Michael J. Ashburn
Home Inspector / Investigator
President of PRO-ASHI
(Pittsburgh Chapter of the
American Society of Home Inspectors)
ASHI Certified Inspector, ACI
724-516-1665 Call or Text to Book
We are a local family owned ASHI Certified home inspection business in Pittsburgh that takes pride in helping all people who are buying or selling homes in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.
- Michael J. Ashburn in a HAAG Certified Residential Roofing Inspector.
- This designation allows for greater experience in roofing inspections and the ability to work with insurance companies for roof damages.
Home Inspections - Building Science Consultants
Multi-family Dwellings Commercial Services
Radon Gas Testing - Infrared Thermal
Pest Inspections - Water Testing - Energy Management
Angie's List Super Service Provider Award
Here's what some of my clients are saying about my services.
David P. - Just wanted to give a major credit, and thank you, to Michael Ashburn of Ashburn Inspections. Michael is a real estate inspector, President of the PRO-ASHI - Western Pa Home Inspectors Association, and a totally stand up guy. We have what I thought was a serious structural issue with the roof on our house. I have talked to several structural engineers about the issue and all of them basically said they had no idea what the problem was and that they would need to conduct a study to figure it out. Well, 10 minutes with Michael and after a pile of questions from him - he had the issue figured out. I was kind of skeptical but looked at the area he concluded was the issue. Yep - he was right: for probably $100 I can fix the problem. Bottom line - if you need a house inspector for a transaction, have a structural issue, or other issue with your house: I would highly recommend his firm.
Tom K. - I hired Ashburn Inspections to look at a property I am purchasing. Mike was able to fit me in within one week of the initial call. The home inspection went well and I felt the work was thorough. Mike went up on the roof and into the attic spaces and was able to point out things to me as he went through the inspection process. He also was able to point out the age of major systems and was knowledgeable on the original manufactures. He also gave me many recommendations on how to best take care of many small items that were discovered. This included links to web sites were I could obtain additional information and help if I desired. One thing I liked about Mike was that he was very honest with his opinions. I have an engineering background and I felt that Mike gave honest and straightforward critique of anything that was found. He did not blow anything out of proportion and made sure that I fully understood the issues. I would not hesitate to recommend Ashburn Inspections to anyone looking for this service.
John M. - Michael Ashburn performed a home inspection, radon testing, and wood-destroying insect infestation inspection.AL Member Comments: Fantastic. Michael Ashburn has a great hands-on background in homes and a common-sense approach to home inspection. He was very, incredibly thorough and I couldn't be more pleased with his work. I was present for the entire inspection and he welcomed my feedback and concerns in a positive manner. He was receptive to my comments and investigated things which I was concerned about. He also completed radon testing and completed a wood-destroying pest infestation inspection. Lastly he gave the house a thermal efficiency check with a thermal imagine scanner, which he used on the entire house as well as the electrical service. He was mostly concerned about the things that really matter - whether the building was structurally sound, what condition the plumbing, electrical, and windows were in, how sound the furnace and water heater were, etc. I have seen reports where inspectors try to be "code enforcers" rather than perform a function and safety inspection of the home. Michael's focus was constantly on whether or not the home was a good investment, how safe the home was - really whether or not it had any major issues. The inspection was over around noon on Saturday, and I had the report back Saturday evening. All 60 pages of it. I'm sure the seller wasn't happy to see it, but I was. I cannot emphasize how impressed I was with Michael and how highly I recommend his work.
Courtney E. - Michael performed a thorough home inspection and radon test.I called Michael, recommended by my mother, who recently bought a home on her own. Not only did he call me back, he texted me, which as a working single mother, made communication so much easier. He showed up, was super friendly, was super thorough, used technology (software on his iphone) to capture his notes. He really made sure that I knew what he was talking about and what it might take to take care of the issues that arose. The inspection was complete at 5:30pm on Thursday, by 8am on Friday I had my completed report. Michael goes above and beyond, in communicating, following up and touching base.The home buying process is full of talking to so many different people, and throughout this, Michael was the most on top of everything and such a pleasure to hear from. I say hear from, because he was always in touch with me before I ever needed to reach out to him. I highly recommend him. Proactive, Professional, Reliable, Friendly, and Definitely THE BEST!