RELIABLE HOME INSPECTIONS LLC
SERVING THE VALDOSTA, GA AREA WITH
Residential and commercial property inspections
American Society of Home Inspectors
John R. Schmidt - Owner/Operator - License # 3489
"What you don't know can hurt you!"
Reliable Home Inspections, LLC has been a licensed home inspection Business for the Valdosta, Ga area for the past 12 years. I have performed thousands of residential and commercial inspections during that time. I am a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors [ASHI]. Members of ASHI are trained and held to the highest of professional standards and codes of conduct and I am proud to be a member of the largest and most prestigious home inspection organization in the world.
My inspection business comes from many sources such as mortgage lenders, builders, attorneys, investors, real estate companies, the internet and yellow pages but most importantly from word of mouth from previous inspection clients. Because of this diversity of business referrals, I am able to pledge my complete loyalty to each of my clients and to them alone.
My inspection service extends beyond the Valdosta area to an approximate 50 mile radius of Valdosta. I inspect new construction, pre-owned homes, manufactured homes, light commercial properties, condominiums, and apartment buildings. Conventionally listed real estate, for sale by owner [FSBO], investment property, repossessions and foreclosures are all common in my inspection business. I have conducted numerous inspections for military clients who were stationed at locations such as England, Germany, Alaska and Hawaii through use of the internet who have never seen the property.
A home is comprised of a large number of major systems or components as well as minor components that are included in the inspection. The ASHI standards of practice are used to define the duty, conditions and limitations for each inspection and may be viewed at www.homeinspector.org/standard-of-practice [Light commercial inspections are defined by the ASTM E-2018-01 guide for property condition assessment and may be viewed at www.astm.org/Standards/E2018.htm ].
My mission is to tell you everything you need to know about a home before you purchase it however the following list broadly outlines the major systems and components that are inspected.
Color digital pictures are taken for every inspection and are used to illustrate a defect or deficiency that is brought forward in the report and clients are always encouraged to be present.
THE INSPECTION REPORT
The most common inspection format you will receive in this area is a purchased software checklist with multiple pictures inserted. My inspection reports are in a narrative format that is created uniquely for each home I inspect. It discusses each issue in easy to understand language and is supported by color photos so that all parties involved understand the report.
All of the Inspection Summaries include a general comments section that lists the age, size, condition and manufacturer of the major systems such heating and air, plumbing, electrical, structural, roof cover, siding, and insulation/ventilation, etc. This is done so that you have the most information possible about those systems and components that may incur significant repair/replacement costs going forward even though they are currently functioning normally.
The inspection report is emailed to you typically the same day of the inspection. The report has four parts that include the narrative report with photos, general comments, additional information regarding the inspection and a copy of the pre-inspection agreement.
A pre-inspection agreement is standard protocol for any knowledgeable, professional and reputable inspector. This agreement provides the client[s] with important information regarding the home inspection so that the client understands what to expect from the inspection. It also provides him or her with the opportunity to ask questions about the inspections.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTION
Each report I develop consists of an additional information section. This part of the report provides information regarding the major components and concerns that relate to most homes. While it is not intended to provide information regarding every aspect of each component, it does provide much of the important considerations regarding the inspection of each component and what may be done to go beyond what a home inspection typically can provide.
HOW MUCH DOES AN INSPECTION COST
The cost of an inspection can vary depending on several major factors such as the size of a home, the age, the location and the type foundation but cost should never be the most important factor in choosing a home inspector. Is the lowest cost inspector really what you want for perhaps the largest expenditure of your life time? An inspectors experience, reputation, credentials, reporting methodology and professional affiliations that require continuing education are much more significant factors that should be considered in choosing an Inspector.
Choosing the most qualified inspector is a much better approach to choosing an inspector so...
WHY CHOOSE RELIABLE HOME INSPECTIONS LLC?
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"What you don't know can hurt you!"
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Reliable Home Inspections, LLC