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Why You Should Be Present During Your Home Inspection: An Interview with Lori Pavlika of InsideOut Inspections Plus

By Lori Pavlika

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

We are a home inspection that was developed after seeing a need for quality inspectors. Our inspectors are certified through Internachi and come from an extensive background in residential and commercial remodeling. Our lead inspector Wayne has over 35 years experience in construction and hold a State of Michigan Builders license, City of Toledo license, Lead Abatement Supervisor. Through the National Association of Home Builders he holds Certificates as Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Aging in Place, and Certififed Gradate Builder. Wayne also hosts a home improvement radio show that airs weekly on FM102.3. One of our inspectors is trained on Infrared Technology through ITC (infrared Training Centers). We are also Wood Destroying Organism Certified (pest).

Our inspectors go through extensive training to become an inspector. They must pass all requirements with Internachi and must also complete one year of training under our lead inspector. We send two inspector on each inspection.

About how many clients would you estimate are present while you're inspecting their home?

Normally everybody. We encourage our clients to be there as we go through the structure. We will educate the buyer on all the components of the structure.

What do you consider some of the biggest benefits of being there during a home inspection?

The biggest benefits are the following:
A. To inform them of any issues that might arise.
B. Maintenance tips that we offer the potential buyer.
C. To explain the proper operation of mechanicals.
D. Verbally and visually explain any questions the client might have.

Are people allowed to accompany you during the entire inspection? When should or can they ask questions?

We encourage them to be there and ask questions, ie can not climb on roof.

Do you have any examples of a client who saved money or had a beneficial outcome because he/she was there during a home inspection?

We supply the proper information for the client to make an intelligent decision on the purchase of their home and protection. All financial negotiations are at the discretion of the buyer.

What advice do you have for people who can't be present during a home inspection?

To review their report thoroughly and make an appointment to meet with the inspector if they need any clarification on their report.

What's the best way for people to contact you and your company?

You can contact us by email or by phone or by registering on our website.


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