Category Archives: Home Inspection 101

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 […]

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 […]

How to Keep up with Social Groups for Home Inspectors

If you’re a home inspector, then I’m sure you know that social media plays a big role in marketing your business. But are you taking advantage of the social media space to connect with your inspector colleagues? Did you know that there are about 35 groups on Facebook that are specific to home inspectors? 35!  […]

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.

Is a Home Inspection Franchise right for you?

If you are looking to get into the home inspection business, you have a few options. You can get your training, get your license(if required in your state) and work for a multi inspection firm. In this case you are simply working for someone else. But, most inspectors start because they want to work for […]

Work Smarter, Not Harder

As I get ready to celebrate my 11th year as a home inspector, I began to reminisce about the days when I was first starting out. I was taking part time classes at a local college for a year, and after that, I shadowed a tenured inspector for three months. Once I had finally received […]