FAQ & Benefits

What is ASHI?

Since 1976, ASHI has worked to build consumer awareness of home inspection and to enhance the professionalism of its membership. The ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics serves as a performance guideline for home inspectors, and is universally recognized and accepted by many professional and governmental bodies.

HOME BUYERS BENEFITS

Our Home Inspection is an analysis of potential fire hazards, home safety and health risks to you and your family. The inspection will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge about your new home and an understanding of its components and systems as well as home maintenance guidance to help you protect your investment.

HOME SELLERS BENEFITS

FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT YOUR NEW HOME PURCHASE – Our Home Inspection offers home owners a great marketing tool and a competitive advantage over other homes on the market. A pre-sale inspection will help you sell your home faster at the highest possible price. It provides for full disclosure and gives the buyer greater peace of mind. It may also provide you the opportunity to make repairs to your home in advance to expedite the sale.

Can a house fail a home inspection?

No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.

Why do I need a home inspection?

Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.

If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.

If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.