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Top 6 Claims Against Home Inspectors

Home Inspector News
There are several common liability claims against home inspectors, including: Roofing Damage Mold Problematic Plumbing Defects in the Foundation Water Damage Power issues Continue reading below to understand how the 6 top general liability claims against home inspectors come about and how they can be avoided. HAVE QUESTIONS? CONTACT US! 1. Roofing Damage Claim Example…
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Spa and Pool Inspection Insurance

In some areas of the country, pools are a standard feature in homes. Are you considering whether or not to include pool inspections in your list of services? On one hand, you may gain customers and capitalize on lucrative extra business if you perform spa and pool inspections. On the other hand, inspecting pools is…
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Termite Insurance Coverage for Home Inspectors

Termites are a worst-case-scenario situation for most homeowners. They can stay well hidden and are difficult to diagnose; by the time they are found, they can already have inflicted devastating damage on a home and its integrity, plus left the inspector with a lawsuit summons and an upset client. E&O Insurance Coverage for Termite Inspections…
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Radon Insurance Coverage for Home Inspectors

What You Need to Know About Radon Radon is a naturally occurring, cancer-causing byproduct of the radioactive decay of Uranium in the soil. While you cannot see, smell or taste radon, it may still be a problem in your home. Breathing in radon-contaminated air increases your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, radon is…
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Mold Coverage Insurance for Home Inspectors

Mold / Indoor Air Quality Sampling Coverage Insurance Let’s face it, many houses have mold somewhere inside. Where there is water and moisture, there’s usually some sort of mold. On the surface, literally and figuratively, mold is a major deterrent from buying what is an otherwise great home. But not all mold is toxic, however,…
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Green Building Inspections and Insurance Coverage

If you are looking to increase your business and bottom line, adding green building inspections to your inspection services can set you apart from the competition. No special tools are involved, and it is a niche with limited competition and growing in demand. Read on to discover what green building inspections involve and how to…
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Commercial Coverage for Home Inspectors

The Risks of Commercial Building Inspections Commercial inspections are a complicated niche in the home inspection industry and one that few home inspectors and home inspector organizations across the country are taking advantage of. That means that if you routinely perform commercial inspections, you need the proper insurance coverage in order to stay protected (above…
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How to Handle Home Inspection Claims by Your Clients

Home Inspector News
Handling claims from clients has been a point of contention for home inspectors. Home inspectors have been afraid of reporting claims due to the potential ramifications to their insurance coverage. The fear of increased premiums and the potential loss of coverage has kept many complaints and claims unreported since most states now require home inspectors…
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Importance Of A Pre-Inspection Agreement For Home Inspectors

 Home inspectors are professionally trained to identify issues and risks with a home and may suggest recommendations based on the inspection. A pre-inspection agreement allows you to set the exact terms of your inspection and helps insulate you. EliteMGA requires that you always have a signed pre-inspection agreement before you begin an inspection. What…
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