he purchase of a home or commercial building is one of the largest single investments you will ever make. You should know what to expect - in terms of needed and possible repairs and maintenance. A fresh coat of paint could be hiding serious problems. Stains on the ceiling may indicate a chronic roof leak or may be simply the result of a single incident. The inspector reviews these and other clues, then presents a professional opinion as to the condition of the property to help you avoid unpleasant surprises afterward. Of course, an inspection may also point out the positive aspects of a building, as well as the type of maintenance needed to keep it in proper shape. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property, and be able to make your purchasing decision confidently.
About Your Inspector
Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector's effort. Different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, and reporting methods.Ken is a certified member of the ICC as a Residential building inspector. Ken has been professionally trained by Inspection Training Associates, the leader in home inspection training and attends additional classes each year to stay up-to-date with industry standards.
In addition, Ken is a union trained carpenter and has extensive experience in residential and commercial construction.