Every house has its own story, even before the first folks move in. As someone who reads houses, I learn that story so that you can make an informed decision on the property.
Be aware of the influence of agents when making your choice of inspector. Inspectors who are careless or inept will miss things and report less. Such inspectors are the choice of agents to refer to you because reports that miss things help protect their commission.
Likewise, I don’t solicit agents for inspection referrals. By shutting the door to the influence of agents, I’m left with only your interests to serve.
No house is ever perfect, not even new ones. The codes are just minimum standards, much can still go wrong.
I don’t make things up in my reports. It’s either common sense or I back it up.
I’m licensed locally in electrical and AC/heating service. My 14 years as an inspector was preceded by 14 years self-employed in the trades, serving all major trades but plumbing.
My expertise as a home inspector is mostly homegrown as the state requirements for home inspectors do not include an educational standard and I’ve always been one to learn things on my own. I research new issues as I encounter them and improve my expertise with each inspection.
My inspections cover what I can see and what I know, researching what I don’t know. They run from 1 to 4 hours, averaging about 2 1/2 hours onsite. The customized report writing is done offsite, and takes the rest of the day. Reports are Emailed within 24 hours of the beginning of the inspection.
My inspections are thorough and my reports concise. I don’t waste your attention. I write what you need to know and what you want to know.
My name is Marc LeBlanc. I own Sherlock Inspection, serving south-central Louisiana with integrity since 2003. You want me as your inspector because of my dual expertise in inspecting and in reporting, and because I tell you exactly what I find.