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All American Inspections & Property Preservation

Avon Lake, OH 44012
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

Business Description

All American Inspections & Property Preservation is a Cleveland home inspection company based in Avon Lake. The business' home inspection expert has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and has completed the American Society of Home Inspectors safety course. The company's home inspections examine all aspects of a home, including heating and air conditioning, insulation, ventilation, electrical components, and plumbing.

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Bearmark Home Inspection

Chesterland, OH 44026
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection

Business Description

Bearmark Home Inspection, based in Chesterland, inspects new and pre-sale homes in the Cleveland area. The business' home inspectors are trained to evaluate more than 400 components of a home for thorough service that later gives customers their money back in sales. Customers have praised the company for its thorough inspections and professional, patient, and efficient inspector.

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Buyers Home Inspection Services

Berea, OH 44017
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection
  • Post Purchase Inspections

Business Description

Buyers Home Inspection Services is a Cleveland company founded in 1994. Based in Berea, the company performs full home inspections and also inspects for mold. The business' home inspections include examinations of attics, foundations, crawl spaces, electrical components, plumbing, and garages. The lead inspector is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors, the Association of the Wall & Ceiling Industry, and the Exterior Design Institute.

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Clarity Home Inspections

North Royalton, OH 44133
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  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis

Business Description

Clarity Home Inspections' lead inspector has more than 20 years of construction, maintenance, and remodeling experience. The Cleveland company provides thorough home inspections, which includes inspections of foundations, fireplaces, roofs, insulation, heating systems, and plumbing. Clarity Home Inspections follows the InterNACHI Standards of Practice in its written reports. Customers have praised the business for its thorough work and good communication.

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Crown Home Inspection Solutions

Rocky River, OH 44116
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  • New Construction Inspection
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

Business Description

Crown Home Inspection Solutions has served the Cleveland area for more than 15 years. The business' owner has more than 20 years of combined experience as a remodeling contractor and a building inspector and is an ASHI Certified Inspector. Crown Home Inspection Solutions is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. The company serves both home buyers and sellers.

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License: RECE.2019002999

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Detailed Home Inspections

9205 Clifton Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44102
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  • New Construction Inspection
  • Mold Inspection
  • Sewer Line Inspection
  • Radon Testing
  • Termite Inspection

Business Description

Detailed Home Inspections has been serving residential and commercial property owners in Cleveland since 2004. Its inspectors examine various types of properties, including single-family houses, apartment buildings, mid-century homes, and condominiums. They check every area of a house, from roof to foundation, assessing the state of components like fireplaces, wiring, smoke detector, and air conditioning. Their inspections also cover the insulation, plumbing, and structural parts of a building. Their other services include radon testing, sewer camera inspection, and water potability assessment.

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License: RECE.2019002999

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Dream House Inspections

Cleveland, OH 44113
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  • New Construction Inspection

Business Description

The team at Dream House Inspections inspects new construction homes, older homes, and rehab properties. The company serves first time home buyers, investors, and clients selling their homes. Dream House Inspections is certified by AHIT and ASHI. Customers have praised the business' owner for his organization, punctuality, and knowledge of the industry.

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License: OHI.2019006757

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General Home Inspection, LLC.

Lakewood, OH 44107
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Business Description

General Home Inspection LLC is a home inspection company that services Cleveland and surrounding areas. The company provides inspections for structural, interior, and exterior homes. It also looks into the components of the house like fireplaces and roofs, as well as the property's systems such as electrical, heating, air conditioning, and plumbing. In addition, the company also conducts pest and radon inspections. General Home Inspection is owned by Jay Brzezinski, a highly skilled home inspector who has inspected hundreds of properties over his 15-year career.

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License: OHI.2019006757

Ohio Division Of Real Estate & Professional Licensing

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Inspection Tech

Cleveland, OH 44145
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  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

Business Description

The team at Inspection Tech has served the Cleveland area since 2005. The business is certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and makes a donation for every completed home inspection to charities such as Achievement Centers for Children, Neighborhood Housing Services, The Cleveland APL, and the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals. Customers have praised Inspection Tech for its thorough, helpful, and professional employees.

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4.8 / 5 (208)
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4.9 / 5 (16)

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Inspections Unlimited

Parma, OH 44134
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  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

Business Description

Inspections Unlimited is a Cleveland home inspection company based in Parma. The business is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Inspections Unlimited tests for radon in the home following EPA guides. The business gives its inspection reports to customers through email or in person. Customers have praised the owner for his professionalism and eye for detail.

