Our Services

Home Inspections

What do inspectors look for?
Our home inspectors will thoroughly evaluate the major elements of a house. Normal home inspections cover the following:

Basements: Dampness, rot, joists, beams, foundation walls, concrete floors.

Attic: Ventilation, insulation, framing, storage.

Roofing: Downspouts, gutters, shingles, slates, rafters, sheathing, flashing, overhangs, cornices.

General interior: Structural condition of walls, ceilings, floors, stairways, bathrooms, fireplaces, settlement.

General exterior: Walls, foundation, additions, chimneys, patios, driveways, walks, garages, barns.

Electric: Service capacity, interior wiring, circuit distribution, special circuits

Heating: Type, age, condition, capacity, heat pipes, radiators, thermostats

Plumbing: Interior piping, condition, pressure, drains, fixtures, water heater.

Kitchen: Appliances, cabinets, exhaust fans, special equipment.

Termite and Pest Inspections: We perform a thorough examination of structures to determine the presence of termites, carpenter ants and carpenter bees. We also inform our clients of any evidence of critters residing on the premises.

These items are not only checked but the client receives a prompt report. Additional counseling services are also provided to the homeowner after purchase at no additional charge.

Who performs the inspections?
Inspections are only made by individuals who are qualified. All inspectors are carefully screened and selected on the basis of their experience and knowledge. All inspectors follow the standards of practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and have been trained on what to look for in a home and where to look for it.

How does a home inspector differ from an appraiser?
Home Inspections, unlike appraisals, do not pass judgments on the value of the property or the asking price of the home. Inspections are meant to show the condition of the property and not its price.

How do our Home inspections differ from city inspections?
City inspections are often only concerned about safety hazards. Our inspectors not only identify hazards within the house relating to major components, but can also provide an assessment on the condition of such. Our inspectors can offer opinions on how repairs or improvements can be performed. City inspectors cannot usually provide this type of information.

What does an inspection cost?
Cost of home inspections vary with the condition, size and location of the property. Fees for a normal home inspection as well as rates for special inspections including commercial properties, condominiums and court cases can be quoted on request from our office.

Who uses this service?
Most of our clients are families who wish to purchase a specific property. Our service is particularly valuable in the case of the older home although purchasers of new homes also use it.

Our inspection service may also assist the homeowner in making priorities for improvements and repairs, noting the average life expectancy of various systems and components and adding suggestions for improvements. In this time of high energy costs, our inspection can identify areas in a home where energy saving measures can be implemented.

Realtors, lawyers, and bankers protect and assure their clients by recommending a professional home inspection by which the property can be ascertained.

Our service can be an aid in the relocation of employees for large corporations. We are also useful in the purchase of condominiums and cooperative apartments.

RADON
EPA recommends that you obtain the indoor radon level in a home you are considering buying. Nemastil Inc. has staff, licensed by the state of Ohio, to perform such tests.

LEAD
Nemastil Home Inspections has a state licensed lead inspector and lead risk assessor on staff. Lead surveys, consultations, assessments and inspections also are available.