So you put an offer on a house or perhaps you are thinking of selling.
You will need a home inspector. But which one? Obviously the best
educated and experienced.
Why Homewood Inspections?
Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark F. Giangarra.
My journey into the home inspection field started with my education and graduation from the Home Inspection Institute of America. Over time, I achieved a lifetime certification from the Institute.
Being certified means to perform to the standards of the Home Inspection Institute of America. These standards go well beyond the State of Connecticut's standards and other major home inspection associations, like the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
My training continued with 10 home inspections with a licensed home inspector. Then 90 more home inspections with reports approved by an inspector. After taking state required tests, I was then licensed as a home inspector and a general contractor for the State of Connecticut.
Many changes in home construction have occurred over the years. In fact, newer ideas and products continue to evolve. To keep up with these changes, I attend many hours of continuing education (yearly) offered by the Connecticut Association of Home Inspectors (CAHI).
I am also certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). InterNACHI offers over many hours of additional continuing education courses, some with certifications. It also has a forum consisting of other inspectors and professionals nationwide should I need assistance to answer the most difficult or unusual conditions that may occur during a home inspection.
Before this journey into the home inspection field, I began my career in the mid 1980s, in the architectural and civil engineering field. Getting my background in how residential and commercial properties are developed and constructed.
I've been doing home inspections since 2003 and have been fully licensed since 2005.
To help you through all aspects of purchasing or selling a home.
As a current homeowner, I too have been in your position. I know what it is like to be both a first-time home buyer and an experienced one. I will be there to help you before, on the day of, and after your home inspection. This includes the final walk-through (if requested). I developed this final walk-through, and now many Connecticut home inspectors also offer this service.
My home inspections can last up to 3-4 hours. Why? I cover the entire home, including the exterior. I usually go from the bottom to the top. That includes the foundation, all the utilities, interior and attic. Click here for a map of the areas I cover.
A home inspection is not only to find deficiencies but to educate you about the home. Some example questions you may have:
How old is that heating unit?
Any electrical issues that may be a fire hazard?
Are the windows in good condition?
Do the kitchen appliances work?
Don’t forget to check out the additional supplemental services you may elect to have done. Such as a wood destroying insect inspection, radon in air, water analysis, just to name a few. Click here for a list of these services.
I hope you choose my company for your next home inspection because of my experience and the attention to detail I can offer you during (and after) your home inspection. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns about your home.