Home Inspections - Referral Service

Home Inspections (Qualified/ Certified Referrals Upon Request)

A home inspection is an objective, unbiased, visual examination of the physical structure and component systems of a home. The components of a complete home inspection include:

  • Examine all aspects of the roof
  • Inspect all exterior surfaces & components including the foundation
  • Evaluate the structure
  • Examine the grounds
  • Document and assess the utility components including gas supply, plumbing, electrical, heating systems & HVAC units
  • The interior, including inspection of every room and the kitchen with the applicable appliances.

A home inspection is giving the home a “physical check-up"; the home inspection is a "snap-shot" in time of the condition of the dwelling. If deficiencies or symptoms are found, the certified home inspector will recommend further evaluation or suggestions to keep your investment protected.  

For the average person, the purchase of a home is the largest single investment made. Being pro-active instead of re-active by educating yourself regarding the condition of the property and the status of the house for any major repairs before you purchase, will assist in exposing any hidden deficiencies. The home inspector will point out the positive aspects of the dwelling, as well as the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it within acceptable conditions by illustrating the best building practices of the current market. After a home inspection, all individuals will have a clear understanding of the property and house for potential purchase.

When protecting your home, you’re protecting your investment; trust, communication and comprehending the results are critical. 

What you need to know when selling a home in the Atlanta and surrounding areas:

If you are the homeowner, a home inspection may be used to identify problems or deficiencies found that have begun that will continue to deteriorate the home without proper care. The home inspection will give you preventive “pro-active” measures, which will avoid costly future repairs. It is always a good idea to evaluate the condition of your home prior to placing it on the market. A seller that educates themselves of the condition of their property and home will gain a better understanding of conditions that may be discovered by the buyer’s home inspector during the selling process. A home inspection offers the opportunity for a seller to make repairs that put the house in the best-selling condition for the potential sale.

All home inspections should include a custom report detailing each system inspected.  Most report software is developed so that the report gives a clear understanding of the inspector’s observations concerning the dwelling and property.  All reports should supported with clear digital photos to support the detailed sectional report.  No two reports should be the same because no two houses are the same.

Types of Home Inspections:

  • Home Buyer's Pre-closing Inspections:

The referred home inspection service/ company should provide a detailed and thorough assessment of the property and its physical components, including, electrical, plumbing, roof, mechanical & grounds for buyers before closing.  An EDI certified stucco inspection is suggested in addition for those structures with hard coat or EIFS cladding.

  • Home Sellers Pre-listing Inspection:

The referred home inspection service/ company should provide a quality home inspection for properties before they are listed for sale. This gives the seller & agent the adequate knowledge to list the property at maximum value.   An EDI certified stucco inspection is suggested in addition for those structures with hard coat or EIFS cladding.

  • Foreclosure Inspections:

The refered home inspection service/ company should inspect the condition of foreclosed property during and after the foreclosure process. After each inspection the referred home inspector should provide a detailed report containing digital pictures of each inspection to the lender.

“ASHI is the largest and most respected professional association for home inspectors in North America. Through ASHI’s continued efforts, ASHI’s Standards of Practice—covering all of a home’s major systems—are now part of many pieces of state legislation and are recognized by consumers as the authoritative standard for professional home inspection.” – ASHI.org

EDI Certified Hard Coat Stucco and EIFS Inspections serving all of North Georgia since 1996