Charlottesville Home Inspectors

Charlottesville Home InspectorVirginia is a caveat emptor (buyer beware) state, so we encourage all of our buyers to do their due diligence as a contingency in their purchase contract. One of the most common inspections is the home inspection. We thought it would be of interest to run a series on the various home inspectors in the area, so that when the time comes, you will easily be able to select the inspector that meets your needs and you feel the most comfortable with. This quarter we are introducing Jim Quisenberry of Cavalier Home Inspections located in Charlottesville.

1. What is your background as it relates to conducting home inspections?

I spent 30 years in the building supply and lumber business as well as I built my own home.

2. How long have you been inspecting homes?

I have been inspecting homes for the last 11 years have done approx 2700 inspections.

3. What is the most common problem you see around Charlottesville when conducting home inspections?

The most common things we see are safety issues, maintenance issues and water intrusion issues.Examples: Smoke detectors not working, Filters not being changed regularly or no service on heating and cooling systems. The water intrusion issues are generally landscaping problems or gutters not working.

4. What are the three things that you would suggest all homeowners to do to keep their home in good shape?

Have HVAC systems serviced. Keep the landscaping and trees trimmed off of the house and perform general maintenance.

5. What areas do you cover? Do you have any specialties?
The area I cover is where ever I’m needed. I have done inspections in as far away as Culpeper, Staunton, Amherst and Goochland.