HouseMaster Home Inspections of St Joseph
4.79485 stars - based on 3641 reviews
269-281-2384

ST JOSEPH HOME INSPECTIONS.

DONE RIGHT. GUARANTEED.

YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

Each inspector at HouseMaster of Southwest Michigan knows what it takes to deliver the highest quality home inspection. We provide you with accurate information to help you make informed decisions regarding your new home. 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 real estate industry. Proudly serving the people of Kalamazoo, Richland, Mattawan, Battle Creek, Comstock and their neighboring communities.

JEFF ROBSON

HOME INSPECTOR

<p>Jeff has been a home inspector for HouseMaster since 2013.</p> <ul> <li>NIBI Certified</li> <li>Prior experience includes home renovation and remodeling, technical training and management</li> </ul> <p>Jeff specializes in rural properties. Having grown up and worked on a farm, he's familiar with many of the issues unique to these properties.</p>
DONNA COLLIER

OFFICE MANAGER

<p>Donna has been an Office Manager with HouseMaster since 2015.</p>
JACOB KAUFFMAN

ANCILLARY SERVICES

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jacob has been with HouseMaster since 2015. He handles all of our Ancillary Services which include Water, Radon, and Mold Testing. He also manages hism Holiday Lighting buisness in the winter months.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
GREG HILL

HOME INSPECTOR

<p>Greg has been with HouseMaster since early 2017. Prior to HouseMaster, Greg owned and operated his own inspection business and has experience in construction, remodeling, and renovations.&nbsp;</p>
"Some great observations, very professional and handled the presention of the results to the buyer extremely well. It was amazing how close his estimates ended up being and I would definately have them do another inspection. The right balance of pointing out the pros and cons of the home in an unbiased prosessional manner"

– T. C. - Realtor
Kalamazoo

Dan was very knowledgeable and thorough with his inspection. He was friendly and offered good informative answers to my questions in detail. We spent about 3 hours looking over the home, deck and garage.

– S. H. - Buyer
Battle Creek

The inspector always does a great job of explaining his findings to the potential buyers and answering their questions fully.

– W. S. - Agent
St Joseph, MI

We've used Housemaster 3 times in the last 2 years. During each encounter the inspector was professional and extremely knowledgable; reports were detailed and easy to interpret and the office staff/schedulers were accommodating. Thanks

– S. B. - Buyer
St Joseph, MI

You did all on time, you presented me the Radon report first and then the complete inspection report in a detailed manner, that allowed me a broad understanding of the situation, in spite of being far away in Brazil, my work colleague that was present at the inspection told me he will use that inspector when he will need one, that that inspector was an experienced and trustful professional, I`m a lot satisfied by your detailed report, now I am much more confident about buying or not that house, thanks a lot for your serious work, it`s much important to us.

– M. M. - Buyer
St Joseph, MI

It was a pre-sale inspection and identified areas I needed to address before listing my house for sale. Great Investment.

– S. J. - Seller
Stevensville, MI

Drew was amazing. He answered all my questions and was detailed in his report. He made me much more confident in my home purchase.

– R. B. - Home Buyer
Kalamazoo, MI

I had an inspection done yesterday by Dan DeCamp whom had previously done an inspection for me. I just wanted to let you know that he did another phenomenal job! Please let him know that I really appreciate how thorough and knowledgeable he is/was.

– M. O. - Home Buyer
Kalamazoo, MI

Our inspector was very thorough and very helpful answering any questions we had. Our report was detailed and easy to read. After viewing an inspection on our house we are selling and seeing how another company does their inspection and reports it was very obvious HouseMasters is a more thorough and professional company. We will definitely use this company again if needed.

– Jason B. - Buyer
Portage

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
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
SEWER SCANS
LAWN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
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.

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.

SEWER SCANS

Sewer inspection services can help give both homebuyers and homeowners piece of mind regarding this critical but otherwise unobservable component of a home. With the aging of the housing market, there is an increasing number of homes with sewer lines that are subject to blockage or collapse from tree roots, soil settlement/erosion and other factors. The only way to adequately assess these potential concerns short of excavation is by inspecting a sewer using video camera equipment.

LAWN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

The inspection of irrigation systems is typically not included in home inspection industry standards of practice; however, many standards do provide optional inspection guidelines. In areas where lawn and garden irrigation is very common, most home inspectors routinely offer it as an optional inspection service.