Telescoping ladders. Love them or leave them?

The number one question a home inspector has when it comes to tools is…what is the best ladder. That’s right, this question is asked all the time. But is there really a best ladder? Let’s stick to the most recommended ladder. And note, this is not a review of the ladders, just an informative post […]

Why Did That Chimney Fail?

by Tom Feiza, Mr. Fix-It, Inc. How to Operate Your Home (www.htoyh.com) Any crumbling or other damage to chimney masonry can easily be attributed to water. Once water enters the brick and mortar, freeze and thaw cycles occur. Water expands when it freezes, breaking apart brick, mortar and even concrete.  Masonry chimneys are exposed to […]

Get Your Home Inspection Marketing Going!

You completed your home inspection training, you have your state license (if required), you set up your company, you’re ready to roll. But how are you planning to get your phone to ring? That seems to be the big question we see and hear all the time. New inspectors, as well as established inspectors, seem […]

Continuous Radon Monitors vs. Charcoal Canisters. Here is the difference.

This content is a guest post by Laura Armul, Sales and Marketing Director, SunRADON. The sale of a home can be contingent upon the result of a radon test.  Getting immediate results to the home buyer, home seller and real estate agent is absolutely necessary to close the deal.  While charcoal canisters and other passive […]

A Home Inspectors Guide To The Most Recommended Moisture Meter Device!

A frequent request on many home inspector message boards is “What is the best moisture meter”. Like any other tool, software, or whatever you are looking for, you will get many different answers from that question from your colleagues. We have spent the time and went through most of the home inspector message boards to […]

Asbestos Resources For The Home Inspector

Fact: Most asbestos related diseases are diagnosed 15 years after exposure(American Cancer Society). What does that mean to the home inspector. For starters, take precaution inspecting older homes where asbestos may be present. The folks at Asbestos.com have produced a Comprehensive Guide To Asbestos In The Home that all home inspectors should have, for their […]

How to Keep up with Social Groups for Home Inspectors (Updated for 2022)

We first published this blog in late 2020 listing the most relevant Facebook Home Inspection related groups. Since then, new groups have emerged, as well as additional members joined these groups. We have updated this list to reflect both. If you’re a home inspector, then I’m sure you know that social media plays a big […]

How to Grow Your Business With Add-On Services

At some point in time, most home inspectors will think about growing their business beyond the initial home inspection that they offer their clients. By offering add-on services, you can provide a well rounded inspection to the client. You can also stay competitive or help differentiate your company from the other inspection companies. Before you […]

Can You Estimate Repairs For A Home Inspection?

Should you do this for a home inspection client? Probably not! But you may think about it as you inspect. Here is a chance to give it a shot, and have fun. Who doesn’t like a good contest, especially around the holiday season where you can win a Major Prize! As a home inspector, you […]

The Ultimate Home Inspection Podcast List

Join some of the top home inspectors share their stories and tips on their podcasts. We have compiled a list of all the home inspection podcasts for easy find.