Our Inspections

| Home Buyers | Home Sellers | Single Item | New Construction | Warranty |


Home Buyers Inspection
    This is the complete property inspection to the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) Standards of Practice.

    This inspection is recommended on the purchase of all houses, new or old, regardless of outward appearance and regardless of whether or not the inspection is included as a contract contingency.

    "Contingent" vs "AS IS" inspections, what's the difference?
    A contingent inspection is the buyer’s best and safest course of action when purchasing a home. When the purchase is contingent on the home inspection, the cost of repair of major items found in the inspection can be negotiated or the buyer has the option to walk away from the contract.

    When there are competing contracts from multiple buyer candidates, a contingency for home inspection may not possible. Sometimes the property is offered “AS IS” by the seller because of the type of property it is. This is usually the case in Foreclosures and Short Sales. An inspection should not be skipped in any case. An "AS IS" inspection can help the buyer know what his or her immediate priorities are before or after moving in.

    There is no difference in my report whether there is an inspection contingency in the real estate contract or not. The difference between "AS IS" inspections and "Contingent Inspections" resides in how the inspection results are treated between buyer and seller.

    See our PRICING for more details.

Home Sellers (Pre-Listing) Inspection
    A pre-listing inspection for the home seller is similar in scope and make-up to the Pre-Purchase Inspection for the buyer. It is a complete property inspection to the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) Standards of Practice.

    Pre-Listing inspections are a smart thing for the home seller to do.
    • No Surprises. Rather than wait for the buyer’s home inspector to uncover something that you are unaware of, learn about any inspection items up front. This gives you a chance to make some repairs, cost out alternatives, and develop the best strategy to sell the house.
    • Set Priorities. At the end of the inspection, we discuss the findings and help think through the things that are most important to selling the property.
    • A Professional Report. The Cover Your Assets Home Inspections report can be used as a selling tool to give the buyers confidence that the house has been thoroughly inspected. The report features photos and explanations and can be forwarded to approved parties to the sale. In some cases, the report will be used by the buyers as the official inspection for the sale.

    See our PRICING for more details.

Single Item Inspection
    There may be situations where you want to have a single feature or component of a property inspected by an unbiased professional, someone who is not trying to sell you something. A single item inspection may confirm the need to call in a professional to repair or upgrade, or it may expose other needed actions to correct the situation.

    • Roof/Attic Inspection
    • Foundation Inspection
    • Electrical System Inspection
    • Plumbing Inspection
    • Basement or Crawlspace Inspection
    • Heating/Ventilation and Air Conditioning Inspection

    Single item inspections are generally provided under a minimum site visit charge and are covered under the applicable section of the NACHI Standards of Practice. Additional fees for travel or unusual circumstances may apply.

    See our PRICING for more details.

New Construction Inspection
    The value of involving an independent third party to inspect your new construction project cannot be overstated!

    Mistakes happen all the time in new home construction...and the trend is getting worse not better. Key causes:

    • Misinformed or lazy sub-contractors
    • Contractors with overlapping responsibilities
    • Supervisors with too many details to oversee
    • On-site modifications for a variety of reasons
    • Mistakes or omissions in plans

    Don't take it for granted that the builder (any builder) is complying with acceptable building practices, using quality craftsmanship, or keeping your safety in mind. Engage a third party to look out for your interests at specific stages of the construction process.

    Cover Your Assests Home Inspections, LLC offers Two Key Inspections for New Home Construction:

    Pre-drywall inspection - This inspection gives you a final review of the framing and roughed-in systems of the house before drywall is put up. This is particularly important because issues can be more easily seen and addressed at this time. This inspection covers all major structural components and mechanical systems installed.

    Final walk-through inspection - This inspection is performed just before final walk through with the builder. The house is essentially completed; however, issues arising during final walk-through can be addressed by the builder prior to closing. This inspection also gives the new buyers important information on the systems, operation, and maintenance of their new home.

    Most builders welcome home inspector involvement in the project because they help find mistakes, help boost the buyers confidence in the quality of their workmanship, and help educate the buyer about the home building process. Cover Your Assets Home Inspections offers a $100.00 discount when both inspections are ordered on a new home.

    See our PRICING for more details.

Warranty Inspection
    Your newly constructed home came with a warranty, usually for one year but occasionally for less than a year. If you have lived in your newly constructed home and your warranty period is about to expire, it is a good idea to have a thorough inspection prior to visiting with the builder. This is your last, and best, chance to get things fixed at the builder’s expense.

    Cover Your Assests Home Inspections, LLC offers a new home warranty inspection that takes place one month before the warranty expiration date. We inspect, photograph, list and document all visible defects and warranty related concerns that you may want to bring to the builder’s attention and have fixed while the new home warranty period is in effect.

    See our PRICING for more details.



Inspection Request

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Call or text: 703-395-2753
Email: Mike@CoverYourAssetsInspections.com