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
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.

Brady Home Inspection
The premier inspection company of Humboldt County

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: Provide my clients with a comprehensive understanding of the property being inspected at a reasonable fee. 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. 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.  Most of your home inspection report will be information, typical
maintenance recommendations and minor issues. A summary is provided to help point out the more
important issues. Our inspection reports also include customized preventative, performance and
energy savings tips to help you get the most out of your new home. The report also has hyper links to
supplemental information where applicable. 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.
A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but can have the opposite effect,
especially with an older home. You need to absorb a lot of information in a short time, including
multiple inspection reports, the seller's disclosure, the agents observations and what you notice
yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming.

The main issues of concern, if any, will typically fall into one of these categories:

  •    Major defects such as a worn roof or a foundation problem.
  •    Issues that could lead to significant damage if not addressed such as a plumbing leak.
  •    Safety hazards, such as improper wiring.

Anything in these categories should be addressed right away. Many of the other maintenance
and minor issues can be put off and dealt with during normal upkeep. The preventative,
performance and energy savings items can be addressed anytime.
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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