My name is John Lile, I am a certified home inspector in Kelso Washington Servicing all of Southwest Washington including but not limited to Vancouver, Camas, Battleground, Woodland, Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, Centralia, Chehalis. Lewis county, Cowlitz county, and Clark county. A Home inspector is a professional who will conduct an inspection of the general condition of the home. A good home inspection will assist a buyer in understanding exactly what they are about to acquire. A home may look move in ready, but an inspector will cover features of the house such as electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing, insulation, as well as structural features of the home and may unveil issues that are not noticeable to the buyer’s eye. As a buyer, you are making a vast investment, and it is important to understand exactly what you are purchasing. Having a certified home inspector conduct a thorough inspection of the prospective property, could be compared to taking out an insurance policy against all potential operating costs.
You can see a lot when you tour your new home for the first time. Many issues may jump out at you that give you cause for concern. Its easy to think that you have seen what is wrong and that there is no need to hire an inspector. What we do is take it a step further. We not only look at the exposed areas for signs of problems but we also go into the hidden areas such as roof tops, Attics, and crawl spaces. It is in these areas that we typically find issues that the sellers have no idea ever existed. Routine maintenance is important and usually done on the outer layers. Its these hidden areas that are usually neglected and prone to have some issues.
There are many reasons why having a home inspection is so important. Think of it this way: would you invest $100,000 of your own money into a stock you knew nothing about? Probably not. Chances are you're spending more than $100,000 on your new home, so, as you would with any other investment, you should learn all you can about the home before you hand over the money
A typical Home inspection will generally take 2 to 3 hours depending on the size and condition of the property. It is a good idea that the client be present to truly see any concerns and be able to ask questions as the inspection is happening. After the inspection your inspector will go over the report verbally with you then send the full inspection report to you via email. We will always be available for any further questions or concerns you may have
Radon gas given off by soil or rock can enter buildings through cracks in floors or walls; construction joints; or gaps in foundations around pipes, wires, or pumps. Being exposed to radon for a long period of time can lead to lung cancer. Radon gas in the air breaks down into tiny radioactive elements (radon progeny) that can lodge in the lining of the lungs, where they can give off radiation. This radiation can damage lung cells and eventually lead to lung cancer.Radon levels are usually highest in the basement or crawl space. This level is closest to the soil or rock that is the source of the radon. Therefore, people who spend much of their time in basement rooms at home or at work have a greater risk for being exposed.
Our services don't end when we send you the report. We always make ourselves available to you for follow up inspections as needed. Many times we find issues that are then fixed by the seller before your purchase. We are available to return to the property to check that it was done to your liking. We will also come back if you just simply have a question or need a second opinion. We pride ourselves on our customers satisfaction
To get a free quote, or if you have questions or special requests, just drop us a line. We look forward to serving you!
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Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:00pm