Again "What is a Home Inspection"

It’s time I posted this again for all the new inspectors…

“A home inspection is a high-liability, in-depth, multi-disciplined technical analysis of the home conducted under adverse circumstances in front of a demanding audience, requiring the generation of an incredibly detailed written report prepared in an unrealistically short time frame for an inconceivably low fee.”


I thought it was an avenue to make $100,000 plus yearly with little to no experience and minimal upfront cost.

Or as part time job to make extra beer money. :nerd_face:

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Well, you got one part right. :laughing:

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I’ll drink to that! :beer::beer:

I’m curious what the ‘adverse circumstances’ are in that description? - you choose to be an inspector, if you think your job description includes adverse circumstances you might try asking the police, fireman or military what its like to be working in adverse circumstances and then reconsider if you find yourselves in those conditions…
" adverse circumstance
noun disadvantage, plight, predicament, regrettable occurrence, unfavorable development, unfortunate situation"

I think that Roy’s description is more of a humorous description of a home inspector and far from describing any duties that First Responders perform on a daily basis.:grinning:

I know -but ive seen that posted about 100 times and i think some inspectors are starting to believe it.

I know, but many of the new inspectors haven’t.

Not sure about the homes in Westchester, but here in New Mexico there are a lot of crawlspaces. I do not know of any police officers or firefighters that regularly go into those dark recesses of a home. Go through a few dozen then you can give an opinion on whether it is an adverse situation or not. If your procedures include walking attic spaces, one is just a misstep away from an adverse circumstance. Steep high roofs, mold, pesticides, ladders, critters, etc.

Since we (hopefully) are striving to use language accurately, then the use of adverse in describing business relations is a correct usage. Lawsuits are in the realm of the possible.

Of course, fluffy risk adverse inspectors will disclaim just about everything, just as there as there are cops who sit out certain situations.

Thanks for posting Roy:grinning: