What is a NOVAhi™ Home Inspection?

Your Home Inspection by an ASHI® Inspector is an unbiased examination of the installed systems, components and physical structure of a house from the exterior through the interior—from roof to foundation

Our comprehensive Home Inspections include the following visible and accessible systems and components:

   • Structure, including the foundation (e. g., concrete slab, basement, or crawl space), floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs
   • Exterior, including wall coverings (e.g., stucco, siding), side wall flashing, all exterior doors and trim, decks, stoops, porches, patios, stairs, railings, eaves, soffits, fascia, vegetation, grading and drainage, walkways, driveways, and retaining walls
   • Roof, including roof coverings (e.g., tile, shingles), gutters and downspouts, flashing, chimneys, vents, and other penetrations (e.g., skylights)
   • Plumbing, including interior water supply and drain pipes, water heating equipment, vents, flues, chimneys, fuel storage and piping, drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping
   • Electrical, including electrical service wires and equipment, service grounding, the interior of electrical panels, electrical wires, ground fault circuit interrupters, and a representative sample of switches, receptacles, light fixtures, and ceiling fans
   • Heating and Air Conditioning, including furnaces, air handlers, condensers, vents, flues, chimneys, ducts, and other distribution systems
   • Interior, including walls, ceilings, floors, stairways, garage vehicle doors and openers, counter tops, and a representative sample of, cabinets, doors, and windows
   • Attic, Crawl Space and Basement, including insulation and ventilation
   Fireplaces and solid-fuel burning appliances, including firebox, chimneys, and vents.


A NOVAhi™ Inspection is a Home Education

NOVAhi™ home inspection is not only an examines the structure, equipment and systems of your home—it is your best source of a comprehensive home education

Please click on this link ASHI® Standard of Practice to see what a NOVAhi™ certified inspection entails. 

A NOVAhi™ inspection provides you with the knowledge to make an informed real estate decision, as well as educate you about how to best protect your investment. Our Inspector will explain areas for home maintenance and educate you on how to most effectively, economically and safely operate all of the systems and equipment.  Your ability to take care of, and safely enjoy your home is one our main priorities.

NOVAhi™ invites you to come along and watch as we inspect your home. Your inspector will view the property with you explaining components in detail for your ease in understanding. You are advised on improvements and upgrades for safety and energy efficiency. You are encouraged to ask questions at any time during your home inspection. Our goal is to help you!

Take a tour of the the American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI®) Virtual Home Inspection. See, hear and learn some common deficiencies discovered during a professional inspection.

Please note: the Virtual Home Inspection Tour is a pop-up window. You will have to press the “Control” key on your PC in case you have a pop-up blocker installed. Also, the virtual home inspection tour is narrated for your convenience. Please make sure the sound on your computer is turned on so you can fully participate.