|AwfullyPicky.com TM - The trusted name in professional home inspection. Serving Southeast Michigan residential inspection clients in and around Detroit, MI since 1994 - Jerry Lootens - Master Home Inspector, ASHI member #107997 - J.A.L. & Assoc., Inc. - Home Inspection and Energy Audits, Troy, MI, Michigan Builders and Remodelers - License #2101123368 - Inspection and staging instructor.||248.224.0258
Go with the master inspector - Jerry A. Lootens , He cares about his clients needs.
At AwfullyPicky.com, we are licensed builders, remodelers, and maintenance contractors. We have the knowledge and experience you need on your side.
Scope of the interior inspection: the walls, ceilings, floors, steps, stairways, balconies, and railings, countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets, doors and windows, and garage doors and garage door operators.
Ask any questions you have regarding cabinetry, floors, paints and finishes, etc. AwfullyPicky.com inspectors are home builders and home remodelers, we have worked with and have fairly extensive knowledge about all these components.
We tell you how to maintain many of these components. You are welcome to use our extensive maintenance schedules available at our home page. The AwfulPicky.com Info Line!!!
Some typical interior findings reported throughout the past 14 years:
Unsafe or poor cabinetry connections or cabinet failure.
Mirrors not safely attached to the walls, doors, etc.
A great many safety concern for children and occupants.
Dangerously worn out components.
Dangerous fire alarm and fire egress escape methods. (many inspectors do not report safety issues with regard to fire egress methods, and replacing old alarms and systems).
Damaged surfaces and other components.
Trip and fall hazards.
Yes, you can perform your own inspection:
Doing the inspection:
Bring friends to help you on your inspection, but to control the chaos, tell them they are only to talk about the conditions they see in those areas. They are not to discuss cosmetics of various components for fear they will not look or talk about anything else. They are to discuss with you what they think are the ramifications of what they see. Take good notes and plan to get dirty.
If you feel during your own inspection that you do not have the knowledge or qualifications, or you need further information, contact an expert. Usually the services of an electrician, foundation repair service, furnace/ air-conditioning, plumber, arborist, chimney repair service and roofer will be helpful. Other skilled trades people can add further assistance and expertise. Plan and schedule their follow-up visits with the home owner. Plan initially for several hours to fully understand and inspect the home and add time for each expert. Be aware that the seller will be skeptical of your findings and upset with the time and effort needed and expended. Keep your eyes open. Bring ladders and tools. Take good notes. Carry adequate insurance.
Good Luck, and what ever you do, don't break a leg!!! Insurance is another issue.
master inspector is ready
to assist you with a thorough inspection.
Call Jerry at 248.224.0258 to schedule a convenient appointment.