Why Work With Us?
Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We strive to provide accurate information in a stress-free and positive environment.
Dan Godbey- Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
Dan Godbey is the owner of Ex-Spect Property Inspections and a Certified Professional Inspector. He is also a licensed Radon Tester for the State of Ohio. Before he entered the home inspection profession, Dan spent several years overseeing installation of various industrial equipment. Dan has gained extensive experience in DIY remodeling projects including demolition, framing, drywall, painting, plumbing, Electrical, Flooring, Etc. In his younger years, Dan spent time helping maintain and upkeep his family’s rental properties. With Dan’s background and experience you can be assured that you are in good hands.
InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) #NACHI20081944
HSTI Certified #1708
Ohio Radon Gas Tester #RT1633
Mold Tester #1700
Did You Know?
An alarming fact most people do not know is even after numerous state bills being introduced over the years, the state of Ohio still does not require a home inspector to be licensed. This is why it is so important to make sure your Home Inspector has the necessary experience and qualifications to provide you with an accurate inspection. We are fully qualified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) for a high standard of ethics and inspection procedures. With Ex-Spect Property Inspections, you can “Ex-Spect” nothing but the best.
General Home Inspection
AVERAGE Price $350
Call or Email for a quote, the fee will be dependent on the age and square footage of the property
Additional Services Combined With a General Inspection
•RADON Test +$125
•MOLD Test includes Two (2) Surface Swab Samples +$125
Additional Suface Swab sample(s) +$45 each
Stand Alone Services
(For commercial inspections, please contact us for a quote)
Buyer's Home Inspection
A Buyer’s home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used with a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion, a report will be distributed to you.
Radon Gas Inspection
If you’re buying a home, you should have it tested for radon—period. Radon is an incredibly dangerous gas that has no odor and cannot be seen with the naked eye. We’re able to use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to test the home for concentrations of radon, informing you when the results come in about whether or not radon mitigation will be necessary.
Pre-listing Home Inspection
This comprehensive home inspection is for anyone who is preparing to put a home on the market. Before that listing is made, we’ll evaluate the home’s condition from top to bottom, informing you of any defects we find so that you can choose whether or not to put repairs into place. Doing so can help promote smoother negotiations, and it can prevent a buyer’s inspection from stalling negotiations altogether due to undisclosed issues.
New Construction Inspection
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of a construction project, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder’s Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the builder depending on the builder’s policy. The inspection should be scheduled at just a day or two before your final walk through with the builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
Investor Property Inspection
Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would identify needed repairs such as following a long-term tenant's departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.
Commercial Property Inspection
This investigative inspection service is for commercial properties, ranging from light properties such as storefronts to properties that take up a great deal of real estate, such as warehouses and industrial facilities. We’ll thoroughly assess the property’s structures and installed mechanical systems, providing an accurate and in-depth report of our findings.
What Is Radon?
Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from the soil. The gas can accumulate in the air we breathe. Exposure to radon over a long period of time can lead to lung cancer.
Is There a Safe Level of Radon?
Any radon level poses some health risk. While it is not possible to reduce radon to zero, the best approach is to lower the radon level as much as possible. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the action level at 4 pCi/L (picocuries of radon per liter of air). At this level or higher, it is highly recommended to install a radon mitigation system to reduce the radon level.
What are the Health Risks of Radon?
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers. Your risk for lung cancer increases with higher levels of radon and longer periods of exposure. It is estimated that 21,000 people die each year in the United States from lung cancer due to radon exposure. For smokers, the risk of getting lung cancer from radon exposure is higher than for non-smokers. Reducing smoking and radon exposure greatly reduces the risk of lung cancer.
A radon test is the only way to know how much radon is in your home. Radon can be reduced with a mitigation system.