We are a Certified Hot Water Heater Inspector in Florida.

HOt Water Heater inspector certification seal.

Requirements to be an InterNACHI Certified Hot Water Heater Inspector

Certified Hot Water Hater Inspector Certificate.


The goal of this course is to teach home inspectors how to inspect residential water heater tanks, including fuel and electric water heater tanks.


Upon successful completion of this course, the inspector will be able to:
  ⦿   identify components of gas-fired and electric water heater tanks;
  ⦿   recognize and describe defects and safety hazards in relation to modern standards and requirements;
  ⦿   communicate how a flammable vapor ignition resistance system (FVIR) works;
  ⦿   understand the importance of temperature-and-pressure relief valves; and
  ⦿   check hazards of confined spaces with fuel-fired water heater tanks.

Course includes:

  ⦿   8,141 words;
  ⦿   113 minutes of video;
  ⦿   student book;
  ⦿   inspection and writing assignment;
  ⦿   research and writing assignment;
  ⦿   60-question final exam;
  ⦿   instant grading;
  ⦿   Certificate of Completion.

The Inspector will learn the following topics:

  ⦿   Components of a water heater tank
  ⦿   Water heater as a space heater
  ⦿   Sacrificial rod
  ⦿   Drain valve
  ⦿   Access
  ⦿   Labeling
  ⦿   Pressurized expansion tanks
  ⦿   Tankless water heaters
  ⦿   Tankless temperature control
  ⦿   Tankless size
  ⦿   Tankless coils in boilers
  ⦿   Indirect water heaters
  ⦿   Water heater tank locations
  ⦿   Located in storage closets, bedrooms and bathrooms
  ⦿   Located in garages
  ⦿   Located in attics
  ⦿   Confined space and combustion air
  ⦿   Seismic supports for tanks
  ⦿   Water valves for water heater tanks
  ⦿   Inspecting the valve
  ⦿   Dip tube hole
  ⦿   Fuel shutoff valves or electric disconnects
  ⦿   TPR valves
  ⦿   Location of TPR valves on water heater tanks
  ⦿   Relief valve importance
  ⦿   Expansion tank on a boiler
  ⦿   Discharge pipe on TPR valve
  ⦿   Water leak catch pan
  ⦿   Defects at a water heater tank
  ⦿   Hot water
  ⦿   FVIR
  ⦿   Bradford White
  ⦿   Maintenance recommendations
  ⦿   Suggested inspection report narratives

Service Area:
Map of the Tampa Bay Area

Largo, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa

Contact Us:

Email: steve@thorospect.com
Phone: 727-228-2260
Hours: Mon-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm
Address: Largo, FL 33778 USA

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