Home Inspector with HouseProbe Inspections LLC

      PART TIME HOME INSPECTORS JUST DON'T MAKE THE GRADE.  My advice to anyone purchasing a home is to make sure they check out their home inspector. Ask him or her a few questions before you hire them such as how long have you been doing home inspections? Are you licensed and/or certified by the state in which the inspection will be performed? How many home inspections have you performed in your career? (that number should be in the thousands), what home inspector organizations do you belong to and what is your standing with that group? Can you provide references? What do you inspect and what equipment do you use?

     Asking these questions before hiring any home inspector will most likely save you some grief. Many home inspectors work a full time job elsewhere and cannot devote the time to the training. A good home inspector is constantly taking training courses to keep up with changing problems. I have performed inspections after these part timers in the past and they just do not have the experience to do a good complete home inspection. They may have good intentions, but, PART TIME HOME INSPECTORS JUST DON'T MAKE THE GRADE

David DiRienzo is a Virginia State Certified Home Inspector serving: Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and all of Central and Southside Virginia

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