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My Promise To You

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Jurie Fourie – Certified Home Inspector, member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and owner of THE HOME DETECTIVE

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Yes, your home is one of the biggest investments you will make. Furthermore, choosing the right certified home inspectors can be difficult.

Many factors may influence your choices such as different qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods and pricing.

Testimonials and recommendations are also important in making your choice. However, there is no doubt that the best trained and experienced home inspectors are InterNACHI certified inspectors!

But one thing is certain, good home inspections and reports do require a lot of work! Most of my work in a home inspection and a report is not in the physical inspection itself but in the producing of the inspection report! Reports can take anything from 1 to 2 full days to produce!

As a result, the home inspection knowledge, skill, experience and commitment that I have are paramount in providing you with the best home inspection and report in the business. I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort and commitment when inspecting your property and producing your inspection report.

This I promise you.

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Jurie Fourie – NACHI14102004

Member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)

I inspect in most areas and municipalities in the northern part of Gauteng.

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 Inspected Once, Inspected Right!®

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CONTACT ME

If You Have Any

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on this contact page!

Use this contact page if you are buying, selling or maintaining a property, or if you require an ITEMISED LIMITED (SINGLE COMPONENT) INSPECTION.

if you are buying or selling a home, or have a maintenance problem in your home that you need help with you are welcome to contact me!

Alternatively, you may find answers you are looking for in my home inspection blog or my FAQs page.

Your home inspection or home maintenance queries that don’t appear on my HOME INSPECTION BLOG or FAQs page will help me improve both. Many of the questions you may have will also be resolved on other pages of my website such as the pages under INSPECTION, BUYING, SELLING, SAFETY, HOMEOWNERS and so on. If not feel free to contact me.

Furthermore, you will find articles directed at home buyers, sellers, and homeowners on the InterNACHI’s (International Association of  Certified Home Inspectors) website here!

Your Query

I might not have all the answers immediately available. However, I will try to contact you with the right answer the same day.

You are at the right place if you require a quote for a SINGLE COMPONENT INSPECTION!

You can fill in the form below or phone me at 074 892 2182. Alternatively, you can contact me by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

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Please fill in the form with your details and questions or comments and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please choose what your question, comment or issue is about.
If you are requesting a Commercial Property Inspection please include the property address. If you require a COMPREHENSIVE, CRITICAL, WALKTHROUGH, NEW HOME (Snag) or RENTAL INSPECTION please go to my FREE QUOTE page.

If you are requesting an Itemised Limited (Single Component) Inspection you should use this form. For a quote on any other type of inspection go to my Free Quote page!

If you can’t contact or reach me, I might be busy with an inspection. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. That’s a promise!

 Inspected Once, Inspected Right!®

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What I Inspect

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I Inspect All Of The Following Components

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Some of the components inspected in your inspection report

My Comprehensive, Snag (New Home) and Maintenance Inspections include all of the above. Also included is the stand condition, property boundary and courtyard walls, swimming pools, garages, decks and so on. To clarify, an itemised list is provided below.

Your home inspection

Firstly, I am a trained and skilled InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector. Therefore, you will receive a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual home inspection and report of the property.

Moreover, I inspect the property you wish me to report on, inside and out, from the boundary walls to the top of the roof. Following that, I draw up a detailed comprehensive report of all the components inspected.

All my inspections are in full accordance with InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

My inspection process

Outside the home, I will inspect the property boundary walls, the garden, the building’s walls and roof, driveway, deck etc. Moreover, if you request it I will inspect your swimming pool. Then I will move inside to inspect the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. In addition, I also inspect the heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems to ensure that they work as intended. Likewise, bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms also receive a thorough check. Following on, I will check the roof (ceiling) space and basement, if any.

Following that, I will prepare a detailed home inspection report of all the items inspected, including photographs. Furthermore, the report will be clear and easy to read.

Moreover, as The Home Detective, I strive to ensure my home inspection services and reports are the best. I value customer service above everything else.

Items inspected:

  • Air Conditioning systems
  • Boundary walls
  • Ceilings
  • Cupboards and kitchen tops and units
  • Damp in walls, floors and ceilings
  • Decks (all types)
  • Electric fencing
  • Electrical boards & components (DB, plugs, light switches and lights)
  • External finishes (faced, plastered and timber and steel framed)
  • Fireplaces and braais
  • Floors finishes (tiling, carpets, timber, laminated etc.)
  • Foundation, floor, wall and roof structure
  • Garages, carports and external buildings
  • Garden sheds
  • Geyser installations 
  • Gutters & downspouts
  • Heating systems
  • Insulation
  • Interior finishes (faced, plastered and timber and steel framed)
  • Leaks and damp (rising, falling and penetrating damp)
  • Maintenance issues
  • Mould and mildew
  • Paving (driveways, courtyards, walkways)
  • Plumbing system & fixtures (baths, basins, showers, sinks, toilets etc)
  • Problem vegetation and foliage
  • Roof space (area above the ceiling)
  • Roof systems (tiled, sheeted, concrete and composite roofs)
  • Safety aspects
  • Steps and stairs
  • Stoves and hobs
  • Surface drainage
  • Swimming pools
  • Ventilation
  • Walkways and driveways
  • Waterproofing systems
  • Windows & doors
  • Wood destroying organisms and pests (termites, rodents etc.)
  • Yard and courtyard walls
  • and much more!

In addition, I invite you to come along and watch as I inspect your home. Furthermore, you are free to ask questions at any time during your home inspection

Finally, for more information on home inspections and your property, please browse the rest of my website.

HOME INSPECTION BLOG

HOME INSPECTION BLOG

Is a Seller’s Disclosure worth the paper it’s written on?

 

Seller’s Disclosure

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There are also various versions of “Sellers Property Condition Disclosure” statements in use by estate agents. The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB)  prepared one of the disclosure forms. Another by a prominent firm of conveyancing attorneys. Some “Offer To Purchase” contracts include the seller’s disclosure towards the back of the contract. None do much to make the average property transaction any fairer for the buyer.

These disclosure statements often don’t provide the buyer with genuinely comprehensive information on the true condition of the property. Such agreements often simply shift responsibility away from the estate agent and onto the seller. Continue reading “Is a Seller’s Disclosure worth the paper it’s written on?”