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Top 3 Benefits Of Conducting A Photo Inspection

Posted by FotoIN on May 13, 2014

Performing inspections is a tiresome and stressful job. In construction, property management, insurance, and others, there is a constant pressure on project managers, supervisors, building and home inspectors to perform the inspection as quickly and efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality. 

Benefits of conducting Photo Inspections

In every building process or property management, a series of inspections take place and all the stages of the project or property from simple tasks to complex processes need to be tracked, monitored and chronicled.

Inspectors basically need to see through walls and ceilings. They need to have information and visual proof of all the aspects of the project. And they need to have it fast and with extreme detail in order to do their jobs well. 

A study completed by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) estimated that home inspections are conducted on more than 77 percent of all home sales. And with over 100,000 construction and building inspectors employed in the U.S. performing either a property inspection, electrical, home, mechanical, plumbing or safety inspection, their ability to inspect and document well is crucial.

 

The Power of Photo Information

Digital photos and other visual media have become more and more important in every business segment. Today it is impossible to capture all the necessary information without using digital photos as a main documentation tool. Almost 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and it’s processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. Hence the power of photo information! Now imagine writing down all the notes and detailed descriptions of field work process, explaining damages and then trying to understand it all without visual help?! In every stage of the inspection process photos will enhance and extend handwritten documentation, provide more information in a more acceptable way and in the end provide a better inspection result. Photo documenting is extremely significant in the inspection process and results in: 
  • Providing detailed information about current site conditions Recording progress through all the stages of a project

  • Providing proof of defective or incomplete work

  • Providing proof of responsibility for any damages

  • Confirming availability of materials and equipment

  • Providing proof of delays

  • Even recording weather conditions in case of resulting damages

With photo documentation describing, recording and reporting conditions is all done with an ease. Photos are an inexpensive way to capture project conditions and do it faster and with more details!  


The Benefits of a Photo Inspection Process

Photo inspection is the faster way to inspect. It provides higher quality of information which leads to higher quality of work, not only among the field workers and inspectors but also with the office team. Photo inspection will allow faster reaction to the provided information and will save time when decisions need to be approved.The top three benefits of photo inspections are:

  1. Quicker Dispute Resolution

  2. Better Time Management

  3. Improved Quality With Visual Inspection

We’ve all heard the expression a picture is worth a thousand words, so it’s no surprise that photos have become and will remain an extremely important tool in the inspection process with Photo inspection the preferred model.

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Topics: Photos in business, Photo Documentation, Inspections, Mobile Workforce, Photo Information

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