Ferguson Home Inspections, LLC

Ferguson Home Inspections, LLC Ferguson Home Inspections is a premier home inspection company serving Central Indiana and all surrounding communities in the area.

Ferguson Home Inspections is a premier home inspection company serving Central Indiana and all surrounding communities in the area. Our goal is to provide timely, thorough home inspections including the most comprehensive and informative inspection reports possible. I am among the most experienced, qualified and well trained in the state of Indiana. I am licensed by the State of Indiana Commision board as a professional home inspectors, and maintain standards above the required levels for continuing education. I have a passion for performing detailed, thorough home inspections for my clients. After the inspection, I will remain available for any questions or follow up that may be required. My property inspection reports are thorough, clear and concise, with digital photos, descriptions, informative narratives and a report summary for quick reference and to aid in preparing a repair list for the sellers. Reports are always delivered the same day of the inspection, generally within a few hours of the inspection. Reports are emailed to the client and realtor in PDF format for easy delivery, printing and storage. My desire is to serve you by performing the most complete and comprehensive home inspection possible. I enjoy serving my clients and look forward to working with you. Your complete satisfaction is my goal! Jerry Ferguson Owner and lead Inspector Indiana State License # HI01300005 State Pest Inspection License #F249333 Hundreds of hours of continuing education and counting 25 plus years home remodeling and Floor Leveling, thousands of Structral Evaluations AHIT Home Inspectors Institute graduate, Memeber of InterNachi, Licensed Pest Inspector.

06/15/2017

What Does a Home Inspector Do?

A home inspector will evaluate the interior and exterior of a structure, looking for several things (including but not necessarily limited to the following list).

•Check all electrical outlets, switches and the fuse/breaker panel.
•Flush toilets and turn on faucets to make sure they work and to determine water pressure.
•Open and close all the windows.
•Check the floors, walls and ceilings for any defects.
•Check the basement or foundation for any water leakage.
•Inspect the heating and cooling systems.
•Check out the attic and any crawl spaces to assess insulation.
*Evaulate Chimneys
•Examine in the closets and under the stairs.
•Inspect roof and eavestroughs.
•Look around the entire exterior of the building structure looking for signs of weather damage.
•Look for any issues with exterior decks and railings.
•Inspect the foundation looking for cracks or other issues.
•Check the grading around the foundation.

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02/20/2016

What Does a Home Inspector Do?

A home inspector will evaluate the interior and exterior of a structure, looking for several things (including but not necessarily limited to the following list).

•Check all electrical outlets, switches and the fuse/breaker panel.
•Flush toilets and turn on faucets to make sure they work and to determine water pressure.
•Open and close all the windows.
•Check the floors, walls and ceilings for any defects.
•Check the basement or foundation for any water leakage.
•Inspect the heating and cooling systems.
•Check out the attic and any crawl spaces to assess insulation.
*Evaulate Chimneys
•Examine in the closets and under the stairs.
•Inspect roof and eavestroughs.
•Look around the entire exterior of the building structure looking for signs of weather damage.
•Look for any issues with exterior decks and railings.
•Inspect the foundation looking for cracks or other issues.
•Check the grading around the foundation.

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11/17/2015

With winter just around the corner, now is the time to give your home a "check-up". Here are eight tips from Comfort Institute on what to look for and take care of to make sure your home is ready for those cold north winds.

1. Have your duct system tested for air leaks.

Many think that windows and doors are the major cause of a home's air leaks. But according to recent research by the Department of Energy (DOE), gaps, cracks and disconnections in the typical home's duct system are much more significant. The DOE states that the typical duct system loses 25% to 40% of the energy put out by the central furnace, heat pump or air conditioner. Leaks are usually the biggest problem.

2. Close any crawlspace vents.

If your home or any part of it are over a crawlspace, make sure the vents are closed for the winter. Recommend some kind of ventilation in the crawl space even in the winter months.

