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Stephanie A.  Bath, Ohio-
"My husband and I chose Steven's company because he just seemed to be more technologically advanced in his method of doing a home inspection.  We felt his prices were very in line and if anything we felt like we got our money's worth because of the time and effort we saw him put forth. We would definitely recommend his services. "
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Sheila R.  Copley, Ohio-
"Steven did a home inspection for me and he was fabulous.  As a single mom I am always worried when I hire contractors but Steven was extremely easy to talk to and helped me understand things on my level.  Not only was he punctual but also early!  He was extremely thorough, and took the time to show me things that were of importance for my home buying consideration.  I would highly recommend Steven for your home inspection needs".
Daniel S.  Copley, Ohio-
"Steven was recommended to us by our friends who had used Steven in the past.  They gave him rave reviews and he did not disappoint.  He was very thorough, clean, polite, and helped us feel comfortable in our home buying decision making process.  He was able to help us find issues that could have lead to big financial losses in the future. But we were able to negotiate to have them fixed before we bought the home.   
Erin G.   Akron, Ohio
We found Steven and his company off of Angie's List.  We called and talked to him and what he could offer us, and then after visiting his website we decided he was the inspector we wanted to hire.  His website seemed more down to earth and easy to understand than any of the others we had looked at.  The other inspectors we talked to seemed very robotic and disinterested.  Steven was easy to talk to and very engaging.  We enjoyed our home inspection process because of him.


Ryan B.  Fairlawn, Ohio
We needed a home inspection done fairly quickly and Steven from Reckner Home Inspections was able to get the job done.  He really seemed to take his time to investigate and in my wife and I's humble opinion he went above and beyond what we paid him for.  We really feel we got our money's worth and wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend him to our friend and family.  Thank you for helping us with our new home. 


Amanda H.  Fairlawn, Ohio
"I wanted to have my house pre-inspected before I tried selling it.  I knew the home had a lot of issues and as a single mom with three kids I couldn't afford to lose the equity I had built in my home during the negotiation process.  Steven was very kind and easy to work with.  He was able to help me find the issues I was looking for and even a few I didn't know were there.  It really helped me get the kind of money for my home that I was hoping for." 


Jessica P.  Akron, Ohio
"Steven was the only inspector we could find that had any kind of warranty and guarantees to stand behind his work.  We felt very comfortable hiring Steven because we knew if anything major was to happen to our new home, we had some protection to fall back on.  It was nice, we have never seen anyone offer service warranties like that before."


Stacy and Mike R.  Fairlawn, Ohio
"We decided to invest in an older Victoria style home that we knew was going to be a fixer-upper, if you know what I mean.  Having the sewer guard, mold and roof warranties made us feel safer about purchasing an older home where things are more prone to go wrong.  Steven did a very good inspection and showed us things and areas of concern without scaring us to death.  We would definitely hire him again in the future."


Dave and Kim L. Copley, Ohio
"We had Steve do a standard home inspection, for an older home we bought in Copley, Ohio.  Steve was early and ready to go, we think he did an exceptional job and wouldn't hesitate to hire him again in the future.  My wife said he is very trustworthy and easy to talk to as well, Thank You."


Brian and Leslie K Columbus, Ohio
"Steven helped us out the day before Thanksgiving this year.  We could have waited but he is a hard worker and really went the extra mile to help us get into our new home as quickly as possible.  He was very thorough, and his report was very nice and easy to read.  We appreciated Steven's sensitivity to our situation and time constraints, he really helped us out. 


Home Inspector now serving Akron, Medina, Fairlawn, Bath, Copley
Norton, Wadsworth, Brecksville and much of Northeast Ohio

I am only a phone call away  330-860-0295     CALL ME NOW

​for a price estimation and
FREE  Thermal Imaging Inspection! ($225 Value)

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 or Septic Systems at this time. 

Akron Ohio’s Top Choice Inspection Provider

At Reckner Certified Home Inspections I like to say "Protect Before You Invest". As a Certified and Licensed Inspection Professional I have seen it lot in 23+ 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.


Sewer Scope Inspection

The Main reason we recommend a sewer scope inspection is to let us know if the property’s sewer line and system is functioning as it was intended. Knowing the condition of your sewer line is important from not only a piece of mind standpoint, but also from a general home ownership standpoint. It is suggested the sewer line be reviewed every 5 years to ensure a costly problem is not forming. During a typical inspection year, I have on average, 30 clients a year out of 600 that fail to inspect the sewer line of their new home and have a backup issue. This literally means sewage backups in the home. These repairs are costly. This could leave you paying for expensive repairs if the sewer line is has shifted out of position, wasn't even installed correctly the first time, cracked or broken, has root invasion, or build ups that will eventually cause back ups. The average Sewer Line Repair starts at around $2,500 minimum and can go to $15,000.00

One of the main reasons you can trust our diagnosis of the sewer line of the home is because ALL we do is inspect them only. We have no money interest in the repair money or estimates. This helps ensure your are not being unfairly diagnosed by a repair company. Our inspector will use a color, state of the art video inspection camera into the sewer line through the sewer clean out. The clean out may be located in a basement, crawlspace or outside the home. If no obstructions are found, we will inspect as far as our video line will allow. If we do find problems or issues in the line, we are able to accurately locate of the trouble area. Our video camera has a sensor attached that allows us to find it with a locator in the yard for quicker repairs.

Common Sewer Line Problems

Common sewer line problems are root intrusion, holes, pooling, cracks, and pipe separation. A functioning sewer line may have problems that do not currently affect the performance of the line. However, these problems may cause a future sewer backup leading to an unexpected emergency line repair or replacement.

Not Just A Sewer Scope Inspection

You will receive a written report detailing the condition of the main line and a link to the high quality, digital video recorded at the time of inspection.

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 and 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."