What is a Home Inspection?

The State of Ohio has no Standards of Practice for Home Inspectors. As a Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) through the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, I follow a systematic and thorough, visual examination of all major structural and mechanical systems of the home.

At the end of the inspection, I will go over the findings with you and give you an idea of how the house works. I will tell you how to maintain the building. The next morning by 8AM, I will email a PDF and an online version of your report to you for review. I will make myself available via phone to answer any questions that you have.

I will email you every month or so with maintenance tips and reminders to help you avoid some costly problems that arise when maintenance is neglected or seriously delayed.

Our Full Inspections include:

Roof, vents, flashings, and trim

Gutters and downspouts

Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations.

Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings

Eaves, soffit, and fascia

Grading and drainage

Basement, foundation, and crawl space

Water penetration and foundation movement

Heating systems

Cooling systems

Main water shut off valves

Water heating system

Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets

Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats

Electrical service line and meter box

Main disconnect and service amperage

Electrical panels, breakers, and fuses

Grounding and bonding


Fireplace damper door and hearth

Insulation and ventilation

Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers

And much more.  Review our Standards of Practice for complete details.