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HOUSEMASTER HOME INSPECTIONS

SERVING AUBURN AND SURROUNDING AREAS

YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

Tens of thousands of homeowners, just like you, have trusted HouseMaster inspectors to deliver high quality home inspections in the Greater Birmingham and Baldwin/Mobile areas. With our expansion into the Auburn/Opelika and Phenix City/Columbus area, HouseMaster of Auburn will continue this tradition of delivering high quality home inspections. We provide you with accurate information to help you make informed decisions regarding your home purchase. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1979, and it is part of what makes us the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection company. It’s easy to see why we are the preferred home inspection partner for the real estate industry. Proudly serving the people of Auburn, Opelika, Phenix City, Dadeville, Valley, La Fayette, West Point, Smith Station, Fort Benning and their neighboring communities, including Lake Harding and Lake Martin.

Member Auburn Chamber of Commerce; Member and Sapphire Sponsor of Lee County Association of Realtors; Member Lake Martin Area Association of Realtors

RICHARD SPENCER

OWNER/INSPECTOR

<p>Richard is the Owner and Inspector for HouseMaster Home Inspections of Auburn Alabama.&nbsp; Richard is a NIBI Trained and Certified and Alabama Licensed Home Inspector.&nbsp; Richard has worked with the HouseMaster of Baldwin County Owner/Inspector to perform home inspections and has prior experience in home building and remodeling.&nbsp; Richard and his wife Cindy are Auburn University and Troy University graduates and have lived in Auburn since 2009.&nbsp; Richard enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities, SEC sports, and playing the guitar.</p>
CINDY SPENCER

OWNER/OFFICE MANAGER

<p>Cindy is the Owner and Office Manager for HouseMaster Home Inspections of Auburn Alabama. Cindy will work to ensure that all of your interactions with the Auburn HouseMaster office are positive. Cindy is an avid seamstress and uses these skills to add her personal touch to make a house a home. Cindy is a graduate of Troy University and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets, traveling, gardening and quilting.</p>
Housemaster home inspections provided a very thorough inspection. Richard and Cindy took the time to explain the inspection process to me and what I should expect out of the inspection. Additionally, the post inspection benefits that Housemaster provides are outstanding and paid for the inspection. Very satisfied and highly recommend Housemaster to anyone needing a home inspection!

– Jackie S.
Prattville, AL

Richard and Cindy always provide knowledgeable and thorough inspections for my buyers. You can expect great communication, same-day reports that are very helpful, on-time arrival, and two very down to earth and friendly people. I love working with them!

– Alison G
Auburn, AL

I was very satisfied with the inspection and post-inspection debrief that Richard did. He was very thorough with his inspection of the property and equally meticulous in the preparation of the inspection report that was made available to me in electronic form shortly after the inspection. On-site after the inspection, Richard walked and talked me through all the noteworthy items he found during the inspection. Everything was explained in detail and at no time did I feel rushed. As a first-time homebuyer, I had several questions, and he took the time and effort to address each one. Wherever maintenance actions were necessary, he provided advice on how best to address the issues. Overall, my comment would be that Richard provides excellent value-for-money through his inspection services!

– Imon C
Auburn, AL

Richard and Cindy always exceed professional expectations and could not be nicer human beings! 5 Stars in my book!

– Joe L
Opelika, AL

This duo is "Top Notch". They are a great team and very professional and thorough! We had their report the same day! I would highly recommend them!!!!

– Jodi G
Auburn, AL

When looking for our first home, my wife and I were hoping for a great first experience when hiring a home inspector. Richard Spencer at HouseMaster gave us exactly that. He was incredibly patient and helpful as we had lots of questions going into this process. He provided us with an expeditious inspection that was very thorough and detailed. The customer service was very professional and personable. We were very pleased with the inspection report and its attention to detail. Overall, we were extremely happy with the service provided to us by HouseMaster. We recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy and professional home inspection.

– Jamie H.
Opelika, AL

Being a first time home owner, they went above and beyond to make sure this inspection went as smooth as possible! I would definitely recommend Richard and Cindy Spencer for any home inspection needs! 5 stars!

– Alexa S
Valley, AL

Richard & Cynthia Spencer are simply, the best! Due to my particular vocation, I have moved around quite a bit. As a result, my wife and I have bought and sold houses, and naturally conducted business with our fair share of house inspectors. Richard & Cynthia Spencer, stand alone as simply the best we've ever done business with, and its not even close.

– Roger K.
Jackson's Gap, AL

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

LEAD PAINT SCREENING
NEW CONSTRUCTION
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
LEAD PAINT SCREENING

Screening includes: Sample paint on surfaces inside and/or outside of the home following recognized protocol, certified lab analysis. Not intended to determine whether lead is a hazard; rather it determines whether sampled surfaces contain lead-based paint. Sampling can include bulk sampling or use of x-ray fluorescence equipment.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspections include: draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (conducted at several stages of the construction process); and inspections of new homes ready for occupancy and assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action.