PEACE OF MIND
Bean & Heyl Home Inspections, Inc. has one mission: Educate our clients on any
significant deficiencies in the major systems of a house or building. With our knowledge and experience, you will
know the condition of the home you have purchased. And our guarantee to you? If you are dissatisfied with our service
for any reason, we promise a full refund of the building inspection fee when notified within 48 hours after the inspection.
You can't lose letting us inspect for you---Experience, Knowledge and a Guarantee!
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Bean & Heyl home inspection is methodically undertaken with our clients in mind. Our standard inspection includes
evaluating visible structural components, roofing, electrical, and plumbing systems of the property. We also evaluate windows
and doors, grading (near foundations), decks, guttering, siding, chimneys, walks, and driveways, among various other items.
We can also perform general consultations (for specific problems or general concerns such as basement leakage, foundation
cracks, etc.), termite inspections, and Radon testing.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We encourage you to follow
us closely during the inspection and ask questions. We enjoy answering questions. Whether you’re a first-time
homeowner who needs to know the basics (like changing furnace filters), or you’re an experienced homeowner with considerable
home knowledge, we will answer all your questions professionally and authoritatively. Our home inspection process will
definitely educate you about the property you are intending to purchase or sell. We are proud of our years of experience,
our knowledge base and our custom narrative style reports. We aim to impress.
We vow never to perform home
inspections as just another job. Our clients, the homes purchased, and the given circumstances of the purchase, will
vary considerably. Therefore, allotting sufficient time for each inspection is crucial to provide you with the best
inspection in the industry. Bean & Heyl inspectors will never rush through a property. We know that some of our competitors will “perform” three or four inspections
daily. We won’t. Undertaking that many inspections is a recipe for costly mistakes and frustrations that
are unacceptable. Our inspectors will take all the time needed (usually about three hours for an average sized home)
to properly inspect the property and educate you, our client. This means that we will perform a detailed inspection,
answer all of your questions, and provide a quality narrative report.
WHAT WE DELIVER
Unlike most inspection companies, we do not believe in a generic checklist “report.”
Checklists are undoubtedly easier for building inspectors (significantly less time and effort than narratives), but making
an inspector’s life easier is not the purpose of a building inspection. If you want a cheap inspection for your
home or building, we would encourage you to use one or our competitors. When our competitors hand you their inspection “report,”
they’ll be done but your work has just begun. You’ll spend hours deciphering pages of checked boxes and
handwritten notes. Experienced real estate professionals will agree that narrative reports are the best for the
detail and interpretation. With our inspection details that our competitors fail to give you, you will often be able
to negotiate far more than the average cost of our services: In other words, our services will usually save you considerable
money. Our professional inspectors will provide a custom narrative report that is easily interpreted. The report is guaranteed to be available by the next working day, and most often delivered (e-mailed
or faxed) within a few hours of the inspection.
Our goal is not to be the biggest inspection firm, but be the
best. We know that our methods and professionalism in this industry are the keys to our success. Thank you for considering
Bean & Heyl Home Inspections as your inspection company. Our office hours are 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Monday
through Friday. Contact us today with your questions or use our
easy on-line reservation form anytime to reserve or
schedule an inspection.
TOPIC OF THE MONTH
Many homes in the St. Louis area are built on clay soils that have
amazing expansive and shrinkage characteristics from moisture gain or loss. During our hot and dry summers, even the deeper
soils under our homes will contract, occasionally exacerbated by large trees (they abstract a tremendous amount of moisture
from the shrinkable clay soils) causing a house to settle. At Bean & Heyl Home Inspections, Inc., we have observed that
such settlement occurs several months after the harshest dry periods in St. Louis. Considering the drought conditions
we have experienced during the past few months, if you observe new cracks in your home this fall or winter, don’t be
too surprised. Most of the time, monitoring them is all that will be needed. Still, if you have questions or concerns
give us a call. We'd be happy to evaluate the cracks for you.
Bean and Heyl is now part of Buyers Protection Group. Click here
for more information about BPG.