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How are fees structured?

A standard visual inspection is based on the square footage size of the home (not including the garage and porches). AKA “heated and cooled area”.

What’s the best way to request an inspection?

Click here to request an inspection.

What days of the week do you work?

I work 5 days a week and am available Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 8:30 and on Tuesday and Thursday @ 8:30 and 1:30. My calendar is on the inspection form. Click here.

Do you inspect crawl spaces?

Unfortunately – I’m suffering from a neck injury and I’ve temporarily suspended crawl space inspections until further notice.

I’m concerned about the foundation.

Central Mississippi is covered in expansive soil. You have a valid concern. Foundation levelness can indicate certain foundation movement. I’m not an engineer – however – I do provide non-technical foundation measurements for an additional charge. See the “Request Inspection” button at the top of this page.

Do you offer pool inspections?

Yes. See the “Request Inspection” button at the top of this page.

Do re-inspect the property after repairs have been completed?

Yes – if the repairs are simple – I’ll explain how you can inspect them and save money. If you choose – I’ll be happy to make a return visit. See the “Request Inspection” button at the top of this page.

What about barns, storage buildings and such – are they included with the fee for inspecting the house?

No. If you’d like, I’ll inspect those components – as a specific area inspection. See the “Request Inspection” button at the top of this page.

I’ve read your bio. What other certifications do you hold?

I’m an FHA 203(k) Consultant and an FHA Compliance inspector. I hold an ICC Code Certification as a B1 designation (building inspector). I am a licensed home builder #MS 109. I’m licensed to inspect new homes. My license #MS0269NH.

Aren’t all licensed inspectors in Mississippi able to inspect new homes?

No. To inspect new properties, the inspector should hold a home inspector’s license, hold a certification as a code inspector and hold a current builder’s license.

As an inspector, what continuing education is required?

Mississippi license law requires the inspector to attain 20 hours of continuing education every two years (10 hours per year).

How often are you required to renew your home inspector license?

Every 2 years.

How are finished reports delivered?

My reports are emailed (usually same day) and the report sits on a live page (internet) where you may print to PDF. There are a host of other features available on the report delivery page to help you and your agent convey information through the transaction.

Generally speaking – what features are included in the report?

I annotate photos of conditions, I include video when necessary and for clients who find it difficult to be present at the time of inspection – I record a desktop review video that’s included/embedded in the report.

Do you provide annual maintenance inspections?

Yes. GREAT QUESTION! Maintenance is vital and keeping an eye on the conditions of your property should start the day you move in. I recommend annual property inspections to help protect your investment. See the “Request Inspection” button at the top of this page or call me 601-691-1496.

What is included in the appliance inspection?

Appliances


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