What should I look for in an inspector?
Unfortunately, home inspectors are not legally required to be certified in Iowa. This means that some are not as qualified or experienced as others.
We are Certified Master Inspectors® and have been certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Extensive certifications and credentials mean that our home inspectors are the best in the industry.
What parts of the house will a home inspector assess?
Stratton Home inspections offers the most comprehensive home inspections in Central and Southwest Iowa, and the rest of the state. Depending on the package you choose, our inspections can include evaluating the drainage system, crawl space and ventilation, insulation, framing, plumbing, ABS pipe, complete exterior, complete interior, air conditioning, electrical system, foundation, masonry, appliances, windows, doors, roofing, heat pumps, furnace, siding, and more.
How is the industry regulated?
In Iowa, all inspections should be performed to the standards adopted by InterNACHI. To become a member, an inspector must pass a written examination to prove their competency. InterNACHI and other professional training and certifying agencies train and certify their members through rigorous classroom and field testing. Moreover, InterNACHI inspectors must participate in continuing education courses to maintain their certifications and memberships. InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspectors® adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.