Home Inspection Services

We have you covered with a variety of inspection services to meet your unique requirements.

Master's Touch Home Inspections Has You Covered

Are you looking for a full home inspection or something more specific? We have you covered with inspection services ranging from standard home inspections to 11th-month home warranty inspections, aging-in-place home safety inspections, and more. Gain greater peace of mind and clarity when buying a home, or ensure a smooth transaction with maximum return when selling your home.

Pre-Purchase (Buyer's) Home Inspection

Purchasing a new home also means buying that home's problems. With a pre-purchase home inspection you can see exactly what you're buying. Problems discovered during the inspection could allow you to renegotiate to offset the costs of repairs — potentially saving you thousands of dollars. We'll even help you become familiar with the property.

Home Maintenance Inspections

An annual home maintenance Inspection will help to identify potential problems before they can become major financial or safety issues. With a trained eye, we know where and how to look for problems that might go unnoticed for years. A home maintenance inspection covers common problem areas including the roof and attic, basement and foundation, grading and drainage, electrical systems, water heating systems, and much more.

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Mobile & Manufactured Home Inspections

A mobile or manufactured home is inspected in much the same way as a standard home inspection. However, these factory-built homes come with their own unique problems. We will perform a thorough inspection to look for additional, potentially costly, issues such as misaligned connections, improperly installed moisture barriers, and sagging of the structure.

Pre-Listing (Seller's) Home Inspection

Sometimes selling your home can be just as much of a roller coaster as buying one. Getting a pre-listing home inspection can help ensure a quick and smooth transaction. You can enter the selling process with confidence that there won't be any nasty surprises. You'll also avoid delays, which could last for weeks or even months.

Mold Testing

Mold in a cup is contained. Mold on your walls is not! We can test to give you piece of mind! Testing for mold is important for several reasons, primarily related to health and property concerns. Here are some key reasons why testing for mold may be necessary.

Manufactured Home Foundation Certifications

If you are buying a manufactured home, then you will probably need to have the foundation certified by a licensed Professional Engineer. We know that the process of a real estate transaction is stressful. We are not structural engineers, but to make this process easier for you we have partnered with an engineering firm that specializes in the certification of foundations for manufactured housing.

11th-Month Home Warranty Inspections

Don't release your builder from their warranty until you've had your home thoroughly examined by an experienced inspector. An end of home warranty inspection is a great opportunity to fix problems from faulty workmanship or materials — problems the builder should be accountable for. Many items we find are difficult to notice and could become a major safety or financial concern over time.

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Renter's Inspections

Avoid nasty disputes with the landlord by having us inspect your rental unit, documenting the current state of the unit at the time of move-in. When you move out, an unscrupulous landlord will be unable to hold you financially accountable for problems that existed before you moved in.

Water Quality Testing

Water Quality Testing is a crucial step in safeguarding your family's health. Our experienced technicians conduct thorough analyses, checking for contaminants such as bacteria, lead, pesticides, and other potential hazards. We understand the importance of having clean and safe water for daily use, and our testing services are designed to identify any issues promptly.

Pre-Purchase (Buyer's) Home Inspection

Purchasing a new home also means buying that home's problems. With a pre-purchase home inspection you can see exactly what you're buying. Problems discovered during the inspection could allow you to renegotiate to offset the costs of repairs — potentially saving you thousands of dollars. We'll even help you become familiar with the property.

Home Maintenance Inspections

An annual home maintenance inspection will help to identify potential problems before they can become major financial or safety issues. With a trained eye, we know where and how to look for problems that might go unnoticed for years. A home maintenance inspection covers common problem areas including the roof and attic, basement and foundation, grading and drainage, electrical systems, water heating systems, and much more.

mobile-home-inspections

Mobile & Manufactured Home Inspections

A mobile or manufactured home is inspected in much the same way as a standard home inspection. However, these factory-built homes come with their own unique problems. We will perform a thorough inspection to look for additional, potentially costly, issues such as misaligned connections, improperly installed moisture barriers, and sagging of the structure.

Pre-Listing (Seller's) Home Inspection

Sometimes selling your home can be just as much of a roller coaster as buying one. Getting a pre-listing home inspection can help ensure a quick and smooth transaction. You can enter the selling process with confidence that there won't be any nasty surprises. You'll also avoid delays, which could last for weeks or even months.

Aging-in-Place Home Inspections

We perform aging-in-place home safety inspections to help you or your loved ones to live out their retirement in the comfort of their own home. The inspection includes a 90+ point inspection covering the condition, safety, and security of the property. Start preparing your home for safe and comfortable living well into your golden years.

