Professional Home Inspections
Safe@Home Inspections, LLC offers a range of home inspection services, but we never lose sight of the most important fact: someone we worked for will be living in that home. That's why we take our responsibility to act as your inspector so seriously. Our goal, embodied in the company name, can be broken down into three statements:
- We want you to be safe and happy in your home.
- We want your guests to be safe in your home.
- We want your investment to be as safe as I can make it, within the bounds of my role.
To that end, we specialize in providing you with the most informative home inspection report available. We don't whitewash or minimize concerns, nor do we exaggerate them. We simply report our findings accurately so that you can make an informed decision.
Our home inspection is a comprehensive process that follows the Standards of Practice set forth by the Department of Licensing in the State of Washington. Unlike many inspectors in our area, I do not change standards when I cross state lines. I use the most stringent standard available.
The report is built to be clear and concise. To aid you, each report has summaries outlining maintenance items, items of concerns, a category for deferred costs (old furnaces and such), and significant concerns that pose immediate life/safety issues or, in my opinion, cost more than $2,000.00 to correct.
Since a picture is worth at least a thousand words, my reports include digital images of pertinent items and, where advantageous, video. The report is completed on-site where possible. When that is not, it will be available in less than 24 hours.
My reports also include a wealth of information specific to your home beyond the simple identification of problems. The goal is to inform you as much as I can so you can make a confident decision in the one of the most important facets of your life.
A general home inspection completed prior to listing or selling the home to give current owners an idea of maintenance items to address. A pre-listing inspection also helps inspire confidence in prospective buyers regarding the condition of the home and reduce time spent in contract negotiation because an unbiased, independent inspector has reviewed all major systems.
Free visits to inspect and document repairs are included in the service package.
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New Home Inspections
Inspecting a new home requires different skills and a broader knowledge base than a traditional home inspection. While all the components are the same from house to house, inspecting a new home requires your inspector to have an advanced knowledge of the building codes. As a formerly certified code-qualified inspector, I can fulfill that need.
Manufactured home Inspection
Manufactured homes have special needs, from the way they are constructed, to the electrical panels, to the heating plants. Not only that, there is no accessible attic space. This makes them more challenging to inspect without the proper equipment. Each manufactured home I inspect gets an infrared inspection of the attic structure to try and locate leaks. While not foolproof, it's the single best technology we have for this component. Infrared is included at no extra charge!
I specialize in Property Condition Assessments for commercial, residential and industrial properties in Lewiston and Moscow, Idaho and Pullman and Clarkston, Washington. Inspections are conducted to ASTM E2018 Due Diligence Property Condition Assessment Reports standards and will include a capital budget for the next five years. My clients include investors, end users, lenders, loan servicers, owners, and sellers.
Additional services, including ADA compliance (this would include parking, exits, wheel chair ramps and rest rooms, etc.) is available but not within the normal scope of a PCA.
Both Pullman and Moscow have homes prone to accumulating radon gas. Odorless, colorless, tasteless, radon in homes is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Our continuous radon monitor is a patented electronic detection device used for the measurement of radon gas. It is twice as sensitive as most radon monitors providing selectable test increments as low as an hour.
U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory advises, “Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.” January 2005