Category Archives: Home Inspection 101

Black Friday Tools & Equipment Deals. Shop Now!

Happy Thanksgiving 2022. We hope you had a great holiday. Another Black Friday is here, and so are discounts on some of the tools that you use during the course of inspections. We have found a bunch of deals that may be attractive to you. FLIR C3-X Compact Thermal Camera with WIFI and Includes VP50-2 […]

These are the most recommended Gas Leak Detector by home inspectors

The gas leak detector is one tool that inspectors may want to have in their tool bag, but not without some controversy. Some inspectors feel their nose is the best detector, some rely on soapy water to find the gas leak. Consider reading this if you want to know if you should be using a […]

Garage Doors for the Home Inspector

Guest post by Mark Fisher I am not a home inspector, but our paths cross daily and I want to help you, so you can help us, and we both help the end consumer. A little background: I am an industry ( IDEA) certified garage door master technician, certified instructor, certified trainer, 27 years on […]

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 (Updated for 2023)

We first published this blog in late 2020 listing the most relevant Facebook Home Inspection related groups. Since then, new groups have emerged, and many new members have 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.