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4.5 / 5 (13)
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4.6 / 5 (9)

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J&L Home Inspections

North Ridgeville, OH 44039
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The employees at J&L Home Inspections are each certified by AHIT and meet the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Based in North Ridgeville, the licensed and insured business inspects new construction homes as well as older homes. The company gives discounts to seniors and military members and is available to inspect homes on weekends. J&L Home Inspections is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

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Keystone Home Inspection

Lyndhurst, OH 44124
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  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

Business Description

Keystone Home Inspection is a Cleveland home inspection company based in Lyndhurst. The locally-owned and operated business identifies potential problems, considers repairs and upgrades, and measures the homeowner's investment decisions. The business also provides specialized testing for environmental hazards such as lead, asbestos, radon, mold, and wood-destroying insects. The company is certified by the American Home Inspectors Training and is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

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Mark's Home Inspection Service

Solon, OH 44139
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection
  • Post Purchase Inspections

Business Description

The owner of Mark's Home Inspection Service is certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors and is a Chapter Board Member of the North Central Ohio ASHI Chapter. Mark's Home Inspection Service has served the Cleveland area for more than 20 years, and performs full home inspections as well as radon testing and mold analysis and testing. The company presents its customers with reports on-site.

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MSRE Home Inspection Services, LLC

3619 Rockport Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111
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  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

Business Description

Founded in 2014, MSRE Home Inspection Services, LLC is a home inspection company run by William Forrest in Cleveland, Ohio. Forrest is an Ohio-Licensed Home Inspector, Certified Master Inspector, Ohio-licensed radon tester and Ohio-licensed wood destroying insect inspector. Forrest is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors and International Association of Home Inspectors. MSRE is available seven days a week until 9 PM to accommodate all schedules.

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Over & Under Home Inspections

Brunswick, OH 44212
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection

Business Description

The owner of Over & Under Home Inspections is an InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector. The Cleveland company has flexible scheduling for its home inspection appointments, and the owner has more than 13 years of experience in general maintenance and public safety. The business inspects condos and apartments, homes, heating and air conditioning systems, electrical systems, commercial buildings, new construction homes, and pre-listing homes.

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Safe Home Services

North Royalton, OH 44133
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  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

Business Description

The owner of Safe Home Services has been in the insurance restoration business for more than 15 years and is a member of the American Society of Home Inspection. Safe Home Services is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. The company follows the code of ethics by completing full home inspections, which includes the inspection of roofs, trim, gutters, basements, crawl spaces, water heating systems, plumbing, insulation, ventilation, and electrical panels.

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Western Reserve Home Inspection

Cleveland, OH 44106
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection
  • Post Purchase Inspections

Business Description

Western Reserve Home Inspection, based in Cleveland, is a Certified Real Estate Inspector. The company won the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2011 for its superior customer service. Western Reserve Home Inspection provides partial inspections when requested, such as structural inspections of buildings and foundations and maintenance inspections for roofs, furnaces, air conditioning, or water heaters.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a home inspection take?

The average home inspection takes two to four hours, or about an hour and a half for condos. Inspection time varies depending on home size, inspector experience, and thoroughness. After the inspection, it can take 24 to 48 hours to receive the inspector's report.

What is a four-point home inspection?

A four-point inspection checks a home's plumbing, roofing, electrical wiring, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) to ensure they meet current safety standards. It’s often performed for homes in areas prone to inclement weather events, such as flooding and tornadoes, and older houses. A four-point inspection is sometimes required to get homeowner's insurance.

How much does a home inspection cost?

A home inspection costs between $300 and $1,000, depending on the home's size, property location, and scope of the inspection. Prices vary by inspector, so it's best to get several quotes before committing to one.

Who pays for home inspection?

It's typically the buyer's responsibility to pay for a home inspection, although the seller may cover the cost sometimes. Sellers can also choose to pay for a pre-listing inspection to uncover problems that might arise during a buyer's inspection. This gives them the chance to make necessary repairs before putting the home on the market.

What to look for in a home inspection?

Your home inspector should check for:

  • Structural integrity of walls and floors
  • Plumbing issues, including signs of water damage
  • Faulty or outdated electrical wiring
  • Roof and siding damage
  • Gutter drainage
  • Problems with windows and doors
  • HVAC functionality
  • Signs of pest infestation
  • Condition of major appliances, if included with the sale
  • Condition of deck and porch

What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection?

