Home Inspection

Inspections & Warranties

What is a home inspection? 

A home inspection is when a paid professional inspector -- often a contractor or an engineer -- inspects the home, searching for defects or other problems that might plague the owner later on. They usually represent the buyer and or paid by the buyer. The inspection usually takes place after a purchase contract between buyer and seller has been signed.

Do I need a home inspection?

Yes. Buying a home "as is" is a risky proposition. Major repairs on homes can amount to thousands of dollars. Plumbing, electrical and roof problems represent significant and complex systems that are expensive to fix.

How do I find a home inspector?
We recommend Wood Inspection Group for expert home inspections.  They are the best inspection team we have found and their inspectors will explain every system on a home and every problem they find.

For phased construction inspections where a new home is inspected at several points along the building process, we recommend Burgess Construction Inspections.  

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has developed formal inspection guidelines and a professional code of ethics for its members. Membership to ASHI is not automatic; proven field experience and technical knowledge of structures and their various systems and appliances are a prerequisite.

Steve Ritchey
Steve Ritchey