Thomas Pittman Home Inspections

Home Inspections for Homeowners

What is a home inspection?
A home Inspection is a visual evaluation of the readily and accessible areas of the home at time of Inspection. The inspection is based on the simple concept of Durability and serviceability.

Why should I have a home Inspection?
As a home owner there may be issues that you are aware of but do not know what the cause is. Between a Home Inspection and Thermal Imaging we can pretty much give the answers to these difficult questions

Can I perform my own Inspection?
Are you familiar with building practices? Do you have a moisture meter? Do you have an Infrared Camera? These items are just some of the tools we can use to determine hidden causes. You can or have a family member or a contractor you know. Be aware that plenty of issues could get overlooked. Has a Certified home Inspector I attend continuing education hours every year and have inspected thousands of homes over the years. Even a very good contractor would be hard pressed to perform an Inspection like I perform let alone generate a State Of The Art Inspection Report that is completely narrative (no check boxes) along with digital photos showing the issues / conditions.

How to choose a Home Inspector
This can be difficult if you do not know someone personally in the business or have a referral from a family member or friend. While most Professional Realtors are good honest hard working people, sometimes their referrals for Home Inspectors are not in your best interest.

Here are some suggestions to pick your home Inspector.

  • Look in the Dex phone book for Inspectors Under Home Inspections.
  • Always use an Inspector that belongs to a Home Inspector association.
  • Use an experienced Inspector – Call and ask about this – Very important.
    My average Inspection time is 21/2-3 hours for a 2000 Square foot home and under. There are lots of new Inspectors out there that have no back round in construction.
  • Fees are generally determined by the size, age and location of home.
    I may not be the cheapest Inspector or most expensive but; I thrive to be the best. I charge a fair Inspection fee for an outstanding Inspection and state of the art Inspection report. Most Inspectors are not willing to invest the money and time (learning curve that comes with state of the art software)
  • Some Inspectors refer conditions to licensed professionals.
    Any good Inspector will recommend the proper contractor for the needed work.