Home Inspections


This visual inspection is done prior to purchasing a new home. It allows the home buyer to gain some much needed insight into the overall condition of a home BEFORE making the final decision to purchase the home. The buyer can use this inspection report to negotiate repairs or price adjustments with the seller which reflect the condition of the property.

Southwind Home Inspections will provide a quality, visual inspection of the exterior and interior of your home. Items included in this inspection are: roof, siding, windows, doors, porches, decks, sidewalks, driveaways, foundation, garage, interior walls/ceilings, electrical system, plumbing, HVAC system, basement/crawlspace, attic.


Are you planning to sell your home? Before putting it on the market, a pre-sale inspection can provide you with a list of improvements and repairs to make before potential buyers discover them. Providing a list of recently repaired items to the buyer not only helps your home sell faster, but also shows you are dealing in good faith and helps justify your asking price.

Indoor Air Quality

Water intrusion issues? Visible mold growth? Health issues? Or maybe you’re just wanting peace of mind. All of these are very good reasons to test the indoor air quality of your home. This inspection includes:

  • A full visual inspection of the property
  • Air sampling (mold/allergens)
  • Additional air and surface sampling (optional)
  • Tests analyzed by independent labs


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 ensure the identification of needed repairs following say 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.


Knowing that your home is being maintained properly and is in good working condition provides peace of mind to every homeowner. This is another reason to have your home inspected by a certified home inspector. A visual inspection of over 400 items will be completed, and the condition and operation of components tested will be provided to the homeowner upon completion.


Within 24 hours of your inspection, you will be provided a detailed report (emailed PDF or hard copy) with the results. This report will provide an in-depth overview of the property as well as a summary section that lists the following:

  • Items not working
  • Major concerns
  • Potential safety hazards
  • Deferred cost items
  • Improvement items