Why can't I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor inspect my new home?

  • Education and experience. An ASHI (American Society Of Home Inspectors) certified Home Inspector will instinctively find issues that a contractor or “handy man” may not be looking for or may overlook.
  • Inspectors are trained to observe conditions that are suspect and take into consideration the home and its systems as a whole- just as a doctor takes into consideration all the symptoms in order to proceed with a diagnosis.
  • Many contractors, and other trade professionals, hire a professional home inspector to inspect their own homes when they make a purchase.