Howson Inspections not only provides a trusted a home inspection service, it is long known and counted upon in the building inspection arena.  To help anyone in need of an inspection, there are some key things to consider.

It is one thing to inspect a property and report factual information in a dry or droning manner.  There is far more to the subject than the mundane exercise of looking and then regurgitating facts from observation.

How reports are done and what facts are relatively more important is also a very large factor.  One very obvious example of this might be these two facts: first, the building’s roof has over 3,000 shingles.  This fact would not be as important in deciding on whether to buy the building as the second fact: the shingles are in good condition with a remaining life expectancy of 20 more years.

Moreover, if the context and purpose for the inspection is ignored, the result can be less than useful.  Let’s illustrate some points on this.  Far from “coloring” an inspection report, any well-trained and certified inspector can take the raw data from an inspection and give it to the customer in a “bad news” format, or in a way that helps to see the “gateway to possibilities”.  For instance, let’s say that one major discovery of a commercial inspection was an electrical system in need of safety upgrades, or an AC system about to “breathe its last breath of cool air”.  The inspector completes the inspection and provides a write up.  In it he makes it clear that the building could catch on fire at any time.  He does not say what the specific issues found are and leaves it at that. The AC system is mentioned as 23 years old.  No other data given.

Compare this to a report which shows that the electrical panel has a wrong set up with 4 lines overloaded and wires to two outlets done without proper insulation.  The AC is noted as to its age, but there is additional data on expected life span and it being in need of replacement,  This makes it easy to consider it at a zero value and to include it in the “fix up” investment.

In conclusion, a good inspection is known for providing an owner or prospective investor with a building inspection which is not only comprehensive and reliable, but which is done and reported with the eyes and best interests of its customer.