David Shank – Shank Home Inspections

When Dave performs the inspection, he:

  • Focuses on safety-related items
  • Protects the interest of the buyer
  • Informs the seller of unknown issues
  • Yields potential negotiating points between buyer and seller

Two primary issues: safety and deterioration

  • Safety-related
    • radon (PA has most radon)
    • Asbestos
    • Lead paint
    • Smoke and CO detectors
    • Railings
    • Gris
    • Overloaded panel
    • Mold
    • Structural problems

Deterioration

  • Water damage
  • Insects
  • Rot and aging

In response to questions, Dave indicated that:

  • A disclaimer tells the buyer what is not inspected
  • Inspections of the home can be done for persons interested in renting a home
  •  A walk-through inspection is also available for $150