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AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service
Serving Antioch, TN
(615) 333-1922 Phone
For Home Buyers
Real Estate Professionals
Choosing a home inspector within the limited time constraints of purchase agreement deadlines is difficult. AmeriSpec® makes scheduling home inspections easy by simply calling our office which is always staffed during regular business hours. In addition we have multiple inspectors available to service your needs.
AmeriSpec® has been conducting home inspections in the Nashville area since 1995 and we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the peace of mind they deserve in the time frame they need it. That is one of the reasons why AmeriSpec is the Number One Home Inspection Service in North America.
Our inspectors have been solely employed in the home inspection business since 1995. In addition to performing literally thousands of home inspections, they have also received continuing education through AmeriSpec Corporate regional training seminars. AmeriSpec inspectors do this to keep up with changes in the residential construction industry and enhance their knowledge of the systems and components found in homes. Our inspectors have been licensed by the State of Tennessee as required by law since July 2006. They have also been members of the Home Inspectors of Tennessee Association since 1998 and have HITA Certified Master Home Inspector designations. This required following their standards of practice and code of ethics as well as required continuing education to maintain their membership.
The home buying and selling process can be very stressful. So, we provide our clients with a thorough and professional inspection, performed pursuant to the Standards of Practice of the State of Tennessee to make sure that clients are well informed about the house they are listing or purchasing. Our inspectors educate the client about the condition of the home and its operating systems. Our customers can rest easy knowing that we have checked over 400 items in the home and reported all findings in the easy-to-read AmeriSpec ReportTM. We are also available for complimentary follow-up phone consultations when needed.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR INSPECTION
In order to prepare your home for a home inspection please be aware of the following:
1. Access to Attic:
The inspector will need to get into the attic; or at least view the attic from the access opening. If the access panel is in a closet, please remove all personal property (clothing, boxes, etc.), hanging rods, and/or shelving that would prevent the inspector from safely entering the access. If the access panel is secured with nails or screws, please remove these. If a panel is painted shut, the inspector will not try to move the panel as this may damage the painted areas. The inspector will not move personal items nor remove securing screws or nails to gain access to the attic.
2. Electrical Panel:
The inspector will be removing the main and sub-panel covers and inspecting the wiring inside. Please move any items that are in front of the panel. NEC code requires a clear area of 3 ft. in front of and 30 inches to both sides of the panels. The main and sub-panel power supply should be turned on. Inspectors will not switch breakers on-off (except GFCI).
The inspector will be tripping all G.F.C.I. breakers and/or outlets, also sometimes when removing the panel cover, a breaker is accidentally switched off. We recommend that any programs being run be saved and all computers and peripherals shut down.
4. Dishwasher, Microwave &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Oven:
They will not be operated unless empty. If any appliance is known to be defective, please inform the inspector and it will be deferred for a service technician to evaluate.
Please make arrangements to have your pets (including cats) out of the inspector’s way. The inspector will need to look at all sides (in and out) of the house, garage, basement, and closets. Either leave them with a friend/neighbor or kennel them. Inspector will not enter a property if pets are loose. Cats sometimes have a desire for the outdoors and will slip past an inspector when opening and closing doors. Inspector is not responsible for animals that have escaped during an inspection. Remember, the garage door will be tested and pets can escape.
6. Gas Appliances:
(Furnaces, Fireplaces and Water Heaters): Please remove all personal items, etc. from in front of these appliances so that the inspector can safely inspect them. Have gas turned on to the appliances and pilot lights lit. Inspector will not turn gas valves on-off nor ignite pilot lights.
Water should be turned on at the main valve and to all plumbing fixtures to facilitate testing and inspection. Water valves will not be turned on-off by the inspector.
Normally the buyer(s) will be present during the inspection. We ask that seller leave the property during the inspection.
9. Minor Children:
Any children under 18 must have an adult present. Again, for liability purposes, we ask that only the inspector, buyer, and respective real estate agent be at the property during the inspection.