Allview Home Inspections
Areas of service:Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Warren, Sterling Heights, Livonia, Dearborn, Clinton Township, Ypsilanti, Farmington, Rochester, Westland, Southfield, Troy, Canton, Waterford, Utica, West Bloomfield, Pontiac, Taylor, Saint Clair Shores, Royal Oak, East Lansing, Dearborn Heights, Redford, Monroe, Macomb, Grosse Pointe, Roseville, Bloomfield Hills, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Wyandotte, New Baltimore, Howell, Brighton, Novi, Clarkston, Trenton, Port Huron, Lincoln Park, Grand Blanc, Plymouth, Belleville, Northville, Eastpointe, Lake Orion, Oak Park, Fenton, Davison, Madison Heights, Lapeer, Southgate, Inkster, Romulus, Allen Park, Garden City, Burton, White Lake, Owosso, Ferndale, Flushing, Mount Morris, Harrison Township, South Lyon, Clio and Oxford.
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Allview Home Inspections - Clarkston, MI
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About Allview Home Inspections
Allview Home Inspections services the metro Detroit, greater Flint and mid-Michigan area providing real estate inspection services.
Included in the scope of our inspection are:
- Site drainage
- Sub-floor framing
- Exterior walls
- Doors and windows
- Ceilings and crawlspaces
We do not up charge like most companies. We also perform certified mold testing at request. We are only an inspection company and do not perform any repairs or remediation of any homes that we inspect.
We inspect residential and commercial structures.
Questions and answers
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
What type of report do you provide? (electronic for us) How long have you been inspecting properties? (since 1997) Do you get on the roof (weather or pitch/steepness permitting)? (yes) Do you get in crawlspaces? (yes) Are you certified? ( yes- ASHI & NAHI) Do you repair or refer anyone to do repairs if you find anything wrong? ( NEVER, it is a complete conflict of interest to you if I were to do this. I want you to feel confident in what I am telling you about the home and not trying to create additional business for myself) Do you grade or tell me what you think of the house? (No! Sorry, but I'm not here to make the decision for you. Im here for proper disclosure of the property. Most homeowners believe that they have the perfect home, or may not necessarily know what is going on with their home. I'm here to help you understand as much of what is going on with the property so that you can make a fully informed and educated decision yourself. Only you know what you can handle, or what fits within your budget, and you have me here to help you know if it works for you or not. I am not here to steer you toward or away from the sale of the house. I stay fully unbiased throughout the inspection process. But I will inform you fully on any safety, structural, or major mechanical issues.)
- What brands or products do you work with?
I typically stay with TIFF brand inspection equipment when possible due to its high reliability and extensive research in making products that help me to be as efficient as possible.
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
I leave myself available for follow up calls to discuss any questions that you may have after the inspection process. There is a lot of information that we go over in a short 3 hour period in the home and sometimes questions arise whether it's from not remembering something, or not fully understanding. This is the largest purchase that most of us will make in our lives, and I want to make sure that you feel secure in your decision process.
- How many projects do you average in a year?
I do approximately 400 inspections a year.
- What information do you recommend to have readily available before looking for a professional in your trade?
Obviously the location, size of property and type, if it is a Crawlspace, slab foundation, or basement. AGE is extremely important because it tells us what type of construction to expect. Are any utilities not on for the inspection or is the house winterized. Agent information. Although I do not work for your agent, I do need contact with them to ensure that we have adequate access to the property.
- Tell us about the project or job that you are most proud of (in the last 12 months).
I just saved a customer thousands on a farm house that just had a new roof put on that went right over the top of moldy wafer board (OSB) and had bats in the attic. Everything had to be removed.
Another home in Fraser had a sinking foundation that the home owner tried to tell them that it was the design of the home. The repair cost the seller $25k after I looked it over. They tried to remove the brick and put it back. The entire wall needed to be re-framed from a water leak that has been going on for years. And they tried to do it without permits.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
I am well versed in most areas of construction. My degree is in construction technology. I have been inspecting homes, multi-family properties and commercial buildings since 1997.
- How did you get started?
This is what I was going to school for. A company reached out to me as I was finishing school and taught me the process for being efficient and fluent at my craft. I worked for them for a few years and when they left Michigan, I picked up where they left off!
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
Get an inspection. Yes, I realize that it may be a great deal on the home, but it might be a great deal that had you had the property looked at first may have had you more prepared for what you had to spend, or may have not been a great deal after all. I hear it all the time at gatherings that they passed on the inspection and they wish they hadn't. $200-$300 is a small price to pay for ease of mind, or a great catch that may have saved you thousands that could have paid for a vacation or upgrades that you were planning on to your game room, kitchen update, or new bathroom remodel!
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
I am both ASHI and NAHI certified. As of now, this is unfortunately the only regulation for the state of michigan.