Why Should You Choose inFOCUS Inspection?
With over 12 years combined experience in the Inspection, Electrical Construction, and home remodeling trades I have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you understand your new home. On average I complete over 50 hours of continuing inspection education yearly, miles beyond the State required 12 hours.
We are modern. A drone is used for high and steep roofs. A thermal imager is used throughout the house checking for moisture and electrical issues. Gas detectors are used to protect you and your family. Very few inspectors have made the investments in the technology that provides you with the most accurate and detailed inspection.
A Learning Experience
I am your professional, hired by you, to find defects or areas of concern in your new home and determine the current condition of the property. I will spend as much time as we need for you to get a good understanding of your new home and what you will need to do to maintain it. I encourage my clients to follow me through the process and ask questions.
Not all reports are created equal. We use HomeGauge Software Services to give you the highest quality home inspection report that you may access from your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Your home inspection report will include all of our notes, images, videos, recommendations, and findings. If printed these are usually between 50-80 pages of detailed information!
Some of Our Certifications
Your Licensed Home Inspector in Western New York (NY License 16000070526) will spend two and a half to three hours thoroughly evaluating all aspects of the property you are purchasing, from the roof to the foundation and all areas in between…
Mike is an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector as well as a Flir Level 1 Certified Thermographer. With loads of inspections and countless hours of training completed you can trust that you are getting and inspector who knows what they are looking at and talking about. “Anyone else is just looking around”®
We want you to come along with us during the course of the home inspection. You will find that the time spent with the home inspector is invaluable. However, if you are new to the home buying process, it’s very important that you’re there from start to finish.
We’ll not only inspect the house you’re buying, but we’ll share with you what needs to be maintained and why. You’ll get a real education about your new home. Since this is a pretty overwhelming process we give all of our clients a copy of the “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection” book which is full of maintenance tips and more detailed information on all of your home systems.
We know your schedule is very hectic so we work hard to accommodate you! Because not everyone can attend the inspection during the day or week, we offer Saturday and Sunday inspections.
Please know that our weekend schedule is limited and on a first-come, first served basis. So please call now 716-548-0610 to let us know if you need a weekend inspection. We’ll do our best to accommodate you!
What Our Customers are Saying
Mike was great and very responsive..He answered all the questions I needed to be answered. I will be referring him. Thank You!!
“I have purchased several homes but this was the first for my husband. That being said, my husband was apprehensive with a lot of questions. Mike was fantastic! He is extremely knowledgeable and incredibly thorough. Even better, his rates are more than reasonable. He spent quite some time on our new home and clearly on our inspection report. We HIGHLY recommend him!!!!!!”
“Mike arrived promptly at our scheduled time for the inspection. The report was fantastic and very detail oriented. Very familiarized with electrical work and helped tremendously for getting repairs needed that many wouldn’t have caught due to sophisticated tools and experience.
I highly recommend InFocus Inspection to anyone needing a home inspection. Also took care of our radon testing as well.”
“Mike did a great job with two inspections for us. He is very thorough and does a good job of explaining potential major issues and what things need to be fixed “now” and what can wait a few months. We ended up walking away from one property due to some of the issues that we felt were beyond what we wanted to tackle in our purchase. We have since closed and moved into our current home and have had a couple of questions arise that Mike has gone above and beyond to answer for us. I would highly recommend him if you want a thorough, honest opinion of a property you are purchasing.”
“Mike was very thorough and helpful in explaining everything as he was progressing thru the inspection. With Mike and the help of friends that have specific professions we were able to make a decision. There were too many major things that needed repair OR would need repair in the near future. We feel that having such a good inspection helped us from making a $169,000 mistake! We are continuing our search and we will definitely use Mike’s services in the future. Thanks, Mike!”
“I am a first time home buyer and had Mike come out and do my home inspection on a two family property. He was very professional, very knowledgeable, and did an extremely thorough inspection of the property. I was very satisfied with his inspection, the price and the report after the inspection; which was extremely detailed. He was very friendly and let me walk thru the property with him and answer questions I had. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspection.”
An Inspection So Good, It’s Guaranteed
Our Service Area
Some Defects We Have Found
Why we use a drone
As seen from a drone, this boot on a steep third story roof is torn and can leak water into the home. It is unlikely any other inspector would have caught this defect.
Hidden Behind a Wall!
This illegal splice was hidden behind a finished basement wall. The wire in the garage didn’t match the wire in the basement so we went searching for the change point. What was found is a very dangerous open splice and the wrong type of wire being used.
The Disappearing Gutter
This was not visible from the ground but upon walking the roof we found a gutter that was framed around. The gutter entered one side of the upper addition and exited the other. Inside the opening were several nests and pest dwellings.
Solid Aluminum Wiring
Opening the sub panel in this home we found solid aluminum wiring. Luckily we have a great thermal camera and were able to check all receptacles and switches for overheating and fire hazards. More safety info here: Solid Aluminum Wiring
Dangerous Gas Backdrafting
This brand new hot water tank was vented to a blocked chimney. We were quickly able to see the heat from the exhaust back-drafting and were able to verify this issue with a CO detector. This is a safety concern and luckily no one was living there yet.
Very Damp Crawlspace
Among the numerous moisture issues we found this Air Admittance Valve installed horizontally on a pipe. Also the wire laying on it was not supported properly. Getting dirty and crawling under a home is a vital part of the inspection. We carry a specialized crawlspace kit.