Benefits of Using a Drone for Home Inspections
The unmanned aircraft system is quickly becoming an integral part of home inspectors toolkits. These UAS offer several advantages:
- They are quicker and more agile than their human counterparts.
- Their remote-controlled speed and their ability to have fewer employees involved in the process make it a sensible option.
- They are much less expensive than hiring a manned aircraft, with lower airspace restrictions.
- Additionally, it is immensely safer and more precise for the inspectors looking at hard to reach spots. Places where not even dangerous ladders are accessible to reach, resulting in more accurate reports.
As an inspector, it is important to understand the benefits outweigh the negatives of operating a drone. If you are using a drone for any home inspection business purpose, you must have UAS insurance. Please contact EliteMGA for additional details on what type of UAS insurance for home inspections you need.
FAA Restrictions for Home Inspectors
The usage of drones in the home inspection industry continues to grow and so are their increasing restrictions. The FAA has limits on the usage of UAS such as operational limitations, and a certified remote pilot in command. Essentially, the aircraft must be no more than 400 feet in the air, weigh no more than 55 pounds, be within a 3-mile radius of the operator, and have an insured operator that has completed an on-line certification by the TSA.
As previously stated, one of the most important coverages for home inspectors using drones to improve their home inspection business services is unmanned aircraft systems insurance. Call EliteMGA to discuss adding drone insurance to your home inspector coverage.