STAFFORD HOME INSPECTIONS.

DONE RIGHT. GUARANTEED.

YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

HouseMaster of Stafford knows what it takes to deliver quality service. As part of the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection company, we’ve been doing just that since 1979. We provide you with thorough inspections and accurate information to give you the peace of mind to make an informed decision regarding your new home. HouseMaster inspectors are comprehensively trained and tested annually to meet the industry standards of inspection, reporting, and customer service. It’s easy to see why HouseMaster customers and the real estate professionals would recommend HouseMaster to their friends and family. Proudly serving the people of Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, Stafford, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Dale City, Spotsylvania, King George, Orange, Quantico, Hartwood and their neighboring communities.

The inspectors were amazing and thorough! They showed extreme professionalism. They responded to all questions with courtesy and respect. I would recommend them to everyone I know. It's unfortunate that I can't hire them for other areas in my life because I truly enjoyed working with them. Excellent communication skills. They did a great job explaining things to a home inspection novice such as myself.

– Kathleen G.
Lorton, VA

The team was here promptly, examined all areas of the house that were accessible; talked to me throughout the process about what they were seeing, explained in detail the areas of concern before they left and provided a thorough report via the company web site. The wife of the team is someone I know through community volunteer work. I trust her and that is why I hired them. I am happy that I knew they were in this business when I needed the service.

– Jean H.
Fredericksburg, VA

They were so professional during the inspection and provided all details.

– Leonard S.
Lorton, VA

I felt that they took there time and was very thorough and checked everything they could and explained when the couldn't and why.

– Sheila M.
Gordonsville, VA

I love the services

– Carlos and Josephine M.
Stafford, VA

Thorough inspection. Felt confident in the overall inspection. They allowed for active buyers involvement, not just simple sit and watch!

– Jenny H.
King George, VA

Customer attention and detail was amazing. Very thorough in all aspects.

– Denise R
Gordonsville, VA

Very thorough and professional. I appreciate providing my client, who is a disabled vet, a military discount.

– Wes S.
Manassas, VA

Extremely thorough and knowledgeable.

– Nolan A.
Fredericksburg, VA

Tim and Ady Are awesome; they are the only home inspectors I use now!

– Myklind M.
Fredericksburg, VA

The inspector did an awesome job, he answered all our questions in detail. We were completely satisfied with his services.

– Afia O.
Woodbridge, VA

Very thorough and informative. Went above and beyond! Thank you so much!!

– Stacy G.
Fredericksburg, VA

The team went above and beyond the call of duty.

– Natalie H.
Fredericksburg, VA

It was a very detailed inspection, we have had other inspectors in the past that have finished in 30 minutes, but this time it was different. It was well explained and at any moment that we had any question they took the time to simplify it into terms to make sure we understood. We also loved it that she spoke Spanish because it was much more easier to understand everything. Overall it took a little over 3 hours but it was well worth the wait. Thank you guys!

– Briseida R.
Ruther Glen, VA

Took their time and explained in great deal to the client.  Prompt and personal service.

– John C.
Ruther Glen, VA

Here is a copy of the email I sent to the inspector, Tim, after the inspection was complete: Hi Ady and Tim, I wanted to say thank you so much for the extremely thorough inspection you did. I am very particular, and you exceeded my expectations. You took the time to review and explain everything to me at the beginning and end, as well as during the inspection. I was even able to measure all of the rooms. I love your reporting as well, so simple to understand, and each item is clearly rated. And I had a completed report the same day as the inspection, phenomenal! As you know, the inspection on my current home wasn't up to par, and I was very hesitant going into this. Please use me as a reference, and thank you again for a superior job! Happy holidays to you and your family, Bonnie.

– Bonnie G.
Woodbridge, VA

Tim & Ady Fisher are very diligent and thorough. As a realtor, I am confident I can rely on them doing a great job.

– Livian R.
Dumfries, VA

They were very thorough in the inspection and let me know what was going on during inspection, with a final complete review after inspection was completed.

– Katrina L.
Fredericksburg, VA

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
WATER TESTING
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
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.

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.

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.