Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until your inspection appointment--after you've hired me. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. One thing that’s certain is that a home inspection requires a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort. This I promise you.
A home is probably the largest purchase you'll ever make, so it's important to understand the condition of your investment. I will provide a non-invasive examination of the home’s accessible structure, systems and components. While a home inspection is not a prediction of future conditions, and cannot reveal every concern that exists (or ever could exist), it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision. For instance, infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows us to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional home inspection methods.
InterNACHI® inspectors are trained and certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the world’s largest association of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI® provides its members with accredited training and education, free benefits, expert advice, and peer support—all to help them serve their homeowner-clients with the highest-quality inspections for their largest investments.
Most builders offer a one-year warranty on a new home. The warranty will usually expire within the first year after closing. Getting your home warranty inspection at the end of the one year expiration is your final opportunity to identify and inform your builder of any items that need to be repaired or replaced. Following your inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report, complete with photos, that includes information on any defects observed on the date of the inspection. With this information, you can take any necessary steps to hold your builder and his subcontractors to their warranties before it expires.
Home sellers in the past did not want a home inspection that would point out defects, especially if the buyer was not likely to get a home inspection. However, this has changed now that most buyers get an inspection. If you plan to put your house on the market, consider getting a professional prelisting home inspection done. If issues show up in the buyer’s inspection report, the buyer will likely ask for a price reduction, a credit, or have you make the repairs yourself. Depending on the severity of the issues and the buyer’s willingness to negotiate, it can sink the original offer amount. Getting your house in the best shape possible will help speed up the sale process. If you proactively make the necessary repairs, there is less likelihood to be stuck in a long negotiation process and less time on the market. It can also be a useful tool in the negotiation process. A potential buyer will have less merit to claim a price reduction for repairs if you’ve made the necessary repairs ahead of time. Hire an inspector that is a member of InterNACHI for your pre-listing inspection, which provides the most trusted and rigorous training for inspectors in the industry.
Some studies suggest that methamphetamine chemicals may cause cancer in humans. And because children have small developing bodies and a tendency to play on the ground and put things in their mouths, they are especially susceptible to adverse health effects from illegal drug toxins. The chemicals used in methamphetamine production are highly toxic. Home-cooking meth spreads toxins to every inch of the room where the meth was cooked and beyond. Nothing escapes contamination — the carpet, walls, furniture, drapes, air ducts, even the air itself becomes toxic. We can test for drug residue from previous illegal drug activity. Toxic chemicals from illicit street drugs can make your family sick. In the United States only 1 in 10 drug labs are ever discovered leaving future buyers at risk. Schedule your testing today with your qualified home inspector and get the peace of mind every homeowner should have when settling in.
As a Certified Professional Inspector® trained by InterNACHI—the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors—I’m able to offer you not just a thorough home inspection and reliable report, but something that no one else in the industry does: InterNACHI’s Buy-Back Guarantee.
InterNACHI will pay up to $10,000 (USD; maximum collective aggregate) for the cost of replacement of personal property lost (and not recovered, restituted or insured) during an inspection and stolen by an InterNACHI-certified member who was convicted of or pleaded guilty (or no contest) to any criminal charge resulting from the member's taking of the client's personal property.
InterNACHI is so sure of its inspectors that it will indemnify any licensed real estate agent in an amount up to $10,000 if a third party successfully sues the agent for negligent referral of an InterNACHI inspector. This protection is offered at no cost to agents who register.
The purpose of the Standards of Practice is to establish a minimum and uniform standard for performing an inspection. The Standards set minimum requirements for describing and reporting conditions observed. The Standards define and clarify terms, procedures, scope, conditions, and limitations as they relate to an Inspection and Report.
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics and inspection procedures. The rules of conduct and ethics help maintain integrity and objectivity within the home inspection profession. InterNACHI® members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics in the course of their business.
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