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Inspect & Detect Home Inspections

License # 102872

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Looking for a Home Inspector?

Inspect & Detect, LLC is Louisville’s most recommended Inspection Service for Home Inspections, Radon Gas Testing, Pest Inspections, Easy-to-read Reports & Fast Turn Times.

Inspect & Detect, LLC provides quality Home Inspection Services throughout the Greater Louisville area, including Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt Counties. We provide you with a full-color report including detailed photos, professional, experienced opinion of the condition of the home, and recommendations of repairs.

We are proud to earn your trust and satisfaction, one inspection at a time!

About Our Inspector

Licensed Inspector, Eric Smith, has over 25 years of serving the home construction and home repair industry –  including 18 years as a plumber, several years in construction, heating and air, window/siding installation and many other capacities. (He has even helped to construct two of ABC’s “Extreme Home Makeover” homes, right here in Louisville!)

Eric personally inspects each property, performing hundreds of inspections each year.

Inspect & Detect, LLC, has the client’s best interest in mind at all times and your report is never influenced by realtors, sellers or other parties. We inspect each property according to The American Society of Home Inspectors Standards of Practice. We follow these standards to ensure that you receive the best inspection possible.

Home Buyer Inspections

For buyers considering a home purchase

The only way to know for sure if you’re buying a dream home or money pit is to hire an experienced, licensed Kentucky Home inspector.

Newcomers, part-timers, and family members simply don’t have the ability to provide a comprehensive inspection and report that you’ll need and trust to take to the sellers.

Inspecting the physical condition of a house is an important part of the home-buying process and should be included in your purchase contract as a condition of closing the sale.

Inspect and Detect, LLC will look for defects or malfunctions in the building’s structure, such as the roof, plumbing, or foundation, and many other areas. Even if the seller provides you with their own inspection report, it’s best not to rely on this alone – the seller may have chosen an inspector who’s simply a friend or relative and doesn’t necessarily have your best interests in min

Home Seller Inspections

Pre-Listing Inspection

If you are selling a home, you’ll want to find out about any hidden issues with your property before your house goes on the market. Most buyers include the condition that the contract is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory inspection. This is known as the “inspection contingency”. We at Inspect & Detect, LLC have performed hundreds of these inspections for buyers.

Buyers will order a professional home inspection performed by an inspector of their choice. If the buyer’s inspector finds issues with the property they weren’t made aware of, it can cause the buyer to have doubts and the agreement can fall apart. At best, surprise problems uncovered by the buyer’s inspector, at the worst possible time, can cause renegotiations in your final sales price or cost you more money for professional repairs, as well as cause delays in closing.

It’s better to have your own inspection before putting your home on the market. Having a pre-listing inspection done by Inspect & Detect, LLC will make the entire sale process easier. Find out about previously unknown situations with your home and correct them in advance, on your terms. Or present the items “as is” and reflect it in the purchase price.

Realtors are very pleased when sellers get a pre-listing inspection as they then can move forward aggressively with confidence in your now listed property knowing there will be no surprises after they have invested substantially into the marketing of your property. It is a valuable asset to selling your home and also selling yourself to your realtor.

Buyers are leery and everything you can do to add credibility to yourself and your property can only help you. We at Inspect & Detect, LLC understand both sides of this equation to be able to serve you properly.

Radon Inspection

We at Inspect and Detect, LLC believe that proper testing for Radon levels in a home is the only way to ensure your health and safety. We use only the most highly respected and accurate electronic radon monitoring equipment, which is also used by the Federal Government, State, and Radon Testing professionals.

The benefits of a Continuous Radon Monitor are the accuracy of the testing, the ability to see hourly readings and determine if the test has been tampered with, as well as the ability to deliver the results to you in 48 hours. The report will show the average Radon level within the home and at the same time detail the radon level each hour of the 48-hour period. This is a more accurate picture than you can get with any other type of Radon test.

About Your Inspection

A standard home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residential building consisting of one to four dwelling units. It should be understood that there are certain risks inherent in the purchase of property and a home inspection is inherently limited in its scope and depth. The information gained from a home inspection conforming to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice will reduce some of those risks, but the home inspection is not intended to provide the client with protection from all of the risks involved.

An inspection can be likened to a physical exam by a physician. A home inspection is not to be confused with an appraisal, a building code inspection, a guarantee of any kind, and/or an insurance policy on the condition of the property.

During an inspection, the inspector will review the readily accessible exposed portions of the structure of the home, including the roof, the attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, basement, and foundation as well as the heating/air conditioning systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems for potential problems.

Home inspections are not intended to point out every small problem or any invisible or latent defect in a home. Most minor or cosmetic flaws, for example, should be apparent to the buyer without the aid of a professional.

Here are some of the many items we will be looking at during your home inspection:

  • Foundation and support structure

  • Fireplaces

  • Roof Systems

  • Basement

  • Water Heater

  • Vents, Flashing and Trims

  • Electrical Components

  • Structural Integrity

  • Steps and Stairs

  • Heating System

  • Central Air Conditioning System

  • Walkway and Driveways

  • Plumbing System and Fixtures

  • Garages Doors, Safety Sensors and Openers

  • Surface Drainage

  • Windows and Doors

  • Gutters & Downspouts

  • Decks

  • Sump Pumps

  • Roofs and Attics

  • Every Wall and Ceiling

  • And Much More!