Steve Ball of Big Ridge Inc Home Inspections, is certified by InterNACHI and has over 20yrs experience as a remodeling contractor. I am a one man shop now and I prefer doing smaller jobs or I can act as a consultant on larger jobs.
Having done remodeling for the past 20 years I know what to look for during your home inspection! I am a Certified Professional Inspector® and certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors®!
So, what will be included in the home inspection report? Home inspection is a thorough review of a home. It requires knowledge of homes and home maintenance and repair. Usually those entering the home inspection field either have a background as a home professional, i.e. contractor, plumber, electrician, or they are already a good all-around handyman, i.e. their relatives actually trust their help on home repairs! The areas investigated in an inspection include: Foundation: i.e. spotting structural defects and damage Plumbing: i.e. pipes, fixtures and corrosion Electrical: i.e. grounding, fuses and breakers Roofing: i.e. roofing materials, draining systems and detecting leaks Equipment: i.e. stoves, furnaces, and air conditioners Interior: i.e. cabinets, fire places, and doors & windows Exterior: i.e. patio, decks, driveway and walkways The above list is only a brief review but illustrates the broad range of knowledge the home inspector must have.
InterNACHI is the world's leading association for home inspectors. Our home inspectors are trained, tested and certification, on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance, and more.
The certification mark, as used by persons authorized by the certifier, certifies that the inspections of residential and commercial buildings provided have been performed by an inspector who has met the online examination requirements as established by the certifier.
InterNACHI will pay up to $10,000 for the cost of replacement of personal property lost during an inspection and stolen by an InterNACHI-certified member who was convicted of or pleaded guilty to any criminal charge resulting from the member's taking of the client's personal property.
InterNACHI Certified Roof Inspector is an advanced designation available to those who successfully complete courses that covers defects and conditions common the five main steep-slope residential roof-covering materials : wood, metal, tile, slate and asphalt composition shingles.
Plumbing Inspector Certification teaches inspectors how to perform an inspection of the plumbing system of a home. It includes a review of leaks, inadequate water supplies, water contamination, and incorrect installations of components.