Are you ready to buy your new home, but want to be confident that you’re making the right decision?
Then an inspection with our Certified Home inspector is the place to start. With a strong background in construction and growing up in and repairing old homes, I have the quality experience necessary for being a great inspector. I take pride in my work around Vancouver and Longview, and want to make you feel comfortable knowing that I’m working on behalf of you, and nobody else. Walk through with me as I inspect your home. I’m here to make sure you’re armed with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision on this big investment.
A little about me
A life of building and repairing
Since I can remember, i’ve been enlisted by my dad to help with things in and around the house. Whether it’s a kitchen renovation, cleaning up the basement after a flood and rebuilding it, or sticking my little kid hands in tight spots working on the car, i’ve been learning every day since. I took those memories and began woodworking as a hobby, which eventually led into working in construction as a career. I absolutely love to build things, and nothing made me feel better than putting on my tool bags and fixing stuff. While that was fun and fulfilling, it was also quite physically demanding, I knew I couldn’t expect to enjoy my later years if I continued in the field I was in. So I thought about all the aspects of my life that i’ve truly enjoyed; teaching, talking to people, building, and sharing knowledge, and realized that home inspecting was the ideal place for me. Less physically demanding, equally mentally stimulating, and a great opportunity to interact with new people and share my passions. I think my wife like’s me being a home inspector too, because it means i’m not too worn out to go on hikes and take the dogs for walks around the park!
Home inspecting is my true calling, and I’d love to have the opportunity to be a part of your next big adventure in home ownership. So please, give me a call, send me an email, or even text me, and we can start working together on your new chapter.
Integrity and Experience
I have a background in ground up construction and renovations, and I grew up helping my father fix any issues that arrose in the home. I’ve also volunteered as a teacher and truly enjoys teaching others. Let me put you at ease as you I walk you through the inspection. Feel free to ask questions, I love it when clients are curious, and it’s my mission to make sure you feel informed before making a decision to buy a home. We’re not only inspectors, but educators as well.
As an additional measure to assure you that you’re making a good purchase on your home, I like to include thermal imaging with every inspection. Thermal imaging allows me to see some hidden moisture, improper HVAC connections, and a range of other issues that would otherwise go unnoticed. This will save you costly repairs in the future, and allow you to know that much more before going ahead with a purchase.
Let me utilize my professional radon testing devices to let you know if your home contains elevated levels of Radon. I follow EPA recommended guidelines to ensure your test results are accurate, because your family’s safety is important. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.
To give you the fastest turn around, I utilize modern inspection writing software designed for home inspections. This software allows us to upload and store on the cloud, giving you access to your reports any time, any place. This also aides us in our attempt to be a bit greener, by utilizing digital technology rather than reams and reams of paper.
Safety is of the utmost importance to us here at MACH Inspections. Whether it’s the safety of our inspectors, or the safety of the house, I take the necessary precautions to assure the client that I’m looking out for not only you, but my own safety. From ladder safety and respirators, to simply wearing booties, I want you to know that I care.
Buying a house can be a stressful time for many, as can selling a house. At MACH Inspections, I want you to feel at ease knowing that I plan to take great care of your potential new house, or from a sellers perspective, your current house. I keep a clean work space, because I know that your home is your castle, and I wouldn’t want anyone else tracking dirt through my house. So why would I do that to anyone else’s home?
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a home inspection? What is a home inspection? We’re here to walk you through every step, so you can feel confident about your investments.
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector.
Right, but what does that mean? It means we inspect what we can see for proper operating standards. Was the roof installed with methods and materials deemed standard? Or is it missing vital components? Is there proper insulation? Does the HVAC work as intended?
The home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and does not predict future conditions.
A home inspections will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.
At MACH Inspections, we include thermal imaging with every inspection, to potentially catch hidden defects, and save you costly repairs.What To Expect
Do you check everything?
Home inspections are essentially a “bill of health” for a home. We inspect the systems and components that make up a house, from the roof system, structural components, heating systems, plumbing system,electrical systems, etc.
Keep in mind, we only check what’s visible and readily accessible.Check out a Sample Report
What’s not included?
If a system or component is not readily accessible, or is in an unsafe area, an inspector is not required to determine its condition. We will try our hardest to inspect everything that is in our scope, but the safety of our personel is of the utmost importance. We love to crawl around crawl spaces, but sometimes they’re simply unsafe or inaccessible.
An inspection is not technically exhaustive. We can’t identify concealed or latent defects. Our inspections do not included items that are not permanently installed (such as RVs, boats, out-buildings, pools, etc.)
Contact usCall or Text Michael at (360)200-2166 Email Inspections@machinspections.com
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