Home Inspection Services

Home Insight offers home inspection services, including resale, new home, builder warranty, presale, and senior home safety inspections.

Home Inspection Services
Home Inspection Facts & Considerations

Home Inspection Purpose
Home Inspection Reason for Inspection
Home Inspection Focus
Home Inspection Report Content
Home Inspection Pricing Variables
Home Inspection Availability
Home Inspection On-Site Inspection Time

Home InSight's American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Member home inspectors perform a variety of home inspection services in California's San Francisco East Bay area, including eastern Contra Costa County. We proudly serve the cities of Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Pittsburg, and surrounding communities.

While providing resale, new home, builder warranty, presale, and senior home safety home inspection services, we offer additional services in-house and through our affiliates.
Home InSight's Home Inspection Services
Resale Home Inspections
New Home Inspections
Builder Warranty Home Inspections
Presale Home Inspections
Senior Home Safety Network Home Inspections

For all but the presale home inspection, each home inspection service is described in the following format: facts & considerations, inspection purpose, reasons to inspect, home inspection focus, report content, pricing variables, availability, and on-site inspection time.
Home Inspection Facts
There are underlying conditions driving the need for each type of home inspection service. For example, full disclosure is rare for a resale home inspection. It's more like, buyer beware.
Home Inspection Purpose
The primary purpose of any full home inspection is to determine the overall condition of the house, as of the time of the inspection.

Home InSight usually goes on to begin looking at generally excluded items, such as moisture control, indoor air quality, and energy control: home performance.
Home Inspection Reasons
There are a variety of reasons for performing a home inspection, depending on whether the client is buyer, seller, homeowner, investor, family member, or caregiver. As such, Home InSight offers a range of home inspection service levels.
Home Inspection Focus
The focus of a home inspection changes slightly depending on the type of home inspection performed. Our home inspectors collect similar, but slightly different information for each type. For example, a new house inspection is a code-base home inspection. This kind of data is unwanted or unnecessary for other types of home inspections.

All of our complete home inspection services focus on at least these things:

-Visible health & safety concerns
- Operation & installation of equipment
- Structural integrity
- Utility installation: plumbing, electrical, fuel gas
- Storm water drainage

Home Inspection Report Content
Electronic Delivery. All of our reports are delivered electronically from a secure server hosted by HomeGauge. Report delivery is fast and easily distributed to all interested parties.

Print Responsibly. Our full inspection reports are huge. Take all the pictures out, and they'd be about the same size as most other home inspection companies.

Home InSight is green-building services company, providing much more than the home inspection services described here. Electronically delivery avoids unnecessary paper printing, to preserve trees. It also saves ink. Electronic delivery minimizes some of the impact on the environment. Please print what you need!

Report On-Line Availability. The inspection report is available on-line for 5 years. It can also be copied to your computer.

Paper Copies. Paper copies of the report are available free to customers without computer access. Additional printed reports are available for nominal fee.

Report Format. Our reports generally follow this format. Some items are added or excluded, based on the type of home inspection ordered.

- Full inspection report w/ pictures
- 3 summary reports
-- Key Considerations: Items to discuss with the seller
-- All Comments: Every comment w/o full report text
-- Controls, Cleanouts, & Filters: Locations of these items

- Free Roof Inspection Report: 2-year roof certification
- Recall Chek Report: Recalled appliances check

1. All reports are delivered electronically. Printed reports are optional
2. Summary reports are directly derived from the full report
3. Free roof inspection applies to houses in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties only
4. Recall Chek is an optional service

Home Inspection Pricing Variables

Helping home buyers and home owners understand their house, is our mission and passion. We'd do them for free, but our families and creditors might have a thing or two to say about that.

Pricing Structure. Our pricing structure generally uses the following variables to provide a quote.

- Heated living area: square feet
- Foundation type: slab, basement, or crawlspace
- Building age: Year built
- House condition: Average, foreclosed, handyman special
- Location: ZIP code
- Additional services: Recall Chek, mold samples, etc.

However, for buyers, we attempt to make the inspection virtually free by offering coupons at local building supply stories that can be worth more than the total price of the inspection!

