HouseMaster Home Inspections of Savannah a
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YOUR SAVANNAH

HOME INSPECTION PROFESSIONALS

MEET YOUR LOCAL HOME INSPECTION TEAM

We are HouseMaster—the nation’s most trusted name in home inspections. Providing thorough home inspections is what we do best. We consistently deliver the best service, comprehensive inspections and detailed reports, and we have tens of thousands of positive customer reviews prove it. HouseMaster inspectors have access to the most respected training and certification in the industry through National Institute of Building Inspectors, so that you can have confidence you’ve made the right move. Proudly serving the people of Savannah, Pooler, Guyton, Springfield, Bloomingdale and their neighboring communities.

JOHN TARR

FRANCHISE OWNER AND LEAD INSPECTOR

<p>John is the&nbsp;owner and lead inspector for the Savannah HouseMaster franchise. He purchased the small existing franchise early in&nbsp;2011. &nbsp;After being certified to do residential and commercial inspections through the National Institute of Building Inspectors (NIBI) and completing the mandatory field training, he began inspecting homes and buildings in April 2011. &nbsp;He ran the business as the only inspector for 4 years, solely depending on word-of-mouth as his marketing strategy. &nbsp;He allowed the business to grow organically, letting his expertise and work ethic speak for itself, which it spoke volumes! &nbsp;</p> <p>John also owns additional small businesses in Savannah, his original intention was to do inspections 'on the side' primarily as a hobby and for some additional income. &nbsp;He has realized that he LOVES what he does as an inspector, and takes immense pride in helping home buyers make informed decisions on buying a home for their families. &nbsp;</p> <p>Inspecting is now his full-time venture, with 6 years of experience and over 2,500 inspections under his belt! &nbsp;He is a loving husband to his beautiful wife, Kelley, who handles much of the behind-the-scenes work for John. &nbsp;He is also a proud father to four grown children. &nbsp;He stays much too busy to even notice his "empty nest!"&nbsp;</p>
AMANDA TARR

OFFICE MANAGER & MARKETING DIRECTOR

<p>Amanda joined the HouseMaster team in June of 2016. &nbsp;She handles all things administrative and marketing related. &nbsp;She is the voice you will hear when calling to schedule your home or commercial inspection. &nbsp;As stated by one of our top Real Estate Agents, "Amanda is John's life organizer!" &nbsp;</p> <p>She is very knowledgeable of the home buying process and understands the importance of a home inspection as a part of your home buying decision. &nbsp;She has shadowed John on several of his inspections solely to educate herself on the intricacies of a home inspection to be better prepared for any questions you may have. &nbsp;</p> <p>She currently lives and works remotely from Bethlehem, GA (near Atlanta/Athens), and was a middle school and high school math teacher for 5 years before joining forces with her dad (John) and the HouseMaster team. &nbsp;She has a Bachelors degree in Communications and Business from Texas Christian University (TCU - Go Frogs!) and a Masters Degree in Education from Georgia Southern University (Go Eagles!). &nbsp;</p>
JARAMI FEITH

INSPECTOR

<p>Jarami Feith's story begins in the waning months of 1979 when a rather large stork dropped him off at his parent&rsquo;s doorstep in a frosty, mountainous area of upstate New York. International acclaim followed as his arrival marked the final days of disco music.</p> <p>Prior to beginning his career in home inspections, he spent the better part of a decade in the service of the flag. Jarami started out as paratrooper in the airborne Field Artillery but shifted gears shortly after, joining the ranks of the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians. As an EOD technician he has worked for the FBI, DEA, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and extensively for the United States Secret Service (USSS). His work has taken him all over the globe, including the exotic Middle East where he was introduced to the grape leaf wrapped wonder called dolma.</p> <p>Jarami has a standard family: One wife, two children and a dog. They also have two marimo moss balls. Their fish keep dying but these little moss balls are incredibly resilient. They&rsquo;re from Iceland, and he treats them like pets; however, they&rsquo;re just moss balls.</p> <p>Jarami is a National Institute of Building Inspectors (NIBI) certified inspector and maintains a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance. If you&rsquo;re a member of congress, foreign dignitary, royalty, marginally important, or a past, present or current president (of any nation) and thinking of moving to the coastal Georgia area &ndash; he is cleared by the Department of Defense to inspect your home.</p> <p>Oh, he has successfully completed over 700 inspections and was trained by a local inspector that recently purchased 500 Quail chicks. That&rsquo;s right, we said 500.</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
POOL
PRIVATE WATER
LEAD PAINT SCREENING
MOLD SCREENING
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
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.

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!

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.

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.