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Risk Management

Who can sign my pre-inspection agreement?

Two years after the inspection, a multi-inspector firm received a county court summons. Within the summons, the inspection company’s former clients made a litany of allegations: Termites occupied multiple areas on the first floor, including the garage. One of the anchor plates on the basement wall was “moldy musty.” The bottom of the heating unit…

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Claim 7: Pests

Note: The following is a condensed version of a longer article, which we created for The Managing Risk column. The column reviews the most common allegations in the industry and provides tips to make inspectors better equipped to prevent claims. For the full version, read the original here. Over two years after performing a home and pest inspection,…

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Top 5 ways to protect your business from drone-related claims

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on drone inspections. Start with Part 1 to learn why and how home inspectors are using drones to better serve inspection clients. Read it here. Last year, in an article for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Nick Gromicko, founder of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors…

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Claim 6: Structural Damage

Note: The Managing Risk column reviews the most common allegations in the industry and provides tips to make inspectors better equipped to prevent claims. In a recent claim, claimants alleged that a home inspector failed to detect structural deficiencies in the property. The claimants alleged that the inspector failed to identify that the wrong sized…

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Claim 5: Plumbing

Note: The Managing Risk column reviews the most common allegations in the industry and provides tips to make inspectors better equipped to prevent claims. Last fall, one of our home inspectors received a claim alleging that he failed to identify the existence of polybutylene pipes during his inspection of a condominium two months earlier. The…

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Top 5 Claims Against Home Inspectors

Last year, we published an infographic featuring the top five claims home inspectors face each year and what you can do to mitigate your risk. One year later, those allegations—water damage, roof issues, foundation defects, mold, and plumbing problems—continue to be common. We revisit each claim type by looking at recent claims from our archives…

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Claim 4: Mold

Note: The Managing Risk column reviews the most common allegations in the industry and provides tips to make inspectors better equipped to prevent claims. View the article in print at the bottom of the page. Even if you’re not inspecting for mold—but especially if you are—it’s important to know how to avoid a mold claim.…

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3 inspection photos you should take to manage your risk

In North Carolina, a home inspector performed an inspection on a property that had been vacant for about 18 months. During the home inspection, the inspector ran the water in the various fixtures, including the shower directly above the kitchen. The inspector photographed the kitchen, including the ceiling, which, at the time, showed no signs…

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