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Inspector Services Group Power User Conference 2014

Many people in the home inspection business are familiar with home inspector conferences, but are not familiar with the home inspection business owner conference held annually by our friends at the Inspector Services Group! The conference received a great response from last year’s attendees, and this year there will only be space for just over [...]

Understanding Your Home Inspector E&O Insurance Policy

Every home inspector understands that it is imperative to have E&O insurance coverage to protect them and their business. The challenge comes in having an understanding of that E&O insurance policy so that the inspector knows what he is protected against and what he is not protected against. Errors and Omissions (E&O) is the insurance [...]

Items Every Home Inspector Must Have

Home inspectors face a broad and varied number of needs in terms of performing a thorough home inspection. It is true that currently, there are no industry-wide mandated items that they must have to perform their job safely and thoroughly from a physical and legal standpoint. The existing truth that trumps that reality is that [...]

Chinese Drywall is Still an Issue in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama in 2014

At this point, virtually every home inspector has heard of the contaminated Chinese drywall that is causing havoc in homes built during the housing boom between 2004 and 2007. What many may not realize is that this is still an ongoing problem in thousands of homes in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. For home inspectors [...]

Be on the Lookout for Critters During Every Inspection

The presence of wildlife in a home’s basement, attic, or elsewhere is something that all inspection personnel should be prepared for. In order to perform the best inspection possible, inspectors should know what signs to look for in the case of all variety of common and not so common animals that can invade a home. [...]

Grow Your Home Inspector Business in 2014

Becoming a professional home inspector sets you on the path for a lucrative career. Once you’ve set up shop and insured against claims that could potentially take a devastating financial toll, it’s time to get proactive about building your home inspection business. Marketing can seem like a scary—and costly—prospect, but it certainly doesn’t have to [...]

Tips to Avoid Home Inspection Electrocution

Electrical problems are the largest cause of home fires, and home inspectors must be diligent about inspecting wiring. And, when missing one faulty wire during an inspection can lead to legal and financial repercussions, home inspectors need E & O insurance protection. The home inspectors we insure are often elbow-deep in faulty wiring, and we [...]

How to Avoid Home Inspection Electrocution

Electrical problems are the largest cause of home fires, and home inspectors must be diligent about inspecting wiring. And, when missing one faulty wire during an inspection can lead to legal and financial repercussions, home inspectors need E & O insurance protection. The home inspectors we insure are often elbow-deep in faulty wiring, and we [...]

Do Home Inspectors Need Home Inspection E&O Insurance?

Home inspectors have risky jobs. No, not in the way that being a construction worker or a gymnast is risky, but in the way that home inspectors can be sued merely for doing their jobs – and they have been. Obviously it’s a home inspector’s job to find the problems in a house before a [...]

Inspectors Use Roof Inspection Tools That Reduce Risk of Injury and Possible Need to File an E & O Insurance Claim.

When it comes to roof inspections, there may come a time when E & O Insurance saves the day despite an inspector’s best efforts to be thorough.Still, there are those inspectors that are learning that having a variety of tools can not only help them fight the need to utilize their E & O insurance [...]