Manufactured Home Foundation Certifications

If you are buying a manufactured home, then you will probably need to have the foundation certified by a licensed Professional Engineer. We know that the process of a real estate transaction is stressful. We are not structural engineers, but to make this process easier for you we have partnered with an engineering firm that specializes in the certification of foundations for manufactured housing.

11th-Month Home Warranty Inspections

Don't release your builder from their warranty until you've had your home thoroughly examined by an experienced inspector. An end of home warranty inspection is a great opportunity to fix problems from faulty workmanship or materials — problems the builder should be accountable for. Many items we find are difficult to notice and could become a major safety or financial concern over time.

renters-home-inspections

Renter's Inspections

Avoid nasty disputes with the landlord by having us inspect your rental unit, documenting the current state of the unit at the time of move-in. When you move out, an unscrupulous landlord will be unable to hold you financially accountable for problems that existed before you moved in.

renters-home-inspections

Renter's Inspections

Avoid nasty disputes with the landlord by having us inspect your rental unit, documenting the current state of the unit at the time of move-in. When you move out, an unscrupulous landlord will be unable to hold you financially accountable for problems that existed before you moved in.

A Standard Home Inspection Includes:

Interior

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Plumbing

Check faucets and showers, looking for visible leaks as well as testing water pressure. Identify the types of pipes used, if visible. Identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.

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Electrical

Identify the type of wiring, test all outlets and make sure there are GFCIs installed where needed to protect from electrical shock. Inspect the electrical panel for safety issues and fire hazards.

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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Determine the age of the furnace and air conditioner, whether or not they function properly, and possibly recommend repairs or maintenance.

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Water Heater

Determine the age of the water heater and check for proper installation. We can also determine the condition and possibly give an estimated remaining life span of the unit.

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Laundry Room

Check for proper ventilation. A poorly ventilated dryer exhaust can be a serious fire hazard.

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Bathrooms

Check for visible leaks, properly secured toilets, proper ventilation to prevent moisture related issues, and more.

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Attic

If possible, check for structural damage and proper ventilation. Also check insulation and ensure that nothing is ventilated directly into the attic, such as the bathroom.

A Standard Home Inspection Includes:

Interior

Tap Icon

Plumbing

Check faucets and showers, looking for visible leaks as well as testing water pressure. Identify the types of pipes used, if visible. Identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.

Electrical Icon

Electrical

Identify the type of wiring, test all outlets and make sure there are GFCIs installed where needed to protect from electrical shock. Inspect the electrical panel for safety issues and fire hazards.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Icon

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Determine the age of the furnace and air conditioner, whether or not they function properly, and possibly recommend repairs or maintenance.

Water Heater icon

Water Heater

Determine the age of the water heater and check for proper installation. We can also determine the condition and possibly give an estimated remaining life span of the unit.

Laundry Icon

Laundry Room

Check for proper ventilation. A poorly ventilated dryer exhaust can be a serious fire hazard.

Bathrooms Icon

Bathrooms

Check for visible leaks, properly secured toilets, proper ventilation to prevent moisture related issues, and more.

Ladder Icon

Attic

If possible, check for structural damage and proper ventilation. Also check insulation and ensure that nothing is ventilated directly into the attic, such as the bathroom.

Exterior

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Exterior Walls

Check for damaged or missing siding, cracks, and excessive soil contact which can be an invitation for pests.

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Foundation

Check for possible foundation failure, indicated by cracks or settling.

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Grading

Check to ensure that the ground slopes away from the house, which prevents water from entering the house or causing damage to the foundation.

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Roof

If accessible and visible, check for roof damage or poor installation that may allow for water penetration as well as checking the condition of the gutters.

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Garage

Test the garage door for proper functionality, check for proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and check for risks of explosion from ignition sources too close to the floor.

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Garage

Test the garage door for proper functionality, check for proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and check for risks of explosion from ignition sources too close to the floor.

Exterior

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Exterior Walls

Check for damaged or missing siding, cracks, and excessive soil contact which can be an invitation for pests.

Foundation icon

Foundation

Check for possible foundation failure, indicated by cracks or settling.

Grading Icon

Grading

Check to ensure that the ground slopes away from the house, which prevents water from entering the house or causing damage to the foundation.

Roof Icon

Roof

If accessible and visible, check for roof damage or poor installation that may allow for water penetration as well as checking the condition of the gutters.

Garage Icon

Garage

Test the garage door for proper functionality, check for proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and check for risks of explosion from ignition sources too close to the floor.

Do you have unanswered questions? Or are you ready to schedule your inspection? Either way, we look forward to hearing from you.

Home Inspector Serving Olympia, WA and Surrounding Areas

Master's Touch Home Inspections provides professional home inspection services in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Rochester, Yelm, Ranier, Shelton, Dupont, Lakewood, Spanaway, Tacoma, and surrounding areas. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (360) 888-0460 or send us an email.