A Mark Merlo home inspection is the first step towards your next home. Merlo Inspection Services provides personalized inspections to our customers, for our customers. We will provide a thorough inspection for your next house, apartment, condo—you name it. Merlo Inspections prioritizes attention to detail, incorporating AHSI (American Society of Home Inspectors) certification standards.
Mark Merlo is a certified AHSI Home Inspector, and a graduate of Eastern Michigan University. Mark services clients all around the Metro-Detroit area and is available 7 days a week.
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What a Home Inspection Includes:
The standard home inspector’s report will cover complete interior and exterior, all structural, the condition of the homes' heating system; central air conditioning system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and garage.
Mark Merlo follows the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Why do I need a home inspection?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.
If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
What is ASHI?
Since 1976, ASHI has worked to build consumer awareness of home inspection and to enhance the professionalism of its membership. The ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics serves as a performance guideline for home inspectors and is universally recognized and accepted by many professional and governmental bodies as a gold standard.
Who belongs to ASHI?
ASHI is an organization of independent, professional home inspectors who are required to make a commitment, from the day they join as ASHI Associates, to conduct inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, which prohibits engaging in conflict-of-interest activities that might compromise their objectivity. ASHI Associates work their way to ASHI Certified Inspector status as they meet rigorous requirements, including passing a comprehensive, written technical exam and performing a minimum of 250 professional inspections conducted in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Mandatory continuing education helps the membership stay current with the latest in technology, materials and professional skills.