Article discussion: Installers: Expand Your Profit Potential By Offering Inspection Services by Robert Blochinger in the Winter 2014 issue of ProInstaller Magazine [excerpt=Robert Blochinger]Becoming an inspector is a direct progression from installing and/or cleaning floor coverings. The inspector must have the know-how to investigate the what, why, and how the job went wrong and how to correct the condition, if possible. ... Your purpose to become an inspector is not to find out why your work went wrong but to increase your income and profit inspecting flooring failures due to product, preparation, installation or maintenance. Being an experienced installer makes you a great candidate for an inspector. Having cleaning and maintenance experience is also beneficial.[/excerpt] Read the whole article, beginning on page 36, of the Winter 2014 issue, or click here to read the article online (flip to pages 32-33). Many of our TFP member installer pros have talked about changing their career course. Flooring inspections might be one direction to go. Many of our TFP member inspector pros started, or continue in the installation segment of our industry. I hope you will take the time to read this article and share your thoughts here. This is the inauguration of a partnership with ProInstaller Magazine to share their content with our members and visitors in the flooring industry. I hope you will help kick this off with a good discussion. If you are not a current subscriber to ProInstaller Magazine, click here to sign-up for ProInstaller Magazine's monthly enewsletter and quarterly digital edition. And be sure to Like ProInstaller Magazine on facebook.