Choosing a home inspector for a real estate transaction can be difficult.  Typically, you will not meet
the inspector until after you hire them (if at all).  Different inspectors have varying experience,
qualifications, equipment, reporting methods, pricing and different work ethics.  A
good home
inspection requires work, a lot of work.  Ultimately the property inspection depends wholly on the
individual inspector's own effort and experience.
I am committed to providing you with the most thorough inspection and report available.
If you choose me to inspect your new home, I promise that you will not be disappointed.

You may find a cheaper inspection, but you won't find a better inspection.

Brady Home Inspection - Eureka, CA

Brady Home
Eureka, CA

Home inspections in Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna, Ferndale, Blue Lake, McKinleyville, Willow Creek, Trinidad, Rio Dell and
the entire redwood coast of Humboldt county California and some areas beyond Humboldt County.

Mission Statement: To provide my clients with a comprehensive understanding of the property being inspected at a reasonable fee.  To
alert my clients of  issues, especially safety related, and to provide solutions to issues and preventative tips to avoid future issues to the
best of my ability/knowledge.  To support my findings by being available for questions or further explanations when needed.

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My reports are in-depth yet easy to read and include photos where applicable.  See my DEFECTS -
THE BEST OF THE WORST to see some of the defects encountered during my home inspections.  
See a partial
sample report here.  Some other inspection reports have more disclaimers and filler than
actual information about the home.  I try to give you all the information that you could want without
having to wade through a lot of extra text.  Your report will have hyper links to supplemental
information where needed.  You can also find out just about anything you ever needed to know about
your home from my
HOME INFO web page.  I really do care about my clients and I do not want you to
have any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home.
Buying a home?  The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you
peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect.  You will be asked to absorb a lot of information
in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs and what the inspector
himself says during the inspection.  All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you
notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming.  What should you do?

Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor
imperfections. These are nice to know about.  However, the issues that really matter will fall into
one of these categories:

  • Major defects. An example of this would be a foundation problem.
  • Things that could lead to major defects. A plumbing leak affecting wood, for example.
  • Safety hazards, such as exposed wiring or unsafe steps or windows.

Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected
inexpensively to protect both life and property.
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no
obligation to repair anything mentioned in the report.  No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective.  Pretty much anything can be
fixed.  Do not kill your deal over things that do not matter.  It is unrealistic to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance,
conditions already listed on the seller's disclosure or nit-picky items.
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