We offer home inspections, commercial property inspection, new construction inspections, mold inspections, pre-listings inspections, seller inspections, warranty inspections with certified inspectors. Protect your investment by having a property inspection before investing.
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We have been in the Cleveland, Ohio area since 1994 and have completed over 4000 inspections. We have the experience and training you need for any type of property and carry General Liability Insurance. Remember, home inspections are an investment rather than an expense. It could save you thousands of dollars in the long run on repairs. We are certified by NACBI, CMI, InterNACHI, CICPI, IAC2, and Hondros College and participate in continuing education programs.
We are to help you with your home, commercial, seller, pre-listing, home warranty and foreclosure inspections. We provide a commercial property inspection or an assessment using the ASTM E-2018 Standards. Our commercial inspectors are certified and have the training and experience needed for all types of commercial properties.
We’ll complete a meticulous inspection to help you make an informed buying or selling decision. Learn more about our pre-listing, pre-delivery, condo, and pre-purchase inspections by clicking below.
A home inspection or commercial property inspection should be conducted when buying a home or commercial property. A certified home inspector or commercial inspector can find many hidden items that may not be visible to you. We will give you a visual inspection of the complete property to find items that are defective and items that effect the safety of the home before your purchase. If a problem is found the inspector will include a description of the problem in a written report and will recommend further evaluation.
We recommend that you be present at the property so that the home inspector can explain in detail every discrepancy and answer any questions you may have about the home. Most home inspections take between 2 to 3 hours and we stay as long as you need us. We can offer suggestions on how to repair the home and the type of contractors needed. Our detailed reports are emailed to you within 24 to 48 hours. Our inspection includes written report and picture album of all items listed in the sample reports.
The inspector should check for over current protections, grounding, and the presence of any aluminum wiring (a serious fire hazard and banned for many years in most states). Most inspectors remove the face of the electrical box if it is safe to do so. The inspector should also check a representative number of switches and outlets in the house and note the adequacy of smoke detectors if the state does not require a separate inspection by the local fire department before the deed transfers.
An inspector will usually run a dishwasher through a full cycle and will check stove burners and oven to make sure each is operating properly. If other appliances such as washer, dryer, or microwave are to be included in the purchase these will also be checked to make sure they are at least in operating condition.
Some inspectors will get up on any roof, some will tackle low slopes, and others rely on binoculars to check portions of the roof visible from the ground or will inspect lower parts of roofs from upper floor windows. We may use a drone for the photos depending on the slop of the roof. The age of a roof might be as good an indicator of its condition as an actual visual check and a good inspector can usually estimate the real life of a 20 or 25 year roof in a given climate or on a particular type of construction. Where safely possible, an inspector should also report on roof drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations for vents and flues.
An inspection should consist of testing the interior water supply and distribution system including water pressure, water heating equipment (estimating age and approximate time to replacement) and the appropriateness of vents, flues, and chimneys. Most inspectors will flush toilets to check for leaks and run all faucets to assess water pressure and the immediacy and volume of available hot water.
Poor ventilation can lead to rot, mold, poor air quality or excessive energy consumption. An inspector should check insulation and vapor barriers in unfinished areas of the attic and in the foundation area and look for the presence and operation of any mechanical ventilation systems in the attic and other high humidity areas such as kitchens and bath.
Fireplaces, particularly in older homes, are a frequent source of problems. Inspectors should check for the integrity of the flue, proper draft, any blockages in the chimney and will visually inspect, as much as possible, the exterior of the chimney for damage to bricks, pointing, and flashing.
Your inspector will inspect entry ways, foundations, siding and porches looking for such symptoms of trouble as sagging roof lines, gaps in or damage to the siding, porches pulling away from the building, obvious signs of rot or insect damage, settlement, certain types of cracks in foundations. Inspectors will usually probe the framing where it is exposed, to test for soft or hollow spots caused by rot or pests.
An exterior inspection will include a visual assessment of decks, balconies, eaves, soffits and fascia's. Our inspectors will look at the grading of the land around the house for obvious drainage problems, and check walkways and driveways for apparent deterioration or safety concerns. He will also visually inspect vegetation surrounding the house for obvious problems such as the intrusion of roots near the foundation or buried utilities or overgrowth that might promote excess humidity or contribute to security issues. Electric garage door openers should be checked to confirm they are in compliance with current safety standards. The exterior inspection is not expected to include outbuildings or fences.
Heating and A/C Systems
No matter the time of year the furnace should be tested by turning up the thermostat and checking the response. Air conditioning cannot be checked if the ambient outdoor temperature is below a certain point. If the energy source is oil an inspector will check the condition of the tank and any visible lines running from the tank to the furnace.
An inspection should include a visual scan of floors, walls and ceilings for signs of water intrusion, or sagging. Stairways and railings will be checked for safety and code compliance and a sample of windows and doors inspected for condition and ease of operation. Inspectors look at countertops and a representative number of the kitchen cabinet interiors and drawers for condition and integrity. The basement should be checked for indications of previous water intrusion in addition to signs of structural problems.
Home Inspections and commercial property inspections is the first thing you should do before purchasing. Our home inspectors and commercial property inspectors complete a visual inspection and mold inspection of the entire property. During our Home Inspections and Commercial Property Inspections and we use thermal imaging, electrical testers and moisture detectors to find items that may need to be repaired and items that can affect the safety of your home before and after your purchase. We perform commercial building inspections in Cleveland and Cleveland, Ohio and we will give you the most accurate inspection available with digital reports.
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