Home inspections in Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna, McKinleyville and all of Humboldt county CA. Thorough, detailed reports with photos. Reasonable fees. Over 2800 homes inspected.
Get to know Ralph Brady
Certified Home Inspector
I have inspected over 3500 homes in Humboldt county since 2002. My inpections are very thorough. The report is in easy to understand 'coverstional'` language with plenty of detail and photographs where applicable. The final product of the inspection is the written report and the comments about issues noted are the most important part. The report also contains customized preventative, performance and energy savings tips to help you get the most out of your new home.
I believe a report comment should:
1) Identify/describe the defect/issue
2) Warn of the risks/consequences the defect/issue poses
3) Recommend type of action to take
Some other inspectors report comments just inform you of a condition (e.g. no safety glass) without letting you know what the danger is or a recommendation. I feel it is my obligation to my client to give them as much information as I can.
My reports also include links to a page on my website or another website for further information where applicable. I have created many pages on my website just for this purpose. I am constantly adding pages and updating pages when needed. The pages are also there for anyone to reference at any time.
My rates are also very reasonable, especially considering the level of detail and the amount of work I put into every inspection and report.
You may find a cheaper inspection, but you won't find a better one!
Mission Statement: To provide my clients with a comprehensive understanding of the property being inspected at a reasonable fee. To alert my clients of issues, especially safety related, and to provide solutions to issues and preventative tips to avoid future issues to the best of my ability/knowledge. To support my findings by being available for questions or further explanations when needed.
See my website for more information about me, my services or information about your home.
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I specialize in single family residences. There are a lot of older homes in Humboldt county and there are a lot of items which need to be checked on older homes. I own and live in an older home myself, so I have plenty of first hand knowledge.
I will go over your potential new home from the far corners of the crawlspace to the top of the roof.