Originally Posted By: dfrend This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
I am looking into getting a digital camera soon and adding pis to my report. I want to put together a sample report with some problems based on an imaginary home. Anybody have photos of problems they found that they don’t mind me using. As a new inspector I want to be able to show clients a good report, but even if I had the camera, I wouldn’t have the photos. Please help
Originally Posted By: Phil Petroska This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
Don’t know if you want to use this one but thought the board might get a kick out of it. This stove was found in a cabin owned by…, you guessed it, an engineer. My guess is that he was probably an electrical or mechanical engineer and hadn’t considered the possibility of flue gasses chilling out before they had a chance to get up the chimney and thereby increasing creasote deposits in the pipes and chimney. The buyer’s insurance company made her remove it.
You're going to get a lot of flaky photos that won't match in an "imaginary home".
Your best bet is to get the digital camera, inspect a family member or friend or even your own home, and prepare the sample report using those photos. Or get your favorite realtor to give you access to a vacant house for a few hours.
What you're trying to do is a great idea for marketing, but what are you going to say when some smart a$% looking at your report catches the inconsistencies in the report & photos.