James Banning
Higgins Lake, MI 48653

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    Serving Beautiful Northern Michigan

    Everyone knows that home ownership is the American Dream. That dream can quickly become a nightmare, however, for uninformed buyers. Even newly constructed homes can harbor costly mistakes - mistakes that may not be visible to the untrained eye.

    Your home is a major investment. Whether you intend to stay in it forever or plan to move someday, chances are good that you will spend the next several years in your new home. Why not take the time up front to get a quality home inspection for your new purchase, to ensure you won't come across any unexpected surprises down the road?

    Be sure to choose a NACHI home inspector. Anyone else is just looking around!

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    Call For an Appointment: 989-205-6948

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    Only NACHI-certified home inspectors have the education and experience it takes to ensure that you will receive a professional and thorough home inspection. Click here to read more about NACHI certification requirements.

    Homeowners, whether you're buying or selling, here's a collection of resources and articles that may be of interest.

    If you are in the market for a home inspection, check out what I inspect, and what you can expect from me. If you would like to know more, please contact me for a personal consultation, or to schedule an inspection today.

    When you are shopping for an inspector, be sure to ask them when they had there last continuing education training.

    My Training

    I am a member in good standing of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI).

    I fulfill at least 24 hours of continuing education every year.

    I have completed InterNACHI's

    Inspector Certification Examination.

    Code of Ethics obstacle course and abide by it.

    Standards of Practice test and follow them.

    Electrical Inspection Training

    Plumbing Inspection Training

    Foundation Walls and Piers Training

    HVAC Systems Course

    Insulation Inspection Training

    Building Science and Thermography Training

    Roofing Inspection Training

    Structural Inspection Training

    Foundation Walls and Piers Training

    Mold Inspection Training

    Advanced Mold Inspection Training

    How to Inspect Septic Systems

    Green Building Course

    Deck Inspections Course

    How to Perform Energy Audits

    I generate easy to read inspection reports.

    licensed Electrician.

    licensed Realtor

    35 years experience in all aspects of the construction field.

    What I Inspect

    I will conduct a thorough inspection of your home, inside and out.

    As a NACHI-certified professional home inspector, I have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual inspection of your home, from roof to foundation.

    Outside the home, I will check the exterior walls, roof, driveway, deck, etc., then I will move inside to examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. The heating, air-conditioning,plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check, along with the attic and basement or crawl space.

    Here are some of the many items I'll be looking at during your home inspection:

    • Foundation and support structure
    • Fireplaces
    • Roof systems
    • Basement seepage
    • Water heater
    • Ventilation
    • Electrical capacity & components
    • Structural integrity
    • Steps and stairs
    • Heating system
    • Central Air Conditioning system
    • Walks and driveways
    • Built-in appliances
    • Plumbing system & fixtures
    • Garages, Carports, Workshops or other external buildings
    • Surface drainage
    • Windows & doors
    • Insulation
    • Gutters & downspouts
    • Decks
    • Sump pumps
    • And much more
    • Sample Report

    I invite you to come along and watch as I inspect your home, and you are free to ask questions at any time during your home inspection. For more information on home inspections, please browse the rest of my web site, and be sure to check out the Homeowners Resources section under Links of Interest.

    I can provide you with the professional home inspection you deserve, in any of the following areas:

    • Houghton Lake
    • Grayling
    • Gaylord
    • Kalkaska
    • Mancelona
    • Waters
    • Bellaire
    • Lewiston
    • Gladwin
    • Cadillac
    • Clare
    • Harrison
    • West Branch
    • Trying to sell your home:
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