NOVAhi™ - Northern Virginia Home Inspection

NOVA home inspection LLC- NOVAhi™ - focuses on providing the very best home consultations and inspections in Northern Virginia. Sergio “Serge” DelHoyo, ACI, is the owner and principal inspector. Serge is a member in good standing of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®) and is an ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI), #248788 (Click to verify) — a designation reserved only for those members who meet the highest educational, experience and ethical requirements set by ASHI.  ASHI has met the rigorous requirements of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) as a certifying body. ASHI is the only home inspection association able to meet these requirements. Inspectors with the ACI designation are some of the most skilled and qualified in the home inspection industry.

Serge is on the Board of Directors and a Committee Chairman of the Northern Virginia ASHI Chapter - NOVA ASHI.  ASHI represents more than 5,000 professional independent home inspectors and more than 80 chapters across the U.S. and Canada.  ASHI maintains the most rigorous standards of practice and code of ethics enhancing professionalism in U.S. home inspection services. Founded in 1976—ASHI is the 'Gold Standard' of the home inspection industry. As the oldest and most respected professional association for home inspectors, ASHI has the most industry-stringent requirements for membership.  In addition to requiring members to have a minimum level of experience, ASHI Certified Inspectors must pass The National Home Inspectors Examination. There are tests and yearly classroom continuing educational credit requirements which all ASHI inspectors must meet.

As a NOVA ASHI chapter member, Serge attends monthly meetings and bi-annual seminars which provide the best opportunity to learn about structural and mechanical systems as well as remain current on residential building practices, procedures, and real estate issues affecting the local Northern Virginia real estate and housing market.

Serge is also an active member of VAREI, The Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors. VAREI is the voice for Virginia home inspectors and consumers in statewide issues. Members that span the Commonwealth protect the standards that regulate professional inspectors and the interest of the public.
RADON TESTING with SentriLock convenient access. Serge is a National Radon Safety Board (NRSB) Certified Radon Measurement Specialist. This is a higher qualification than others, who only can place radon testers and must send them to outside laboratories for reading and results.  We do not depend on third-party, outside labs!  We are certified to place, test, evaluate and interpret the results. Our own NOVAhi™ accredited radon testing means you receive quick, accurate resultsdirectly from us. Certifications: RMS #9SS0016, E0339, RE3957, RE4026.

NOVAhi™ inspections may take longer than most—on average, 2½-3 hours—because we are very thorough. We not only try to detect and report all the significant major deficiencies, we point out issues or concerns that may avoid future expense and repairs, and also recommend possible upgrades to improve safety and function. Serge explains all findings so they are easily understood, answers your questions, and makes recommendations on how deficiencies can be repaired. Your home inspection is a home education

We may be referred by your agent, but you hire us, we work FOR YOU and only you, it's that simple.  ASHI inspectors are prohibited from receiving compensation (in any form) for referrals from realtors, contractors or performing paid repairs on houses they inspect. We’ll attempt to find every significant deficiency and report it accurately, objectively, without bias.

NOVAhi™ demonstrates and fulfills our professional obligation to you by promoting and proclaiming these ASHI Client Bill of Rights.
Our inspections are compliant with Virginia State Certified Home Inspections and the ASHI Standard of Practice for Home Inspections and Code of Ethics
NOVAhi™ delivers the most thorough Inspections and comprehensive Property Inspection Reports in Northern Virginia. Inspection Reports adhere to the Commonwealth of Virginia Certified Home Inspection regulations. Reports are site-specific, digital, designed for mobile devices — jam packed with detailed information about the property and complete with lots of HD color photos as well as videos.
Serge DelHoyo is a retired United States Air Force 23 year active duty fighter pilot, and a retired 15 year Commercial Airline Captain. Serge holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and an Executive MBA degree.  Serge is a graduate of the Home Inspector Training Academy (HITA), and continues to pursue home inspection continuing education in excess of requirements set forth by ASHI® and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Serge is a highly qualified ASHI® Certified Inspector with 7 years of building inspections in Northern Virginia and proven experience in technical residential construction practices, defective materials, mechanical systems, and home maintenance.  Serge has the unique combination of qualifications and communications skills that enable him to not only provide the most thorough home inspection and comprehensive inspection reports—but also educate his clients on how to effectively and safely operate their home.