Standard Home Inspection

I’ll inspect the structure, systems and components of the home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology.  I encourage you to attend the inspection so that I can describe my process, explain my findings, point out important maintenance items, and answer all of your questions.

As a state-licensed Certified Professional Inspector®​ trained by InterNACHI®, I adhere to a comprehensive Residential Standards of Practice.  This means that I will inspect all of the following, when visible and accessible:

* Roof
* Structural Components
* Attic, Ventilation & Insulation
* Exterior Cladding
* Porch & Deck
* Attached Garage
* Driveway
* Foundation
* Basement/Crawlspace
* Fireplace
* Electrical System
* Plumbing System
* HVAC System
* Interior, including:
* Built-In Appliances
* Ceilings, Floors & Walls
* Windows/Glazing
* ​Doors

Following my evaluation, I will compile my findings in an easy-to-read report, which will include detailed descriptions and high-resolution digital photos of any issues I’ve discovered.  I’ll email your report within 24 hours, and my job isn’t finished until you understand everything in it.


Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection

If you’re selling your home, let me inspect it before you even list it.  A Move-In Certified® Seller’s Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them.  Take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates, avoid 11th-hour delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home for sale inspected now.

Annual Maintenance Inspection

This inspection helps you understand and plan for the demands of maintaining your home properly.  Some tasks are seasonal, and some require more frequent attention. I’ll provide an unbiased opinion and identify any outstanding issues.  I will educate you about what should be done to keep your home in top condition year-round. I will check out all the main systems of your home, including, but not limited to the foundation, roof, windows, doors, ceiling, floors, HVAC, electrical, plumbing—and flags anything that might be starting to malfunction.  

Pool & Spa Inspection

Your pool and spa require proper maintenance and regular inspection so that you can enjoy them for years to come.  Your pool maintenance professional is responsible only for your pool’s chemistry and cleanliness. Using a comprehensive checklist, I will inspect your pool and spa for all the other items that will ensure their proper condition and function, as well as your family’s safety.  The comprehensive checklist includes, but is not limited to: Surfaces leading to the pool, including the deck and steps, are slip-resistant; Drain covers are installed and are bolted securely to the bottom of the pool; All pool equipment is installed on a level base; The pool shell appears smooth, without readily visible defects; No apparent defects or signs of repair are observed at the diving board; Pipes and fittings are not leaking and are adequately supported; Adequate fencing, gates, barriers, alarms, and/or other protective devices are installed.

Rental Property Inspection

Let me inspect your rental property before a tenant moves in to document its condition.  This inspection covers the same items that are evaluated in my Standard Home Inspection. However, having an inspection performed before a tenant moves in, and then again after they have moved out can help to alleviate any disputes that may arise.

Investment Property Inspection

Whether you are investing in a rental property, or a second or vacation home, this inspection will is for you.  It covers the same items that are evaluated in my Standard Home Inspection, and it will help you budget for any necessary repairs and upgrades due to deferred maintenance, age, and other issues.