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HOUSEMASTER SERVING

FREDERICK, MOUNT AIRY, CLARKSBURG

WELCOME TO THE TEAM

HouseMaster home inspections knows what it takes to deliver the highest quality service.  All HouseMaster inspectors receive extensive training and certification as well as annual testing to meet industry standards through continuing education.  Our Inspectors have been trained and certified through:

  • NIBI (National Institute of Builders and Inspectors)
  • InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
  • Passed the NHIE (National Home Inspection Exam)

We are residents of Frederick County and understand the unique issues and requirements potential home buyers and sellers can face during a home inspection.

 Our unique approach to home inspections sets HouseMaster apart from other home inspection companies. We are so confident in our certified training that we stand behind our thoroughness and accuracy with a 90-day limited repair reimbursement guarantee with every inspection.  Therefore, offering you peace of mind and the knowledge to make informed decisions when buying a home or making the most out of your home sale.

The post inspection services of HouseMaster’s are second to none for both real estate agents and homeowners.  In addition to a personal guarantee on our inspection services, we offer many complimentary services to our clients such as our Buyers Benefits package, utilities Connects, and the HouseMaster Cloud platform, allowing ongoing benefits after the completion of the home inspection. 

We know that proactive home maintenance is the best way to minimize unanticipated costly home repairs. Utilizing HouseMaster’s complimentary services, homeowners protect the value of their home and future investment.

HouseMaster is now proudly serving the people of Frederick, Mount Airy, Clarksburg and neighboring communities.

ILAN FARRAR

OWNER & INSPECTOR

<p>Ilan Farrar is dedicated to family, friends, structure, and discipline. For 20 years he helped other Montgomery and Frederick County small businesses thrive through his commitment and integrity. In the industry of emergency residential and commercial restoration, Ilan gracefully maneuvered through some of his client&rsquo;s most challenging life experiences with kindness and professionalism. During his career as Operations Manager, he helped grow a multi-million-dollar company from the ground up. Over time, as his family grew, so did his desire to have an asset to pass down to his children. Now, Ilan is enthusiastic about what the future has to offer with HouseMaster Home Inspections. His expertise with the functionality of homes and navigating the relationship between homeowners and insurance professionals lends well to the home inspection industry.</p>
APRIL DELANEY

OWNER/MARKETING DIRECTOR

<p>April Delaney and Ilan Farrar were married at Sugarloaf Park on a beautiful fall day in 2005.&nbsp; At the time, April was a much beloved early childhood educator at a local daycare center.&nbsp; With the birth of their second and then third child, April stepped away from her career as an educator.&nbsp; For the next fifteen years April lovingly devoted herself to her family, raising three amazing children and supporting her husband.&nbsp; With the oldest child graduating from VMI, the middle child in high school, and the youngest in elementary school, April was ready to return to the work force.&nbsp; After many years and a dream of starting a family-owned business, it was finally time.&nbsp; Now, April is excited to fulfill her family goals while providing quality service to clients with a company that embodies paired values, HouseMaster Home Inspections.</p>

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
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.