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When you’re in need of a home inspection in Gardena, California look no further than Gardena Home Inspectors serving the  South Bay for over 20 years. 

With a reputation for thoroughness and reliability Gardena home inspectors is qualified to provide you a complete Home Inspection Service inspect everything from the foundation to the roof and everything in between that includes the plumbing supply plumbing waste electrical structural roof.  

Gardena home inspectors conducts all inspection to the ASHI standards, we are Certified ASHI inspectors. We encourage all clients to follow the inspector around during the inspection to gain valuable information and insight into the report.  

We provide a complete digital Report with pictures the next day.  


A good ASHI inspector will explain to clients how they can keep their home in better condition.

An ASHI home inspector is a person who is certified by ASHI, or the American Society for Home Inspectors, to perform home inspections. To become one, you need to go through some training and then certification is issued. You also need to be a member of ASHI and renew your membership annually.

An ASHI inspector will inspect homes and then come up with an inspection report that tells the buyer, seller or owner of the house the state the house is in. This information is crucial especially when a house is being sold, but regular homeowners also need to schedule periodic inspections that will tell them the state of their homes.

An ASHI inspector will get approached by a client after and they will agree on a date and time for the inspection. In most cases, the client is allowed to be present as the inspection is carried out. Once they have agreed on a date and time, the client will pay a fee. This fee will vary from inspector to inspector and also from state to state. The inspector will then draft a contract for the client to sign.

ASHI inspectors usually have a checklist of what they will be inspecting the roof, the structure, electricity and plumbing, air conditioning and other areas fall in this list. If there are other areas that a client wishes to have

inspected and they are not in the list, he can ask the inspector to add them for a fee, or he can look for a different certified inspector to do them. Things like black mold, dampness etc may not be listed for ASHI inspectors, but homeowners should have these areas looked at to avoid future damage.

A good ASHI inspector will explain to clients how they can keep their home in better condition. If he notices a problem with plumbing, for instance, he may advice on how the plumbing can be done better when repairs are done. This kind of knowledge is gained from their ASHI training, but people with a background in construction and home maintenance will have an advantage.

Once the inspection is complete, the inspector takes the client through his findings and explains them. He then goes back to his office and types up a report which he will give to the client. This report is generated fast, usually within 24 hours because it determines whether a house will be sold or not.

Inspectors can choose to start up on their own and advertise their services, but there are some who home inspection service companies. Either way, the important thing is to be certified. If you want to become an ASHI inspector, apart from the formal training that you will receive, you need:

  • To be a people person because you will deal with people all day
  • To have a passion for small business.
  • To like being outdoors.
  • To have a mind that can probe for problems and be able to explain them as well as solutions.
  • Have an interest in construction and how homes are generally built and maintained.
  • These personal traits will come in handy when you get your ASHI inspection certification.

Gardena Inspector Honored by the American Society of Home Inspectors for long-time service.


“Anniversary Media Release”

News Release Randy Pierson  (310) 265-0833

Gardena Inspector Honored by the American Society of Home Inspectors for long-time service.

Gardena, Ca, July 26, 2018: Randy Pierson of South Bay Home Inspections, a local firm based in Torrance which conducts inspections of new and existing homes, was honored recently by the American Society of Home Inspectors for 15 years of membership. Randy Pierson has been an ASHI Certified Inspector since 2003.

The American Society of Home Inspectors, founded in 1976, is North America’s oldest, and most respected professional organization of independent home inspectors. Its Standards of Practice and strict Code of Ethics are benchmarks of professional performance in the field.

To become an ASHI Certified Inspector, an inspector must meet rigorous professional and technical requirements, including the successful completion of two comprehensive exams. In additional, The inspector must perform at least 250 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standards of Practice.

Randy Pierson has been an inspector for 15 years, and conducts pre-purchase inspections in the Gardena Area. Further information about Randy Pierson’s, South Bay Home Inspections is available by calling (310) 265-0833 or by visiting the inspector’s Web-Site at


How do you get a home inspection?

Every new home owner requires a home inspection. Inspections vary greatly from state to state but there are some general guidelines which will apply to all home inspections. The first thing that you want to do as a soon-to-be homeowner is get someone who is tough and independent to do the inspection for you.

Your real estate agent may have suggested one for you, but its usually advisable not to take their suggestion remember your real estate agent really wants to close the sale of the house, and so the home inspector or home inspection service he will recommend may not be the most thorough. A good place to ask is The American Society of Home Inspectors or ASHI who have a list of certified home inspectors.

You should ask the seller of the house to give you disclosures. These are problems that the seller is aware of and that need to be fixed. They are usually confirmed by the inspector and they can then be fixed. Not all owners will be honest, or they may not know that a problem exists, so once again, the thoroughness of your home inspector is needed.

The home inspector is required to inspect by a certain standard checklist. An ASHI inspector, for example, will check the heating system, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems, roof, attic and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, the foundation, basement and structural components. If you decide to hire someone who is not ASHI certified to do your home inspection, they should follow this checklist.

Home inspectors are not required to check for pests, So it is a good idea to hire a licensed professional pest inspector who will check for structural damage that may have been caused by pests. Its worthwhile for you to spend the extra money on this person structural damage from pests is very common and it could render your home useless in a very short time

You may also want to arrange a specialized inspection that checks into areas that are not on the ASHI checklist. Mold, asbestos and lead can be a hazard in your home. This specialized inspection can also include checking for hazards against fire, flooding, earthquakes. Some homes are placed in the way of these hazards and as a homeowner, you should know before you make a purchase.

Your inspection is now completed and you ought to get a written report showing the results. Share this report with both your real estate agent and the seller. If the inspection revealed problems, it doesn’t mean that you cannot buy the house. In fact, its a great chance for you to bargain. You can ask the buyer to pay for repairs and replacements or you can have him lower the price if you will do the repairs yourself

As a new home owner, your initial home inspection before purchase is not the only one you will have to undertake. If you want to make sure that you get any damage to your house before its too much, get a home inspection periodically. Whatever problems are revealed in these inspections should be fixed without delay so that you keep the value of your property up.