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An experienced inspector will prepare you a customized computer generated Home Inspection Report with easy-to-read details on:

Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.

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Pre-Purchase Inspection

A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.

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New Construction Inspections

New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder’s Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder’s policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before you final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.

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Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections

Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty.  The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.

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HQS Inspections

A habitable home inspection generally through National Faith as part of their First Time Home Buyers Program.

Wayne County offers first time homebuyers down payment and closing cost assistance when purchasing a home.

The assistance comes in the form of an interest-free deferred loan that is due upon the sale of the property by the loan recipient. For existing properties or new construction, the loan amount is $5,000. Participants must contribute at least $1,000 towards the purchase of the home.

Downriver Home Inspections can assist with the requirements of providing a HQS inspection. This is not a personal home inspection but a habitable inspection only.

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Sewer Inspections

Downriver Home Inspections can provide camera sewer inspections.  Live video is provided with each sewer assessment and we are able to check up to 100′ through a main line sewer.  Please note, in order for us to properly conduct this service the clean out must be readily accessible.

This can be scheduled as an additional service to a home inspection, or can be purchased as a stand alone service.