About Home Inspections

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a home.  Inspections include visual observations of the structure, roof, foundation, basement, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system (temperature permitting), plumbing, electrical, exterior, interior, and many other aspects of the home and other included buildings.  Looking for system and major component defects and insufficiency; improper building practices, and concerns that require extensive repairs, general maintenance issues, and fire and safety issues.

What is a Pre-Sale Home Inspection?

If you're ready to sell your home and want to ensure the process will go smoothly and quickly, you may want to consider a pre-sale home inspection.  Pre-Sale home inspections can uncover concerns that could compromise a sale.  Scheduling the inspection at the beginning of the sale shortens the process by removing obstacles before they can interfere with a potential sale of your home.

New Construction Inspection: Why would I need that?

A new home construction build can be an overwhelming and emotional process.  Having a reliable and nonbiased professional opinion regarding the quality and installation practices being utilized in your new home can bring ease of mind and value to your future purchase.  A new construction inspection provides checks and balances to make sure nothing is missed.  A new construction site is a bustle of activity with numerous sub-contractors working in multiple parts of the home at any given time.  Things simply get missed.  Having these problems identified and corrected before you move into your new home can save you money, time, and added stress.

  • New Construction - Phase Inspection: Click for Details
  • New Construction - Ready for Move-In Inspection
    • Complete home inspection conducted when the building process is complete and before the closing
  • 11th Month Warranty Home Inspection
    • Many builders provide a one-year warranty on new construction.  During this period, home buyers develop a “list” of corrections for the builder to repair under the warranty coverage. Many issues/defects are not always obvious.  A qualified home inspector can obtain a list of these items for you to present to your builder/contractor. Leaving you with the assurance that all known potential problems will be addressed before they turn into a greater problem and cost in the future.

    Still on the fence about a New Construction Inspection? Watch this failed phase inspection video

    What is Radon?

    • Description: Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that occurs naturally in the earth’s crust.
    • The Concern: Long-term exposure to high levels of radon gas can potentially increase the risk of lung cancer.
    • Testing: Is conducted to identify and determine the radon level occurring within a structure.
    • Radon testing is an optional service that can be added to your home inspection.
    • Learn more about Radon 

    Why use J.Wahl Home Inspection?

    • Experience - 25 years in the construction industry owning a successful business in building new homes and specializing in major remodels.
    • Experience working with clients on problem-solving home deficiencies and helping to ease the stress and anxiety through the process.
    • Experienced and excellence in the delivery of the inspection details.
    • Experienced to give you, in detail: How the issue can be fixed? How long does it take to fix an issue?
    • Reports - Cutting-edge web-based reports that are functional, easy to navigate, and include color illustrations, reference materials, and so much more.
    • Free – Pest and mold, visual inspection is conducted with every inspection.  If visual signs of pests (example: rodents and bats) and/or mold are discovered, the discovery will be noted on the inspection report.  If an Official Wood Destroying Insect and Termite inspection is required or requested, this can be added to the inspection at an additional cost.  If added to the inspection, the official Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) form (NPMA-33) will be included on the Inspection Report.

    Sample Report

    J.Wahl Home Inspection understands that the purchase, or sale, of your home is one of the biggest transactions of your life and we know you have many Home Inspection company choices. We hope that you will TRY US and see how our “Experience that Makes Sense” approach will benefit you on the purchase, or sale, of your home!

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