maintenance inspections

Buyer inspections

Seller inspections

types of inspections

If you are selling a home, there’s a high probability the buyer will want to bring in their own home inspector to investigate. The wisest way to head off potential problems is to evaluate your home before you even put it on the market. You're entering a competitive arena where quality work, diligent maintenance and general care for your home will prevail. So, in order to secure a presale profile of your home, hire a home inspector yourself. This gives you the opportunity to repair and improve the things you can, and the chance to determine larger issues that should be disclosed up front - a great advantage that could possibly prevent the loss of a sale.

Most homeowners will inevitably be confronted with a repair or circumstance they are not familiar with, nor will they know how to go about correcting the problem. We can evaluate to determine the cause and provide the options for repair.  A problem may require the involvement of multiple specialty trades when severe, or may be simple enough to hire the local handyman.

Maintenance Inspections are performed for the owner of a property to identify potential problems and recommend preventative measures

MF2 Inspections offers guidance and assistance with all aspects of a home projects, builds, and remodels. We offer complete projects reviews from concept to final signoff, as well as targeted inspections to clarify any specific concerns you may have at any stage of a project. Maintain a clear understanding of the building processes and its components, and ensure quality, craftsmanship, safety, and function.

Typical project inspections can be performed at any or all of the following stages:

  • Pre-construction plans review
  • Site prep
  • Foundation concrete forms  - before concrete placement
  • After installation of support posts, beams, and floor joists.
  • After installation of all rough framing, rough electrical wiring, heating/cooling duct work, and sanitary pipe drainage and potable water supply systems - before drywall.
  • Exterior siding(s) including roof coverings and windows.
  • Interior finishes installation - wall coverings, flooring, fixtures, appliances, and decorative elements.
  • Final "walk-through" inspection checking all visually accessible systems and components for craftsmanship and proper function.​

Project inspections

Starting a new project can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been through it before. Very often homeowners don’t know what questions to ask upfront and end up experiencing a steep learning curve. It’s always recommended that you talk to friends and family who have gone through a similar project. They may have great advice and information regarding which questions to ask each of the professionals.

Renovation and remodeling stress takes on many forms, from arguing over a kitchen layout, budget disagreements, architect misunderstandings, contractor drama with tradesmen, weather delays, damaged deliveries, missed inspections, or backorders just to name a few. No matter the size, scope or budget of the project, a home remodel or renovation can cause serious stress, anxiety and downright anger for the homeowner.

So, you are buying a house - very exciting! It's a pretty major purchase and you want to know exactly what you are getting before you sign on the dotted line.   Most people do not have a full understanding of all the systems, structural components, or safety controls all homes should be equipped with.  A professional GHCI certified home inspector’s job is to thoroughly evaluate and report on a property's condition  without the influence of the other professions involved in the transaction. The intention during that inspection is to educate the buyer on the condition of the home that they're about to purchase.

The home inspector’s background provides a working knowledge of how a home is constructed and all the components and systems of a house and property.  They are not going to “pass” or “fail” a home, but will provide a written and illustrated report of any found “areas of concern”, especially in regards to safety. They observe and report.