My Specialty Inspections

Pool and SPA Inspection

Pools and spas require proper maintenance and regular inspection so that you can enjoy them for years to come. Your pool maintenance professional is responsible only for the pool’s chemistry and cleanliness. Let me inspect it for all the other items that will ensure its proper condition and safety. I follow a comprehensive checklist and will inspect for the following:  water level; leaks; valves; main drains, grates and inlets; blockages, debris, staining and biological growth; heater and thermostat; adequate fencing and gate security; deck safety; electrical safety, switches, alarms, and lighting; and more.

New Construction Inspection

Are you building a new home? I will come out during different phases of the construction to make sure that your project is being executed according to your specs. I can verify that scheduled work has been completed before you make a payment to your contractor. I will also come out prior to project completion to help you and your general contractor devise a punch list of remaining items.  This is not a code-compliance inspection for your contractor, but a New Construction Inspection for you.

Lawn Sprinkler System Inspection

Using normal operating controls, I will inspect your sprinkler system to make sure it’s functional and free of clogs and other problems. Some problems can include:  over-watering some zones while under watering others; sprinkler flow coming into contact with wooden structural components of the home, such as deck posts, which can deteriorate them over time; and back-pressure, which can contaminate the potable water supply. Let me inspect your system to make sure it’s operating as it should, ensuring your home’s integrity and your lawn’s health.

For the Home Buyer:

Buying a home can be a stressful process. Chances are, most of your inspection will be related to maintenance recommendations and minor imperfections. These are good to know about. The issues that really matter fall into four categories: major defects; conditions that can lead to major defects; issues that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home if not rectified immediately; and safety hazards. Anything in these categories should be addressed as soon as possible.

But it’s important to realize that a seller is under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in your inspection report. No house is perfect. Keep things in perspective. And remember that homeownership is both a joyful experience and an important responsibility, so be sure to call me to help devise an annual maintenance plan that will keep your family safe and your home in top condition for years to come.

For the Home Seller

Are you selling your home? Let me inspect it before you even list it. My Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home inspected now.

For the Real Estate Professional

Your reputation is your most valuable asset. Your clients rely on you to guide them through a complicated and sometimes stressful process. Demonstrate to them that their trust in you is justified by referring them to Jump to It Professional Home Inspections. My experience, training and professionalism will deliver the information your clients need. The best advertising is a happy client.