MJH Inspection Services offers the most comprehensive
home inspection available.
I start at the roof and evaluate not only the roof
surface, but also the chimney, the ventilation system,
the electrical service entrance, the plumbing stack, and
any other systems or components located on the roof.
My next step is to inspect the exterior of the home. I
use a macro and micro approach to look at both the big
picture and all the details.
I then move inside the house, and starting at the
bottom, work my way up through the home into the attic.
While inside, I address such things as the structure,
the heating and cooling systems, the electrical and
plumbing systems, the interior finishes, the insulation
and ventilation, and accessories such as fireplaces.
My evaluation is then communicated through a detailed
inspection report, which includes descriptions of all
the systems in the home, as well as any recommended
Best of all, my services don't end with the inspection.
For as long as you own the home, you can call with any
How long does a home
A typical inspection should
take 2 to 3 hours to complete. This can vary, given the
current condition and size of the home, the
accessibility of mechanical systems, and so on.
What do you look at?
I inspect the major systems
of the house. These include the Roof, Exterior,
Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing,
Insulation, and Interior. My goal is to identify any
existing major problems or safety issues.
How much does an inspection
My typical fee for an
inspection is $350.00. However, some factors will affect
the fee. If you are comparing home inspection firms, the
fee charged should not be the deciding factor unless the
level of service offered is identical. Remember, you are
considering a major purchase and your choice of home
inspector should be based on getting the best value, not
just the best price.
What is included in the fee?
Can I follow along?
Definitely. I encourage you
to attend. The inspection is a valuable learning
experience for most home buyers.
Do I have to take notes?
You don't have to take notes
during the inspection. I will document everything in a
written report. It's much better to follow the inspector
through, listening to his comments to make sure you
understand. It's also a great opportunity to clarify any
Can I ask questions?
Absolutely! You may want to
bring some questions that you have regarding the home.
You should also feel free to stop the inspector and ask
questions as you go. If the inspector's comments or
explanations are not clear, please ask for further
What should I wear?
You should dress comfortably
and be prepared to spend roughly 2 1/2 hours walking
through the home with the inspector. You won't have to
climb on the roof or go into the attic.
Can I bring my family?
I recommend that you not
bring your family; this is a technical evaluation, and
you should focus on the inspector's comments, not have
Do I get a written report?
You do receive a written
report. It would be unfair to ask you to remember all of
the things we cover during a home inspection. The report
includes a summary of the condition of the home and
details on all the major systems of the home. It is
delivered within 24 hours after the inspection.
If it's really bad, will you
tell us not to buy the house?
No. My goal is to report on
the condition of the house, indicating potential repairs
and expenses. Ultimately, it is your decision as to
whether or not you buy the house.
Do you offer a warranty on
A home inspection is a
professional opinion based on less-than-complete
information. It's a little like getting a check-up from
your doctor, it improves your odds of good health but
there is no guarantee or warranty.
Some problems can only be discovered by living in a
house - they cannot be discovered during a home
inspection. For example, some shower stalls leak when
people use the shower but don't leak when you simply
turn on the shower. Some roofs and basements only leak
when specific weather conditions exist. Some problems
will only be discovered when carpets are lifted,
furniture is moved or finishes are removed. As such, I
cannot and do not offer a warranty on the house.
Home warranty programs are separate entities and are
available from Home Warranty companies.
What are your inspector
I am a graduate of the
American Society of Home Inspectors School. I am detail
oriented and possess excellent communication skills. I
have over 35 years of hands-on experience in all phases
of home construction and remodeling. As a certified,
licensed Home Inspector in the State of Wisconsin, and
American Society Home Inspector Associate, I keep my
skills current with annual continuing education
Are you members of ASHI?
Yes, I am a member of the
American Society of Home Inspectors.
How many days notice do I
need to give you?
I am ready to serve you
quickly. However, when the sale of a home is conditional
on the results of a home inspection, I recommend that
you allow at least three days to arrange for a home
It's easy to book an inspection with us. Simply
call the office at 720-982-9625 and we'll be happy to
set an appointment that fits your schedule. Our office
is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. If
you're calling after hours, please leave a message and
we'll get back to you promptly.
For your convenience
you can also request an inspection online at email@example.com