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A home can’t fail an inspection. A professional home inspection provides you with an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.
Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take no more than four hours, usually between two to three hours. Ideally, you will accompany me, your inspector, during the inspection, so that you’ll have visual reinforcement of your written report.
I take my inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what I have found, with any problem areas noted so you can easily identify them.
A thorough home inspection will include the following:
~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items) ~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items) ~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components) ~ Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components) ~ Heating and Cooling Systems(furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, electronic monoxide testing, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components) ~ Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components) ~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns) ~ Exterior (moisture damage, grading and drainage, siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components) ~ Electrical Service and Meter Box ~ Decks and Porches ~ Fireplaces ~ Structural Elements ~ Main Disconnects and Service Amperage
-Licensed Home Inspector ID #2406-106
-Certified FHA Inspector ID #B798
- Certified 203(k) Consultant ID #D0901
-Certified Lead Paint Risk Assessor/Sampling Tech
-Member of International Assoc. of Certified Home Inspectors
-Member of International Assoc. of Certified Indoor Consultants
-Certified BPI Energy Auditor
-Member of Iowa Assoc. of Housing Officials
-Graduate of Allied Home Inspection School
-Passed the National Home Inspector Examination
-Certified in Radon Measurement
-Certified to Perform Manufactured Home Foundation Inspections
-Certified Mold Inspector
-Licensed Contractor C112297
-HVAC Tech and Plumber
-Certified Green Property Adviser
- Licensed Real Estate Agent in Iowa
LeRoy grew up in NE Iowa and calls Decorah his home with his wife Roxane and 3 children Rob, Cassie and Kelli. In 2007, LeRoy received his real estate license and has hands on work experience with electrical, HVAC, plumbing and carpentry.
LeRoy encourages you to accompany him during the inspection, which takes from 2 to 4 hours depending on the size, age, and condition of your house. During this time, LeRoy can offer preventive maintenance tips, as well as share his knowledge to make you more in control, confident, and at ease about your investment. His inspection is a thorough, in-depth visual examination of the structural and operating components of your home. A home inspection provides security and peace of mind. Whether you’re buying or selling, knowing the condition of the home guarantees a fair, smooth transaction. The inspection offers you the opportunity to see a house through impartial, objective, trained eyes.
By accompanying LeRoy on the inspection, he can answer your questions on the spot. LeRoy is dedicated to you and his wish is to see your safety and comfort in your home are unparalleled—call him today to find out for yourself why LeRoy of Tri-State Home Inspections is your home inspector!
My job is to provide you with a comprehensive, fair, independent objective observation of the home so you can understand and take care of your valuable investment.