What We Inspect

A home inspection is a non invasive, visual inspection of a house including those items that are readily visible in plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, interior, exterior, attic and basement or crawl space.


  • Fireplace
  • Driveway
  • Appliances
  • Structural Components: Foundations, floors and walls.
  • Exterior Components: Siding paint, windows, decks, garage doors, etc.
  • Roofing: Coverings, flashings, chimneys, etc.
  • Plumbing: Piping, fixtures, faucets, water distributors, water heating and fuel storage systems, etc.
  • Electrical: Wiring, main service panels, conductors, switches, receptacles, etc.
  • Heating: Equipment, safety controls, distribution systems, chimneys, etc.
  • Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps: Cooling and air-handling equipment controls and ducting, etc.
  • Interior: Partitions, ceilings, floor cracks baseboards, railings, doors and windows, etc.
  • Insulation and Ventilation: Attics, walls, floors, foundations, kitchen and bathrooms, etc.

Are you buying or selling in the Bitterroot Valley, Missoula or anywhere in northwest Montana? Let us inspect your home for you. Our home inspection services will be tailored to your budget and needs. Whether you are a buyer or a seller our easy-to-read and well described report will help you to make a better informed buying decision.

We can provide pre-listing inspections at different cost points to help the seller know what will be found by another home inspector so they can correct as many problem areas as they are able to. This will prevent any surprises during the sale process. We use the FHA Minimum Property Standards as guidelines for pre-listing inspections.

Additional Fees/Services

Water Testing

Here in Montana many houses get their water from private wells. Since this is the case, we are often asked to perform water samples during the inspection. This is sometimes required by the lender and they will have specific requirements for testing. I believe that it is prudent to know what is in the water you and your family will be drinking. Water tests range from only testing for bacteria to a compete water analysis and the fees from the lab are priced accordingly. Water samples are priced according to lab fees and postage to get the samples to the lab. Please see section on water samples for a description of each

For other than the bacteria test, the results come back in two weeks.
If the results are required sooner the lab has the following "RUSH" fee schedule:

Additional fees can apply to inspect these systems:

  • Multiple Unit Inspections
  • Multiple Garages and Outbuildings
  • Square footage over 3000 Sg. Ft.

Special Inspection Services

Additional fees and licensed contractors required for these services:

  • Mold Sampling/Survey
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) Testing
  • Radon Testing
  • Septic System Inspection
  • Water Well Inspection
  • Water Testing

There are many other types of property inspections offered by home inspectors, depending on your needs:

  • Standard Home Inspections
  • Pre-Listing Inspections
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • New Construction Inspections
  • Multiunit Inspections
  • Townhouses
  • Condominiums
  • Annual Maintenance Checkup
  • Specific Inspections (available upon request)
  • Photographic Documentation

Home Inspectors should present the customer with a clearly written, typed or printed home inspection report, which must conform to the accepted standards of practice for the state the inspection is performed in or the standards of practice of the association that the home inspector belongs to.

If you would like to request more information or a quote, please call us toll free at 406-802-4342.
or take the time to fill out our Request a Quote form, and we'll be in touch shortly.