1. Save money
Home inspection costs vary but you expect to pay from $300 to $600 depending on size and age of the home. That seem like a lot, but look at it like this: Those who think it is not worth it may realize in a few years that an inspection is much less than costly repairs down the road (like having to replace the roof or rewire the electrical)
2. Don't judge a book by it's cover It can be easy to think the home inspection isn’t necessary. But there can always be costly repairs hidden that you won’t notice during a showing. You wouldn't buy a car without a test drive. You do not want to buy a house without having it inspected.
3. Know what you're buying
The most important reason to have a home inspection before you buy is to really know what you’re buying.
4. Negotiating power
If a home you’re really interested in is on the edge of your price range, information gathered during the home inspection may give you the bargaining power to talk down the price.
5. Seller's repairs
Not only are you able to negotiate a lower price, many buyers include clauses in their contract requiring the seller to make the repairs necessary before any money is exchanged.
Find peace of mind knowing that I use a 137-point checklist in every inspection. I follow InterNACHI SOP and inspect10 Categories.
I use Thermal Infrared (IR) Cameras at every inspection to check for leaks, moisture, HVAC problems, and electrical overloads. Some home inspection companies will use a Thermal Infrared camera for an additional fee. We use it at every inspection at no additional charge ($250 value).
When I perform a home inspection, I will tell you about conditions that are conducive to mold growth – included with our home inspection at no additional charge (a $300 – $600 value). If there are conditions that could contribute to mold, you will have the option to schedule a follow-up appointment for testing at a discounted price. We do not perform remediation services so our findings, just like the home inspection, are never influenced by the prospect of getting a lucrative remediation job.
*I will determine how many samples are required, and you approve everything so there are no surprise expenses.
In addition to the standard appliances that are included in a home inspection, we also evaluate the washer, dryer, and refrigerator if you are keeping them. Most other home inspectors do not inspect these appliances. It will also protect you from unscrupulous home warranty contractors who try to deny coverage for appliances by documenting that they are functional at the time of inspection. This can really help you hold the home warranty accountable!
Pool Inspection (additional fee)
Sewer Inspection Video ( Additional fee)
Open electric panels
Test Smoke/CO detectors
Fill and Test Jetted Tubs
Test Hot Water Temp
Test Garage Door Safety
Test Gas Leaks
Test Water Pressure
Flood Test Tile Showers
Test thermal windows
Washer/Dryer & Refrigerator
Interactive Inspection Report
Videos of defect
Inspect 2 story and tile roofs
Size, Age of Water Heater
Approx Age of HVAC Equip
Range Anti-tip Bracket
Performance of AC
Utility Shut Off Locations
Reports exceed SOP’s
Visual Mod Assessment
Affordable mold testing
Same Day Reports
Use of Moisture Meter
Repeat Customer Discount
Cancelled escrow protection
Free 90-day Guarantee
addtional $0.15 per sqaure foot
addtional $0.10 per sqaure foot
* military, veterans, and first responders 10% discount. Cash pahyments $25 off.
I am a certified member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors InterNACHI which is an international association of professional property inspectors.
I cover most of Southern California. Including but not limited too: All of San Diego County, Imperial Valley, Temecula, Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County