Gene Ballin Home Inspector


Hello and congratulations on your offer to buy a house!

 

If your reading this you were likely told to find a Home Inspector


Choosing a Home Inspector based upon price and quick availability can often be a big mistake! New Home Inspectors often charge less to get the work and do not have bookings scheduled weeks in advance.


Paying a little more and waiting to get a good home inspector is always worth it! If needed you can usually request an time extension for your inspection period and the difference in price between a cheap home inspection and a good home inspection is less than an expensive night out.


You should choose a Home Inspector based on three basic things

Are they licensed as a Home Inspector?

    Some people do home inspections without licenses or the required insurance.

How many Home Inspections have they done?

     Some states do not require home inspection experience to get a license.

What is their overall construction knowledge and experience?

    Home inspector licensing is not based on previous construction experience. 


About me

  • Home Inspection licenses in Tennessee TN407 and Mississippi MHIB 0189 NH. Certified Master inspector (minimum of 1000 Home Inspections required)
  • Performed thousands of home inspections over the last 25 years  
  • Licensed in the Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical trades and have done work in, on and under buildings for years. 

 

4-Point inspection

Inspect the Roof, HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical systems.

Short written report, pictures.

Approximately 2 hours @ $100 per hour.


General Home Inspection

Inspect the Roof, Exterior, Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Fireplace, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation, Doors, Windows & Interior. Pools are an option.

Long written report, many pictures.

Approximately 4 hours. General Home Inspections start at $350.00, call for quote.


 My promise is to perform whatever inspection you request in the most expedient manner to assist you in making one of the biggest decisions in your life.    


Text me the following information for availability or just to ask a question.


901-355-9370


Your name?

Inspection address?

Inspection you are interested in?

Utilities on?

Vacant or occupied?

Realtors name/number your working with?

Time remaining to get inspection done?


Home Inspection Topic Videos and Pictures

If you have a topic you'd like to hear about, let me know. Text me at 901-355-9370

One showing and done! Be ready to sell.

Isn't showing your house again and again fun!  NOT!!!! Rescheduling your life again and again to show a house is not fun. It gets to a point you feel like you do not live there…

Where is the filter?

Notice anything missing? The filter media is missing from the filter frame! When inspecting the HVAC system, the first thing I look at is the air filter. Is it installed? The…

Old Plumbing Pipes

If the house your looking at was built before the use a PVC Drain, Wast and Vent pipe, what should you be concerned about the most regarding the drain, waste and vent system? I…

Updated Lighting and wiring

We often see the comment in older home listings, “updated lighting and wiring”. But what does this mean? Very often I have observed that most of the house wiring is still…

Why should I pay for a Home Inspection that my friend can do?

Having a friend or relative look over a house before purchasing making an offer is not a bad idea. But, unless your friend or relative is experienced at inspecting homes, they…

Do I need the utilities turned 'ON' for a Home Inspection?

Very often unoccupied houses are 'Winterized', this action is intended to drain the water lines and water heater of all water and prevent plumbing fixtures and traps from…