Pro-Tec Home Inspections

Protect you, your family and your investment!

Buying a Home made easy!
I am mike Engle, your Certified Professional Inspector (CPI).  Trained and certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI┬«), the world's leading association for home inspectors.
Buying a home is a huge investment and can be both exciting and scary. I will take some of that uncertainty out of the equation.  Your inspection report will inform you of the current condition of a home, its systems and components. You will be informed of all observed concerns that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, your pocketbook or poses a risk to people.  
From the roof to the foundation we inspect in accordance to InterNACHI's Standards of Practice.  
Having the knowledge and ability to inspect above the standards sets us apart, so does the equipment we use.

~State of the art~
  • Thermal Imager: When issues are visually observed (water stained walls, damaged or hot electrical components, etc.) we are able to better assess the internal or hidden damage and the extent of the damage can become more obvious via thermal imaging. 
  • Gas Detector: The smallest of gas leaks can be lethal so we don't relying on sense of smell alone.  Gas detectors (sniffers) can identify the precise location of a leak.
  • Moisture Detector: Checks moisture content in drywall, concrete and wood for potential rot damage and mold risks as well as hidden leaks or water intrusions.
  • Electronic Inspections Report:  Your report is easy to follow, color coded and will contain needed pictures from the actual inspection.  Most often it will be complete and available to you on line before leaving the inspection.

A quality Inspection will help protect you against:
  • Life threatening issues such as electrical concerns, gas and carbon monoxide leaks to some structural deficiencies and more.  
  • Legal liability issues (trip hazards, loose, missing or inappropriate hand railings for example). 
  • Unexpected costly repairs & maintenance due to damages or deficiencies.
  • STRESS and RISKS of buying a home (lemon or just the unknown)!

We strongly advise anyone in the market to review these important links which will inform you exactly what to expect from a proper home inspection

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A home inspection can save you 
-Thousands of $ at the bargaining table,  
-Thousands of $ in hidden repairs,
-Your families health or life!
The total Square Foot
Under 1499 Sq. Ft.
1500-1999 Sq. Ft.
2000-2499 Sq. Ft.
2500- 2999  Sq. Ft.
3000-3499   Sq. Ft.
3500+   Sq. Ft.
   $450.00 + .15 per Sq. Ft.
 Crawl Space Insection 
 Water Test (hardness, lead and 12 other impurities etc.)
 Free upon request

Based in Baxter, Iowa we service the Ames, Ankeny, Baxter, Boone, Colfax, Colins, Des Moines, Eldora, Grinnell, Grundy Center, Indianola, knoxville, Madrid, Marshalltown, Newton, Pella, Story City, Tama and surrounding areas.

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