I recently used Sunshine Home Inspection to conduct a pre-purchase inspection of a home in the greater New Orleans area. While not the cheapest inspector I found, hiring Thomas was the best decision I made during the home buying process and worth every penny, two times over. Thomas was the utmost professional during the entire experience. From the courtesy during my initial call to schedule the inspection, through the follow up email afterwards. The inspection itself was very thorough, detailed and went over and above requirements multiple times. I am a first time home buyer and was unsure of exactly what to expect from the inspection and now I think I have been spoiled. When I arrived at the property at the appointed time, Thomas was already there and was just completing his inspection of the crawl space. He went over in great detail all of his findings before we moved onto the rest of the inspection. He didn’t mind at all me asking hundreds of questions during the inspection. The whole process took about three hours, at the end of which I felt like I knew exactly what I was getting in the home. Would definitely recommend Sunshine Home Inspection to anyone and would certainly use them again in the future.
Locally Owned and Operated
- Specializing in the science of a home
- Commercial inspections
- Mold, air, lead and asbestos testing
- ASHI, infrared and mold certified
- Forensic inspections
- Never sued = thorough inspections
- ~8 years experience
- Infrared thermography
Sunshine Home Inspection is the most thorough in town. This is an industry with high liability and most inspection companies get sued repetitively. But we never have been! We take our time and do the job right, without shortcuts. We encourage you to follow along with us during your inspection so that you can keep an eye on everything. We believe in transparency. Thorough inspections translate into great online reviews. Even though we have the best Angie’s List and Google ratings in Southeast Louisiana, we keep our fees competitive, with several other companies having higher prices than us.
The ASHI gold seal, at the top of our webpage, represents the highest level of inspector in the country. ASHI stands for the American Society of Home Inspectors and is the only inspection institution accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Our owner is ASHI certified. We hold several certifications including mold. Our owner has a Master’s Degree in Science so we focus on the science of a home. Our savvy clients care about the health of their families and we find mold/lead/asbestos issues in many homes around New Orleans. We will keep you safe and save you money at the same time. Imagine the cost of remediation. We commonly see it run into the 10’s of thousands. That is why you can’t afford a cheap inspector. We’re not bottom feeders. Cheap inspection companies do quick inspections and go for volume to make their money. Not us!
We do forensic inspections and expert witness testimony. “Forensic inspections” deal mainly with unique home deficiencies regarding science and health. Most of our cases involve mold issues, lead issues and other inspection companies that are getting sued. A significant amount involve structure. We are proficient at identifying structural issues with raised homes and take extra continuing education classes in this area.
We do commercial inspections including clear span metal structures, brick warehouses, strip malls, motels and hotels.
You can be sure you are hiring a smart and ethical firm to investigate your property. There is no conflict of interest with our company and we look after your fiduciary interests.
We do good work!