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Being informed is the key to a smooth and successful home purchase. We want to arm you with the knowledge to make the best decisions and save you valuable time, money, and stress. A brief phone conversation with us may be life-changing. Whether you are looking to purchase a home for you and your family to live in, or if you’re looking for an investment property, contact us - for your Next Step Home Inspections.

About Us

Next Step Home Inspections, LLC is the premier Inspection company in the MidSouth. Whether you are a first time home buyer, or a seasoned investor, Next Step is equipped with the knowledge to handle your home or property inspection needs. Protect yourself and your investment with an inspection from Next Step. ...Providing confidence to take the NEXT STEP... James Pitcock Andrew Sobral 901-848-3574 901-832-7663 nextstephomeinsp@aol.com andrew_sobral@yahoo.com TN License 00000261 TN License 00000553 MS MHIB License 0449 Our inspection service takes pride in every inspection we perform. Our inspectors are HIGHLY TRAINED, KNOWLEDGEABLE, PROFESSIONAL and CERTIFIED. Next Step Home Inspections strives to empower real estate buyers, sellers and investors through education. We are dedicated to providing you the most detailed and accurate home inspection. Next Step Home Inspections Code of Ethics We are committed to operate our business under the following Code of Ethics. 1. We will always act in good faith when dealing with a client. 2. We will not disclose the results of a home inspection to any other party without client approval. 3. We will not express an opinion unless it is based on fact, education, or experience. 4. We will not accept compensation from more than one interested party for the same service without the consent of all interested parties. 5. We will not accept commissions or allowances from other parties involved with the real estate transaction. 6. We will maintain truth in advertising, marketing, and promotion of services or qualifications. 7. We will not advise a client whether or not to buy a property after the home inspection. 8. We will immediately disclose any observed immediate safety hazards to occupants exposed to such hazards. 9. We will comply with any inquiry or compliance requirement by a state home inspector regulatory body. 10. We will not aid or assist another in the violation of this Code of Ethics.

What to Expect

THE HOME INSPECTION Immediately following the inspection, your inspector will complete and deliver to you ONSITE a detailed custom report outlining your home. Home Inspection...a wise decision whether you're buying, selling or simply preserving the value of your home. Your detailed report will provide information regarding the condition of the following areas inspected: Exterior Components ROOF, CHIMNEY, FLASHING, VALLEYS Evidence of water penetration, materials, condition. SIDING, TRIM, WINDOWS & STORMS General condition of each. LANDSCAPING Proper grading and its effects on the foundation. GUTTERS, DOWNSPOUTS Overall condition, effects of dampness in basement and its ability to carry off rainwater. DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, DECKS, PORCHES General conditions of each. AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR POOLS Interior Components HEATING SYSTEM Visible portion of heating plant and components. PLUMBING SYSTEM All visible fixtures, pipes and drains tested for operation. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Outside entrance wiring, service panel and visible wiring inspected. Random testing of outlets. WALLS, FLOORS, CEILINGS, WINDOWS General condition of each. ATTIC Visible roof sheathing, ventilation, insulation and framing. BASEMENT, STRUCTURE Foundation soundness and evidence of moisture penetration. RADON Testing available. MOLD EVALUATION HEATING SYSTEMS •Inspect the installed heating equipment, the vent systems, flues, and chimneys; and describe the energy source, the heating method by its distinguishing characteristics. •Report the type of fuel and the estimated or approximate age. Operate and report the condition of thermostats. Inspect and report the condition of a representative number of supply and return openings. by the manufacturer. COOLING SYSTEM •Inspect the installed central and through-wall cooling equipment; and describe the energy source, the cooling method by its distinguishing characteristics. •Report the equipment type, size and approximate age (if specified on the service tag). Operate the equipment (weather permitting) by normal control controls and report the condition. INTERIOR SYSTEMS •Inspect the walls, ceilings, and floors, the steps, stairways, and railings, the countertops, installed cabinets, doors, and windows. Describe and report the condition and any defects or deficiencies. •Describe style, size and location of an attached garage. Operate garage doors and garage door operators and report any defects or deficiencies. INSULATION AND VENTILATION •Inspect the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, the ventilation of attics and foundation areas, the mechanical ventilation systems; and describe the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. FIREPLACES AND SOLID BURNING APPLIANCES •Inspect the system components, the vent systems, flues, and chimneys; and describe the fireplaces, solid fuel burning appliances, and the chimneys.

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Next Step Home Inspections provided me with a quality report including pictures with all of the details I needed to be confident in making the purchase of our new home.  Thank you for being so professional!

 

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