Home Inspection Availability

Minimum Daylight. To evaluate a house, we need at least 1 hour of daylight to investigate the exterior. We like to start our home inspections around 9 AM and finish them no later than 5-6 PM. This period of time gives us ample daylight while allowing us to have a life in the evening.

House Access. In San Francisco's East Bay, Realtors have to provide entry because the local MLS here has made the requirements and annual costs prohibitive to carry a real estate lockbox key. To cope, we like to try to show up about 1 hour before the agent does to begin investigating the outside.

Client Participation. We encourage every client to participate with us for the full period of the home inspection. However, this is impractical for most people, due to work schedules, child care, and other life activities. At a minimum, join us about 1 hour from when we're expected to finish. Many clients choose to come just before we begin the interior inspection.

Appointment Confirmation. In most cases, there is enough time to schedule on-line and get inspection confirmation. The expected time period for the home inspection is documented in the confirmation email. When you get it, please take time to read and electronically sign the inspection contracts to save time on-site.

Home Inspection On-Site Time

On-Site Inspection Time. Generally, our on-site inspection time is the better part of a half day, usually 1 hour / 1000 sqft + 1 hour. More time is needed for testing or additional services. Experience shows us that it takes us about 2.5 hours to inspect a 2000 sqft house and we spend at least 1 hour discussing the house.

Satisfaction Guaranteed. At the end of the inspection, we will ask you if you're satisfied with the inspection as performed. We will stay with you at the house until you are completely satisfied!

Building Consultant for Life. As your building consultant for life, we will answer your questions for as long as you own the house.

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Bowdon, GA 30108
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Carrollton, GA 30116, 30117
Mount Zion, GA 30150
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Temple, GA 30179
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Whitesburg, GA 30185

Cherokee County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Acworth, GA 30102
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Clayton County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Conley, GA 30288
Forest Park, GA 30297
Fort Gillem, GA 30297
Jonesboro, GA 30236, 30238
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Lovejoy, GA 30250
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Cobb County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Acworth, GA 30101
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Clarkdale, GA 30111
Dobbins ARB, GA 30069
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Coweta County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Grantville, GA 30220
Harlson, GA 30229
Moreland, GA 30259
Newnan, GA 30263, 30265
Raymond, GA 30263
Sargent, GA 30275
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Douglas County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Douglasville, GA 30134, 30135
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Winston, GA 30187

Fayette County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Brooks, GA 30205
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Peachtree City, GA 30269
Tyrone, GA 30290
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Forsyth County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Cumming, GA 30028, 30040, 30041

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Fingerhut, GA 31191
Fort McPherson, GA 30330
Hapeville, GA 30354
Johns Creek, GA 30005, 30022, 30024, 30097, 30098
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Palmetto, GA 30268
Red Oak, GA 30272
Roswell, GA 30075, 30076
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Gwinett County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Bereley Lake, GA 30092
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Buford, GA 30518, 30519
Dacula, GA 30519
Duluth, GA 30096, 30097
Grayson, GA 30017
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Lilburn, GA 30047
Norcross, GA 30071, 30092, 30093
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Harris County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Cataula, GA 31804
Ellerslie, GA 31807
Hamilton, GA 31811
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Pine Mountain Valley, GA 31823
Shiloh, GA 31826
Waverly Hall, GA 31831

Heard County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Franklin, GA 30217
Glenn, GA 30219

Henry County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Hampton, GA 30228
Locust Grove, GA 30248
McDonough, GA 30252, 30253
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Meriweather County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Gay, GA 30218
Greenville, GA 30222
Luthersville, GA 30251
Manchester, GA 31816
Stovall, GA 30222
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Woodbury, GA 30293

Paulding County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Dallas, GA 30132, 30157
Hiram, GA 30141

Pike County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Concord, GA 30206
Meansville, GA 30256
Molena, GA 30258
Williamson, GA 30292
Zebulon, GA 30295

Rockdale County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Conyers, GA 30012, 30013, 30094

Spaulding County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Experiment, GA 30212
Griffin, GA 30223, 30224
Orchard Hill, GA 30266

Troup County, Georgia Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
Hogansville, GA 30230
Lagrange, GA 30240, 30241
Mountville, GA 30261
West Point, GA 31833

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