Technihouse Inspections

4940 Rands Rd.

Bloomfield Hills, MI. 48302

Providing Home Inspections and Commercial Inspections in the Greater Detroit Area of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties

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What’s the best way to find a reliable home inspector?

Consider your real estate agent’s recommendation, but still do your homework. Call several home inspection companies and don’t just shop for the price. The more qualified and professional the home inspector, the more valuable the service provided.

Inquire about their qualifications and licenses, as well as error and omission insurance. Ask how long they have been in business, and verify the information with Yelp or Google, etc. While Michigan does not license home inspectors, you can ask the state licensing board if the home inspector is a licensed builder and how long they’ve held that license. You can also inquire about complaints against the individual or the home inspection company. It is not unusual for someone in the business to have complaints lodged against them, or even be sued, but how many times and how the problems were resolved can be relevant. Information on established standards, practices and ethics is available through the American Society of Home Inspectors ( / 847-759-2820)

Updated: Feb 19

There are some home inspectors who believe their client is the one who refers business

to them, i.e., the real estate agent, and because some don’t want to lose referrals, they may feel they have to downplay a problem or gloss over defects. Some agents have been known to see home inspectors as adversaries. Certainly, a great many agents do look out for the client’s best interests. They realize that a solid, professional home inspection will give the buyer peace of mind and increase a real estate agent’s credibility.

Sellers will paint over rotten wood, use furniture and boxes to conceal foundation problems, disguise basement leaks with wet paint, and cover burned or torn carpeting with a throw rug. Kitchen counter burn marks get covered with sponges, saucers, plants and other objects.

Since the home inspector is a guest in the home, he is not allowed to start moving furniture, boxes or crates. This is one reason many home inspectors insist that the buyer, or buyer’s representative, accompany them on the home inspection if at all possible. The main reason is so the client can learn about their next house and how it works.

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