ASHI Reporter September 2020, Feature

The New Normal: DIVERSIFY!

Is your home inspection business like most businesses—single-focused? As the economy continually changes, will your business survive and will you be able to take care of your family? It’s important to explore why you may need to diversify your business and then consider some business ideas.

By: Erik Listou Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter September 2020, Feature

Preparing for a Disaster or an Emergency Starts with a Plan

National Preparedness Month is a time set aside each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning. An important step toward being prepared includes having proper insurance coverage. FEMA and its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) encourage home inspectors to talk with clients about protecting their homes from flood damage by purchasing a flood insurance policy.

By: FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter September 2020, Feature

Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The 2020 NPM theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” In this issue of the ASHI Reporter, we feature Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction, and FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP), two organizations that guide and educate homeowners and communities as they prepare to face disasters and emergencies.

By: Gloria Linnertz Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter September 2020, Feature

Delivering Bad News About Potential Water Damage

It’s never good news for property owners when water enters the picture. Telltale signs on concrete and wood can indicate water seeping into the foundation of the house. You, the home inspector, are there to provide information on the safety of the home.

By: Jeff Bond Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter September 2020, Feature

Inspecting the Resiliency of Buildings and Structures in Flood Hazard Areas

Flooding is one of the most common and costly natural disasters to which our country is exposed. In the past five years, every state in the United States has flooded and 21 states have experienced frequent flooding events, according to Beverly Cigler in her book U.S. Floods: The Necessity of Mitigation.

By: Jim Mailey Member Exclusive
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