What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing typically depends on the sq. ft.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
1. Send me the Address to be inspected.
2. Sign my pre-inspection agreement.
3. Set the appointment.
4. Receive your Inspection Report within 24hours.
5. Receive a Free "Now that you've had a Home Inspection" book Free.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Brett Salinardo, CPI, is a Certified Professional Inspector® trained by InterNACHI—the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors—which is the world's largest nonprofit association of residential and commercial property inspectors, and provides education, training, certification, benefits and support for its members. All InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspectors® are required to pass an Inspector Exam, follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice, abide by a strict Code of Ethics, and take accredited Continuing Education courses each year in order to maintain their membership in good standing.
Brett Salinado has acquired extensive home inspector training through InterNACHI’s rigorous Continuing Education curriculum, which includes dozens of live classroom, online, and video training courses, written by experts in their field, which have received more than 1,400 accreditations by state and governmental agencies throughout North America.
In order to become certified, Brett was required to take inspection courses related to the interior and exterior of the home, including the common and major areas of concern for home buyers, such as the foundation, heating and cooling, roof, plumbing, and electrical systems.
Here is the list of InterNACHI courses required for initial certification:
Safe Practices for the Home Inspector
25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know
Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors
How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections
How to Perform Roof Inspections
How to Inspect HVAC Systems
Structural Issues for Home Inspectors
How to Inspect the Exterior
How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior
How to Perform Deck Inspections
How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion
How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been and still am in the Home Improvement Business for over 20yrs. I knew I was destined to be a investigator. My instincts headed me towards being a Home and Commercial Inspector. I love this line of work and will never do anything different.
What types of customers have you worked with?
A large line of diversity.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I'm a father and a family supporter, I am always working very hard to support my family. This is a ongoing project and it will never be completed.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be non-bias, typically a home inspector has a tremendous amount wealth of knowledge, we are all out just trying to make a living. We all love what we do and ultimately any home inspector who is licensed and insured can respectively do the job. Go with your gut instinct.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
1. How Much for the services?
2. What services are offered? Radon, Mold, Pool, Termite, Septic etc.
3. How quickly will I receive a report?
4. Do you except Visa, MasterCard, Amex, etc.