3. Ask your heating contractor to perform an Infiltrometer "blower door" test.

The blower door is a computerized instrument originally invented by the Department of Energy. It pinpoints where your home's worst air leaks are, and also measures a home's overall leakiness. While most homes are still far too leaky, some are too airtight, and need mechanical ventilation to ensure the air inside is fresh.

4. Replace your furnace or heat pump air filter.

Most systems need this done every month to ensure safe and efficient operation. (Some systems, such as electronic air cleaners, need to be thoroughly washed.) Consider upgrading your system's air filter. The standard filter is there to help protect the equipment, not to clean the air in your home. Ask your heating contractor for information on new high efficiency air filters that can capture over 90% of the breathable particles of concern.

5. Have your heating system cleaned and tuned by a qualified contractor.

A pre-season tune up is a good investment. It reduces the chances of breakdowns in the middle of winter, and more than pays for itself through more energy efficient operation. Click here to view the CI Special Report: How To Identify a Good Heating and Cooling Contractor. While it is geared more towards finding a good contractor to replace old equipment, many of the tips are valuable for identifying a good service company.

6. Have your system checked for carbon monoxide and install a CO alarm.

When performing a furnace tune up, a good contractor will also offer to test your system for hazardous carbon monoxide (CO). CO can be produced by a dirty or malfunctioning gas or oil furnace or water heater. Every home should have at least one CO alarm. They are available from most heating contractors, as well as many retail outlets.

7. Adjust your thermostat to a cooler temperature when away or when sleeping.

Why heat your house when no-one's at home or everyone's under the blankets? Even just a five degree setback each night can save up to 10% on your heating bill. Save even more by setting back during the day when no-one's home. Even though the system will run a while to warm the house up, you still save money. If it's too much bother, ask your contractor to install a new programmable automatic thermostat. The new ones are reliable and very easy to use.

8. Consider replacing your old furnace or heat pump.

Just like a car, heating equipment doesn't last forever. If your system is over 12 years old and you are planning to stay in your home more than a few years, many authorities recommend considering replacing it before it fails permanently. A new system is safer, more dependable, and can pay for itself by being up to twice as energy efficient.

05/06/2015

Spring Is Here!

Outdoor Maintenance Tips

• Don't forget to check your Gutters and Downspouts
•Re-grade around Foundation if needed
• Test Sump Pump

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I also do Septic Level Checks for additional Fee.
04/18/2015

I also do Septic Level Checks for additional Fee.

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04/18/2015

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04/14/2015

Why should you get a Seller's Pre-Listing Inspection?

Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways, such as:

It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party.

It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.

It may alert you to items of immediate concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.

It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that ...
Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.

There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy Permit.

You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.

It helps you to price your home realistically.

It may relieve prospects' concerns and suspicions.

It may encourage the buyer to waive his inspection contingency.

It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.

03/24/2015

Buying a home?

The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind but, depending on the findings, it may have the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information over a short period of time. Your inspection will entail a written report, including checklists and photos, and what the inspector tells you during the inspection. All of this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself can make the experience overwhelming. What should you do?

Relax.

Home inspectors are professionals, and if yours is a member of InterNACHI, then you can trust that he is among the most highly trained in the industry. Most of your inspection will be related to maintenance recommendations and minor imperfections. These are good to know about.

However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:

major defects, such as a structural failure;
conditions that can lead to major defects, such as a roof leak;
issues that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home if not rectified immediately; and
safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electrical panel.
Anything in these categories should be addressed as soon as possible. Often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).

Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. It’s important to realize that a seller is under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in your inspection report. No house is perfect. Keep things in perspective.

And remember that homeownership is both a joyful experience and an important responsibility, so be sure to call on your InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector® to help you devise an annual maintenance plan that will keep your family safe and your home in top condition for years to come.

03/10/2015

Did You Know?

Basements are typically the area of a structure most at risk for water damage because they are located below grade and surrounded by soil.

Ways To Help..

Install and maintain gutters and downspouts so that they route all rainwater and snow melt far enough away from the foundation

Repair all cracks and holes in your basement walls

Once all runoff has been thoroughly diverted away from the foundation, and all cracks and holes have been repaired and no leaking is occurring, a waterproof sealant can be applied as a final measure.

