Buying a Home

Buying a home is one of the largest investments you will make during your lifetime. Your choice of a Home Inspector can be just as important as the home you choose to buy. This decision must be made with as much information as possible. For this reason, over 95% of all homes purchased in America today have Home Inspections. Here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself when selecting a company such as JLC Inspections and C.M.I. Canine Mold Investigations to perform your home inspection:

Is my inspector knowledgeable and experienced enough to find all existing defects?
With JLC Inspections the answer is YES. Jack is the owner and primary inspector for JLC Inspections and C.M.I. During the past 30 years, he has gained a very broad knowledge of the construction industry. He is a graduate of the American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT). AHIT is one of two schools licensed by the state of California as an accredited home inspection training institution. Jack also holds an active General Contractors license.

Jack is also one of the few building inspectors that is Certified in Mold Investigations and Testing procedures. During a normal inspection Jack makes it a practice to look for those Red Flags of mold that most inspectors are not qualified to comment on. Jack is also one of the very few Mold Investigators in the country that owns a dog trained and certified in mold detection to help locate areas of hidden mold. “Mold dog inspections are used only at the request of the client.”

I want someone that really cares about doing a good job. How do I find that person?
At JLC Inspections, customer service and safety within the home are our greatest concerns. It is very important that you completely understand everything you need to know about your new home. This is why we encourage you to be present during the inspection and to accompany us as the inspection takes place. Once your inspection has been completed, we will take the time to go over each item and answer any questions you may have.

Having a safe home is very important to me. What should I expect from an inspection?
The primary focus of JLC Inspections is safety within your home. For this reason, we use only the most current technology and implement the most up-to-date procedures when performing your inspection. JLC Inspections raises the bar on Inspections by taking that extra step to insure the safety of your home. Potential fire hazards, health issues and all safety related concerns are at the top of our inspection list. Gas leaks are another huge concerns. More that 35% of the homes we have inspected have had some type of gas leak. Consequently, all gas connections are routinely checked and testing done in areas that may cause CO2 and carbon monoxide problems. All inspectors do not perform these services!

How am I informed about the results if I am unable to be present during my inspection?
JLC Inspections provides each of our clients with an extremely comprehensive report. Each area and every room in your home are detailed in an easy to read format. At the end of the report, a summary page allows the details to be viewed at a glance. Addition- ally, we encourage our clients to call with any questions or concerns they may have. We are here to help.

Do you take pictures of my home that I may share with family and friends?
Once again, JLC Inspections raises the bar on customer service. We are the only Inspection Company that offers web-posted pictures of your new home on our website. This special service allows you to share the excitement of your new home with family or friends that may live out of the area.

What items are checked in a home inspection?
To view items checked during your inspection, click here.