Your Home Inspection

When we inspect your home we inspect it like we are buying for our parents or my children.

Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home,We will  provide you with the utmost professional and quality service from the moment you contact us.

Did you know that most home inspectors ask their clients NOT to attend the inspection?
The typical request is to only arrive at the end of the inspection to get a summary, and many inspectors just send an inspection report with no verbal summary or explanation. To me, this is the best way to unnecessarily scare someone away from their potential dream home because many defects sound catastrophic in a report when in reality they are simply or easily repaired, or may not be an issue at all.

First and foremost, I consider myself a professional consultant, not just an inspector.
This, coupled with the Golden Rule is my core philosophy. I’ve always welcomed and encouraged my clients to attend their inspection. I mean, what good would an inspection be if I couldn’t effectively communicate my findings in a way that helps them make a sound buying decision? I feel that the more involved the client is in the inspection process, the better educated they are on the home, and this can enable them to make the best choices. When I find a defect in the home, I love to explain the severity of it, what the likely consequences can be and what the typical repair or remediation could be. When you understand the defects, you can make the best choice as to whether to buy or not. Everything is fixable, it’s always just a question of how much time and money it will take.

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Included In Your Inspection

Up Close Home Inspections thoroughly inspects and reports on the following:

  • Structural Systems

    Foundations, grading & drainage, basements, walkways, and floor, wall and ceiling structures.

  • Roofing

    Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations.

  • Electrical Systems

    Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure your outlets are GFCI-protected.

  • Plumbing

    Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater, vents, flues and chimneys, and any sump pumps or fuel storage and distribution systems.

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

    Heating and cooling equipment, ducts, vents and flues.

  • Appliances

    Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door operator, and other built-in appliances.