I am a new inspector in the Daytona Beach area. I have enjoyed reading the forum, and learned a ton off of it so far. I am really happy that I joined NACHI. So many resources with this organization, it really is unbelievable.
A little history on myself. I have a varied background. I have owned a general construction business with my dad and brother, and have done a bunch of various construction jobs over the years. Remodeling type of work, so I’ve done a little of everything. In my younger years, I thought that I wanted in to work inside in the A/C so I did graphics on the computer on and off for about 10 years. I got tired of sitting and couldn’t take it anymore, so I did some other little things for a couple years. My mom has been a realtor in the area for about 30 years and one day asked me if I had ever thought about doing home inspections. Started looking into it, and decided it was a good fit for me, so here I am. I have a good amount of contacts through my mom, so I have been getting work here and there, just from people knowing her. I haven’t really had a chance to go out and promote myself, but plan on doing that soon.
So anyway, I have been taking it slow and doing 1 or 2 inspections a week, and I really like it. I graduated from AHIT last November or so, and had bought there software, had to get it during my weekend class to get a discount and didn’t really know much better at the time. Well, it didn’t take me long to realize that there are much better packages out there, so I have been test driving HIP for a few weeks. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I will be purchasing it soon, those guys over there are the best.
On to my question. I have an inspection booked next week for a 104 year old house, and am a little worried, just not sure what I am going to run into. I’ve never inspected anything this old. If anyone here could give me some tips on inspecting an old house like this, I would really appreciate it. Again, thanks everyone for all of the posts and help on everything so far, and I look forward to hints, tips, questions, suggestions, etc., and giving my input for years to come.