Hi, I'm Ron Tanner and I'm a house inspector who has learned the business from the bottom up by putting my hands on every aspect of home repair, building, and maintanence -- from running electrical lines to repairing a collapsed roof. You can visit my house blog here
, where I offer a lot of advice and insight into fixing up houses. Click the about link
to learn more of my story and qualifications. I also list pricing there.
Four reasons to hire a house inspector:
- If you're buying a home, you need a professional who will give you a careful, trust-worthy assessment of what you're buying.
- If you're selling a house, you'll want to be sure that all is in order before you put your home on the market.
- If you currently live in a house that needs a check-up, you need an inspector to make sure your home is safe and in good repair.
- If you are thinking of doing work on your house, I can use my expertise as a house inspector to tell you what is feasible, cost-effective, and most necessary.
Other Services You Might Need:
1) Getting your home inspected is the ideal time to examine other aspects of your house, like the presence of mold, lead and radon
, the indoor air quality, the water quality, and so on.
For example, the Whole House Health package combines mold inspection with indoor air quality assessment to give you a thorough report about your house as a healthy (or not-so-healthy) environment for you and your family. The report also offers an extensive list of recommendations for improvements and resources so that you can take care of your home's health and improve the quality of your daily life.
Visit the Testing page
for a complete list of services I offer to help ensure that your home is safe, clean, and easily maintained.
2) My consultation
service is designed to save you lots of money before you get into a big house repair project -- and before you hire somebody to do the work you think needs to be done.
3) I also inspect a) commercial properties, b) spas and pools, and c) piers and bulkheads
Am I the right house inspector for you?
- If you want someone who is smart, motivated, hard working, reliable, mature, and experienced, then I'm you're guy.
- I work weekends, as well as during the week, and have very flexible hours.
- I give you your full assessment in writing immediately upon completion of my inspection. There's no waiting. No hassle.
- I'm not looking for trouble. Nor am I looking for an easy out. I apply unbiased judgment in my inspection and take as long as necessary to inspect every facet of your house.
- My rates are reasonable.
- I am a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors, which holds the highest standards of performance for our profession
- I am licensed and insured in Maryland.
- I take ongoing training in all areas of home inspection to stay current with changes in the home building field and to deepen my expertise of home construction and maintenance.
- I offer additional services, such as radon testing and water potability.
Things that a house inspector can't do
- House inspectors cannot make repairs (they are not licensed as contractors)
- House inspectors cannot refer tradesmen to repair or work on your house (this is a conflict of interest)
- House inspectors cannot assess the value of your house (that's the appraiser's job)
- House inspectors cannot tell you whether or not your house is a "good value" (again: the appraiser does this)
- House inspectors cannot estimate the lifespan of your appliances
- House inspectors cannot move furniture, boxes, and personal belongings etc. out of the way (this is a liability issue).
- House inspectors cannot enter a potentially hazardous or dangerous part of your house (a liability issue).
- House inspectors cannot inspect your alarm system (a liability issue).
Industry standards: things that a house inspector must do:
Click here for the complete list
of all that a certified house inspector is supposed to do.
General categories of inspection are:
- structural integrity (foundation, framing, floors, ceilings, etc.)
- exterior (exterior cladding/covering, doors, decks, )
- heating system
- air conditioning
- interior (doors, floors, ceilings, etc.)
- insulation and ventilation
- fireplaces (and solid fuel burning appliances, e.g., wood stove)
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