What is the difference between a Home Inspector and a Building Inspector?
Many consumers ask what is the difference between a home inspector and a building inspector.
A home inspector is trained to do residential properties. Some home inspectors believe because they have a little bit of training in commercial building inspections they can do a complete building inspection. We would compare this to the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist, a heavy-duty mechanic and a mechanic, and a lawyer and a paralegal. Although there are many good home inspectors who understand home inspections, they are not the same as a trained commercial building inspector, industrial building inspector, building inspector, or RV inspector.
Home inspectors are trained 98% on home inspections and building inspectors are trained 100% specifically on building inspections and RVs. Each has its specialty. It is very important to choose the correct type of inspector. After all, if something is missed in a building inspection or RV it could cost you the consumer thousands of dollars, time and a lot of stress. Protect your investment and hire the correct type of inspector.
What is the difference between an Engineer and a Building Inspector?
An engineer specializes in only one area of a building such as structural or electrical. A building inspector specializes in all areas and aspects of commercial buildings, industrial buildings, retail buildings, and RV. Its ironic but a building inspector doesn't charge as much as an engineer. Although there are a lot of good engineers that specialize in their one area of speciality there are some that use the title engineer to market themself as full and complete building inspector when they are not. If something is missed in a building inspection or RV it could cost you the consumer thousands of dollars, time and a lot of stress. Hire the correct type of inspector the one that specializes in your type of building or RV.