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YOUR AUBURN

HOME INSPECTION PROFESSIONALS

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 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 are exceptional people! They really seem to care about the well being of your family and investment! Their knowledge of the industry, attention to detail, and professionalism is exceptional as well! I would highly recommend HouseMasters in Auburn!!

– Carolyn D.
Auburn, AL

HouseMasters of Auburn did a wonderful job on inspecting our home! Cindy and Richard were both very professional and friendly! The inspection process through them was very simple and easy! They made sure I understood what everything meant and put it in very simple terms! They produced a very extensive and thorough inspection of the house! They didn’t miss a thing! We will definitely be using them again in the future!

– Jamie N.
Auburn, AL

Highly recommend HomeMaster. Very professional and easy to work with. Met all of our expectations

– Debbie P.
Valley, AL

I highly recommend this inspector! Responded very promptly, was thorough, professional and took the time to explain everything to me. Excellent service!

– Misty C.
Valley, 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

RADON SCREENING
WATER TESTING
POOL
LEAD PAINT SCREENING
MOLD SCREENING
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
ASBESTOS TESTING
RADON SCREENING

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

WATER TESTING

Water testing services include taking a water sample following accepted protocols with analysis of samples performed by a certified lab. General options include a basic water Potability test for Coliform (bacteria) and other elements such as Nitrate/Nitrite, Hardness, Acidity (pH). Expanded testing options may include volatile organic compounds (fuels), heavy metals (lead, etc.) or other elements required or recommended by local authorities or common practice such as when a property is located in close proximity to agricultural land, mining, dry cleaning establishments, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known or suspected local hazards exist.

POOL

What we inspect:  Inspection includes the visible (above water) pool and or spa elements including assessment of the physical condition of accessible decking, coping , walkways, and other surfaces. exposed electric and plumbing components, the filter and heater, if applicable. Watch us in action!

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.

MOLD SCREENING

Screening includes: air and/or surface (bulk) sampling to determine presence of elevated levels of mold spores or verify presence of a mold growth.  Includes one air sample in one interior area and one outdoor control sample, with surface sampling of random or requested suspect mold growths. Processed by a qualified lab to determine results.

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.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspections include: inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

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. 

ASBESTOS TESTING

Sampling of suspected asbestos containing material can be done and analyzed by an approved laboratory. Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment is made up of long, thin fibers that look similar to fiberglass. Found in many manufactured products prior to the mid-1980 such as pipe insulation, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, paints, caulking, fire resistant clothing and brake pads. Exposure to asbestos in the form of fibers is always considered dangerous. Working with, or exposure to, material that is friable (damaged), or materials that could cause a release of loose asbestos fibers, is considered high risk.