Certified Home Inspections
We understand the importance of ensuring your home is safe and secure for your loved ones. As a family-owned and operated home inspection company, we take pride in providing personalized services to every family we work with. Our experienced inspectors will thoroughly evaluate the property and provide you with a detailed report of potential hazards or issues. We strive to make the process as smooth as possible for our clients, taking the time to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.
When you work with us, you’re not just another customer but part of our extended family. We want to help you make informed decisions about your home and provide peace of mind by knowing your family is protected.
Why Choose Us?
Your FullScale Home Inspection Includes Kelly, an InterNACHI Certified Master Inspector with over 35 years of new home construction and remodeling experience. Kelly possesses the knowledge and know-how to identify and carefully document his findings while inspecting your home. Kelly is also certified to teach home inspection and continuing education classes to other home inspectors in Maryland.
Your inspection will be thorough, covering all major systems in the home. No check box reports here! Your report will be a highly detailed, narrative inspection report outlining the property’s condition at the time of the inspection.
Your report be presented in a modern HTLM format with the option to print a full PDF report. It will contain high-resolution images for a crystal clear understanding of the property’s condition at the time of the inspection.
The old saying time is money stands true, but we never rush through your inspection. We will have time to answer your questions and explain how the systems in your home operate. Kelly will calmly and concisely explain defects or potential safety hazards that may be discovered during the home inspection.
First-time homebuyers can rest assured that we will take extra time to walk you through the home and answer any questions.
In addition to home inspections, we offer pre-listing home inspections and inspections specifically tailored to the investor that may only need a basic investment property inspection.
Never Skip A Home Inspection
We see and hear stories almost daily about people that choose to not get a home inspection because of the competitive real estate market. Regardless of the real estate market condition, you should never skip a home inspection by a Maryland home inspector. Inspecting your home is an essential step in buying or selling a home.
A thorough examination of the property by a professional inspector, who will look at aspects such as the electrical system, plumbing, heating and cooling, and other major systems in the home, is vital to understanding what you are purchasing.
Here are some reasons why you should have your home inspected by a certified home inspection company:
- Identify significant issues: An inspection can help identify any major structural or safety issues with the home before you are committed to purchasing the home. This can allow the buyer to negotiate repairs or a lower price.
- Safety: The inspection can also ensure the home is safe for you and your family, for instance, by checking the electrical system, carbon monoxide detectors, and more.
- Financial commitment: A home is a major financial commitment, so it is important to understand what you are getting into. The inspection can help you better understand the condition of the property and the potential costs of repairs or upgrades.
- Peace of mind: A thorough inspection can provide peace of mind, knowing that you have done your due diligence and have a good understanding of the property’s condition before you purchase your new home.
Overall, a home inspection may be the single most important step you can take to ensure your family’s health and safety.
Be Picky When Choosing Your Home Inspector
How do you choose the right inspector? Here are a few things to look for:
- Read reviews: Read client testimonials and reviews on websites like Google and Yelp, to get an idea of the inspector’s reputation and quality of work.
- Ask for recommendations: Ask family and friends who have recently purchased a home if they have any recommendations on a good home inspector. Also, consider asking your real estate agent for a reference.
- Check for certification: Look for a reputable organization the home inspector is a member of to ensure they are certified.
- Experience: Choose a certified home inspector who has been in the business for years and inspected different types of homes.
- Sample reports: Ask to review sample inspection reports to understand the home inspector’s thoroughness and attention to detail.
Ask the inspector if they provide after-inspection support. Reviewing items on the report after the inspection can go a long way in understanding the conditions found.
With these considerations in mind, you should have a better understanding of how to choose the right inspector for you.
Other Types of Home Inspections We Offer To Maryland Residents
Home Maintenance Inspection
Owning a home is undoubtedly one of life’s most rewarding experiences, but it also comes with a significant responsibility. Unfortunately, our busy lives can make it challenging to keep up with regular home maintenance until a problem arises. That’s why FullScale Home Inspection recommends an annual home maintenance inspection to ensure your family’s safety and keep your home in top condition for years to come.
