Buying a home can seem like a daunting task.  A good home inspection can make it a little less so.  The inspector will take you on a guided tour of your home explaining the various systems and components, how they work, how they work together, what you need to do to maintain them and how long you can expect them to last

What Is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a non-invasive, non-technically exhaustive, visual examination of readily accessible systems and components.  The inspector is looking for structural, mechanical, and maintenance concerns, potential safety hazards and tries to determine the age of the major systems including roofing, heating, cooling, and the water heater.

Why Have a Home Inspection?

First, it is your legal right to have a professional home inspection performed by a licensed home inspector.  Second, it is a good idea to get an unbiased opinion from a neutral third party.  The home inspection provides you with the opportunity to have a licensed professional give you an overview of the general condition of the home you intend to buy.  The inspector will look for signs and symptoms of potential problems, give you possible solutions, or recommend further evaluation by a qualified contractor or engineer.

Visit the How and Why page to see how your house works and why certain issues happen where they do.


Buying commercial property is about making an investment in your business.  Part of running your business is managing cash flow.  Where you choose to run your business can have a significant impact on your bottom line. 

Having an assessment of your current building or your new building can help you manage cash flow.

A commercial property assessment by RCIS LLC will alert you the upcoming maintenance issues as well as provide you with a cost analysis and time line for these repairs.

Commercial Properties Inspected

  • Multifamily residential
  • Light office
  • Light commercial
  • Light industrial

Inspections performed to ASTM E-2018-01 Standards of Practice for Commercial Property Assessments.  The report includes a time line for repairs and life expectancies for major systems.