Home inspectors conduct inspections on residential properties to check for compliance and assess if there are hazards or structural defects. This entails examining both the interior and exterior of the property, including infrastructure, electrical and plumbing systems, and water quality. In response to issues discovered during inspections, home inspectors communicate with realtors, homeowners, or potential buyers to coordinate repairs and improvements, which may include carpentry, plumbing fixes, and system reinstallation. It’s the job of home inspectors to create detailed reports about their inspection findings and present these to homeowners. Aside from descriptions of defects and recommendations for repair and maintenance, these also contain extensive photos, diagrams of property structures, and notes from site observation. Home inspectors work closely with clients throughout every step of the process, approaching inspections based on client requirements and regularly updating them about progress and issues encountered. They strive to be as transparent as possible by relaying all inspection information to clients. Lead generation is a major function of home inspectors, who proactively contribute to sales and marketing efforts. Beyond maintaining good working relationships with existing clients, they may develop marketing campaigns, make cold calls, and attend community and networking events to expand their client base.