Napa Valley Home Inspections

Napa, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I do a very complete inspection of the structure and all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. My reports are full of color photos that clearly outline the issues to make it easier to negotiate or pass along to contractors to have estimates done.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like the human contact with buyers who really want to know what can be done to improve a property and make money in real estate.

Location

Napa, CA 94558

Background check

Complete

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Paul G. Jan 6, 2017
    Satisfied with the Home Inspection
    Dean provided a home inspection when we were in escrow to buy an older home. Dean was exceptionally professional and explained his observations as he inspected the home. He was thorough and well spoken. We received the inspection report shortly after the inspection and the report was outstanding.
  • Michael G. Jan 3, 2017
    Napa Valley Home Inspections Saved the Day for Us
    All prospective home purchasers in the Napa area will be well rewarded with the highest home inspection professional services of Mr. Dean Alm of Napa Valley Home Inspections. WWW.NapaValleyHomeInspections.com, president Dean Alm 707-260-5524. Mr. Alm was referred to us by Coldwell Banker Realtors in Napa Valley to inspect a potential new home to purchase in Napa we were considering. The home was in the $2m to $3m range. It was presented by the seller's realtor as almost new construction, in excellent condition, and a recent (8 month old) pest report's recommendations were 100% taken care of. We wanted to verify and check that report out, and review all other systems and appliances, roof, retaining walls, foundation, etc. of the property. Dean was very professional, thoroughly reviewed the prior pest report and check all finding listed. We were there with him and he clearly explained what and why he was doing on every step of his investigation. Needless to say, he discovered that none of the prior pest report recommendations/fixes were made. He noted a number of other problem areas, provide both text and pictures to document his findings and did this all within 3 days. He subsequently got a mold inspection and roofer inspection scheduled, and even found a high-end construction firm (with no financial relationship to him, as he proudly stated, thus his services are unbiased to any repairs) to make an estimate of the costs to repair all damages. He communicates by phone, text and email regularly and thus has keep us daily informed of his next steps. He is excellent!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly taking classes with PG&E or Internachi or the American Home Inspector training Institute. My business has evolved to include energy audits. Education is the only way to add value to what you do as a Certified Home Inspector. With no licencing requirement in California this is a critical part of confirming yourself as a professional home inspector.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
In college I worked on various urban renewal and neighborhood revitalization research projects and got hooked on real estate. I have been involved in the redevelopment of all types of real estate for close to 30 years now. I take great pride in helping people make wise choices when it comes to investing in Real property of all types, residential and commercial.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Bank owned properties sold "as is". you may not want it at any price!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find a profesional inspector and ask for a copy of his or her insurance coverage and training certificates.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Home inspectors are licensed in 31 states but not California, thats just not right. I am a Certified Profesional Inspector, I can be licensed in all 31 states and Canada. I am experienced and insured should I make a mistake. I have yet to make any claim against my profesional insurance, errors and ommisions insurance or my free 90 day warranty offer. Hire a profesional Inspector who does not do work on the homes he inspects.