September has been designated National Preparedness Month and who better to help homeowners prepare their homes for natural disasters than home inspectors.
Sharing findings with sellers — whether in casual conversation, spirited debate or by written report — or even having sellers in the room listening to the inspection report presentation, has its pitfalls.
With radon affecting so many areas of the country, homeowners will look to home inspection professionals who have the skill set and credentials to detect this potentially deadly gas in their homes.
Although a home inspection business is a great low-cost enterprise, starting one can be a bit more costly than one might think. Beyond the basic tools needed for the job, there are many other things to consider.
Even a perfectly clear day can limit an inspector's ability to perform an inspection. Home inspections performed during times of excessive heat should be done with care.
Fred Buck, a home inspector since 1982 who works for King Inspections, Inc. in San Antonio and a field training instructor for American Home Inspectors Training Institute, answered some questions about CSST for AHIT.
AHIT asked Jim Ullom about how he built a successful home inspection business in Northwest Indiana, what he might have done differently and his best advice for today’s home inspectors.
One of the most important steps when buying a home is to have it inspected. The inspection can reveal problems as well as give the buyer peace of mind.
American Home Inspection Training Institute asked O’Malley about his career, tips for being a successful home inspector and his thoughts about home inspection’s future.
Those buying a condo may think that they are in the clear when it comes to needing a home inspection. But that's not necessarily so.