WARRANTIES, FREE- Thermal Imaging Services-Tools- and Technology are what makes me different from other home inspectors.

I give ALL of my customers FREE!!  ($225 Value) Thermal Imaging scanning with every inspection!!  This is usually an expensive add-on service when you talk to other companies.  But I believe everyone deserves this service because I know I would never want to have my own home inspection done without it.  Great home inspections are what I am here to do but I just wanted to give you a glimpse into the tools and technology I use to separate myself from other home inspectors:


As a father and a husband, nothing is more important to me than the safety of my family.  I treat every home inspection as if it were my own.  That is why I use gas leak detectors, thermal imaging cameras, borescope inspection cameras, and electrical outlet detectors that go above and beyond what normal home inspectors do during a "visual inspection only". Radon, carbon monoxide, and other testing are made available at additional costs and when required.

Aerial Drone!!

I have found my drone to be more useful than I ever thought possible for my home inspections.  While I make every attempt to "walk" every roof during a home inspection, there are times when second story houses and very steep pitches of roofs and weather make it impossible and unsafe to be on. Weather such as ice, snow, rain, or high winds are a home inspector's worst enemy, but I have found that by using the NEW DJI Phantom 4 camera drone, I can see high resolution pictures and videos of the roof safely during these conditions.   It also allows me to see on the tops of chimneys and gables that I might not otherwise be able to inspect even when walking a roof during a home inspection.

Thermal Imaging Camera

THIS IS A FREE SERVICE!!  This is one of the most amazing pieces of technology I have invested in for doing home inspections.  Thermal imaging not only shows me hot and cold zones so I can help make your home more energy efficient, but it also gives me vision to things you can't see with the naked eye during my home inspection.  For example, wet spots behind walls and leaks that could cause future damage and create harmful mold, pet urine under carpets, insufficient insulation, seeing rodents in wall cavities, termite detection, and possible harmful electrical issues.

Inspection Apps on Ipad

Apps for our IPads and IPhones are one of the best ways we have to help ensure we inspect all of our items by giving us a very good detailed list during my home inspection.  These programs help me insert photos and add proper home inspection comments into reports easily so you can see upfront any issues I find.  They also help ensure accuracy, and a lot more speed.  Reports can be emailed, so you can get your inspection report faster and eliminate the delay in the purchase of your home.  This technology has saved a lot of paper usage and helps make sure if you were to lose your reports them they can be resent to you quickly.

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Inspection Camera

My Borescope is a huge help during my home inspections.  It allows me to look into areas that our flashlight and eyes cannot see.  It has the ability to not only take pictures but it can also record video when needed along with inspector commentary to help make your home inspection report even better.

UV Black light

When its dark enough in certain areas of a house I like to use a UV Black light whenever possible during my home inspections.  It can show pet stains and detect human waste products as well.  These are important to see if trying to negotiate new carpet or money off towards the purchase of the home. Black lights will also show anything that is fluorescent such as mineral deposits, particulate contamination, and is sometimes used in mold detection. Being able to possibly see things that my normal vision cannot help make me a better home inspector.

Electrical Outlet Detector/Circuit Analyzer

You will see a lot of inspectors "only" use a little outlet tester when inspecting outlets, those are OK but they do not show anything except if its wired correctly.  I take things a step above most by using a outlet tester that is also a circuit analyzer.  This lets us know if the circuit that outlet is on is properly grounded which is very important for safety  It also shows me if the outlet is getting proper voltage or not enough. Every home inspection I do lets me know the house is wired properly and has plenty of power before recommending the home through my home inspection report.

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Gas Leak Detector

During a home inspection of course our noses are our first line of defense when it comes to possible gas leaks.  But they can be very minor and dissipate too quickly for humans to detect on our own.  So I rely on an electronic gas leak detector. They are far more sensitive than my nose and provide me with  a sense of security when checking connections that they are safe and sound during my home inspection.

Over 20 Years of Industry Experience

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."