Memphis based Home Inspector and Home Inspection Services

Home Inspector Gene Ballin of Memphis is well-known as one of the most trusted inspectors of homes in the Memphis and North Mississippi area since 1996. Gene Ballin Inspects homes within 150 mile radius of Memphis. 

When I do a Home Inspection, I look everywhere I can look, operate whatever I can operate, open accessible panels, evaluating each systems performance individually and how that system interacts with the other systems in the home. I do this to simulate how you might operate the house under certain conditions to try to make the home reveal a weaknesses or flaw it may have. My Home Inspection report findings are then reported to you verbally at the conclusion of the Home Inspection and than later in the Home Inspection report. It is not uncommon to also receive 80 - 150 pictures that were taken during your home inspection. My goal is help you make an informed and confident buying decision.  

My Home Inspector License and Certification Documentation

Buying a New or Pre-owned Home and

First time home buyers

We see the signs everywhere. The looking, the bidding, the process is consuming.  Don't get caught up in the frenzy and don't make a final decision till the home has been inspected by a licensed and certified home inspector.   

If the utilities have been OFF over 6 months or a year, a code safety inspection may be required before the utilities can be restored.

Even with the utilities OFF a Home Inspection can tell you many things about a home, things you may not have even knew to look for. 

Selling your home

What is inspected during a Home Inspection?

Home Inspections are done according to the state required Home Inspection Standards of Practices which require inspection of the: Structure, Exterior, Roof, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Interior, Insulation, Ventilation, Built-in appliances and Fireplace (if one is installed).

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Structural Inspection

Exterior Inspection

Roof Inspection
Plumbing Inspection
Electrical Inspection
Heating Inspection
Cooling Inspection
Interior Inspection
Insulation Inspection
Ventilation Inspection  
Built-in Appliance Inspection
Fireplace inspection
Pool Inspection
Mold Inspection
Indoor Air Quality


Home Inspection Topics

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…