Inspection Tips

National Property Inspections, Inc. will now be training franchisees on how to fly and operate drones on inspections

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce they will now be introducing drone operation training into their Training Academy schedule. Randy Yates, Training Coordinator and inspection expert for NPI, has earned his pilot’s license and will now be Continue Reading »

Tools of the Trade

By Randy Yates, Training Consultant Administrator, NPI/GPI Home and commercial property inspectors need specific tools to perform certain portions of the inspection. Inspecting properties requires more than just a clipboard and flashlight — although a flashlight is one of the tools needed. An inspector’s basic set of tools includes the following: Shock-resistant combination flat/Phillips screwdriver. Continue Reading »

Avoid Becoming a ‘Bad’ Inspector

As you know, may know many people will ask friends and family members to recommend a business or an individual for a job they need done. Some individuals will search online for reviews and advice from others. For these reasons, it is crucial for home inspectors to maintain professionalism, provide great customer service and adhere Continue Reading »

Is Carbon Monoxide Still a Concern?

With all of the awareness and education available to the general public, is there need to still be concerned about carbon monoxide (CO)? Consider these recent headlines: Police: Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning killed 8 Carbon Monoxide Suspected In Lauderdale Deaths Teen who drowned in Lake Travis had carbon monoxide in her system 4 Are Found Dead Continue Reading »

Should Home Inspectors Become Certified in WDO Inspections?

Termites are small enough that one could sit comfortably on your fingernail. How devastating could the damage be from an insect as small as this? According to PestWorld.org, termites cause $ 5 billion in property damage each year.  Other wood-destroying organisms (WDO) include fungi, carpenter ants and wood-boring beetles. Early damage from WDO can be Continue Reading »

Mold Certification Is Beneficial for Home Inspectors

NPI/GPI encourages its franchise owners/inspectors to diversify their businesses by offering additional inspection services. One way we achieve this is by training our inspectors in both home and commercial building inspection — and we’re the only franchisor to do so — so that our franchisees have more earning potential with commercial building inspections. Another service Continue Reading »