INSPECTION SERVICES & FEES
Here's a list of our inspection services. Feel free to ask us about additional types of inspections. We perform all of our inspections according to the Inspection Standards of Practice.
FULL HOME INSPECTION:
A home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. I’ll provide a non-invasive evaluation of the home’s accessible structure, systems and components. While a home inspection can’t reveal every concern that exists, it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.
ANNUAL HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTION:
Especially if you’re a new homeowner, an Annual Home Maintenance Inspection can help you understand and plan for the demands of maintaining your home properly. Some tasks are seasonal, and some items require more frequent attention. Let me help you start on the path of responsible homeownership by identifying any issues, and educating you about what should be done each year to keep your home in top condition. Even if you’re a veteran homeowner, my inspection can verify whether your home’s maintenance is sufficient, or whether any problems have developed during the past year.
Are you 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 with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home for sale inspected now.
One way to ensure that a house is built according to its specifications is by performing a pre-drywall inspection. “Pre-drywall” refers to a phase during the homebuilding process just after the installation of certain elements – such as the doors, windows, foundation, flooring, wall and roof components, plumbing and electrical rough-in – and right before the drywall is hung. This in-progress or construction-phase inspection is useful because drywall can obscure some aspects of the interior and make identifying or fixing any problems both difficult and expensive, once the new home is completely finished.
NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION:
Are you building a new home? I’ll come out during different phases of the construction process to make sure your project is being executed according to your specs. I can verify that scheduled work has been completed before you make a payment to your contractor. I’ll also come out prior to project completion to help you and your general contractor devise a punch list of remaining items. This is not a code-compliance inspection for your contractor, but a New Construction Inspection for you.
REPAIR VERIFICATION / FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION:
Have you had remodeling or repair work done by a contractor to address a deficiency, or to adapt or modernize some structure or system of your home? I will inspect it to make sure that the materials, installation and workmanship meet quality standards and your specifications. This is not a code-compliance inspection, but an inspection to check that the work was completed properly.
Fee Schedule Home Inspections
Minimum Inspection Fee (Studio Condominium Less Than 400 SF)
Condominiums Starting at
Manufactured Home/Mobile Homes Starting at
Single Family Homes Starting at
Crawl Space (additional charge)
Pre-listing Inspection (same as listed above)
Annual Home Maintenance Inspection
Pre-sheet Rock Inspection Starting at
Pre-closing Starting at
Military Discount 10%
Home Check Service Fees
Exterior Inspection: Ensure that all entrances are secure; visually check for evidence of forced entry, vandalism, theft, or damage; check exterior faucets and hoses for leaks; remove newspapers, flyers, packages, mail, and other evidence of no occupancy; visually inspect the roof and gutters from the ground, and visually inspect the yard/landscaping.
Interior Inspection: Inspect for signs of theft, vandalism, damage, or other disturbance; check that all windows and entryways are secure; check that security system is set and working properly; note any unusual odors; visually inspect walls, ceilings, windows, tubs, and showers for evidence of water damage, leakage, mold or mildew; check that thermostat is set at correct temperature; check that freezers and refrigerators are working; visually check heating system and hot water heater. Interior inspection requires that you provide us with keys and necessary passwords in advance.
Daily, weekly, home check
$39 each visit
Pre-Storm and Post-Storm Inspections
$10 plus shipping
Home Maintenance Book Is Included
With every full home inspection service, I include a home maintenance book for my clients. The book explains how a home works, how to maintain it, and how to save home energy. It also includes seasonal maintenance checklists.
Buy-Back Guarantee Is Included
If the home inspector misses a covered item, InterNACHI® will buy the home. The Guarantee may be honored for up to 90 days after closing. Additional terms and conditions apply, and the details are available at www.nachi.org/buy.