If an inspection reveals severe problems, many lenders won't agree to finance the home purchase until they are fixed. This can include building code violations, structural concerns, mold, water damage, fire hazards, and other issues that can affect the buyer's health and safety.

When to walk away after home inspection?

Home inspections may uncover serious hidden concerns, such as mold in the walls or the need for new electrical wiring, that can cost thousands of dollars to fix. If the seller is unwilling to pay for the repairs, it may be time to consider walking away from the deal. Unpermitted work (work done on the home without a permit) can be a dangerous safety hazard, so this is another reason to back out of the sale.

What to expect from a home inspection?

During a home inspection, the inspector will walk through the home and take notes and pictures for any problems that they find. The inspector's job is to provide an objective opinion of the home's condition so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

What does a home inspection cover?

A home inspection covers all readily accessible and visible areas of the property, including bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen, basement, attic, garage, and porch or patio. Inspectors do not move appliances or other heavy objects to check for problems.

Do sellers get a copy of home inspection report?

Home inspection reports are the property of the client, so inspectors can only share the report with them. Some sellers may pay for part of the inspection costs, and in this case, they'll receive a copy of the report. Buyers can choose to share a copy of the report with sellers, but they aren't obligated to do so.

Who attends a home inspection?

There isn't a requirement for any specific person to attend a home inspection aside from the inspector themselves. Many buyers prefer to attend so they can learn more about the property and ask questions about its condition during the walk-through. The buyer's agent and the seller's listing agent sometimes also attend.

Is a home inspection and appraisal the same thing?

A home inspection checks the overall condition of the property, while an appraisal determines the home's financial value. Appraisers determine value by comparing the home with similar recent home sales in the area. Lenders usually require an appraisal for financing.

Do home inspections check for asbestos?

Home inspections rarely look for asbestos because inspectors can't take apart the walls and ceiling to check. Most home inspectors are not certified in asbestos testing, which involves taking samples of walls. Inspectors can only point out areas where asbestos might be suspected, but professional testing is needed to confirm its presence.

What happens after a home inspection?

After the inspection, you and your agent will review the findings noted on the inspector's report. At this point, you can choose to move forward with the purchase or ask for repairs to be made. The seller may agree to make the repairs or provide credits for you to pay for repairs yourself. You can also decide to cancel the purchase contract if the inspection findings aren't acceptable and the seller refuses to negotiate repairs.

Does home inspection affect appraisal?

Home inspectors and appraisers work independently and do not share their findings with each other, so the inspection has no tangible effect on a home's appraisal. Home inspections are done before the appraisal for other reasons, however. If the inspection is poor, you can back out of the sale without paying for an appraisal, which can potentially save you hundreds of dollars.

What should I ask during home inspection?

Attending the inspection gives you the opportunity to hear the inspector's thoughts on a property, which can be valuable when making a purchasing decision. Always ask about the condition of the roof, plumbing, electrical wiring, and other major components, and find out how long the inspector thinks they will last. Ask what the biggest problems are with the home, what the inspector recommends fixing first, and how much it might cost.

Do insurance companies inspect homes?

Insurance companies inspect homes to determine potential liabilities, which can cause increased premiums or even policy cancellation if problems are too severe. An insurance company inspection might be required if the home is old or hasn't been inspected in many years.

What should buyers do during home inspection?

Ideally, buyers should attend the inspection so they can talk with the inspector throughout the process. If you have questions or concerns about the property, bring them up before the inspection begins. During the inspection, it's a good idea to check light switches, appliances, sinks, and toilets to make sure everything is in working order.

Do banks require home inspections?

If you're getting a mortgage loan from a bank, a home inspection is not required, and it’s unnecessary to provide the bank with a copy of the results. The bank requires an appraisal, however. This determines the value of the home so the bank doesn't give you a loan for more than it's worth.

Do lenders require home inspections?

Mortgage lending companies rarely require a home inspection to give you a loan. Some lenders might request an inspection for specific potential problems, though. These can include termites, septic system issues, and lead-based paint. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans expect a basic home assessment that's like an inspection, but not as in-depth.

Who verifies repairs after a home inspection?

If repairs need to be made, you can verify the work by ordering a re-inspection. This usually isn't necessary if the repairs were done by a licensed contractor and the correct permits for the work were pulled. If the seller handled the repairs, though, a re-inspection can help ensure that the work was performed correctly.

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