What we INSPECT: Here is a comprehensive list of the home sections inspected.

  • Structure and Foundation

  • Electrical Systems

  • Plumbing Systems

  • Roofs and Attics

  • Basements and Crawl Spaces

  • Gutters and Drainage

  • Walls, Floors and Ceilings

  • Porches and Decks

  • Property and Site

  • Sheds/ Barns and other outbuildings

       I also inspect and operate:

  • Furnaces year round

  • Air Conditioning when the temp. is 50 Degrees or above.

  • Plumbing Fixtures in Kitchens, Baths and Laundries

  • Water Heaters and Ventilation with a smoke pen.

  • A Representative Number of Lights and Receptacles

  • A Representative Number of Windows and Doors

  • Built-in Appliances

  • WE INSPECT POOLS for an Additional Fee check out our other website OhioPoolInspections.com

  • WE DO NOT INSPECT Wells, Septic Systems 

Akron Ohio’s Top Choice Inspection Provider

At Reckner Certified Home Inspections I like to say "Protect Before You Invest". As a Certified Inspection Professional I have seen it lot in 20+ years of Industry experience and I pass that knowledge to each and every one of my customers at every home inspection I do.  Just like a dentist or doctor I feel a home inspector is always "in practice" learning on the job everyday.  I am able to help you identify potential issues with your future home purchase and save you Money and Heartache by seeing these issues before closing so they can be fixed or negotiated with the Sellers ahead of time so you can have peace of mind with your new home purchase. 

Buyers’ Inspection

This is the primary function of my home inspection business.  To help you the consumer make the most educated decision you can during the home inspection and buying process.  I am happy to do the inspection with you by my side, answering all of your questions along the way, or to finish my report and walk you thru the home inspection report page by page and explain the findings.

Radon Inspections

 I am Licensed with the State of Ohio as a Radon Tester, furthermore I am certified by the National Radon Safety Board.  I do this for real estate transactions during home inspections, or for home owners who would like to protect themselves and their family from the odorless, tasteless, gas that can cause lung cancer in your home.  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States right behind smoking.  Please don't hesitate to test your home today if you do not have a radon mitigation system in your home. 

WDI Termite and Pest Inspections

I am Licensed with the Ohio Department of Agriculture to perform WDI Wood Destroying Insect Pest Inspections on the home you are trying to purchase. I am mainly looking for the insects that are wood destroying such as termites, carpenter ants and carpenter bees, but I will be letting you know if I find excessive amounts of any kind of insects or "pest" such as but not limited to bees, wasps, hornets, mud daubers, mice, rats, woodpeckers, spiders, or other bugs.

1 Year Builders Warranty Inspection Most building contractors provide a one-year warranty for new home construction. During this time the buyer is asked to keep track of any problems or defects they would like to be addressed by the builder in the form of what is referred to as a “punch list” of corrections for the builder to fix before the warranty coverage time expires.  There are many issues that are not obvious to the average homeowner who may or may not have any prior training in any aspects of the home building industry.  It is strongly advised by many different people in the industry that you should have a home inspection done to ensure you are getting all the corrections done that you have coming to you before your warranty expires. You will sleep better every night knowing you hired a professional to examine your largest asset and purchase of your life so the proper corrections were made before you became solely responsible for paying for any future corrections on your own. 


Pre Listing Inspection
A pre-listing home inspection is becoming more and more popular as people want to sell their homes faster in a fast paced very competitive real estate market.  It is very attractive to future potential buyers when they read the MLS listings they are considering for purchase and one of them stands out stating "This home was given an unbiased 3rd party examination by Reckner Certified Home Inspections and the report can be made viewable to your real estate agent.

 

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Distressed Drywall Due to Improper Storage

 

During a recent Home Inspection in Medina, Ohio I found a great example of a known issue with the ceiling drywall finish and I'm here let you know how to avoid this.  In the video you will see the "smooth" or non-finished looking rectangular spots on the ceiling.  This ceiling was properly finished at the time of installation.  The previous homeowners however liked to use the attic space above the garage to store seasonal totes and Rubbermaid Large Containers .  This normally isn't an issue if done properly.  This homeowner got lazy and decided to store the heavy totes in between the trusses of the roof.  This put undue pressure on the drywall and its fasteners. Due to the climate changes here in Northeast Ohio, the temperature in the garage and attic space can and  does fluctuate between 20-140 degrees depending on the time of the year and the amount of wind.  These temperature and humidity changes helped the drywall sag under the pressure from above.  This could have easily been avoided if the homeowner would have simply put down some plywood over to the top of the trusses and then placed the seasonal totes on top of the plywood this would have kept everything off of the drywall and avoided the finish from cracking and flaking off.Thank You for taking the time to read my blog and watch my video it is much appreciated.  This is Steven Reckner with Reckner Certified Home Inspections have a good day. Proudly serving Fairlawn, Medina,  Copley, Akron, Bath, Revere, Wadsworth, Brecksville, and all the rest of Northeast Ohio. 

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