25 Year certified member of ASHI
Always up to date with new construction
Licensed General and Roofing Contractors
Home and Roof Inspectors
John Quintal is Owner and CEO of Homespec. He performs 95% of the inspections and leads the company with his expertise.
Sam is the COO of Homespec and manages its operations as well as performs home and roof inspections.
We specialize in Home Inspections for home buyers and sellers during the transfer or purchase of a property. Our inspections are exceptionally thorough, comprehensive, and cover over 2000 items in a given home inspection. We take approximately 1.5 days to produce an electronic report with an itemized summary detailing discovered defects, categorized by primary and secondary concerns. We take the time to explain defects and/or areas in need of attention, along with why the item is incorrect and how to rectify the problem.
For the purposes of inspection and evaluation, all buildings can be broken down into their component systems. This analysis helps to identify areas of concern in greater detail. For example, a building with a leaking roof and peeling paint may be structurally sound but need aesthetic work only. Another building, however, may be aesthetically sound, but have an older plumbing system that needs new copper water supply pipes.
We welcome the questions and concerns of our clients and address them as we walk through the building together. After participating in our on-site inspection and reviewing our comprehensive and straightforward report, you can confidently enter the final stages of an informed purchase. Our inspections are performed in accordance with ASHI’s (American Society of Home Inspectors) Standards of Practice. ASHI is the most recognized and respected organization of home inspectors in North America.
An ASHI inspector looks at over 2000 items in a typical home inspection which cover the roof, foundation (including entering the crawlspace), testing of the heating system, plumbing system, electrical system as well as visual inspection for safe connections and installation of each system. In addition, the inspector will inspect the exterior grounds, including the grading around the building, the exterior siding and windows, porches, patios, and decks, as well as interior components like bathrooms, kitchens including ovens and dishwashers, laundry facilities, interior walls, ceilings, and floors.
All our home inspections conform to the Standards of Practice from ASHI which itemizes in great detail what is included in a home inspection, from top to bottom, a copy can be obtained from their website at ASHI.org
Items such as pools/spas, termite inspections, moisture-related damage, code violations, home appraisals are not within the scope of our inspection and are not included in any service we provide.
A typical inspection should take around 2 hours for a home of 1500 sq. ft. Add another 20 -30 minutes for each additional 500 sq. ft. thereafter.
We email reports on the second day after the inspection, usually in the morning.
We accept cash and check as our standard forms of payment. For a $25 service fee, you can use your credit or debit. Payments are expected on the day of inspection. There is a $50 escrow processing fee if you would like us to bill escrow.
We carry Errors and Omissions and General Liability insurance for your protection.
In the state of California, you do not need any kind of certification or qualifications to become a home inspector. Therefore, anyone can say they can inspect your property, however not everyone you hire will be qualified for the job. Not only is our inspector a certified member of ASHI, the national leader in providing certification for home inspectors, but he has been providing home inspections for over two decades and has worked in the construction industry long before his current profession. In addition, he has worked with a major California Roof Inspection company for 18 years, providing roof inspections for insurance adjusters, with vast knowledge in leak detection. So there is no home inspector in our area that has better knowledge of roofing systems.