Our services can be customized to meet your specific needs, whether you prefer a walkthrough inspection or a full-service home inspection with a detailed report. We can inspect your home annually or every 18 months, depending on what works best for you. During the inspection, we will carefully examine all aspects of your home’s systems, including the exterior, roof, attic, crawlspace or basement, garage, plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems.
Please don’t wait until it’s too late to address home maintenance. Our affordable home maintenance plans start at just $275, allowing you to keep your home in peak condition for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your annual home maintenance inspection and take the first step toward safeguarding your investment.
Seller Pre-Listing Home Inspection
If you’re considering selling your home, a pre-listing home inspection can provide various benefits that can help make the process smoother and more efficient. Essentially, a pre-listing inspection is a comprehensive inspection of your home that is arranged and paid for by the seller.
One of the primary advantages of a pre-listing inspection is that it can help you avoid many of the pitfalls and delays often associated with inspections performed after the home is under contract. By having the inspection done before the home goes on the market, you can address any issues or concerns that may be uncovered. You can also use the inspection report as a marketing tool to attract potential buyers.
During the pre-listing inspection, the seller and the listing agent can choose the inspector, and the inspection can be scheduled at the seller’s convenience. This can be particularly beneficial, as the seller can assist the inspector during the inspection, which is normally not done during a buyer’s inspection. The report generated from the pre-listing inspection can help the seller realistically price the home if problems exist or substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
A pre-listing inspection also provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims. By disclosing any issues upfront, you can avoid potential lawsuits.
The cost of a pre-listing inspection is typically based on the home’s square footage and is the same as a buyer’s home inspection. However, the benefits of a pre-listing inspection far outweigh the cost.
Overall, a pre-listing inspection is a wise investment for anyone planning to sell their home. It provides a comprehensive assessment of the home’s condition, which can help you address any issues or concerns before you put the home on the market. Additionally, by disclosing any issues upfront, you can help ensure that the home settles more quickly and with fewer issues.
Investment Property Inspections
Investing in a property can be a daunting task, and as an investor, you want to make sure you are making the right decision. That’s where our investment property inspection services come in. With a vision for your planned improvements and a trained eye for remodeling, we can help identify significant concerns before you risk your hard-earned cash.
Our investment property consultation is low-cost and specifically tailored for property investors. During the 90-minute walk-and-talk investigation, we will focus on the property before us, eliminating the emotion while capitalizing on Kelly’s combined years of experience as a remodeling contractor and custom home builder.
We will help you identify structural components, such as load-bearing walls, and review the property’s overall condition. While no written report will be generated for investment consultations, we will discuss your planned improvements and provide valuable insights that you can use to make informed decisions.
If you require a more comprehensive inspection, we offer the Investment Property Inspection, which covers all major systems in the home. Like a home inspection, we will walk the property, take pictures, and provide a written report. You can attend the inspection or let our trained eyes guide you. Pricing is based on the level of inspection and square footage, and we can adjust the price based on your specific inspection requirements.
Investing in a property is a big decision, and we are here to help you make an informed choice. Contact us today to schedule your investment property consultation or inspection and take the first step toward protecting your investment.
Performing Home Inspections Throughout Central Maryland
Maryland, Annapolis, Arbutus, Arnold, Baltimore City, Bel Air Beltsville, Brooklyn Park, Catonsville, Centerville, Chester, Clarksville, Clinton, College Park, Columbia, Crofton, Damascus, Dundalk, Dunkirk, Edgewater, Edgewood, Eldersburg, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Essex, Ferndale, Frederick, Fulton, Gaithersburg, Gambrills, Germantown, Glen Burnie, Highland, Hyattsville, Laurel, Linganore, Linthicum, Lusby, Montgomery Village, Mt. Airy, New Windsor, Olney, Owings Mills, Pasadena, Pikesville, Poolesville, Prince Frederick, Queenstown, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rosedale, Severn, Severna Park, Silver Spring, Stevensville, Suitland, Sykesville, Towson, Upper Marlboro, Urbana, Waldorf, Westminster