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  • Home Buyers and Sellers
  • Investors
  • Realtors

With extensive, proven experience in the field, inspection services are provided for:

  • Condos
  • Townhomes
  • Single family
  • Multi-family structures

Optional services such as consultation and re-inspection are offered as well. The consultation services are comprised of an evaluation and verbal reporting to the client as to the structure’s condition when no documentation is necessary. The re-inspection service reviews the initial inspection report to ensure that the specified repairs have been completed properly.

Upon the completion of the inspection the structure’s condition will be documented in a detailed electronic report with accompanying photographic illustrations. All deficiencies will be prioritized in accordance with a number of factors including safety major expense major repair minor repair maintenance concerns cosmetic concerns further evaluation and general comment.

Justin Murcia as the owner and primary home inspector for Inspect a Home brings with him over 20 years of versatile experience in the construction industry. He is a Licensed General Building Contractor with the Contractor’s States License Board and a Certified Home Inspector with the California Real Estate Inspection Association. He has multifaceted experience and education in all the areas of home inspection with a specialized expertise in inspecting retaining walls underground drainage systems door and window installations cabinetry decks wood-destroying organisms and moisture intrusion.  He holds an Associate’s Degree in Construction Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Project Management. He has inspected over 2500 structures with no insurance claims.

Inspect a Home is dedicated to protecting its valued clients through education and awareness. After discovering and prioritizing deficiencies clients are given the information to act with confidence and knowledge when it comes to the crucial decision of purchasing a property. Safety is of primary concern whether a property is to be purchased for residential or investment purposes. Safety is not only a matter of personal health wellness and security but also a financial concern as unsafe hazardous conditions often require costly repair. Safety concerns include seismic activity (damage to foundation) substandard installations materials deterioration lapsed maintenance or minor repairs that fail to address the root cause later to result in major costly damage.

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Home Inspection

A home is constructed by individuals that work in the construction industry. The construction industry is divided by trades and people who work in these trades, such as; foundation, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and more. A home inspection is defined by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) as; a general home inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property performed for a fee. The home inspection is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. A home inspector evaluates all trades used to construct the home. Therefore, the best home inspector for you is an individual who has obtained excessive versatility in their work experience, education, and qualifications.

Please click here to view an extensive description of my qualifications.

Please view our frequently asked questions for helpful information on the home inspection process.

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Why Choose Us

  • Property Inspections and consultation services for Buyers, Sellers, Investors, and Realtors
  • Servicing all types of structures and optional services
  • 60 mile radius service around Los Angeles, CA.
  • Low pricing, custom pricing (if you don’t have a crawlspace, you don’t pay to inspect it)
  • Same day report available
  • Electronic reports with photos and summary option, made available within 24 hours.
  • No cancellation fee
  • 90 & 120 day warranties available
  • Appliance recall check available
  • Open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm, convenient scheduling
  • Multiple payment options; cash, check, or credit card
  • $300,000 E/O and General Liability Insurance
  • Owner and Primary Inspector: Justin Murcia
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Construction Project Management
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Technology
  • Active member and certified master inspector with the master inspector certification board
  • Active member of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
  • Licensed General Building Contractor with the Contractor’s State License Board
  • 20 years construction experience
  • Over 2,500 successful home Inspections completed to date
  • Over 55 home inspection certificates completed, from three of the four home inspection associations (CREIA, ASHI, and NACHI)
  • Extremely versatile education and hands on experience in the construction industry spanning across all areas of construction
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(actual reports may vary from home to home)



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What’s included in a Home Inspection?

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Exterior (grounds, roof, chimney, doors, windows)

  • Exterior doors
  • Windows
  • Chimney, spark arrestor, and cap
  • Grounds; gates, retaining walls, soils, drainage, landscaping, driveway, sidewalks
  • Decks, patios, porches, balconies, and related covers
  • Stairs, handrails, guardrails
  • Wall surface and related components
  • Roof; roof covering material, flashings/ penetrations, skylights, gutters and downspouts

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Interior (fireplace, chimney, Bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, interior doors, walls, ceilings, floors, stairs, handrails, guardrails)

  • Fireplace and Chimney
    • Fireplace condition and proper operation
    • Damper operation
    • Hearth extension, condition and appropriate size
  • Bathrooms; counters, cabinets, floors, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, and ventilation
  • Laundry; utility source, dryer duct
  • Kitchen; Counters, cabinets, sinks, garbage disposal, dishwasher, range/ cooktop, Exhaust hood, trash compactor, and microwave
  • Interior doors
  • Windows and skylights
  • Walls, ceilings, floors
  • Stairs, handrails, guardrails

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Electrical System

  • Service Entrance Conductor (S.E.C.) and related components
  • Main and sub electrical panels and related components
  • Wiring, Conduit, and related components
  • Receptacles, switches, lighting, and related components
  • Exterior electrical components
  • Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

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Plumbing System

  • Water supply service/ main
  • Water supply lines and related components
  • Drain lines, waste lines, and vent lines
  • Fuel gas lines and related components
  • Faucets, fixtures, and hose bibs
  • Water supply functional flow and proper drainage

Water Heater

  • Description
  • Exhaust flue
  • Combustion air
  • Electrical
  • Emergency drain pan
  • Temperature and Pressure Relief valve and drain line
  • Seismic straps

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Crawlspace, Foundation, Basement

  • Accessibility and hatch size
  • Floor framing structure
  • Wood separation from soil
  • Floor insulation
  • Appropriate ventilation
  • Foundation condition
  • Foundation anchoring and cripple walls
  • Basement; exterior door, windows, stairs, and associated areas

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Garage, Carport

  • Attached garage-house door and related components
  • Exterior door
  • Vehicle door, automatic opener, and safety reverse mechanism
  • Interior, walls, ceiling, floor
  • Appropriate fire separation
  • Detached garage, carport structure
  • Detached garage exterior
  • Detached garage roof

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Attic, interior roof

  • Roof framing structure
  • Ceiling insulation
  • Appropriate ventilation
  • Vent screens
  • Exhaust ducts
  • Accessibility, size of attic hatch
  • Attic fan

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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

  • Description
  • Heating equipment condition and proper operation
  • Cooling equipment condition and proper operation
  • Energy source and connections
  • Air filter
  • Combustion air
  • Exhaust flue



All results will vary depending on the type of structure, accessibility of areas and components, and condition of the equipment at the time of the inspection. The following comments and/ or deficiencies may or may not pertain to your structure. The home inspection will be completed within the C.R.E.I.A. (California Real Estate Inspectors Association) Standards of Practice. This document is not legally binding and shall not be referred to as a checklist for your home inspection.


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