Why We Built Tap Inspect for Home Inspectors

Anyone that has done it knows that growing a home inspection business is hard work. Its is a special club of home inspectors that have risked safety and predicability to build a business that they hope makes the world a little bit better.

So why did we build Tap Inspect?

My partner, Jason Adams, and myself come from different backgrounds but share a common belief. We believe that all the hard work, sacrifice, and risk is worth the price if we can make a small dent in the universe. We honestly hope we can leave the world a better place due to our efforts.

With Tap Inspect, we realized that building home inspection reports does not have to be that complicated. There is more to life that sitting at a computer every night and writing home inspection reports. Everything we do, every feature we add, and every design we implement is focused on making that a reality.

It is hard to believe that so many home inspectors use Tap Inspect every day and it has become such a big part of so many lives. We look forward to more improvements and helping all of you spend more time doing what you love the most.

News Home Inspectors Can Use: End of Summer Edition

August is right around the corner, bringing with it the last home inspection conferences of the summer. Here are the hottest ways to wind down your busiest season:

* Info on the¬†TAREI Summer Conference¬†is finally here. This year’s¬†event kicks off in Houston from July 25th through 26th and will include workshops on infrared certification, structural lessons and common deficiencies. Information on individual sessions is available here and registration is right over here.

* While you’re checking out TAREI, stick around for the¬†IQPC Oil & Gas Asset Integrity and Inspection Management Summit,¬†from July 28th through 30th in Houston. This year, you’ll catch speakers from Chevron, Shell, the¬†Subsea Engineering Program at the¬†University of Houston and Eagle Energy. Themes on the event focus on corrosion, integrity and risk management.

* The North Carolina Council of Code Officials also welcomes their 10th Quadrennial Educational Conference August 3 through 6 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Registration is $200 for current inspectors and $100 for retired inspectors if you register before July 18th.

* If you want the skinny on becoming a roof data technician, InterNACHI is passing it out for free. Wednesday, August 6th, InterNACHI will host a free online training seminar designed to educate inspectors on what roof data technicians do and how to get started. You can check out the full program of events right over here.

* Late August brings with it the six annual section meetings of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. The six regional meetings run through mid-October and kick off with the Southwestern Section Meeting in Sparks, Nevada from August 24th through the 28th. A full list of each meeting is available at iaei.org.

* Details are finally available on the Florida Association of Building Inspectors’ fall conference. Head to Weston, FL from September 20 and 21 to get in on the action. This year’s event will include a special section on wind mitigation and continuing education. More information is available here. Early bird hotel deals expire August 20.

 

News Home Inspectors Can Use: Summer Edition

Summa-summa-summa tiiiiiiiiiiime is here, bringing with it lots of home buying and the joy of inspecting a home and property with the blazing sun beating down your neck. If you need an escape from the heat, boy howdy have we got some. Here are a few cool conferences coming up for home inspectors:

* July 11th, 12th and 13th, the Great Lakes Chapter of ASHI hosts their summer conference. This year’s event will feature workshops on modern HVAC equipment, reporting techniques, inspection tips and of course their peer review program, which we covered last year. Registration ends June 29th. Info on conference fees and a schedule of events is available here.

* Texas, home of the¬†TAREI Summer Conference. This year’s event kicks off in Houston from July 25th through 26th. No details have been announced yet.

* Oil and gas inspectors, head to Texas (if you’re not there already). The¬†IQPC Oil & Gas Asset Integrity and Inspection Management Summit runs from July 28th through 30th in Houston and will include speakers from Chevron, Shell, the¬†Subsea Engineering Program at the¬†University of Houston and Eagle Energy.

* The North Carolina Council of Code Officials also welcomes their 10th Quadrennial Educational Conference August 3 through 6 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Registration is $200 for current inspectors and $100 for retired inspectors if you register before July 18th.

* If you want the skinny on becoming a roof data technician, InterNACHI is passing it out for free. Wednesday, August 6th, InterNACHI will host a free online training seminar designed to educate inspectors on what roof data technicians do and how to get started. You can check out the full program of events right over here.

* Late August brings with it the six annual section meetings of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. The six regional meetings run through mid-October and kick off with the Southwestern Section Meeting in Sparks, Nevada from August 24th through the 28th. A full list of each meeting is available at iaei.org.

News Inspectors Can Use: May Showers Edition

The busy season is in full effect. We hope you’re staying on top of your work load. Here are a few spots to slip away if you need a break (or continuing education credits).

* It’s too late for an early bird discount, but it’s not too late to get registered for the Building Officials Association of Florida‚Äôs 2014 educational conference¬†and trade expo. Landing in Clearwater, Florida June 7th through 12th, the event will include a¬†huge¬†array of classes‚ÄĒwe‚Äôre talking everything from plumbing to gas piping systems‚ÄĒand will include some built-in time to see the Florida sights.

* Austin, Texas is typically known for its hot weather and cool margaritas, but from June 8 through 12, it will be home to the Texas State Association of Plumbing Inspectors’ annual conference. Group rates at the Holiday Inn Midtown are available with the group code “API.”

* Florida is a hotspot (both literally and figuratively) for inspection conferences. The Florida Association of Building Inspectors kicks off its summer conference June 21 and 22 at the Safety Harbor and Resort Spa in Clearwater. 14 continuing education credits are up for grabs as are workshops on wind mitigation, electrical inspections, Chinese dry wall issues, home inspector ethics, and many more. A full list of conference info is available here. Inspectors can also snap up a sweet hotel discount by mentioning FABI.

* The North Carolina Council of Code Officials also welcomes their 10th Quadrennial Educational Conference August 3 through 6 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Registration is $200 for current inspectors and $100 for retired inspectors if you register before July 18th. To get a hotel discount, make your room reservation before July 2.

News Home Inspectors Can Use: Busy Bees Edition

Continuing education credits are only a home inspection conference away. Here are a few spots to nab education credits, business contacts, and bone up on the latest gadgets and procedures.

* Nick Gromicko from InterNACHI is offering an easy way to bone up on your marketing skills for those who live close to Salt Lake City. May 1st, Gromicko is leading a Marketing for Inspectors workshop at the Hilton Garden Inn, SLC at 7pm. The price is a paltry $15. Head here to get registered.

* Go west to hit up the California Real Estate Inspection Association’s spring conference May 2nd through 4th. Major events include an entire building residential code boot camp track designed for home inspectors¬†looking to take the ICC California Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam as well as a separate track for veteran home inspectors that covers pool inspections, report writing, solar panels, and much, much more.

* ASHI offers several conferences through its local chapters this month. The ASHI Suncoast Suntech Conference hits Clearwater, Florida May 2nd and 3rd with 14 state licensing credits and 14 ASHI CE credits up for grabs. Early bird discounts are available through April 23rd. A full agenda is available right over here.

* Harsh winters may have shut down North Carolina ASHI’s annual conference, but the game is back on this month. May 30 through 31st, the NCASHI Winter Educational Conference kicks off in Burlington and will feature 16 hours of continuing education credits. Major highlights include workshops on ethics, exterior systems, roofing, and interior systems and appliances. Click here to get registered.

* Clearwater, Florida is also home to the Building Officials Association of Florida’s 2014 educational conference¬†and trade expo. Landing in Florida June 7th through 12th, the event will include a¬†huge array of classes‚ÄĒwe’re talking everything from plumbing to gas piping systems‚ÄĒand will include some built-in time to see the Florida sights.¬†Hotel discounts are available through May 16th.