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The Power of Technology

When I started Pro-Tech the name came from Professional and Technical. My intent was to always be on the leading edge of technology; to serve our clients utilizing the most advanced means possible to develop opinions, which in turn provided the best education and...

Is your Home Inspector Shifting with the Contract and Market Changes? 3 ways we are!

Is your Home Inspector Shifting with the Contract and Market Changes? 3 ways we are! Report Language All you have to do is read the Facebook groups, internet forums, and listen. At the end of next week many local Realtors are nervous regarding the upcoming change to a...

One Message – One Goal…

Growth. A term that most all small business owners strive towards. Sure, there are some inspectors who only want to work part-time, or only want to be a one-man shop. I applaud them for setting boundaries and expectations for themselves and remaining true to who they...

Hybrid Water Heaters – Recent Innovations

Recently while inspecting a new home, this water heater was found. Surprisingly, this is a new construction home with an item that is not common in our area. Being an inspector brings with it the responsiobility to continue learning and honing our trade to be aware of...

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Real estate season is ramping up, which means my blog time becomes increasingly difficult to find. Sometimes though it’s a single event or topic worth sitting down to write about. Of course, these are always my opinions, and we know what everyone says about that…...

Legacy v. Loyalty

Recently I received a recruitment email as a Realtor. This email was from a Broker whom I respect, and frankly admire what they have been able to accomplish. However, immediately the email rubbed me the wrong way. I’ve also followed a few posts and discussions on...

Best of 2021

Welcome to our first annual Best of Inspection Photos for 2021. Active on national forums and message boards, we've assembled this collection during 2021 from all of the sources and even our own inspections compeleted right here in the Greenville, SC and entire...

Really Trulia? (Zillow Group) – Beware of the Big Bad Realtor and Home Inspector

For me the real estate behemoth Zillow has just hit another all-time low. After announcing late last year they would stop buying homes due to poor management, now they begin to question the ethics of the very people they have relied upon to build a billion-dollar...

Lessons from Mayfield

Many of us have been following the deadly tornado outbreak across 4 states on December 10-11, 2021, especially the town of Mayfield, KY which was decimated by a preliminary EF-4 rated tornado one mile wide with 190 mph winds. In my storm chasing, part of my role and...

90-Day Warranties – I was wrong…

I was wrong… Chris Stapleton and Craig Wiseman penned the words of this country song. A story about a man whose words cost him a woman he loved and needed so dearly. I can't help but wonder what my words and stubbornness has cost us by refusing to offer this level of...

Generational Wealth Gap

Pro-Tech Inspections is dedicated to promoting diversity and embracing conversations regarding wealth. Many businesses fear having discussions regarding race, inequality, and prejudices based upon race, religion, creed, beliefs, sexual orientation, etc. How are we as...

What is a Sewer Scope and Why do I Need One?

Sewer Video Line Inspections Should I video the sewer line? What will it reveal ? How do they do it ? When to video the sewer line When toilets, sinks and tubs consistently don’t drain or back up. If the seller tells you that they have had to have the sewer line...

We are now a Weather Ready Ambassador!

Most of you are aware that a passion of mine is weather. Annually, for 3-4 weeks I partner with NOAA on storm chasing expeditions in the plains chasing tornadoes. Much of the focus of this trip is not only collecting storm data, but also collecting damage data. This...

Expansion Tanks

Expansion tanks are required when water in a home can’t expand back into the water main. As a general rule of thumb, this was required for gas water heaters in 2015 and electric water heaters in 2018. This might be caused by a check valve, a backflow preventer, or a...

I’m doing my first deal as a Realtor!

No, I’m not getting into real estate, but rather helping my significant other buy a home. The main advantage is to help someone very close to me buy the home, but I am also learning the ropes after having a real estate license for over 5 years. Thus far the process...

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