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ALBAN HOME INSPECTION SERVICE & THE ASHI EXPERIENCE – “WE SPEAK HOUSE”

Alban Home Inspection Service proudly adheres to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). ASHI is the largest, most respected national home inspection organization. ASHI has developed a public awareness campaign to make homebuyers and Realtors aware that ASHI inspectors are committing to combining the highest quality technical expertise with an emphasis on service to our clients. Thus, “The ASHI Experience”.

The ASHI Experience offers personalized, exceptional service and expert knowledge, enabling smart decisions and peace of mind in our client’s home buying experience. Superior technical knowledge combined with superior customer service defines The ASHI Experience.

What You Can expect From An Alban Home Inspection

  • Service to clients is our number one priority.
  • Pre-inspection contact, if possible.
  • Educational home inspection experience.
  • Detailed, technically competent home inspections.
  • Post inspection availability by your inspector.
  • Summary sheet to help identify deficiencies.
  • Digital cameras to help record conditions.
  • Educational web site at www.albaninspect.com.
  • Gift certificate referral program (ask your inspector).

The Inspection Process

Alban will conduct a thorough inspection of your home from foundation to roof, inside and out, to identify existing or potential problems that could affect your long term investment. In addition to conducting a visual examination of your home, Alban inspects the following components:

  • Foundation, basement & structural elements
  • Roof & attic
  • Gutters, chimneys & siding
  • Windows & doors
  • Ceiling, walls & floors
  • Heating system
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ventilation features
  • Plumbing system, including water heater
  • Electrical system
  • Visible insulation
  • Kitchen cabinets, tops, appliances & vents
  • Outbuildings & garages
  • Grading, grounds & landscape materials

In addition, Alban tests for proper operating temperatures where appropriate, including excess moisture in lumber, drywall, masonry, and concrete.

Alban encourages you to accompany the inspector so you will better understand your home. At the conclusion of the inspection, we will provide you with an in-depth written report that includes:

  • Your home’s strengths
  • Areas of concern
  • Maintenance tips

Alban Free Inspection Policy*

In the rare event that a client’s purchase does not settle, Alban offers a free inspection of their next purchase. Unlike mortgage and appraisal fees, the inspection fee is not a risk if the sale is not completed. You feel relaxed about the home inspection experience. To qualify for the free second inspection, we require that the first transaction have a fully signed residential purchase agreement for owner occupancy priced under $400,000. Commercial and investment properties do not qualify. The free inspection must be scheduled to occur within ninety days of the first inspection. A copy of the original cancelled contract or written notification should accompany the request for a second inspection. This offer is good for one time only. Environmental tests and pre-offer inspections are not included in this free home inspection offer.

*Alban reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to deny any request for a second inspection that does not comply with the program requirements and Alban reserves the right to change or cancel this program at any time.