There are many answers out there to the question "what is a home inspection?" and I'm not sure my take on the subject is any different.
My question to you is "what does a good home inspection look like?"
There are as many different types of clients out there as there are home inspectors. I've always felt that my job is not only to inspect the house, but to help my client understand as little or as much as they need to know about the systems and general upkeep of the home they are purchasing. To sync up with their specific concerns about the house they want to call home. To spend the necessary time with them explaining the "why's" and "what's" of residential construction and home design. To learn about their lifestyle and what they expect to gain from their new home. There's a lot more involved in a well rounded home inspection than just checking the roof or making sure the toilet flushes.
My ultimate goal is to make sure my customers feel well informed and confident in their purchase. I like using a common sense approach when explaining a certain aspect of the home, not overwhelming my client with technical industry wording. I like to use this same approach composing my reports. They are an easy to navigate owner's manual to the home with quick reference summaries for the need to know items. Finally, my inspections don't just end with the completion of the report. I encourage all of my clients to call me if they have any questions regarding the report or the inspection itself. I am always more than happy to add information that wasn't discussed on site or to explain an item that wasn't clear during the inspection. All of my inspections come with a free 90 day Home Warranty for that extra protection you need during your time of transition.
I want to be your home inspector for life, whether this is your first home or your retirement nest egg. I promise to place the best of my knowledge and abilities at your disposal.