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Inspection Services

At Safeco Home Inspections, we provide a thorough and professional home inspection to make sure that you have a better understanding of it’s physical condition.

Once armed with this knowledge you can feel more secure about making an informed and educated purchase decision.

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES

Single Family Homes

CONDOS & TOWNHOMES

Condos & Townhomes

APARTMENT BUILDINGS

Apartment Buildings

PRESALES

Presales

FORECLOSURES

Foreclosures

Family on Steps

Why Choose Us?

We know that the home buying process can be very stressful.

Let our team of friendly, communicative, hands-on inspectors help make your home buying decision a little less stressful.

Most Commonly Asked Questions

The Safeco inspection fee for a standard one-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing.

Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary depending upon the size of the house, particular features of the house, its age, and possible additional services, such as: radon, mold, and lead testing.

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has been professionally trained, and is experienced in what to look for.

The inspectors at Safeco are familiar with the vast elements of home construction, their proper installation, and their maintenance.

Our representatives understand how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as how and why they fail.

No, a professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance.

A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement. Safeco Inspections gives you on sight reports.

It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, but it is highly recommended that you be there, at a minimum for the Safeco Home inspectors walk-through.

If you are present, you will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions directly, as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it.

You will also find the written report easier to understand if you’ve seen the property first-hand through the inspector’s eyes.

It is much more informative if the homeowner is present.

As many others say, no home is perfect.

If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t buy the house. Our inspections will let you know in advance what to expect.

A seller may adjust the purchase price or contract terms if major problems are found.

If your budget is tight, or if you don’t wish to become involved in future repair work, this information will be extremely important to you.

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has been professionally trained, and is experienced in what to look for.

The inspectors at Safeco are familiar with the vast elements of home construction, their proper installation, and their maintenance.

Our representatives understand how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as how and why they fail.

It is highly recommended to have a new construction inspection.

Most buyers do not realize how important it is to have a home inspection prior to the initial closing of the new home.

They see no reason for it since the county has been doing building permit inspections, many times the builder has a one year warranty on the house, and buyers feel it will be a waste of their money.

Most of the time, the deficiency lists on new construction homes are generally longer than those on resale homes.

Many times, the items noted on the report, are things the average homeowner will never know are wrong, damaged, or have been installed incorrectly.

On purchasing involving hundreds of thousands of dollars, a few hundred dollars for the home inspection can save you tremendous inconvenience and offers a great piece of mind.

Mike really helped us to not only better understand the condition of the condominium unit itself, but the building and common areas as well. We learned a lot during our inspection. Thank you for a great job!

Courteous, friendly, and professional.

Joe & Laura G.
Condominium Owner

Mike Peters has been an essential part of my business the last few years. Mike is extremely knowledgable in all aspects of home inspection, and he is always up on the latest trends in home building. I highly recommend.

Personable, Expert, and Good Value.

Mario DiLorenzo
The Landview Realty Group, Broker/Owner

Mike, your company came highly recommended to us by a friend who used your services for their home inspection. We were very pleased with your services. Your thoroughness, expertise, and knowledge were greatly appreciated!!

Robert & Barbara S
Home Owner

Mike is a high-level professional, always taking the time to explain all the detailed workings of a home to his clients. He is prompt and knowledgeable. I highly recommend his company for home inspections.

Expert, Good Value, and On Time.

Phil Mistrata
In Town Realty Group Inc., Broker/Owner

Mike spent a good amount of time with us at the property and did a completely thorough job. I liked the fact that he walked us through the inspection, both inside and out, and pointed out the areas that needed some sort of repairs or replacements. He answered all the questions we had and helped us to make our final decision.

Don & Cindy O.
Home Owner

Mike Peters has provided many home inspections for my clients. He consistently does a great job. Mike always provides excellent service and has strong knowledge of all of the workings of a home.

Great Results, Expert, and High Integrity.

Katie Mischka
Coldwell Banker, Lincoln Park Plaza

Dear Mr. Peters, We would like to thank you for the inspection you did for us at our townhouse. We appreciate the fact that you spent so much time with us going over the report and answering all our questions, as we had so many. Thank you for your thoroughness and professionalism.

Mike & Christine L.
Townhouse Owner

My work with Safeco Home Inspections spans about six years. In my real estate work, I have recommended them to multiple buyer clients to inspect properties of interest. I know I can make the recommendation with a great deal of confidence that they will do a great job, and that my clients will be happy with the result.

Great Results, Good Value, and High Integrity.

Jerry Dyson
@Properties

Common defects

Construction defects, improper installation of components, and safety issues are commonly found during a home inspection, however the majority of the issues, tend to be routine in nature and are not just found in older homes, but often in newer homes as well.

Here are some common defects that may appear in our inspection report.

Mold Dangers Sign

What is Mold?

Molds are simple, microscopic organisms (fungi) whose purpose in the ecosystem is to break down organic materials and dead organisms in the environment...
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Radon Gas Danger

What is Radon?

Radon is a gas that cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted, but it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause up to twenty-thousand deaths per year...
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Asbestos Dust Warning

Asbestos

Once highly valued as an insulator, contractors used asbestos insulation and building products during constuction up until about the 1970’s. Asbestos was...
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Lead Hazard Sign

Lead

Many houses and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contains lead (called lead-based paint). Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health...
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