Alyssa Cink

Through articles, newsletters, and social media posts, Content Marketing Specialist Alyssa Cink provides risk management education to home inspectors nationwide. A Gonzaga University alumna with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minors in Spanish and journalism, Alyssa's passion for communication enables her to write engaging and clear content across mediums. A former "Harry Potter" fan club president, she is a fervent reader and podcast listener who also enjoys exploring Utah with her corgi.

Zoomed-in image of lightning strike at night. This is one of many conditions to watch out for while performing a home inspection during extreme weather.

Heat Waves and Heavy Rain: Safety Tips for Home Inspections During Extreme Weather

By Alyssa Cink / April 1, 2023

Inclement weather means different things across the United States. If you live in Utah, like much of InspectorPro’s team, a few inches of snow overnight is small potatoes for the average commuter. By comparison, that same snowfall in southern California is a rare sight that might send schools and workplaces into a frenzy. This makes…

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Rooftops in suburban neighborhood against a cloudy, sunset or sunrise sky. Ideal conditions for a morning roof inspection.

Roof Inspection Safety and Risk: The FAQs

By Alyssa Cink / March 1, 2023

How many of us take for granted the roofs over our heads? Perhaps more than we’d like to admit. But a strong, dependable roof is everything. That’s why the saying “a roof over your head” stands for safety, security, and shelter. We trust it to keep us warm and dry from rain, snow, and wind.…

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Magnifying glass hovering over wood, revealing up-close termites through a termite inspection.

Termites, Termites Everywhere: A Termite Inspection Case Study

By Alyssa Cink / February 15, 2023

The following is a real termite inspection, errors and omissions (E&O) case study from our home inspection insurance archives. To protect the insured’s identity, all identifiable characteristics—including names, associations, and locations—have been altered or removed. Just shy of Saint Patrick’s Day, Luke, a home inspector, saw his afternoon take a very unlucky turn. He and…

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Zoomed in view of two feminine, Caucasian hands passing a blank, white sheet of paper from one to the other, presumably between two women. Used to illustrate release of claims or release of liability contract as a means of limiting home inspector liability.

Release of Claims: A Contract to Limit Home Inspector Liability

By Alyssa Cink / January 15, 2023

Imagine: After buying and moving into their new home, your former client accuses you of missing mold during your inspection. Looking for or reporting mold is outside your inspection’s scope. Even so, you and your defense team spend months fighting this frivolous allegation before it resolves. Thank goodness—you can finally put that stress behind you…

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Metal cooking pot placed in a large, bright fire at nighttime

Out of the Frying Pan: Home Inspection Defects Go From Bad to Worse

By Alyssa Cink / December 1, 2022

Between the inspection and move-in day, it isn’t rare for home inspection defects to change. This can be frustrating for buyers and inspectors, alike. For example, one home inspector visited a property located at the bottom of a steep hill. While there, he observed that the house’s position on the slope could lead to flooding…

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Boots and lower pantlegs of person standing in water, presumably in a room flooded by an issue like a burst water pressure pipe (like in this claim)

Elevated Flood Pressure: A Home Plumbing Inspection Claim

By Alyssa Cink / November 1, 2022

The following is a real home inspection insurance claim from our insurance claim archives. To protect the insured’s identity, all identifiable characteristics—including names, associations, and locations—have been altered or removed. For many Americans, Sundays are routine and predictable. Some choose to rest. Others catch up on chores or prepare for the week ahead. For one…

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Amusement park or fair ride where seated people are swung in a circle high off the ground. Set against a dark blue sky with clouds.

Home Again, Home Again: Tips for Inspecting One Home Multiple Times

By Alyssa Cink / October 1, 2022

Have you ever returned to one home multiple times within the same month, week, or even day for a second buyer? You wouldn’t be alone. In fact, it’s a relatively common phenomenon. In a forum on the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors’ (InterNACHI) website, Michael Marlow of Veteran Home Inspections in Texas stated he…

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Butterflies going through metamorphosis, with different stages of transformation from left to right. Symbolizes the stages of an E&O home inspection claim.

What To Expect if You Get an E&O Claim

By Alyssa Cink / September 1, 2022

Avoiding home inspection claims is the ideal scenario. Realistically, however, it’s uncommon for inspectors to go their entire careers without one. According to our data, more than half of home inspectors will have a claim filed against them at some point. We include this statistic not to dishearten you, but rather to help you prepare…

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Tall, modern skyscraper for apartments or condos, set against a blue sky with clouds

Apartments and Condos: Multi-family Structures with Multifaceted Risks for Home Inspectors

By Alyssa Cink / August 1, 2022

People involved in the real estate industry know 2021 was a year to remember. Between stimulus checks, low mortgage rates, and the sharpest supply drop seen in decades, houses across the United States sold for record highs, writes online business publisher Kiplinger. According to Kiplinger’s article and data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR),…

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Preston Sandlin - Home Inspection Carolina Team Photo in orange convertible

Preston Sandlin: The Crazy Pants Podcaster

By Alyssa Cink / July 1, 2022

In our Inspector Spotlight series, we take a closer look at individual inspectors making an impact on the inspection industry. Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina wears many hats in the inspection industry. He also wears a lot of pants—crazy pants, that is. On Instagram and TikTok, Sandlin’s audience knows him as Inspector Crazy Pants.…

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Kiwi, painted pink on the outside and normally colored green on the inside. Illustrates concept of concealed or hidden defects.

Out of Sight: Home Inspection Claims from Concealed Defects

By Alyssa Cink / June 1, 2022

After closing on their dream home, a couple began the exciting process of renovating the property’s basement. They had big plans, including replacing the toilets. In order to work on the plumbing, the couple had the pipes depressurized. Shortly after being pressurized again, the pipes in the basement’s laundry room started to leak. The basement…

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Rusted and cracked cast iron plumbing pipe

The Cast Iron Catastrophe: A Home Inspection Insurance Claim

By Alyssa Cink / May 1, 2022

The following is a cast iron plumbing claim from our home inspector insurance claim archives. To protect the insured’s identity, all identifiable characteristics—including names, associations, and locations—have been omitted or removed. Weeks after his initial home inspection, a client asked his inspector to perform another service. He wanted the inspector to visually inspect the plumbing…

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