Home Inspections


A home inspection in West Virginia must comply with Title 87 of the West Virginia Legislative Rules.  It must be performed by a Certified Home Inspector through the West Virginia State Fire Commission & Fire Marshal.  A home inspection includes an evaluation of the visual components of the following:  


  • Structure

  • Roof

  • Exterior Grounds and Finishes

  • Electrical System

  • Heating and Cooling Equipment

  • Insulation and Ventilation

  • Plumbing System

  • Interior Components and Finishes

  • Built-In Appliances



 inspection and follow along as the inspection is being conducted.  We have found this is the best way to teach our clients about the home, its components, and how they interact.  After the conclusion of the onsite inspection, a narrative style report will be generated.  The home inspection report will include pictures of the property and diagrams in an attempt to better illustrate the condition of the house.  As this style of report is not simply a checklist, the report will have to be mailed or e-mailed to you after the inspection.  All attempts are made to have the finished report in your hands within 24 hours.



All home inspections performed by Kanawha Valley Home Inspections are executed in compliance with WV State standards, as well as standards set forth by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).



Ladder leaning against a building to facilitate a roof inspection.

The onsite portion of the home inspection typically lasts between 3 and 4 hours, but can vary depending on the home's size and condition. We encourage our clients to attend the home

A home inspection is a very important step which helps to ensure a homeowner or homebuyer can make educated decisions as it pertains to a house.  All home inspections are performed by Brett Hodgdon, a Certified Home Inspector in WV, who has performed over 5,000 inspections.   


* Engineering services are separate from and not included in a Home Inspection.