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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HOME INSPECTORS
“Anniversary Media Release”
News Release Randy Pierson (310) 265-0833
Torrance Inspector Honored by the American Society of Home Inspectors for long-time service.
Torrance, Ca, July 26, 2018: Randy Pierson of South Bay Home Inspections, a local firm based in Torrance which conducts inspections of new and existing homes, was honored recently by the American Society of Home Inspectors for 15 years of membership. Randy Pierson has been an ASHI Certified Inspector since 2003.
The American Society of Home Inspectors, founded in 1976, is North America’s oldest, and most respected professional organization of independent home inspectors. Its Standards of Practice and strict Code of Ethics are benchmarks of professional performance in the field.
To become an ASHI Certified Inspector, an inspector must meet rigorous professional and technical requirements, including the successful completion of two comprehensive exams. In additional, The inspector must perform at least 250 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standards of Practice.
Randy Pierson has been an inspector for 15 years, and conducts pre-purchase inspections in the Torrance Area. Further information about Randy Pierson’s, South Bay Home Inspections is available by calling (310) 265-0833 or by visiting the inspector’s Web-Site at www.SouthBayHomeInspections.com
Every new home owner requires a home inspection. Inspections vary greatly from state to state but there are some general guidelines which will apply to all home inspections. The first thing that you want to do as a soon-to-be homeowner is get someone who is tough and independent to do the inspection for you.
Your real estate agent may have suggested one for you, but its usually advisable not to take their suggestion remember your real estate agent really wants to close the sale of the house, and so the home inspector or home inspection service he will recommend may not be the most thorough. A good place to ask is The American Society of Home Inspectors or ASHI who have a list of certified home inspectors.
You should ask the seller of the house to give you disclosures. These are problems that the seller is aware of and that need to be fixed. They are usually confirmed by the inspector and they can then be fixed. Not all owners will be honest, or they may not know that a problem exists, so once again, the thoroughness of your home inspector is needed.
The home inspector is required to inspect by a certain standard checklist. An ASHI inspector, for example, will check the heating system, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems, roof, attic and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, the foundation, basement and structural components. If you decide to hire someone who is not ASHI certified to do your home inspection, they should follow this checklist.
Home inspectors are not required to check for pests, So it is a good idea to hire a licensed professional pest inspector who will check for structural damage that may have been caused by pests. Its worthwhile for you to spend the extra money on this person structural damage from pests is very common and it could render your home useless in a very short time
You may also want to arrange a specialized inspection that checks into areas that are not on the ASHI checklist. Mold, asbestos and lead can be a hazard in your home. This specialized inspection can also include checking for hazards against fire, flooding, earthquakes. Some homes are placed in the way of these hazards and as a homeowner, you should know before you make a purchase.
Your inspection is now completed and you ought to get a written report showing the results. Share this report with both your real estate agent and the seller. If the inspection revealed problems, it doesn’t mean that you cannot buy the house. In fact, its a great chance for you to bargain. You can ask the buyer to pay for repairs and replacements or you can have him lower the price if you will do the repairs yourself
As a new home owner, your initial home inspection before purchase is not the only one you will have to undertake. If you want to make sure that you get any damage to your house before its too much, get a home inspection periodically. Whatever problems are revealed in these inspections should be fixed without delay so that you keep the value of your property up.