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Are they like real estate inspectors in such that if they side with the home owner too often, the manufacturer/realtor stops using them?


I would imagine they are favored if they can keep claims below 15% or so..


Or can a home owner pay for a third party inspector to come out and tell Lumber Liquidators that their porcelain is pure shit....
 
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Are they like real estate inspectors in such that if they side with the home owner too often, the manufacturer/realtor stops using them?


I would imagine they are favored if they can keep claims below 15% or so..


Or can a home owner pay for a third party inspector to come out and tell Lumber Liquidators that their porcelain is pure shit....
Ask Nate. I believe that's primarily what his father does.

I don't believe anyone ever likes inspectors. I had one of Ed Yorks Inspectors class that was put on by Steam Services back in the early 80's. Got out on a few inspections, enough to see you were pitted in the middle and were not liked by either side.

Poorly compensated at the time, for all the effort required to produce a report. I eventually refused to do any more of them.
 

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Ask Nate. I believe that's primarily what his father does.

I don't believe anyone ever likes inspectors. I had one of Ed Yorks Inspectors class that was put on by Steam Services back in the early 80's. Got out on a few inspections, enough to see you were pitted in the middle and were not liked by either side.

Poorly compensated at the time, for all the effort required to produce a report. I eventually refused to do any more of them.

Exactly.

What I thought was going to be an interesting and rewarding activity left me feeling the a workman's comp doctor.

I didn't last a year.
 
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I’ve only had one experience with a flooring inspector. It was on a floor that I personally installed, to specifications, and the idiot didn’t know that. Everything she said I did wrong was false and the way she went about testing it was also flawed. I floated on by because I was a Pergo certified installer, so they warrantied my install anyway, but she was a major idiot.
 
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Are they like real estate inspectors in such that if they side with the home owner too often, the manufacturer/realtor stops using them?


I would imagine they are favored if they can keep claims below 15% or so..


Or can a home owner pay for a third party inspector to come out and tell Lumber Liquidators that their porcelain is pure shit....
You want to be the Flooring Czar so bad!!! Don’t you?
 
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Or can a home owner pay for a third party inspector to come out and tell Lumber Liquidators that their porcelain is pure shit....
Yes. There are independent flooring inspectors. A few right there in the IICRC and others certified by NICFI.

We've used inspectors from both groups to end false claims and their reports were clear and concise.

I don't believe anyone ever likes inspectors. I had one of Ed Yorks Inspectors class that was put on by Steam Services back in the early 80's. Got out on a few inspections, enough to see you were pitted in the middle and were not liked by either side.
It was the going to court I didn't like. The larger the claim the more likely that is. No fun testifying against business friends, and no fun defending yourself against a snotty mill lawyer that has doctors of textile science on their side.
 

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Your kit should be stocked correctly..items to use have been covered numerous times....
 

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