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During this home inspection we noticed a few water stains on the 1st floor, then directly above on the 2nd floor and yes, then on the 3rd floor which turned out to be directly below the chimney.

This is a water front property and it was impossible to get a ladder up 4 stories and our drone is not flying. This is what we found in the attic.

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F.Y.I. Using silicone in the attic to stop water leaks does not work! I am not sure what this handyman was thinking.

Some months ago we starting looking into drones. We have gone ahead and purchased a Phantom III for testing and hopefully we will be able to use it as part of our services soon.
Yesterday I pulled up to my inspection and found out it was a 3 story commercial building with no roof access. It didn’t take long for the lights to come on in my brain….so, I called my wife who is becoming the operator of the drone and she showed up on site an hour later. The video is a shortened edition of what we could see. From the ground I could see nothing, so any viewing was a huge improvement. This approach certainly was a lot safer than climbing a 40″ ladder! With this Phantom III we got a birds eye view of the roof and found several leaks and a few other minor concerns.
Stay tuned for more to come

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I have written about the amount of hours by approved vendors that is needed to stay up to date and in good standards with both ASHI.org and the states requirements for both Florida and Alabama.

As of a few days ago Inspection World 2015 ended a week long session of educational training classes in Philadelphia, PA. I am told there were nearly 600 home inspectors attending the available classes!

Through ASHI.org inspectors can get several on-line hours throughout the year plus a web site  forum for inspectors to ask other inspectors questions and get some of the latest information on different ways to perform inspections.

Let’s not forget all the “Tools” required. My wife thinks I have enough tools (toys) already, but…..there is always something new.

I have started looking into Drones for use on some of the high roof tops I can’t reach with a standard ladder. Currently there are some restrictions due to FAA regulations. I will keep looking into it and hope to pioneer this field.

Here is just one of many samples I found on the internet

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