Cuyahoga County Home Inspections

Cuyahoga County, OhioAround about the late 1940's, shortly after World War II, a huge nationwide demographic shift began. With the "Baby Boom", Cuyahoga County home buyers began trading farm life for the suburbs. This change allowed them to find homes closer to their factory jobs and offered more stability and other benefits. By the early 1970's Cuyahoga County home buyers were utilizing the services of "general building contractors" to ensure that the home they were looking to purchase was structurally sound. With the rising costs of construction and building materials, home buyers mandated that they know not only about the soundness of the structure itself but about the other systems in the home before they purchased it. So the "home inspection" profession was born.

Guidelines instituted by FHA (Federal Housing Authority) helped in guiding Cuyahoga County home inspectors in the inspection process. The FHA required that a property must possess basic "domestic" systems to power a house. An electrical system, plumbing system and heating/ventilation systems were among those defined as “domestic” systems. The FHA regulations stipulated that these "domestic" systems must be free of damage, defects, in working order and up to local building codes. The pre-purchase inspector needed to be not only experienced in building construction but also needed to be a professional expert in all the systems of the house.

American Society of Home Inspectors

So organizations such as ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) were created with the sole purpose to create a set of professional guidelines and qualifications for the home inspection profession. The ASHI Standards of Practice guide home inspectors in the performance of their inspections. Inspectors are subject to regular review of information gained through surveys of conditions in the field and of the consumers' interest and concerns. ASHI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are the most widely accepted home inspection guidelines in use and are recognized by many government and professional groups as the definitive standard for professional performance.

Keystone Home Inspections Standard of Practice

As Cuyahoga County's premier ASHI accredited member, Keystone Home Inspection adheres to the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, by inspecting readily accessible, visually observable, installed "domestic" systems and components in the property. A Keystone home inspection report will denote any needed defects that can affect the occupants health, safety and structural soundness or instability of the property. The ultimate goal for our Cuyahoga County customers is to provide buyers with the help to make real estate transaction decisions based on accurate, objective information.

If you are a resident of Cuyahoga county or are searching for homes in the area, Keystone Home Inspection is the right choice for you. Please feel free to contact us for more information about our inspection services, or use our online scheduling tool to start our inspection when you need us to.

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