Pro-Tec Home Inspections L.L.C.

Protect you, your family and your investment!

Welcome to Pro-Tec Home Inspections L.L.C. 
A family based and founded Home Inspection company serving your best interest in the Des Moines and surrounding areas. 

 Never buy or sell a home without 
a professional home Inspection!

 I am Mike Engle your Certified Professional Inspector (CPI).  Trained by the  International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®), the world's leading association for home inspectors.
 Generally, A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. It often takes between 2-4 hours depending on the size and condition of the home, findings, weather etc.  A Pro-Tec home inspection will help inform you of the current condition of a home, its systems and components and more importantly, give you the piece of mind you should have when buying a home.   A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people.
From the roof to the foundation we inspect in accordance to InterNACHI's Standards of Practice.  
A good Inspection will help protect you against:
  • Life threatening issues ranging from electrical concerns, gas and carbon monoxide leaks to some structural deficiencies.  
  • Legal liability issues (trip hazards, loose, missing or inappropriate hand railings for example) and 
  • Unexpected costly repairs & maintenance due to damages or deficiencies.
  • Hang ups etc. delaying negotiations and closing.
  • LOSS of a sale or purchase opportunity!
  • STRESS of buying a home (lemon)!
~State of the art~ 
Having the knowledge and ability to inspect above the standards is always our goal and it sets us apart and so does the equipment we use.
  • Thermal Imagers: 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.
  • Instant Inspections Reports:
No waiting days for the mail. Your report will be completed and, in most cases, availible to you prior to even leaving the inspection site.  The report is easy to follow, color coded and will contain needed pictures from the actual inspection.

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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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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