Age, Travel Fees
AGE - Inspection of homes 50 years and older involves knowledge and experience many inspectors are lacking. We have knowledge of best building practices in effect dating back to the adoption of the first Uniform Building Code in 1927 and have inspected many homes and properties pre-dating that code. There is a nominal additional charges for homes 51 years and older.
TRAVEL - we will travel up to a 50 miles radius of our home office in Aguanga, CA at our standard inspection fee rates. We are happy to travel beyond that distance for a nominal additional charge.
Buyer's Home Inspection
Complete single family, townhouse, condominium and mobile home inspections consist of the visual examination of the home from top to bottom. All of our inspection services are performed to California Real Estate Inspectors Association (CREIA) Standards and InterNachi Standards of Practice. Your inspector evaluates and reports the condition of the structure, roof, foundation, drainage, plumbing, heating system, central air-conditioning system, visible insulation, walls, windows, and doors. Only those items that are visible and accessible by normal means are included in the report. Our report sections include:
Sooner or later most buyers have a home inspection completed after an offer is accepted. Many sellers find themselves in a tough spot with buyers wanting to further negotiate the terms of purchase based on unexpected conditions they learn about after that inspection. Forewarned is forearmed! Seller's should seriously consider getting the information up front with a listing inspection. Having your own inspection done ahead of time can also help in many other ways. It lets you see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party. It alerts you to safety issues in need of attention before agents and potential buyers tour your home. It allows you to consider making repairs ahead of time so that conditions don't become stumbling blocks later in an escrow process. It gives you the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make repairs yourself, if qualified. It helps you and your agent to price your home realistically. It may also relieve prospective buyer concerns and suspicions. It reduces liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement. (Copies of the inspection report, along with receipts for any repairs can be made available to potential buyers.)
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Homeowner's Maintenance Inspection
A homeowner's maintenance inspection is recommended every 3-5 years during your home-ownership. It is conducted to CREIA Standards just like a buyer's or seller's inspection. It can help you identify small items in need of attention or repair before they become large, very costly nightmares. The inspector will also give you an unbiased opinion of the conditions so you do not have to rely solely on the assessment of a contractor who will be charging your for the repair service. Additionally, our inspector is there for you via phone, email or onsite consultation (onsite consultation will involve a charge) if you have questions about quotes or other repair suggestions made by contractors or other repair people after your inspection.
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Inspections of 2-4 unit multi-family properties are the best way to see exactly what’s going on in the overall system and in each individual unit. Inspected to CREIA Standards the report will let you know what health and safety conditions exist on the property, what items are broken and should be budgeted for repair, and what you may need to consider for ongoing maintenance to keep your buildings in tip top shape to reduce or eliminate renter issues or complaints and also save you large repair costs in the future. Keep your knowledge high and reduce potential liability. Additionally, our inspector is there for you via phone, email or onsite consultation (onsite consultation will involve a charge) if you have questions about quotes or other repair suggestions made by contractors or other repair people after your inspection.
Inspected to CREIA Standards a proper inspection of a commercial building is vitally important. My City Building Inspection experience required inspection of commercial and industrial buildings from the ground up. You can trust my experience to give you a thorough assessment of your contemplated commercial building investment. Additionally, our inspector is there for you via phone, email or onsite consultation (onsite consultation will involve a charge) if you have questions about quotes or other repair suggestions made by contractors or other repair people after your inspection.
11 Month New Home Inspection
The 11th Month New Home Inspection will arm you with the necessary written documentation to hold your builder and their subcontractors to their warranties while it is still in force. Most builders offer a one-year warranty on a new home. Have us come out during the 11th month to perform a full home inspection before the warranty expires after the 12th month. Our inspection is based on CREIA Standards offering observations of the visible and readily apparent conditions of the interior and exterior of your home, including all of its major systems and components. You will receive our comprehensive report, including photos, with information on any material defects observed on the date of the inspection to present to your builder for correction under warranty. Additionally, our inspector is there for you via phone, email or onsite consultation (onsite consultation will involve a charge) if you have questions about quotes or other repair suggestions made by contractors or other repair people after your inspection.
Do not miss your opportunity to hold your builder accountable call 951-767-0192 today to get a quote and schedule your 11 Month New Home Inspection!
Pool and/or Spa Inspection
This add-on includes inspection of the pool or spa drowning prevention features, for the sole purpose of identifying which, if any, are present. Fencing and other barrier components which restrict access to the pool/spa. Pumps and pump motors; readily accessible associated piping systems; filtration systems; skimmers and drains. Pool/spa electrical panels, disconnects, switches, outlets, pool/spa lighting and operate GFCI test buttons. Heating equipment, fuel gas piping, combustion air and venting exhaust systems.
Click Here for information regarding the new Pool Safety Act (SB 442, signed in to law on 1.1.18) (Updated on 1.24.18) PDF
Inspection of the crawlspace is vitally important to identify conditions within the foundation crawlspace such as moisture intrusion, support systems both concrete and wood, venting and accessible areas of the home’s Drain-Waste-Vent (DWV) system; siding and trim; gas, water and electrical service shut-off devices. There is a nominal additional charge for homes requiring crawlspace inspection.