Sometimes there’s no comparison.
It’s not something we get into, we feel that we are in the top echelon of Inspectors. There are other good Inspectors in the area and you will have to make your own decision and choose who you want to perform your Inspection.
Inspectors are not required to adhere to any standards at all. We are members of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) the nations oldest and most respected Home Inspection association. Our Inspectors are both ASHI Certified Inspectors which is a major achievement for any Inspector having passed the National Inspector Exam.
ASHI promotes professionalism while enforcing standards and ethics for Home Inspectors nationwide.
CNN’s Clarke Howard regularly promotes the benefits of hiring an ASHI Home Inspector.
First and foremost, we are not the cheapest in town. We are the best value. We give you an incredibly detailed report with photos on what is probably the largest purchase you will make this year. Would you look for a “discount” eye surgeon?
You are employing us to perform a Home Inspection, not produce a sales brochure! We use the time at the house to Inspect, looking for defects or problems that may impact you or your family. Our photos are limited in number and to issues that you will want a photo of.
We do not believe in checking one or two windows, a receptacle here and there or a heating register on each floor. It has been our standard to access everything we can get to and test everything, it’s all too easy to miss the random problem!
Do we go in the Attic?
Yes, right into it, not just looking from the access. Oh yes, the crawl space and on the roof where possible.
We’re Not Afraid to Make a Determination
Recommend further evaluation by a licensed contractor…
This is a very common comment in many Inspectors reports. Every problem that needs an electrician, plumber, roofer etc, will refer you to a contractor to determine the condition and the necessary repairs, adding additional expense to the cost of your Inspection.
You paid us to make a decision and we do… we do not normally suggest “Further Evaluation” which cost you a lot more money you had not budgeted for.
Getting the Report
You will receive the printed report on site at the end of the inspection in a binder along with copies of the summary pages which you can give to your Realtor. There is no waiting until the next day. (You will also get a PDF copy by e-mail)
Are the Termite and Radon Inspections Subbed Out?
We get a professional to perform those Inspections. As a Home Inspectors we are technically “generalists”, that means we do not specialize in any one field. Why have a generalist perform a specialist’s job?
Unfortunately… all Home Inspectors are not the same!