Home Inspection

When you retain Sherlock Homes to inspect your property, you’ll receive a thorough examination by an experienced professional. We have been inspecting for 22 years and have completed over 7,000 inspections. We are members of the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and the California Real Estate Inspectors Association (CREIA). We strictly follow the standards of practice and code of ethics for each of our professional organizations.



Home Inspections for Sonoma, Marin, Napa, and San Francisco Bay Area

We  inspection each property, as if we were moving in our own family. Our inspections include over 400 items and include the following areas as part of a comprehensive investigation:


  • • Plumbing
    • Structure
    • Garage
    • Attic
    • Crawlspace
    • Interior
    • Exterior
    • Grounds
    • Drainage
    • Thermal Images (as needed)
    • Moisture testing (as needed)
    • Windows
    • Doors
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen built in appliances
    • Heater
    • Air Conditioner
    • Water Heater
    • Electrical
    • Environmental Issues
    • Pools and Spas (Required safety inspection)
    • Energy Conservation
    • Roof (We typically arrange for a licensed roofer, at no extra fee)
    • Radon Gas (if requested in advance)– visit our Radon Gas Testing page for more information!)
Click on the image below for an interactive presentation on home inspections by the American Society of Home Inspectors.


If you’re considering a home inspection as a seller or buyer, we can provide a prompt and objective evaluation of the property conditions. We will inspect, and report on the condition of the property, and produce an action plan for corrections within 24 hours.

We use the HomeGauge Software to generate digital inspection reports. Your report includes high-resolution images, videos, detailed narrative, and can be accessed online using your smartphone, or computer.

Included in your report is an interactive tool called the Repair Request List. This tool allows you to indicate how issues discovered should be handled moving forward. From  the report, you create a list that can be shared with all involved. The Repair Request List eases communications and has proven to be invaluable to any negotiation process. 


In compliance with ACAC, ASHI, CREIA  code of ethics and California law, we inspect only. As experienced home and environmental inspectors, we have seen over 7,000 buildings, and can find problems that are sometimes missed by others.


5% Discount For Seniors

Credit Card Logos