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Matt Korr State Licensed Home Inspector

Matt Korr State Licensed Home Inspector

WHAT IS A FULL INSPECTION?

This is a very good question. You will receive a different answer from almost any home inspector you ask. The basic answer to the question: A non-invasive assessment of the functionality of a property and its components. Sounds simple right? That is where you can be very wrong.  Although most inspectors assess a similar list of components, they tend to perform their inspections in a very different way.

I encourage interaction with clients during the inspection.  After all, I am there to educate you.   Unlike some, I enjoy when I get stumped by a question I don’t know the answer to.  I may have to tell you I don’t know, but it gives me the chance to further educate myself. I can always call you back with the answer. Even the reports you receive will vary greatly.  My preference is to give you an organized, typed report, with pictures. I also provide a detailed list of the items I find, good, bad or indifferent.

Please keep in mind this is limited to a non-invasive process. I like to leave the inspection property the same way I found it.  It sounds crazy, but I must clarify that I cannot see through walls, concrete slabs, dirt, or other solid objects.  I, and almost all inspectors, will not assess items that involve in depth procedures such as testing septic systems, or removing drywall to investigate a leak.  I and most inspectors will also not inspect low voltage systems such as Cable, Telephone, Alarm Systems, Intercoms and any other Data transfer systems. Unfortunately these are things most clients don’t know. If you are unsure, you must not be hesitant or embarrassed to ask.  Here is a basic breakdown of the areas included in my inspection:

  • Structure
  • Irrigation
  • Interior
  • Roof
  • Electrical
  • Pool/Spa*
  • Exterior
  • Insulation
  • Fireplace
  • HVAC
  • Attic
  • Most Appliances
  • Water Heater
  • Crawl Space*
  • Additional Buildings*
  • Plumbing
*Additional Fee May Apply

 

Now you may ask, why get an inspection? The answer to this question can come with me trying to sell to you. I don’t like to sell.  I will say this.  By the time most homebuyers get to the point where they may need an inspection, they are exhausted. Home buying is a very tiring process.  I understand and sympathize.  You as the potential buyer may only be seeing the highlights of the home you want to buy.  You may not have the eye to see if something may or may not be a concern.  “Do I need to worry about this crack in the concrete?”  That is where I come in.

A home purchase may be one of the most important decisions in your life.  It would be wise to know what you are buying. The end result of an inspection is for the client to walk away far more informed about their potential purchase than when they walked in the door.  I also provide free of charge, a limited 90-Day warranty through RWS on all of my residential property inspections. This is just my “Thank You” for being a customer.  At your discretion, I will have your appliances cross referenced for recalls.  This is done through a free membership to Recall Chek.  Recall Chek is a resource providing home maintenance tips and recall details on the appliances in your home.  You can even add appliances to the database long after the inspection.  

My goal is to maintain the honesty and integrity that I pursue in my daily life.  If you feel this is not the case, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I am always open to constructive criticism. I can’t make something right if I don’t know it’s wrong.  Thank you for considering my company for your home inspection needs.