Your Inspection is Our Priority!
Helping families understand their new homes
More Than Just an Inspection
Thorough, Readable Reports
Our reports include clear annotations, a clean layout, and a Repair Request Builder for our real estate agents.
A home is a massive investment. We offer fair pricing for premium home inspection services.
A home inspection is a visual examination of a property that allows you to detect hidden damage, ensure your home’s construction is up to par, and avoid any repairs that can cost you down the line.
At John Mettle Home Inspections, we understand that a home inspector has two jobs: to find the problems, and to clearly notate them for you and your agent. This is why we are committed to providing you with the most thorough and comprehensive home inspections possible.
If you’re planning on buying a home, then hiring a home inspector could save you thousands of dollars. Our residential inspections includes all types of properties like condos, mobile homes, tiny and log homes. Your inspector John is VA certified to inspect New Residential Structures like newly built homes.
A pre-listing inspection can not only help expedite the selling process, potentially even increase the property’s sale price. Additionally, they can help reduce the chances of a sale falling through due to unexpected issues.
Our maintenance inspections ensure safe and efficient equipment operation. Skilled technicians examine all components for wear and hazards, including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic systems, lubrication, and fluids. An inspection saves costs while meeting industry standards.
Radon Testing detects this harmful gas in any indoor space easily. Radon is odorless, tasteless, and invisible, but dangerous if left to accumulate. Overexposure to radon may cause lung cancer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.
A home inspection includes checking for any structural issues, such as foundation cracks, roof leaks, plumbing issues, electrical wiring, heating/cooling systems, insulation, windows, doors, chimneys, etc. Depending on the property’s size, a home inspection typically takes 3-4 hours.
Ensure all inspection points are free from clutter, including any closets that might lead to a crawlspace or attic, and clearing some space around your home’s perimeter. It’s also important to check the functionality of all built-in appliances, electric, and gas. If you don’t plan to attend the inspection, make sure your inspector has access to the home, and all pets are properly contained or moved.
A home doesn’t pass or fail an inspection. Instead, a home inspection is a thorough audit of your home’s components. In most cases, there will be concerns marked on your home inspection report, but these are strictly informative.
While you can legally skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean you may end up buying a home that has major issues that need to be fixed.
While a home inspector may recommend some minor repairs, they are not qualified to make major repairs. He or she can provide information about what needs to be repaired — and it might be helpful to know that information — but the decision to actually do the work lies solely with the homeowner. Not only does this allow you the freedom to choose your contractors, but it also helps prevent a conflict of interest.