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Inspection Services

Municipal Inspectors

Did You Know?

Many buyers and sellers of properties believe a city inspection suffices as an end all inspection.   So many times I have heard a client say something along the lines of “the inspector from the city signed off on the building so it must be fine.” This is simply not the case.

A city building inspection is a minimum code compliance inspection.  The city or county inspectors are not responsible for the methods, means, or material used on a building’s construction — only that the installation is present and code compliant.  Proper installation per manufacture’s requirements, architect’s designs, or product data is the responsibility of the contractor, or handyman.   As a result, buyers are finding a steady increase in maintenance and repair costs in the early years of ownership.  The sellers may have a code compliant installation with material that is not suitable for its application.  An example would be an untreated Douglas Fir deck.  The deck may meet all the building codes and compliances’, however its life expectancy may only be a few years due to environmental impacts.

Residential & Commercial Inspections

Services We Offer at Murrer Certified Inspections

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Residential Inspections

A residential property inspection performed by a qualified inspector is a good way to asses a home’s condition and is generally undertaken in connection with a real estate sale. A comprehensive home inspection can save you thousands of dollars and bring you the security and peace of mind of knowing you’re making an informed decision.  After all, purchasing a home is likely one of the largest investments you will ever make. At Murrer Certified Inspections, we offer you complete, accurate, detailed and honest inspection reports for the home you are buying or selling. Your decision to purchase a home is equally important to us and we want to ensure you have the correct information you need before you sign on the dotted line.

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Commercial Inspections

Looking to buy, lease or maintain an apartment building, storefront or other commercial property? A commercial inspection will be your first line of defense when it comes to getting an accurate view of the property’s overall condition including what repairs may be immediately necessary vs. maintenance that could possibly be deferred.  Murrer Certified will ensure that every aspect of your commercial asset is thoroughly inspected and assessed for any and all issues concerning the structure and your investment. From exterior and interior structural foundation and more, our non-evasive, fully-comprehensive commercial inspection reports are based on the visible and apparent condition of the property and will arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

Buyer's Inspection

Buyer’s Inspections

While a home or commercial property inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and cannot reveal every concern that may exist, a complete buyer’s inspection will certainly work to reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need before making an informed decision. A buyer’s inspection can help you avoid surprises and locate any defects or issues that may be lurking under the surface of that beautiful, perfect looking, single-family home with a white picket fence you have your eye on.

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Seller’s Inspections

Selling a home is not for the faint of heart and inspections are almost always a given in today’s real estate climate. Very few buyers will skip into your open house and sign the mortgage papers without first having a thorough inspection completed to search for any hidden problems. A pre-listing inspection can help a seller identify major issues and minor repairs before the house goes up for sale. This type of inspection will ensure the seller is aware of any conditions that may exist prior to the listing of the property. Pre-sale inspections can determine which items and issues can or will effect a sale or the profitability of a sale. Whether that means a potential buyer who passes on a property because of the condition, a buyer who wants to negotiate the price after an inspection because of it’s condition, or even an investor who may want to purchase a property because they know it’s under market value and they can make a profit with minor changes and/or repairs. Bottom line: a home inspection prior to listing your property can be a safety net alerting you to any unforeseen issues that could affect your profitability, or even delay your sale.

A photo of a damaged building illustrating the need for an insurance inspection

Insurance Inspections

With the mortgage crisis and subsequent meltdown a few years ago, more and more insurance companies are requesting and even requiring insurance inspections (also known as appraisals or surveys) to reassess and re-evaluate the replacement value of  homes and properties that they have underwritten. Essentially, these kinds of inspections are the insurance industry’s way of getting a handle on the amount of risk they have involved in your home or property and how much it might cost them if the worst were to happen and you had to rebuild. A home insurance inspection can provide peace of mind letting a homeowner know they are properly covered.


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Structural Inspections

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, the structural integrity of a building and the building’s foundation is one of — if not the most —  important component of the structure itself. You’ll find that  when it comes to these specialized structural inspections, Murrer Certified Inspections brings a wealth of construction knowledge and experience to the table. With a lifetime of experience as a construction supervisor, our lead inspector, Paul Murrer, knows exactly what to look for when it comes to structural component issues. When accessible, Paul will get up close and personal to the component in both the attic and crawlspace under the building to evaluate and document areas of concern. This provides the client with a clear and decisive means of communicating the structural condition to all parties concerned.

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Pool & Spa Inspections

Pools and spas can present one of the most dangerous situations on a property. Through AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training Institute) and with intense certification training, Murrer Certified Inspections has the knowledge to evaluate all components of a pool or spa system being inspected. Whether it’s the fences and gates surrounding your pool or spa, functioning components of the system, the unit’s structure or the electrical component, we take pool and spa inspections very seriously because your safety is our priority.

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Renters & Relocation Services

Whether moving across town or across the country, Murrer Certified Inspections gives you peace of mind in knowing your new home is safe for yourself and your entire family. Through our photo documentation and report service, you can be confident of the existing conditions of the property in question. Our relocation and renters service provides a complete and accurate assessment for the tenant whether they are moving in, or moving out of a property. This will bring you the security of knowing the building is safe to occupy, damages and the condition of the home at the time of inspection have been properly documented and the landlord has been notified of repairs that may be required. We are an unbiased source and our priority is your protection.

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