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PURCHASING REAL ESTATE IS A BIG DEAL!
Today is a day you’ve been waiting for your whole life;
the beginning of something special.
the beginning of something special.
Surefire Home Inspections is family-owned & operated. This means we take great pride in the fast and friendly services provided. Jason Garrison is invested in his family and community. He personally inspects your home as if you were family, with the knowledge & training only obtained through years of dedication to firefighting, the respect shown through years of color guard leadership, and the honesty taught through scouting. After years of onsite training as a licensed home inspector, you can trust us to deliver a quality inspection at a fair price.
your questions, answered
You put in the work to get to this moment and we know you have questions about your investment. Here are a few of our most common questions. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
frequently asked questions
Is a home inspection necessary?
At Surefire Home Inspections, we see the value of a home inspection firsthand every day at our inspections, and the value it brings to our clients.
What’s included in an inspection?
During a home inspection, expect us to review safety concerns, electrical issues, plumbing and leaks, major siding and landscaping repairs, roofing repairs/replacements, sewer repairs, radon system installations and repairs, appliance replacements/repairs, and moisture concerns. This is not an all inclusive list as each home inspection can vary.
When should I schedule an inspection?
We recommend you schedule your home inspection with us online as soon as your offer is accepted. Most home inspection periods are 10 days long. After signing an accepted contract, the clock starts ticking for 10 days with occasional exceptions to this time period. The sooner you schedule, the more time you have to deal with unexpected findings from the final inspection report.
What is ASHI and why is it important to me as a home buyer?
The American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI for short, is the American standard and certification network ensuring your home is inspected by a qualified professional. Surefire is an ASHI affiliate member! ASHI also offers a great wealth of information for home buyers. Take a look HERE for more information.
Is a home inspection
Surefire can make this comparison; the average repair costs found during an inspection is greater than the average home inspection costs. This means if negotiations and repairs go according to plan, you are actually saving money in the long run by having an inspection performed on a home you are buying.
What is radon?
Radon is a harmful radioactive gas that is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in America. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air your breathe. Surprisingly, It can also be found in both older AND new homes. This can be a costly fix, but since this is a health and safety concern, we highly recommend including it in your inspection.
What’s the benefit of thermal imaging?
An infrared inspection can identify and document moisture intrusion, energy loss, and even unexpected hot spots.
what kind of damage can termites do?
Although termites are ecologically beneficial in that they break down detritus to add nutrients to soil, the same feeding behaviors that prove helpful to the ecosystem can cause severe damage to human homes. Because termites feed primarily on wood, they are capable of compromising the strength and safety of an infested structure. Termite damage can render structures unlivable until expensive repairs are conducted.