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What is a Home Inspection?

 A Home Inspection is a visual, non-invasive inspection of your entire home.  

As your home inspector,  I work within Washington State’s Home Inspection Standard

of Practice, checking all main components of the home inside and out. 

After I have evaluated the home you will receive an emailed electronic report,

identifying issues and recommendations for observations made.


Types of Home Inspections? 

   In a home sale, there are a few different reasons for a home inspection.

 A Typical Home Inspection  is the most common. This is done after your offer has been accepted. The sale is usually contingent on the results of the home inspection.  


​A Pre-Offer Inspection is done before you make an offer on a home. This allows you to know all about the main components of the home up front.  

Giving you the ability to confidently 

wave the inspection as part of your offer.


A Pre-Listing Inspection is done prior to listing your home for sale. This helps you prepare yourself and your home for the market, and will generally expedite the process, providing peace of mind for potential buyers. 


What do Home Inspectors look for? 

Home inspectors have a long, thorough list of components to inspect.

This includes looking for signs of water damage, structural issues, HVAC issues, damaged or poorly installed electrical systems, aging and damaged roofs, plumbing and drainage issues. We also inspect attics, basements, and crawlspaces looking for signs of pest infestations and molds. 

What do Home Inspectors NOT look for?

Home inspectors do not report on cosmetic issues in a home,

Unless it poses a potential safety issue. Inspectors look for things that are significantly deficient, unsafe or not functioning properly. For example: If there is a large crack or water stain on a wall, they’ll report it, but may not report peeling wallpaper.

Who should be present at a Home Inspection?

It is advisable for the client to be present for their home inspection.

When the client is present, the inspector can walk thru the home and explain each component, along with any observations found. This is the clients best opportunity to learn about the home, ask questions, or bring up concerns to the inspector.

If unavailable the client's agent or representative for the agent should always be on site

during the inspection.

How long should a Home Inspection take?

A typical home inspection takes 2-4 hours depending on the size

and complexity of the home.  Once back In the office, photos and findings are

edited into a full written report.


My goal is to provide your inspection report on the same day.


Solid Roots Services

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Additional Charges ...


+$25 per each additional 500 sq ft over the initial 2,000 sqft.

+$25 if the home was built between 1961-1970.

+$40 if the home was built 1960 or before.

+$50 for Holidays or same day scheduling.​

Why Additional charges?

* Larger homes take more time to inspect and more time to report on the findings

due to additional bathrooms, bedrooms and living space.

* Older homes can have unique challenges. Some or all of the home’s major components are older and may not be up to current standards. These

components generally take more time to inspect and report on. 

* New homeowners can then be made fully aware of any issues and understand

how these findings may or may not complicate the efficiency, durability

and safety of the home.

* A Travel Fee compensates for travel time and mileage.

Holiday and Same Day scheduling compensates

for taking up special family time and short notice inspections

Solid Roots LLC is fully committed to your complete satisfaction and delivering you the appropriate service for your needs!



My name is Julia Dessert.

As owner of Solid Roots Home Inspection,  I look forward to ensuring the home you've fallen in love with ... is solid.

Originally from the Mid-West, I've spent the last 12 years in

Gig Harbor, Washington.  Since then I have performed or assisted with over 700 inspections.  On each one I continue to learn and grow to become a better inspector. 

It means a lot to me when I can put a client at ease about a great house.  Also, when I can alert them to where problems could arise.  Your peace of mind is of the utmost importance to me!

See you soon!      - Julia.

Email :

Phone :   1-614-204-9280

Serving all of Western Washington


WA State/ Federal License


Licensed Home Inspector 

The first 3 years being a Home Inspector I was fortunate to apprentice with and then partnered with a seasoned inspector.

InterNachi Certifications

* Roof Inspection

* Residential Electrical Inspection

* Residential Plumbing Inspection

* HVAC Systems Inspections

* Attic, Insulation, Ventilation, & Interior Inspection

Continued Education

Buell Electrical Inspection Certification

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