(termite tubes in a locked exterior mechanical closet)
As a licensed home inspector, we follow the State of Oklahoma Standards of Practice. This SOP is a long list of systems that we inspect and describe, including the big systems you would think of like the roof, plumbing, electrical, and structure, to assist the home buyer in making an informed decision when purchasing a home. I have found over the years that what makes a good home inspector is a strong sense of curiosity along with an educator’s heart.
Although a home inspection is very thorough in regards to what we inspect, there are a lot of things to inspect on homes that are not covered by Oklahoma’s Home Inspector SOPs. For example, we do not inspect (unless contracted to) for termites, pool and spa systems, well and septic systems, sewer lines, and in-slab HVAC ducts to name a few. Home buyers often want and need these systems inspected. That creates a lot of extra work for the buyer and or their agent to make sure all of these specialists show up at the same time.
(object puncturing sewer line creating an obstruction and waste leak into the yard)
As an entrepreneur and a business owner, I saw early on that it would be a lot easier on everyone for our company to incorporate those other inspections into our Home Inspection processes and services offered. It has not been easy to learn about all of these other systems, not only by course work, but by hands-on from the experts, but I believe we have done a great job of becoming the One-Stop-Shop that makes the world a little less complicated. After all, as home inspectors, we go everywhere the termite inspector goes. We just had to learn what to be on the look-out for, get our certifications from the Department of Agriculture, and become proficient at providing the necessary paperwork.
We now have the equipment and the know-how to provide all kinds of inspections that might be needed including pool and spa, well and septic, duct and sewer scoping, Indoor Air Quality test, and more. Check out our website, look at our sample reports, then give us a call to schedule your Home Inspection. We would love the opportunity to exceed your expectations.