Drone Inspections

Tri-State Home Inspections LLC provides Drone Inspections

A drone gives Tri-State Home Inspections LLC the ability to get to hard-to-reach locations, like steep roofs and chimney tops, gives a bird’s-eye view of what’s happening. Drones have precision control, so I can get the camera in as tight and narrow as I need.

Drones give me a view that I might not otherwise get, with aerial photographs of the property.

Tri-state Home Inspections LLC is fully licensed and insured for commercial drone inspections as required by the FAA.

You are required to have a current FAA Part 107 drone pilot license to fly commercially. If you’re flying a drone for any monetary profit, compensation, or giving deliverables to another person or group, you’re flying commercially, which means you need to have a current FAA Part 107 certificate and drone registration to show if requested.

 If you’re found to be flying your drone commercially without a license, you can face steep fines to the tune of $32,666 and up. Sometimes the penalties can be quite substantial:

“Operating an aircraft without registration or any necessary airman certification can result in a penalty with a maximum of 3 years in prison and/or $250,000 fine. (49 U.S.C. § 46306(b) and (d))”

“Non-recreational purposes include things like taking photos to help sell a property or service, roof inspections, or taking pictures of a high school football game for the school’s website. Goodwill or other non-monetary value can also be considered indirect compensation. This would include things like volunteering to use your drone to survey coastlines on behalf of a non-profit organization. Recreational flight is simply flying for fun or personal enjoyment.”

 Recreational droning is taking to the skies for your enjoyment only, and you’re keeping any media you capture for yourself.

Be sure to only hire licensed and insured drone operators with Remote Pilot Certificate.