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"Home Inspector On Call"

Do you have an unanswered problem with your Home or Real Property? 

Maybe you didn't have a Home Inspection when you purchased the property.

Did your Home Inspection Report cover all the issues it was supposed to, or is your problem outside the scope of that inspection?

Submit your inquiery at: Home Inspector On Call

 Free Online web site that addresses home owner - buyer questions about their building problems.

Posted in Submitted by DavidAndersen on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 17:12.

Clarksville Real Estate Homeowners Guide

Receive A Free InterNACHI Homeowners Guide (a $24.95 value) as part of your Move-In-Certified Inspection.

This 83 page book is an excellent reference to prepare your home for sale and makes a great gift to your buyer!

Posted in Submitted by DavidAndersen on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 19:22.

Clarksville Thermal Home Inspector debunks Memphis HI

Add-on services include thermal infrared imaging letting you see an MRI of your building.


As hosted by Home Gauge.

Infrared Thermal Imaging is NOT an MRI or anything even close to it!

I have worked on all kinds of medical Imaging Equipment and I am a Certified Infrared Thermographer. I use Thermal Imaging in conjunction with MRI and other Radiological equipment like ultrasound in the assessment of Equine Illness and pathological assessment.

MRI is nuclear magnetic resonance imaging which uses a magnetic field to align hydrogen atoms of water in the body. If you could fit a house in an MRI, it would not work like it does on the human body.

Television and ever expanding untrained Thermal Imaging Camera Owners are twisting the capabilities of this technology. Thermal Imaging is new to Building Science and Home Inspection because the cost and flexibility of the imaging equipment has drastically improved in the past couple of years. It is extremely effective, if used properly. Controlling the clients expectations is of utmost importance. Your published claims are far fetched and do not help.

You have NO grounds to advertise this technology in this manor.
Those of us who are actually qualified to offer this service in Real Estate Home Inspection do not need the likes of you making false claims through your marketing ploy.

Posted in Submitted by DavidAndersen on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 19:24.

Clarksville Tn Real Estate

Posted in Submitted by DavidAndersen on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 19:21.

Home Inspection Brentwood TN

Go beyond the Tennessee State Law of a "Readily Visible" Home Inspection with a Thermal Home Home Inspection.

T.C.A. § 62-6-302: "Readily visible" means seen by using natural or artificial light without the use of equipment or tools other than a flashlight;

When looking for a Home Inspector in Brentwood, Clarksville or in the Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville Metro areas, Search for "Thermal Home Inspection".

There are InterNACHI Inspectors available in these areas to provide a more in-depth look at your Real Estate purchase.

Posted in Submitted by DavidAndersen on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 19:19.

One Amazed(ing) Clarksville TN Home Inspector!

Is there no one in TN (or elsewhere) that wants to be a "Thermal Home Inspector"?

Posted in Submitted by DavidAndersen on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 19:17.

Tennessee Home Inspection Report Review

I have always been extremely unsettled about home inspection reports that disclaim things to protect our litigation liabilities and excessive use of "investigate further by another contractor".

To me, inspection reports become pages and pages of what the home inspector did not do /is not required to do. I was drafted into the home inspection industry from real estate agents that also felt the same way. Their question to me was, "what do you really do"?

I have been using Dominick's Home Inspection Pro reporting software for some time, but have been uncomfortable with its output. I'm one of those guys that is difficult to pry away from Microsoft Word templates where I can make the output what I want.

Well, yesterday I reformatted my template from Home InspectorPro and am extremely satisfied with it (personally). I can fulfill my state of inspection requirements in a matter of minutes.

Please take a look at my template and help me critique this.
This may only work for those of you that have a home inspection law, but can also be used with the NACHI standards of practice.

What I did was to cut and paste the actual home inspection law for the State of Tennessee into my inspection report software. The context of the report and blue font is the actual state law. I added one photograph and one discrepancy example. Each discrepancy will be posted under each section of the report and posted to the summary page if properly classified.

My thinking is that someone has put a lot of thought into creating home inspection procedures. Why re-create the wheel? Why do I have to tell someone that I can't see their septic system because it's under the ground? Why do I have to tell someone that I couldn't inspect their HVAC system, because it's too cold outside, or because home inspectors aren't qualified to do this in the 1st place?!

Why do we have to reinterpret what the standards of practice are?

Actually, they're quite clear! Why should I disclaim anything or recommend further evaluation on something that I am not required to be responsible for in accordance with standards of practice set by the state or your home inspection Association?

Why do we have to answer questions that have not been asked?

Why do we have to answer questions that a bottom feeding lawyer may ask in court? This doesn't keep you out of court!

So, with this in mind, take a look at the basic format of my report. The state law says that you can add or go beyond the "standards" and put anything you want to "voluntarily" in any report that can be easily added.

The first thing that a lawyer representing a client is going to present in court is your home inspection report. This point is to question your business practices in Association with what is expected. What is expected by your client? Or what's expected by the state or standards of practice of your home inspection industry?.

If the state law is right smack dab in the middle of your clients forhead in blue-and-white text, how can they dispute anything?

Maybe I'm missing something, but this seems to be totally elementary!
If you would be so kind as to review this concept (after putting aside all that you have been taught and have observed from past example) and give me your feedback. I see this concept as being a cure-all for all the legal litigation problems faced by home inspectors.

Nobody wants to make this so simple because they make money off of you!

Blow smoke up your clients butt with all this disclaimer protection stuff, they will perceive what are doing and try to sue the pants off of you!

Your home inspection report is all about credibility. It's about client expectation. Your client sits there in court and cries how they misinterpreted what you said because you didn't do it appropriately or use the incorrect wording. This is happening. I was sued because the lawyer could only say "I wouldn't have phrased it a different way".

Well guys, the SOP or your state law tells to exactly how you should phrase it. When the state says you will describe, then you simply describe it as they state it in the law. If the client misinterprets you, they are misinterpreting the law (not your problem). If their attorney cannot reinterpret the law for the client and sues you anyway then they are being negligent and probably need to be reviewed by the Bar Association!

It's my opinion that I can advertise this reporting system to real estate agents who really don't want their clients to be overcome with irrelevant stuff, resulting in the loss of the sale. Without becoming "a bed partner" to the real estate agent, you can perform your obligations to the client without creating undue stress, to an overstressed homebuyer resulting in a loss of real estate transaction.

We need to remain focused, and we need to meet the expectations of our clients and not produce an unnecessary burden on the real estate agent, who is not responsible for what we do.

Please review this report here:

David A. Andersen & Associates
Clarksville - Nashville Home Inspector Lic#40
ITC Certified Infrared Thermographer Cert#1958
Building Science Thermographer Cert#33784
HVAC Certification EPA Cert#2046620

Link to my Website at: http://www.midtninspections.com/link-submission

Posted in Submitted by DavidAndersen on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 19:14.

Web submission

Posted in Submitted by DavidAndersen on Mon, 07/28/2008 - 17:33.