Steinhausen Home Inspections
Common Specialty Inspections Include:
· Air Quality and / or Odor
· Water / Moisture Damage
· Home Repairs and Remodeling
· Contractor Dispute Resolution
· House Warranty Review
Home Inspections are not just for home buyers. I often do home inspections for existing homeowners who need consulting regarding repairs, remodeling, existing problems or just general information.
I provide advice and review plans for home builders in an effort to make their future homes efficient and problem free. All too often I am asked to inspect a brand new house that has problems that could have been prevented had there been an independent party review the plans.
A home inspector is a good option if an independent opinion or “mediator” is needed between homeowners and contractors that may be in disagreement. I have testified in civil court as an expert witness and I have been referred by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services regarding air quality issues based on my training and experience as a water, smoke and fire restoration contractor.
While I consider myself very knowledgeable on all aspects of a home, I refer more specialized inspections to the “experts”. If you have specific concerns regarding mechanical systems (plumbing, electrical, HVAC), fireplace / chimney, wood destroying insects, etc., I would recommend you call a professional contractor that specializes in these fields. They can provide a more qualified opinion, plus give an estimate if any repairs are required.
I do not provide hazardous materials / gasses testing, such as radon, lead, asbestos, mold or natural gas. I do however inspect for indicators of such hazards and will advise accordingly.