High Desert Home Inspection Services
HDHI abides by the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics set forth by InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Stuart Stackelhouse, our owner and chief inspector, is an AHIT Certified Home Inspector, as well as an ITA certified pool/spa inspector. He performs a thorough assessment of every aspect of the following structures and components as part of our standard property inspection:
- Roof, vents, flashings, 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
- Heating systems
- Cooling systems
- Main water shut off valves
- Water heating system
- Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
- Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
- Electrical service line and meter box
- Main disconnect and service amperage
- Electrical panels, breakers, and fuses
- Grounding and bonding
- GFCIs and AFCIs
- Fireplace damper door and hearth
- Insulation and ventilation
- Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
- Pools, spas, and all related components (Additional Fee)
- Gas leak detection (Additional Fee)
Additional Inspection Services
Pre-Listing/Seller’s InspectionScheduling a Pre-Listing or Seller’s Inspection before listing your house on the market is a great way to help you speed up the process of closing your sale while also increasing the likelihood that you will receive your asking price. This inspection allows you to identify defects and have them repaired before the buyer’s inspector has a chance to discover them. A Pre-Listing Inspection often results in a higher price for a home, as well as that home spending less time on the market.
New Construction InspectionMany homebuyers believe that newly constructed properties are a safer investment than older homes. While this is often the case, a mistake by any of the many workers involved in constructing a house from the ground up can result in defects that can turn into major issues down the road. Scheduling a New Construction Inspection prior to your final walkthrough with the builder gives us an opportunity to find these problems before they get worse.
Re-InspectionIt is important to follow up on any repairs performed to correct defects turned up by the initial home inspection. By scheduling a Re-inspection, we can assess any repairs to make certain that the original issue has been resolved and that the repairs were made with quality materials and workmanship.
11th Month/Builder’s Warranty InspectionCertain defects take time to reveal themselves. Scheduling a Builder’s Warranty Inspection no later than 11 months after the final walkthrough with your contractor allows us to identify any issues that have arisen since that time. It also allows you to have your contractor perform any needed repairs before the one-year warranty they offer on certain work and material expires, leaving you to shoulder the burden of those costs yourself.
Commercial Building/Property InspectionWe also perform inspections on condos, apartment buildings, and commercial buildings under 10,000 square feet (no restaurants). Each property has its own particular needs and requirements, but we have the experience and knowledge to identify any defects or potential problems in your commercial space.
Serving all of Southern California since 1998. Schedule your appointment with High Desert Home Inspection to let us put our experience to work for you.