Why choose Bleich Home Inspection Services?
1. We work for YOU, not your agent.
Many buyers agents want the home inspector to sugar coat the inspection report because their greatest fear is the deal not going smoothly, or even worse, falling through because of a defect.
One agent actually told us that she had to tell her "go-to inspector" not to be so thorough. Can you imagine? You hire a home inspector referred by your agent and your agent tells him to turn a blind eye to defects in your new home.
2. We meet or exceed minimum state requirements and industry standards.
As a result, our inspection will take 3 hours or more. When possible, we walk on the roof, crawl the crawlspace; and traverse the attic. We check ALL accessible electrical outlets, not just a "representative number". We check all windows, not just a "representative number". We open electrical panels.
3. We are thorough.
We provide a thorough non-invasive, visual, performance based inspection of your home’s accessible structure, systems, and components and provide detailed report outlining our findings and our professional opinion of the condition of the home.
For a home buyer, this gives you the knowledge to make an informed decision. For a home seller, it allows you to address defects before prospective buyers find them.
Our experience, training, professionalism, state licensing and industry credentials, will give you the confidence and reduce the anxiety that comes with purchasing a home.
What we Inspect:
1. We inspect all visible structural components including foundation and framing and we check for deterioration.
2. We inspect the exterior wall covering, flashing, and trim; all exterior doors; attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings; eaves, soffits, and fascias; vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property when any of these are likely to adversely affect the building; and walkways, patios, and driveways leading to dwelling entrances.
3. We inspect the roof covering; the roof drainage systems; flashings; and skylights, chimneys, and other roof penetrations.
4. We inspect the interior water supply and distribution systems including all fixtures and faucets; drain, waste, and vent systems including all fixtures; the water heating equipment; vent systems, flues, and chimneys; fuel storage and fuel distribution systems; and drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping.
5. We inspect the electrical service drop; the service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways; the service equipment and main disconnects; the service grounding; interior components of service panels and subpanels; conductors; circuit breakers; installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles; including ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI). We also check for aluminum branch conductors and operable smoke detectors.
6. We inspect installed heating and cooling equipment; and related vent systems, flues, and chimneys.
7. We inspect walls, ceilings, and floors; steps, stairways, and railings; countertops and cabinets; doors and windows; and garage doors and garage door operations.
8. We inspect insulation and vapor retarders; ventilation of attics and foundation areas; and mechanical ventilation systems; and
9. We inspect the wood burning fireplace components; and the related the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.
Richard Bleich, CPI
Licensed & Certified Professional Inspector
Office Manager, Field Assistant