Property inspection is stressful, complicated and can be downright miserable, according to the founders of Spex, an SaaS-based property inspection app.

After working as an insurance adjuster and trainer during Hurricane Irene in 2012, Spex co-founder David Cockrel came to the conclusion that the field needs better documentation from a point of inspection. "The industry relies heavily on independent adjusters who are often underskilled and are thrown into situations that are above their strength levels," he says.

Cockrel, who has eight years of experience in this field, realized that an adjuster's typical tools of a clipboard and digital camera cannot sustain the industry long-term. As such, the concept of Spex began and its service launched last year.

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