A Home Inspector could violate the code of ethics by using one of the items in his report to get another job for his company. For instance, if he owns a handyman company, this Inspector who finds that the fascia along the gutters is in bad disrepair. The Inspector tells the homeowner that this item really should be replaced and his company can do it for him at the best price. This Inspector is cornering the homeowner on an issue and pressing his own services upon this owner without giving the owner a chance to get an honest opinion with more than one estimate.
The Owner at this point should turn down the Inspector and report the Inspector on violation of ethics. The Inspector needs to wait at least 12 months from time of inspection to offer this owner his services to repair his fascia.