We are a local family owned business that takes pride in helping all people who are buying or selling homes in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. The inspector generates the entire report, not an office assistant.We will customize our work to your specific home as we do not conform to a franchise type business model or procedures. We work for you and assist in the process of buying or selling your home.
Home Inspections - Indoor Air Quality
Radon Gas Testing - Infrared
Pest Inspections - Water Testing - Energy Management
2012 Angie's List Super Service Provider Award
Here's what some of my clients are saying about my services.
Adam F. - Great experience, very helpful, professional, and knowledgeable. Thorough inspection no trouble explaining what he was checking on or thoughts on anything answered all questions. As a first time home buyer I immediately felt comfortable during the inspection. Michael offered advice on remedying anything he thought needed repaired/replaced. The report was sent in a very prompt fashion the following morning. I would highly recommend.
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!
Meghan K. - Michael performed a home inspection for me in February 2013. He was prompt, extremely thorough and knowledgeable. After the inspection, I truly felt as though I knew my home, inside and out and top to bottom. He covered every square inch of the house. I give Michael Ashburn my highest recommendation. He delivered my report the very next morning and it was as thorough as his inspection. I will continue to recommend EVERYONE use his services. Michael covered every square inch of my house and walked me through the entire process prior to the start of the inspection. It was a remarkable experience for which I am truly grateful. Prior to the inspection, I had some concerns about possible mold growth in the basement due to a previous water leak. Michael not only eased my mind upon inspecting the area but also refused to charge me for a test he felt was going to deliver negative results. He is as honest as they come and a true breath of fresh air!
Steve S. - The individual was very knowledgeable and thorough, without being difficult to work with or understand. Starting with the roof, shingles and gutters, he worked his way through the house in a methodical fashion and made observations and comments as he went. Michael is exactly the type of person you want inspecting your house. His experience and equipment were more than adequate. Good observations around furnace condensate pump being worn out. Good attention to details, shingles, masonry, furnaces, electrical panels etc..
I am a Certified Member of ASHI (ACI), & the Indoor Air Quality Association. I have been performing inspection full time for over 7 years.I am Licensed through the PA Department of Agriculture for Pest Inspections and we use Licensed Testing protocol as per the PA Department of Environmental Protection for Radon Testing.
I was trained through the Infra-spection Institute for Thermal Imaging.I have and continually attended and pass numerous courses in Indoor Air Quality and Advanced Mold Studies as well as structural, exterior, roofing, electrical, heating ventilation, building science, and air conditioning courses.
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