Welcome to the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors
Established in 1976, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is the oldest and most respected professional association of home inspectors in North America. The Washington Chapter of ASHI (ASHI Washington) continually strives to meet ASHI’s goals of building public awareness of home inspections and enhancing the technical and professional performance of home inspectors.
Why Choose an ASHI Home Inspector when it comes to buying a home
A home is one of the most important purchases one will ever make. A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home. The home inspection process hopes to provide the most accurate assessment possible as to the current condition of the home. The best home inspection will be a thorough one, where the inspector goes over every little detail of the home. You want an inspection that looks at every component of the home, including:
- The plumbing system.
- The electrical system.
- The structural condition.
- The heating and air conditioning systems.
- The basement and foundation.
- The roof and attic.
- Evidence of water penetration or grading issues.
- Pests such as bugs and wildlife.
- Environmental issues such as mold, radon, asbestos, and lead paint.
- Appliances and other general components of the home that will transfer ownership and oversight to the new owner.
What we hope you learn about the home inspection process is the important distinction between an ASHI Washington Home Inspector and others who offer a similar service. Although Washington state requires a home inspector to pass a test and maintain annual education updates to retain their license there are no requirements to extend your training areas for a more robust knowledge of the home’s systems. You will find an ASHI Washington Home Inspector will, by and large, spend more hours on the job and in the classroom to ensure they stay ahead of the industry standards and exceed the consumers’ expectations.
ASHI Washington Chapter members far exceed the minimum requirements dictated by Washington State licensing. In addition to passing the National Home Inspector exam, Chapter members must perform 245 professional home inspections above the Washington State minimum of 5 and have their reports verified for compliance with the association’s standards before they are allowed to call themselves a “Certified ASHI Inspector”. ASHI also requires its members to complete 20 approved continuing education courses per year in order to maintain their membership, which are 8 more hours than the State requires. No other professional Home Inspector association can match the credentials of a Certified ASHI Home Inspector.
So when choosing a Home Inspector, look beyond Washington State licensed Inspectors and demand an ASHI Washington Home Inspector.
Everything you love will be sleeping in your home. It makes sense not to settle for a cut-rate home inspection. Select an ASHI Washington home inspector to inspect your next home with confidence. Many of our members push themselves to go above and beyond by becoming certified in Thermal Imaging, Sewer Scope, and hours of extra industry training annually.
ASHI Washington Chapter members perform Home Inspections in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, and Alaska.