Home inspectors perform a vital service to their local community. Ensuring a home is safe for all families is a matter of pride for all inspectors.
People from all walks of life and financial backgrounds share the dream of owning a home. One vital step in every home purchase should be a thorough, professional inspection. Not all homes are inspected before purchase. A thorough, professional home inspection from a qualified inspector can be costly. Some families forego an inspection entirely due to lack of funds or end up hiring one at a low cost that is unqualified. This can lead to major issues such as asbestos going unnoticed and undocumented.
Master Inspector Charles Lewis started Nonprofit Home Inspections in 2014. Coming from both a construction and nonprofit background, Lewis was looking to make a difference in his local community. In his youth, his hard-working mother had purchased a fixer-upper for him and his 5 siblings. The home unknowingly contained asbestos. Years later, she was diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure and died shortly after. Lewis decided he would do everything he could to prevent this tragedy from happening to other hard-working families.
Nonprofit Home Inspections offers the opportunity for every potential homeowner to be able to make the best-informed decision. They serve areas in both Washington state as well as Oregon. Using a sliding scale method, they determine what financial contribution families need to make in order to purchase their potential dream home. Inspectors are extensively trained to go above and beyond the minimum standards of a home inspection. Inspectors employ state of the art technology to perform asbestos, mold, and radon tests. This helps protect every home buyer from having to deal with a potentially preventable tragedy. A family of 3 who makes less than $53,000 per year can qualify for a low-cost inspection, thus ensuring their forever home is not only happy but safe and healthy.