Welcome to Nicholas Home Inspection, LLC.

(313) 790-2870

Experience and Integrity

I have been in the construction trades for 20 years and a Building Inspector for 15 years. Over that time I have performed thousands of inspections and addressed countless homeowner issues. Unlike many home inspectors, I have had the benefit of seeing the results of my inspections and recommendations through feedback and follow up.  I offer a “no frills” inspection report that will help you make a sound decision before purchasing a home.  Also, after the inspection, feel free to contact me in the future with any questions you may have about construction, repairs, or code issues.

What to expect:

My Home Inspection typically takes 3 to 4 hours. I find it beneficial to have the buyer present so I can explain any significant issues, should any be found.  At the end of the inspection, we will discuss any issues found.  You will then receive an emailed report generally within 24 hours.  The inspection will include the following areas:

Lot, grade and drainage
– Grade at foundation
– Storm water runoff
– Concrete
– Proximity of trees to dwelling

Exterior
– Exterior walls / windows
– Condition of service entrance cable
– Porches / decks
– Accessory structures

Roofing
– Roof covering
– Ventilation
– Flashing
– Gutters / downspouts
– Chimney

Foundation
– Walls
– Evidence of water infiltration
– Framing (where unfinished)
– Floor
– Evidence of sewer backup
– Crawlspace (where accessible)

Heating / Cooling
– Condition of furnace / boiler
– Air filter
– Thermostat
– Condition of A/C unit
– Supplemental units
– Condition of fireplace(s)
– Gas lines / shutoff valves

Electrical
– Breakers / fuses – condition of panel
– Circuits labeled
– Circuits adequate
– Fixtures
– Receptacles

Plumbing
– Water pressure
– Drain traps
– Leaks
– Drain rates
– Condition of water heater

Attic
– Access
– Framing
– Insulation
– Bathroom fan exhaust (vented directly to outside?)

Kitchen
– Condition of appliances
– Garbage disposal
– GFCI receptacles

Bathrooms
– Condition of fixtures
– Ventilation
– GFCI receptacles

Interior
– Walls / ceilings
– Evidence of leaks
– Doors / windows

Safety
– Emergency egress (bedroom windows)
– Smoke / carbon monoxide detectors
– Guardrails / handrails
– Dryer vent / gas supply / shutoff valve