By following these procedures, the risk of water-related issues in basement interiors can be greatly reduced, protecting the building from damage such as foundation rotting, mold growth, and peeling paint, as well as improving the interior air quality by blocking the transmission of gasses from the soil outside.

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04/28/2014

With all this rain we are getting please don't forget to make sure all your downspouts extensions are connected and extended no less then 6 ft away from your foundation.

04/06/2014

Just want to say thank you to everyone that took a little time out of the busy day to look at my Web page, again thank you

03/14/2014

This last week I found 2 different gas furnaces with the flue pipe terminated in the basement- Major Hazard- causing carbon monoxide to enter throughout the house- this can cause illness and or death- Even tho it's the end of the season , please , please have your furnaces evaluated (headaches are one sign that your furnace is possible allowing carbon monoxide to leak into the house)

03/02/2014
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From Pendleton, Indiana  Good morning. Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the very detailed inspection.  We are learning a lot with the buying process and all the concerns that need to...

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02/25/2014

Call for an appointment: 765-724-9093
7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Monday through Sunday
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Inspection time slots available – 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM, Monday through Sunday. I Specialize in late day inspections, so if you work during the day you can easily meet me after work.

02/25/2014

WARRANTY INSPECTION

If you own a new home and your 1 year builders warranty is about to expire, you should consider having your home inspected by a professional residential home inspector. Quite often problems and deficiencies in a new home will begin showing up in the first year of the home’s life. Having an inspection done a few weeks to a month before your warranty expires will give you time to notify the builder of items that are in need of repair. These repairs should all be made at the builders expense possibly saving you many times the cost of the inspection. If no problems are found you will have the peace of mind knowing your home is in great condition for years to come.

Your inspection will be accompanied by a complete and thorough written report with descriptions and digital pictures of deficiencies found in your home. The report can serve as documentation of the work that is required which should be covered by the builders warranty. Having your home inspected will increase the enjoyment of living in your new home, knowing that all systems are in good working condition.

02/25/2014

SELLERS INSPECTION

Are you preparing your home to place it on the market? Most informed buyers will probably have a third party inspection performed on your home prior to closing. An inspection will almost always reveal the need for some deficiencies to be corrected before the buyers move forward on the purchase of the house. This could place you, as the seller, in a position to do some quick, hasty repairs to meet time constraints of the sales contract, which could cost considerably more than if you had time to do the repairs in a leisurely manner. Getting your home inspected before you put it on the market will help eliminate these kind of surprises and could save a lot of money on repair costs.

A pre-listing inspection is also a great sales tool. Having a pre-sales inspection performed will insure the potential buyers that you are concerned about their interest in the transaction and will give them more confidence to complete the purchase. A pre-listing inspection gives you the ability to list your home with confidence.

02/25/2014

BUYERS INSPECTION

Purchasing a new home is one of the largest investments most people will make in their lifetime. The process of buying a home is an exciting and fun time but is also very emotional and most of the time very stressful. This emphasizes the need for an unbiased, third party home inspection which can bring perspective and peace of mind to the process. A well trained, experienced home inspector can save potential home buyers literally thousands of dollars in repair cost for deficiencies in the home that were either not disclosed or not evident.

My property inspection reports are thorough, clear and concise, with digital photos and a report summary, for quick reference and to aid in preparing a repair list for the sellers. Reports are always delivered the same day of the inspection, generally within a few hours of the inspection. Reports are emailed (available for download on our website) to the client and realtor in PDF format for easy delivery, printing and storage.

Allow me to help reduce your risk as you make one of the largest purchases of your lifetime. I can not guarantee to uncover every single deficiency, but with my experience and desire to complete the most thorough inspections possible, you can rest at ease knowing your new home has been thoroughly inspected. After the inspection, I will remain available for any questions or follow up that may be required.

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1210 W 1st St
Alexandria, IN
46001

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(765) 724-9093

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