WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?
A home inspection is a controlled analysis of the present
physical condition of the visible and accessible components
of a home. It is a visual inspection, which looks deeper
than the surface to provide insights for customers that they would not otherwise easily obtain.
Homebuyers now entering the marketplace view inspections
as a way to gain valuable information about the biggest
purchase of their lifetime. A home inspection, including
customer conference and delivery of an on-site report, may
take as little as two hours, but the impact of the report's
contents may last for years.
Home inspections are not intended to point out every small
problem or defect in a home. Minor or cosmetic flaws, for
example, should be apparent without the aid of a
professional. The inspection should not be confused with
an appraisal, a municipal code inspection, or a guarantee
of any kind.
An important aspect of home inspections is that they also
highlight the positive features of a home. In fact, many of
the home inspector's observations or recommendations
help to dispel homebuyer anxieties, and provide useful
home repair and maintenance suggestions. A qualified
Home Inspector, through specific training and experience,
understands not only how a home's systems and
components should work, but also how they interact with
each other, and how they stand the test of time.
JAMES A FRASCATORE -
HISTORY OF EXPERIENCE
2 Years @ Chicago Technical College in building construction,
blue print reading, and design of residential and commercial
10 Years in the residential building construction trade.
2 Years in commercial construction.
10 Years in the manufacture of commercial HVAC equipment.
3 Years in the testing of industrial and commercial HVAC
6 Years in the residential and commercial, service and
installation of heating and air-conditioning equipment.
10 years performing home inspections.
Continuing education through membership in
Member International Code Council.