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Haines Home Inspections, LLC
Robert Haines - Certified Home Inspector
256-652-7448
HainesHomeInspections@gmail.com
HainesHomeInspections.com


Introduction:
Thank you for choosing Haines Home Inspections, LLC, operated by Robert Haines, for your residential home inspection needs. As a certified home inspector and sole proprietor of this business, I am dedicated to providing you with a thorough and professional service that adheres strictly to the guidelines established by ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors.

About ASHI:
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is a leading professional organization that sets the industry standards for home inspections. These guidelines ensure that inspections are conducted diligently, covering all essential aspects of a property to provide clients with an accurate and comprehensive assessment.

Residential Home Inspection Guidelines:
At Haines Home Inspections, LLC, I follow ASHI's comprehensive guidelines for residential home inspections. These guidelines cover the examination of various components of a property, ensuring a detailed evaluation that helps you make informed decisions about your real estate investment. The inspection includes the following components:

1. Exterior:
   - Inspected Components:
      - Exterior walls, siding, and trim.
      - Doors, windows, and their frames.
      - Roof, gutters, and downspouts.
      - Foundation, grading, and drainage.

   - Excluded Components:
      - Below-grade foundations and concealed portions.
      - D
etached structures (Unless included with inspection package).

      - Pools and Spas (Unless included with inspection package).

      - Irrigation Systems.

2. Interior:
   - Inspected Components:
      - Interior walls, ceilings, and floors.
      - Doors, windows, and locks.
      - Staircases, handrails, and guardrails.

      - Cabinets and countertops.

      - General operation of standard kitchen appliances (refrigerator/freezer, oven, stovetop,      dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, exhaust hood).

   - Excluded Components:
      - Concealed areas not accessible during the inspection.
      - Evaluation of interior decorations and cosmetic features.

      - Window treatments (blinds and curtains).

      - Nonstandard appliances.

 

3. Roofing System:
   - Inspected Components:
      - Roofing materials, including shingles, tiles, or other coverings.
      - Roof condition and signs of leaks or damage.
      - Roof flashings, vents, and chimneys.

      - Visible components of roof structure in attic.

   - Excluded Components:
      - The interior of chimneys and flues.
      - Assessment of hidden roof components under roofing materials.

 

4. Electrical System:
   - Inspected Components:

      - Service entry.
      - Electrical panel, circuit breakers, and fuses.
      - Electrical outlets, switches, and light fixtures.
      - Grounding and bonding systems.

   - Excluded Components:
      - Concealed electrical components within walls/ceilings/floors.
      - Assessment of low-voltage systems (e.g., security systems).

 

5. Plumbing System:
   - Inspected Components:
      - Water supply and distribution system.
      - Fixtures, faucets, and drains.
      - Water heater.

   - Excluded Components:
      - Concealed plumbing lines within walls, floors or underground.
      - Evaluation of private sewage systems (e.g. septic tank).

 

6. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems:
   - Inspected Components:
      - HVAC systems, including the furnace, air conditioner, and ductwork.
      - Systems' performance and safety.

   - Excluded Components:
      - Concealed portions of HVAC systems within walls or inaccessible areas.

      - The interior condition of ductwork.

7. Insulation and Ventilation:
   - Inspected Components:
      - Insulation levels in the attic and other visible locations.
      - Ventilation systems for proper airflow and moisture control.

   - Excluded Components:
      - Concealed insulation within walls or inaccessible areas.
      - Evaluation of energy efficiency.

 

8. Basement and Crawlspaces:
   - Inspected Components:
      - Foundation and structural components.
      - Signs of water penetration or damage.

   - Excluded Components:
      - Concealed areas within walls or inaccessible areas.
      - Evaluation of geological conditions.

 

My Process:
Pre-Inspection Consultation:
As a dedicated home inspector, I prioritize clear communication and personalized service. I am readily available for a pre-inspection consultation to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding the inspection process or your property. You can reach me conveniently through the following contact methods:

- Email: HainesHomeInspections@gmail.com
- Call or Text: 256-652-7448

On-Site Inspection:
During the inspection, I will conduct a detailed examination of all accessible areas of the property, following ASHI guidelines and utilizing advanced tools and equipment.

 

Digital Report Delivery:
After the inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report, including detailed findings, photographs, and recommendations, delivered digitally within a short timeframe.

 

Thank you for choosing Haines Home Inspections, LLC for your residential home inspection. I look forward to assisting you in making an informed decision about your real estate investment.

 

Sincerely,
 

Robert Haines
Certified Home Inspector
Haines Home Inspections, LLC

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