Certified Home Inspector, Aaron Home Inspection


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1. THE HOME INSPECTOR

2. THE HOME INSPECTION

3. THE HOME INSPECTION PRIVATE CONSULTATION

4. THE HOME INSPECTION REPORT

5. OTHER HOME INSPECTION INFORMATION

6. PLACES WE DO HOME INSPECTIONS



1. THE HOME INSPECTOR.  

I, Andrew Innes, am the principal of Aaron Home Inspection. I do all my own home inspections. I have done home inspections for over 28 years and performed over 6,000 residential home inspections. I have also been involved with building construction and architectural design. I am a Massachusetts licensed and registered Home Inspector # 90 and a certified member #533 of the American Society of Home Inspectors. This organization has adopted national standards for home inspectors and home inspections. I will give you a copy of our Standards of Practice as part of our home inspection package. Needless to say over these many years I have assessed a great many house conditions usual and unusual.

I will share this experience and perspective with you.

I do not market myself to or through real estate brokers. I work solely for you as my client. Some home inspectors work for referrals from selling real estate brokers in exchange for a "go easy" inspection. Not me. I will give you my honest, objective professional opinion as to the house's condition. No house, of course, is perfect but based on my experience I will place any house problems we may find in context for houses of a similar age and type. 

Call us toll free 1-800-649-4645 ...........................On Cape Ann call 978-281-4645

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2. THE HOME INSPECTION

The typical inspection lasts about three hours. I invite you to accompany me during the inspection. We can talk about the house as we go through the inspection and look at any problems encountered. I, of course, can answer any questions you have as we go along. I inspect the major systems of the house, that is:

STRUCTURE: Foundations, posts, girders, beams, sills, joists, stairs, floors, walls, rafters, chimneys, exterior elements, porches, decks and visible termite damage.

EXTERIOR: Roof, gutters, eaves, vents, rakes, siding, doors, windows, grading as it effects the house, garage components.

PLUMBING: Feed piping, water heater, fixtures, sinks, tubs, toilets, waste piping.

ELECTRICAL: Main exterior service, main panel, main ground, sampled wiring and outlets, grounding, polarity.

HEATING: Boiler or furnace, piping or ducts, radiators or registers, controls, burners, venting, space heating.

CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING: (Temperature permitting) Compressor/condenser, pipes, air handler, condensate unit, ducts, registers.

INTERIOR: Windows, doors, kitchen cabinetry, interior floors, walls, ceilings, exposed insulation, ventilation, water penetration evidence.

...and more. 

Call us toll free 1-800-649-4645 ...........................On Cape Ann call 978-281-4645

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3. THE HOME INSPECTION PRIVATE CONSULTATION 

After the inspection I will leave the property with you and sit down to review the inspection, its findings and answer any questions that you might have. This is a private conference without the brokers or selling parties. As part of the inspection you may also call us any time with any questions you may have.

 

Call us toll free 1-800-649-4645 ...........................On Cape Ann call 978-281-4645

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4. THE HOME INSPECTION REPORT

 Our report consists of survey pages that deal with each of the major house systems and components (structure, exterior, plumbing, electrical, heating, and interior). Over 160 components are listed. After the inspection I will write a summary of main concerns. The report is provided to you with Aaron's HomeBook. This Home Guide is keyed to the report and defines each of the components inspected, talks about usual and unusual problems, and provides graphic representations. I wrote Aaron's HomeBook to address house issues of common and uncommon concern.

Please call us anytime and we will answer any questions that you may have. We can quote you a fixed fee for the inspection of a specific house. Our fees are very competitive with other experienced home inspectors.

 Call us toll free 1-800-649-4645 ...........................On Cape Ann call 978-281-4645

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5. OTHER HOME INSPECTION INFORMATION

RADON TESTING

I have short term radon testing devises available. Although we and the EPA recommend long term testing after you move in, this is an optional two day test that you can usually get the results from in a few days and is used in sale situations where time is short. Radon testing is at $25 dollars per canister which includes lab fees and mailing.


WATER TESTING

I can take a water sample and deliver it to a state licensed lab. Usually done for private wells. Ask me about water testing if you are interested.


LEAD TESTING

I do not currently do lead testing, but as I used to be a lead tester I can give you some general advice about lead issues and hiring an inspector.

 

Call us toll free 1-800-649-4645 ............................On Cape Ann call 978-281-4645

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6. PLACES WE DO HOME INSPECTIONS 

Some places where we do home and building inspections; please ask about other areas:

In Massachusetts: We do home and building inspections in Essex County and Middlesex County, Ma,

Suburban Boston, Metro North, Metro West, Acton, Amesbury, Andover, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Beverly, Billerica, Boxford, Burlington, Cambridge, Cape Ann, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Concord, Danvers, Dracut, East Boston, Essex, Everett, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lexington, Lincoln, Lowell, Lynn, Lynnfield, Magnolia, Malden, Manchester by-the Sea, Marblehead, Mass, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Merrimac, Merrimac Valley, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, North Andover, North Reading,

The North Shore, Peabody, Plum Island, Reading, Revere, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Sudbury, Swampscott, Tewkesbury, Topsfield, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wenham,West Newbury, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop,Woburn. Please ask about other areas.

In New Hampshire: We do home and building inspections in Rockingham County, NH, Atkinson, East Kingston, Exeter, Greenland, Hampton Falls, Hampton, Kingston, Kensington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Rye, Salem, Seabrook, South Hampton, Stratham, the Seacoast.

Please ask about other areas. 

Call us toll free 1-800-649-4645 ............................On Cape Ann call 978-281-4645

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