What's Included in a Home Inspection?
Take a walk through a typical home inspection by a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. Click here to take the tour. You also may want to read through our Code of Ethics, so you understand the level of integrity to which we hold ourselves.
With Top Line Home Inspections, you automatically get upgraded to additional services at no charge. These include an interior infrared thermal scan of the home, as well as drone photography of the roof when needed for otherwise inaccessible areas. These technologies are incredibly valuable when it comes to identifying damage, potentially costly repairs, water intrusion, and plumbing leaks.
About Your Inspector
Sherman Hall is a licensed home inspector who has been inspecting homes in the Columbus and Central Ohio region for five years, and is known not only for being a thorough and knowledgeable inspector, but also for his skill in communicating the most important parts of that knowledge to you as a homeowner. Buildings and building science can get complicated, and Sherman's job is to make it practical and understandable for you.
Cost of a Home Inspection
If there ever was a service that highlighted getting what you pay for, it's home inspection. Cheap doesn't feel good for very long, but fair and affordable can't be beat. Learn more about home inspection costs here.
Check out this interactive map, periodically updated by the EPA, to identify the county in which your home is located. If it's in a Zone 1 county, you may want to consider getting a radon test prior to listing or purchasing a home.
Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) has been an option for use as residential gas lines since 1990, and it has been installed in approximately six million homes. In 2006, it was recognized as a potential fire hazard in conjunction with lightning strikes. Luckily, there is a very straight-forward bonding/grounding remedy for this, but you will want to have a professional inspect, advise, and remedy the CSST in your home.
How to Prepare Your Home for an Inspection
It is in everyone's interest for a home inspection to go smoothly. Check out what you can do as a seller to help the buyer love your home even more.