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SHERLOCK OF HOME INSPECTIONS is committed to set the standard of excellence in the services we provide. We provide home and property inspection services throughout the entire South Bay and Santa Cruz areas.
Contact us at (408) 590 1447 or email us at SherlockofHomes@aol.com
APPRAISALS are NOT home inspections! Appraisals are for lenders; HOME INSPECTIONS ARE FOR BUYERS! Be an INFORMED home buyer!!
Our professional inspection can save you thousands of dollars and give you the information you need to make a sound decision when purchasing a home or property.
We are Certified Professional Inspectors with more than 30 years experience in the construction industry. We will provide you with a thorough home inspection that covers all the major components of the home. Once completed, you will be given a full report with explanations for any concerns uncovered during the inspection including upcoming maintenance issues; allowing you to budget for the future.
Our inspections will tell you the condition of your home and allow you to factor that into your home buying decision. There are houses that you shouldn't be buying or at least should factor the cost of a new roof, water heater, or heating system into your thinking and budget.
We provide an individual, narrative style report of your inspection. Depending on the size and condition of the property, the inspection usually takes two to four hours. We welcome questions during the inspection and we are available for free follow-up telephone consultation. The written narrative report includes clear description of what was found and identifies any material defects in the systems, structures, and components of the property. The report is thorough, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand. The report is in your hands within 24 hours after the inspection is completed, and it is accessible through our website, or for clients that don't have web access, we make hard copies available.
WHAT IS INSPECTED?
A home inspection will look at the systems that make up the home such as:
*Structural elements, foundation, framing, etc
*Cosmetic condition, paint, siding, etc
*Roof, vents, flashing, and trim
*Gutters and downspouts
*Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
*Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings
*Eaves, soffit and fascia
*Grading and drainage
*Basement, foundation and crawlspace
*Water penetration and foundation movement
*Main water shut off valves
*Water heating system
*Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
*Drainage sump pumps and accessible floats
*Electrical service line and meter box
*Main disconnect and servicr amperage
*Electrical panels, breakers and fusees, grounding and bonding
*GFCIs and AFCIs
*Fireplace damper door and hearth
*Insulation and ventilation
*Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
*And much more as we go well beyond the Standards of Practice when we inspect for you.
BENEFITS OF USING SHERLOCK OF HOME INSPECTIONS:
Our home inspection program has been designed to assure you a thorough, easy to understand overview of the condition of the home you are about to purchase.
Buying a home is not something we do every day and we provide the information you need for peace of mind.
**We assure the inspection of and report on over 400 items
**We identify all items that are in non-compliance with the California Building Code
**We point out major and minor deficiencies to give you the complete picture on your new home's condition
**We identify any potential safety hazards present
**We show you how various systems work
**We review and explain the conditions found
Sherlock of Home Inspections is a one stop inspection service.
*Member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI)
*Pass NACHI's Home Inspector Examination at least once a year
*Completed NACHI's Code of Ethics course
*Signed affidavit on file with NACHI. We follow a Standar of Practice
*We fulfull 24 hours of continuing education each year
*Locally owned and operated
*Available 7 days a week
*Produce your report on the best writing software on the market and the reports contain full color photos with narration for each picture.
We are certified by NACHI, the National Association of Certified Home Inspector's. NACHI is the cream of the crop of Professional Inspector Associations. They have rigid standards of pratice, as well as, a very direct code of ethics that we adhere to.
Please contact us at (408) 590-1447 to schedule your appointment or if you have additional questions. Or, please feel to email us at SherlockofHomes@aol.com.