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When buying a home, do you want to know as much as you can before making a purchase? Absolutely. You want to have all of the answers. But how do you get answers?

You get answers by asking questions. That is where a propery inspection comes in--a property inspection helps you find the questions that you need to be asking. A property inspection doesn't provide the answers--it brings up the questions that most people don't know to ask.

Many inspectors will promise to deliver peace of mind, answers, etc--part of being an inspector is being a salesman, and some inspectors are better than others when it comes to selling. But the best inspection will help a client to see the areas that he or she would otherwise not think to investigate.​

--Tom Richey, owner/inspector




A property inspection is an observation which helps a client to see where a property may need work. Contractors do that work. So if a home has, for example, an observable foundation issue, a property inspection should prompt a client to contact a contractor who is qualified to repair foundations to come in and provide answers prior to purchasing the property.

A qualified inspector will:

  • Evaluate the physical condition: the structure, construction and mechanical systems. The home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.

  • Identify items that should be repaired or replaced.


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