Pre-Purchase Inspections are performed after an offer has been accepted by the seller of the property. The buyer typically has 10 days to secure financing and schedule an inspection. The Pre-Purchase Inspection includes all the major systems of a house, including structure, drainage, exterior, roofing, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, plumbing and interior.
A Pre-Listing Home Inspection is completed using the same methods and report as a Home Inspection for a real estate transaction. It is statistically cheaper to know what issues your home has and address those issues prior to listing than to negotiate the price for repairs. Help motivate the buyer by assuring them the home is sound and safe!
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.
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 your 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.
Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend that all homes be tested for the presence of radon.
To learn more about radon and view a citizen’s guide to radon, go to
or view the Home Buyer or Seller's Guide at
A beautiful-looking pool should not fool you into thinking everything is okay. You need to have piece of mind knowing that the pool is properly plumbed; that all equipment, skimmers, lights are working properly, and that GFCIs are properly installed. You need to avoid being caught off guard if costly repairs are needed. A pool inspection is money and time well spent.
Buying a home is the most important and typically the biggest financial decision one makes in his/her lifetime. At times, it can be a stressful process. Russell Home Inspection prides itself on providing its customers with the information needed to feel informed and comfortable with their investment.
Our Home Inspection Reports are performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the State of Tennessee and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (interNACHI). Our comprehensive reports are easy to understand; showing pictures of any defects, and will include an evaluation and description of:
As a certified interNACHI inspector, I adhere to the interNACHI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.