems and rot. This class will help home inspectors identify water intrusion while conducting a home inspection, with a focus on stucco, ACMV, wood siding, and vinyl siding. Most of the inspection methods shown in this class exceed the ASHI Standard of Practice, but they are not considered to be intrusive. This class is taught by a home inspector, for home inspectors. This class incorporates numerous instructional videos demonstrating advanced inspection methods.
New Construction Inspections (2 hours)
This class covers the most common issues found during home inspections on new construction homes. Major components covered will include attics, roofs, siding, decks, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.
- Objections to new construction inspections, manufacturer’s requirements, and code rule discussion
- Attic defects: insulation, air leakage, and framing
- Roof defects: nailing, venting, and flashing
- Exterior defects: decks and siding
- Basement and structural defects
- HVAC defects: furnaces, ductwork, and clearance requirements for various exhaust and inlet terminals
- Plumbing defects: water heaters, leaks, and access panels.
Home Inspections on Old Houses (2 or 4 hours)
This course is focused on the most common home inspection defects that come up during inspections of old houses. Topics include:
- General differences between old and new homes
- Chimneys, chimney inspections, stucco-covered chimneys
- Miscellaneous old-houses features (aka “doo-hickeys”)
- Plumbing: drum traps, floor drains, S-traps, steel drains, steel water lines, lead water supplies, cross-connections. The real reason plumbing vents are needed, along with plenty of video demonstrations.
- Electrical – overhead wires, fuse panels, knob and tube wiring, ungrounded outlets and fixtures, using a voltage detector.