Robert Lawrence (Prestige Home Inspections)

Presige Home Inspections is a locally owned and operated home inspection firm serving the Ohio counties of Summit, Portage, Stark, and Wayne. Home Inspection, Radon, Well, Septic, WDI.

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Welcome!

Akron Ohio Home Inspector Reveals Why...Over 300 Families Each Year In Akron Ohio Have Chosen Prestige Home InspectionsFor Their Home Inspection Needs

We provide our Clients the Information they need to make an informed decision about the Property Being Inspected in a Clear, Concise, Professional Manner, Onsite with digital Photographs.
In other words, we provide our Clients "Peace of Mind!"

Here's What We Do!

Our Certified ASHI Inspectors will spend three to four hours thoroughly evaluating all aspects of the Property you are purchasing, from the Roof to the Basement and all areas in between.

And you know what; we want you to come along with us during the course of the inspection. Ok, if you're a veteran home buyer it may not be as important that you're there the entire time. However, if you are new to the home buying process, it's very important that you're there from start to finish receiving the priceless information we give you so you can make an informed decision about the property.

We'll not only inspect the house you're buying but we'll share with you what needs to be maintained and why. You'll get a real education about your new home. Don't worry, we'll explain everything in terms you can understand. We are a Jargon Free Company!

Our Qualifications

I am a full member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) #246401. To reach member status with ASHI, all inspectors must pass the National Home Inspectors Exam, ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Exams, and complete no fewer than 250 fee paid inspections, with the reports verified by ASHI's report verification team, to insure that the home inspector is following ASHI's standards of practice.

We Are also Certified by the American Home Inspectors Training Institute
State of Ohio licensed Radon Measurement Technichian
12 years experience in life and home safety as a Professional Firefighter. 
20 years experience with residential construction industry.

Please feel free to visit our website full of priceless information for Ohio home buyers and sellers. You can download free reports for home buyers on how to choose a home inspector or a sample home inspection report to view our work

 www.prestigeinspections.com

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Our Services

Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As Trained Professionals we have seen it all, and we will provide valuable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. Home owners can identify problems in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. Sellers can understand conditions the buyer's inspector may point out and put the property in better selling condition by making repairs. Our inspection services include:

Buyers' Inspection
In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention.

Pre Listing Inspection
Today's market is a "Buyers choice market" Thousands of homes are for sale and buyers have plenty to choose from. By having a pre listing inspection performed on the property you are selling you will have a sharp edge over your competition. The home inspection will point out "Major Concerns" that should be addressed so they don't deter or "Scare" buyers away from the house when it is inspected by the buyer's inspector. If we perform a pre listing inspection for you we provide you a sign in your yard-

 "This home was pre-inspected by Prestige Home Inspections"

A powerful marketing advantage! If you were buying a home wouldn't you feel more comfortable knowing the property was pre inspected!

1 Year Builders Warranty Inspection
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a "punch list" of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain a home inspector's list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a large sum of money down the road! For more information refer to Builders Warranty "What you should know"

Radon Testing
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. Radon is a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes to very high concentrations. See Radon FAQ . NOTE: Radon tests for a real estate transaction takes a minimum of 48 hrs to complete. In most cases we attempt to place the Radon monitor for testing 48 hours prior to the Home Inspection, that way on the day of the Inspection, both the Home Inspection Report and the Radon Report are available.

Water Samples 
Water sample is taken from the private water source (Well) and sent to an EPA-approved laboratory where the sample is analyzed for the most common types of bacteria found in water (Coliform, E-coli and Fecal Coliform). There are other types of water element testing available (lead, nitrates, and nitrites). All results have a general turnaround time of 24-48 hours.

Well Inspection
In conjunction with the general home inspection, we can perform a cursory evaluation of the private water system on-site. This consists of measuring the flow rate of the well and the cycle time of the pump, along with a visual inspection of the components of the well if applicable.

Septic Inspection
This consists of a non-invasive visual inspection of the on-site sewage system. A measured volume of water is induced into the system along with a tracer dye. The system is then observed for backup conditions, surface water bleed out and strong odors that would indicate system failure or require repair by a septic specialist. This is not a technically exhaustive test; such tests would be required to be performed by a septic specialist or your local health department.

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