Making Your New House A Home
Before your home is move-in ready, it needs to be professionally inspected.
A quality inspection checks your home’s structures and systems for anything abnormal, especially relating to needed maintenance. Aside from being a great idea for all buyers, a home inspection is required by most lenders.
Even if your home looks amazing on the surface, there are often hidden issues that will only be discovered by a trained and licensed home inspector. Inspections give a clearer picture of a home’s value, making your transaction fair and transparent for buyer, seller, and any other stakeholders.
What’s in an Inspection?
Our inspections are performed according to the standards, practices, and ethics of the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors. With those guidelines behind us, we can guarantee the highest quality inspection with exceptional customer service.
Complete Visual Home Inspection
Our most common offering is the comprehensive visual inspection, of readily accessible areas of the home. It includes:
- Roof, Attic, and Chimneys
- Foundation & Crawlspace
- Sidewalks, Patios, Driveways, and Retaining Walls
- Grading & Drainage
- Attached/Unattached Garage, and Carports
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
- Windows & Doors
- Built-In Appliances
Within 24 hours of the inspection, our findings are delivered to you as a fully digital report generated by industry-leading HomeGauge Software. This report contains hundreds of detailed, expandable photos with clear explanations, and can be accessed from any internet browser.
Our reports have a unique Create Request List feature. From the larger report, you can aggregate important findings into a separate list. The concise repair request list is ideal for requesting maintenance, replacements, or in negotiations, or for planning projects of your own after you move in. CRL lists are standardized for all viewers, and any changes are clearly marked with who made them and when.
Sometimes special circumstances call for specialized inspections. In addition to our Complete Visual Home Inspection, we are pleased to offer the following to our customers:
A four-point inspection is a targeted inspection of your roof, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems.These areas are subject to particular wear in older homes, so some insurers require their inspection before a policy will be issued.
It’s a competitive market out there! A pre-listing inspection helps a seller identify and fix maintenance issues before their home goes on the market, often resulting in a shorter time to sell and increased profit.
Home Maintenance Inspections
Have you owned your home for a while? Would you like to give it some attention but you’re not sure where to start? A home maintenance inspection helps you prioritize your home’s routine maintenance so you can better plan for updates and repairs.
Insurance, renovation, and special regulations may call for inspecting one specific area of your home. Statewide Home Inspections can perform targeted inspections of just these areas – give us a call for more information!
Corporate Relocation Inspection
Intermediary corporate relocation providers have far more stringent checklists than the average home inspector. Statewide Home Inspections is skilled at helping with relocation inspections and we are prepared to meet their needs.
My goal at Statewide Home Inspection, LLC is to provide a thorough home inspection while lessening the impact on your time and minimizing the potential for damage to your possessions. You can assist us by completing these tasks prior to your inspection.
All utilities are on.
Ignite all pilot lights that have to be manually lit. (Gas logs, water heaters, etc.)
AII electrical breakers should be in the “ON” position unless there is a safety reason that -requires them to be de-energized.
Provide clear access to the electrical panel.
Have remote controls readily available if they are required to operate an appliance or fixture. (Fireplaces, ceiling fans, etc.)
Remove tape from all electrical switches that are safe to operate.
Clear possessions from all sinks/tubs and have drain stoppers readily available.
Provide clear access to the main water shut-off valve.
Provide all keys for areas where keys are not provided to the inspector. (Crawl space access, locked interior and exterior storage closets, keyed window locks, etc.)
Provide disappearing stair hook for attic access.
Provide clear access to attic furnaces.
Remove stored items in crawl space that would impede access especially at the entry door.
Remove items from windows. Decorations, sun catchers, etc.)
Secure pets or have them kenneled as to not interfere with the inspector.
We offer a $25 discount for military and first responders!
For your home inspection, details count. If you want a high-quality inspection on your investment, contact Statewide Home Inspection today!