HouseMaster Home Inspections of Bristol
4.92915 stars - based on 249 reviews
(401) 632-6188

YOUR RHODE ISLAND

HOME INSPECTION PROFESSIONALS

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Trust the tens of thousands of homeowners, just like you, that have given us nothing but 4 and 5-star reviews. HouseMaster inspectors are comprehensively trained and tested annually to meet the industry standards of inspection, reporting, and customer service. We consistently deliver the best home inspection experience possible. It’s easy to see why our customers and the professionals that represent them trust HouseMaster. Proudly serving the people of Bristol, Newport and Providence Counties and surrounding areas.

PAUL MIRANDA

OWNER/INSPECTOR

<p>Paul Miranda is the Franchise Owner of this location and has been trained by the National Institute of Building Inspectors (NIBI). Paul has over 30 years' experience in the construction field. Paul offers everything today's home buyer or seller needs to make informed real estate decisions in residential property inspections.</p> <p>You will receive a complete comprehensive inspection report documenting all the findings within the home and explaining any potential concerns. Whether you are in the processor of buying your dream home or selling your house, call our office at 401-632-6188 to speak to Paul regarding the details of our home inspections services. HouseMaster Home Inspections. Done Right!</p>
Excellent feedback on the house and extremely knowledgable.

– Sherri F.
South Kingstown, RI

Paul recently did an inspection for my clients on a home they were interested in purchasing. He was very professional throughout the process and was very thorough with his inspection. He provided my clients with excellent information and knowledge and left them feeling very well-informed about the property. As first-time home-buyers they had questions, and he took the time to answer their questions and walk them through his findings while on site. Logistically, he was able to add me to his schedule at short notice so that we could get the inspection completed without having to file for an extension and his pricing is reasonable. I highly and happily recommend Paul - he is professional, courteous, and thorough.

– Courtney M.
Bristol, RI

Paul gave us great suggestions for down the road on our house and he was very thorough and was very friendly! He even double checked a few things I was worried about... in the rain haha! I would absolutely recommend him and his services!

– Sarah D
Middletown, RI

Paul was awesome. Great service and a great person.

– Mike V.
Portsmouth, RI

HouseMaster made the inspection painless and was very professional.

– Tomas P.
Tiverton, RI

Great service and turnaround time.

– Bob B.
Jamestown, RI

Paul did a great job. He was on time both at the inspection and with the report. He was available to answer questions. The report was thorough.

– Ginny P.
Jamestown, RI

Paul is doing a great job!

– Cathy F.
Newport, RI

Curious, professional and thorough. I was very pleased with the quality of the inspection and the final report was very detailed and intuitive.

– Adam B.
Newport, RI

Paul was very friendly and accommodating when I had to reschedule. I can't wait to work with you again!

– Taylor S.
Middletown, RI

Paul was very easy to work with, very reliable, and explained things very thoroughly.

– Tom R.
Providence, RI

Paul is an excellent home inspector as he is knowledgeable in all aspects of a solid home.

– Pattie S.
Portsmouth, RI

Paul did a great job and was very thorough.

– Michael R.
Bristol, RI

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
EIFS WATER INTRUSION INSPECTION
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
WIND MITIGATION
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.

EIFS WATER INTRUSION INSPECTION

EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System, also known as Synthetic Stucco) includes: a visual inspection of exterior areas and testing of one or more exterior walls to determine the type siding material, its condition, evidence of installation deficiencies, and where warranted, limited water intrusion testing using moisture meters and/or other devices.

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. 

WIND MITIGATION

Wind mitigation inspections are conducted to identify whether construction features that have been shown to reduce losses in hurricanes, such as a roof framing connectors, gable end bracing, impact resistant windows, shutters and opening protection, and secondary water resistance barrier are present. Homes with wind mitigation reports indicating the presence of features to minimize wind damage can qualify for insurance discounts. Performed by individuals that meet training and certification requirements.

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