Shelby Feldmann, Office Manager
New Legislation in Tennessee
The state of Tennessee has passed legislation requiring all home inspections to be performed by licensed inspectors (effective 7/1/2006). This new law emphasizes the importance of having experienced trained professionals conduct home inspections. A copy of our license is included in each inspection.
Clayton’s is Professional
Certified Member of ASHI ® American Society of Home Inspectors #033538
EPA Radon Measurement Operator #161990T
Leadership Positions Held With ASHI ®
• Vice President of East TN Chapter 2003-2004, 2006-2014
• President of MidSouth Chapter 1999-2000
• Council of Representatives 1996-2000 & 2006-2014
• Founding President of East Tennessee Chapter 2000-2001
• National Board of Directors ASHI ® 2000-2003
Clayton’s is Experienced
Business established in 1989. Knoxville home inspector since 1994.
Thousands of inspections completed. Typically, over 1,000,000 square feet per year. Will reach 10,000 inspections in 2015!!!!!
Continuing Education. The State of Tennessee requires home inspectors to have 16 hours per year CEU’s. ASHI requires 20 hours per year CEU’s. I typically take 20 – 30 hours per year.
Twelve years as Inspector/Construction Project Manager for Los Angeles County Office of Education.
Former licensed general building contractor in California. (License # B635092; license retired in 1994).
Over twenty years of construction experience.
Instructor at Trecs Real Estate School in Knoxville.
Instructor for University of TN Non Credit course on Home inspection.
Conducts workshops and training for real estate agents with regard to home inspection.
Clayton Inspection Service, Inc. gives a non-biased evaluation of the home, its general condition and functions. The inspector will take time to go over the inspection and answer questions before leaving the property.
If there are any questions after the inspector leaves, they are just a telephone call away. Customer service and satisfaction is as important to us as the inspection itself. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question, or too many.
The inspection will include:
Written Reports: All Inspections are documented with written reports. They use the Inspectvue reporting system affording our clients the best available report and information that will be incredibly useful for understanding, maintaining and re-selling their home. The report is usually completed by the end of the day. Reports, in PDF format, are e-mailed directly, as soon as they are completed. Lab reports and testing results are e-mailed separately, as soon as they are completed.
Roof Inspection: In most cases, if a roof is safe to walk on and they can access it with a 17’ ladder, they will walk it. They will often examine a roof from the eaves, from within the attic, and with field glasses from the ground as well.
Furnace Inspections: While they always recommend bringing in the service company currently providing service to find out their perception of conditions, recommendations and maintenance needs, they will look at the units for safety, equipment operation, and maintenance needs, and happily explain how it works, what to watch for, and how to troubleshoot should the unit shut down.
Central A/C Testing: Weather permitting, central and wall air conditioners will be run to establish that they operate, and to try to determine if they need service. In colder weather they cannot be tested as they are more prone to break. Get a representation from the seller as to conditions of appliances not readily accessible to test. Operation and maintenance tips will be discussed.
Heat Pump Inspections: Units are operated with normal controls to ascertain conditions and serviceability. Operation and maintenance tips will be discussed.
Additional Services Available:
Radon Gas Testing: Using state of the art anti-tamper computers, our continuous radon monitors take 10-20 readings each hour of the 48 hour test and download a radon level average for each hour of the test. The machines measure radon levels and if the machine is moved or tampered with. This equipment takes most of the risk away associated with charcoal canisters and other testing modes being tampered with & skewing the results.
Asbestos Testing: If you desire we will take samples of potential asbestos-containing materials to a EPA approved environmental lab for testing.
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