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HOUSEMASTER HOME INSPECTIONS

SERVING HARRISBURG, EAST SHORE, WEST SHORE & LEBANON

YOUR LOCAL HARRISBURG HOUSEMASTER TEAM

HouseMaster Home Inspections knows what it takes to deliver quality service. Harrisburg home inspectors Dan Ayers and Scott Ayers, like all Housemaster home inspectors, have extensive training and certifications and are tested annually to meet the industry standards of continuing education, inspection, reporting, and customer service. As part of the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection business, Dan and Scott have been able to put their decade long experience in fire and water property restoration and their passion for customer service to good use in the professional home inspection process. 

Scott and Dan have are proud member inspectors of the American Society of Home Inspector (ASHI), The international Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® (GHAR), members of PRE Linglestown and have been certified as professional home inspectors via the NHIE. Scott and Dan were both born and raised in Pennsylvania- one a Harrisburg resident and the other a resident of Lebanon County. As local  residents,  they understand the unique issues potential home buyers and sellers can face during a home inspection including the prevalence of termites and radon in the area. Radon Inspections, Water Inspections, Termite Inspections and Mold inspections are all offered at a discount when ordered with a home inspection to ensure safety and complete coverage. 

With their comprehensive home inspection report, Housemaster Cloud Services and package of buyer benefits, Scott and Dan are able to support you long after your home inspection is complete. With Scott and Dan, you will be a customer for life. They will provide you with thorough inspections and accurate information, all backed by our Limited Repair Reimbursement Guarantee, to give you the peace of mind you need to make an informed decision regarding buying a house. It's easy to see why customers and real estate agents in Harrisburg, Lebanon, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Hershey and their neighboring communities would recommend HouseMaster Home Inspections to their friends and family.

It was a pleasure working with the guys at Housemaster! Dan was extremely helpful with my buyers while explaining all the details of the inspection to them in terms that were easy to understand. As a Realtor, it is great to find a truly knowledgeable home inspector who also can relate to clients in a down to earth way. Thank you Housemaster!!

– Ellie F.
Harrisburg, PA

Dan and Scott were very courteous, thorough, professional, and honest. We would absolutely use them again. Best money ever spent for a House Inspection! Highly recommend!

– Vicky P.
Mount Holly Springs, PA

Buying a home can be stressful especially when it comes to home inspections. Finding someone who you can trust to do a thorough home inspection is key. Dan and Scott did an amazing job doing our home inspection and wood/termite inspection on our new home. I felt that I could trust them the second I contacted them about the inspections. I felt that they looked over every part of our new home and the inspection report was so easy to read and follow! I will definitely recommend them to everyone!

– Annette E.
Harrisburg, PA

We used Dan and Scott with Housemaster Home Inspections and have been extraordinarily pleased. They were prompt, polite, informative, thorough, hardworking, proffessional, and produced a detailed inspection report that has been very useful in planning for repairs. Housemaster Home Inspections includes perks including discounts on moving services and access to the Housemaster Cloud, which contains the inspection report and helpful features for new home owners (e.g. us). I also had Housemaster do radon testing and was very happy with the report, which includes hourly radon levels detected, this was immensely useful in negotiating a radon mitigation system. I was extremely pleased with Housemaster and recommend them to anyone in need of a home inspection.

– Scott P.
Middletown, PA

As a realtor, I am very selective about the companies that I refer to my clients. I have high standards and I can honestly say that this company has exceeded my expectations. This company does an excellent job! Dan and his partner are honest, reliable, and extremely professional. Their Inspection reports are very detailed and thoroughly cover all aspects of the home. I'm extremely pleased with their work and won't use anyone else.

– Cheryl F.
Camp Hill, PA

I was incredibly impressed by the thoroughness and in-depth assessment of the service I received! The inspectors took the time to review all of their findings with me, showed me photos so I could visualize aspects of the house we were discussing, and explained the history and inner-workings of my potential new home. I feel that I am now able to approach my buying decision armed with confidence and a clear understanding of what lies ahead of me with the potential purchase of this property! I would recommend HouseMaster to friends and family without a second of hesitation!

– Julia S.
Bethlehem, PA

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
WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS
WATER TESTING
PRIVATE WATER
MOLD SCREENING
NEW CONSTRUCTION
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
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.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Inspection or Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, or carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.

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.

PRIVATE WATER

A private on-site water supply (well) system inspection involves an inspection of visible interior pumps, piping, pressure and/or storage tanks and an assessment of the water flow (volume/pressure) from representative fixtures based on a representative water draw from plumbing fixtures. A well inspection does not include inspection of any buried or concealed components, determination of the water supply/source adequacy (yield or well capacity) or water quality.

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.

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. 

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