Southern California’s Home Inspection Authority.


Our inspectors have been vaccinated however we still practice social distancing by keeping a distance of at least 6 feet from any other persons. We also wear protective gear (masks, rubber gloves and our hands are sanitized before and after each inspection), we strongly advise any person’s present to practice these same safety precautions. 

Southern California’s Home Inspection Authority Services

Home Inspection Authority provides Residential & Commercial Property Inspections, Sewer Camera Main Line Inspections, Mold Inspections & Testing, Indoor Air Quality Testing, Termite Inspections, Pool and Spa Inspections & Property Maintenance Inspections.

 Single Family Homes, Condominiums, Town homes, Duplex to Four plex, Manufactured Homes, Multi unit buildings and commercial buildings.

Servicing your Area: Los Angeles county and surrounding areas, LA City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, La Canada Flintridge, Woodland Hills, Glendale, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Beverly Hills & Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Studio City, Loz Feliz, Chatsworth, Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, West Hills.

Specialized Tools

To provide the most thorough inspection possible.

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Drone Roof Inspections

When a roof material is too fragile or dangerous to walk on or the roof is not safely accessible, We use a aerial drone with HD camera and video to perform roof inspections. This technology allows us a birds eye view to detect any broken or missing roof materials and or flashings.

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Crawlspace CrawlBot

When a crawlspace is dangerous or too cramped, The Crawlbot allows us to visually inspect a hard to see area under the home. This specialized tool can take high definition photos and video to help us inspect areas that are otherwise hard to reach or are inaccessible.

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Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging cameras translate thermal energy (heat) to visible light so we can find and analyze some otherwise non-visible deficiencies.

Why Choose Home Inspection Authority?

As owner & inspector my priority is to you my client, and my goal is to ensure your families safety by providing a thorough, non-bias general home inspection of the 5 major systems of the property and the properties general condition at the time of the inspection. My monthly continuing education as a CREIA certified inspector keeps me on top of changes in the home inspection industry which allows me to pass on that information to you and your family to help you make an informed decision on your real estate transaction. After the visual home inspection is completed I will go over my findings with you and advise you if any safety hazards are present and or if any system defects are observed during the general home inspection that require further evaluation by a qualified licensed specialist before the end of your inspection contingency period and the close of escrow.

John Laforme

Lead Inspector

Certified CREIA Inspector Member # 0155263

  • Certified & Professional

    Certified CREIA Inspector Member # 0155263

    Certified Residential Thermal Imager Monroe Infrared

    NAMRI Certified Mold Inspector: National Association Of Certified Mold Inspectors

    NSPF Certified Pool Inspector: National Swimming Pool Foundation

  • We have the tools

    We use cutting edge technology advanced inspection tools including Aerial Drones, Thermal Imaging and Crawlspace CrawlBot.

  • Quality Report

    Comprehensive Easy-to-read Inspection Reports: Home Inspection Authority uses the most current modern inspection software in the industry to provide you with the best inspection reports. Your realtor can create request for repairs right from our software to save time.

  • Follow-up Support

    Service after the inspection: It is important you understand the results of our inspection report, We are here to answer any questions you have about your inspection report to better help you understand what is a safety hazard, maintenance item or a recommended upgrade or what may need immediate attention by a qualified licensed professional contractor.

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See What Our Clients Say!

John is always super prompt, details, cost effective, and the reports he generates are quick, crystal clear and easy to read. We have worked with John twice now and would again on any real estate needs. Highly reccomend!

Jeffrey C.

John and his team are great. I've used them twice now and recommend them to anyone in need of a reliable and affordable home inspection.

Dan G.

Well, there isn't much more to say about about John than what has already been said. His resume and experience pretty much sums it all up and it definitely show in his work. What really stood out for us was his professionalism and attention to detail in his work. His reports are very organized, clear and concise. Besides all the associated physical tasks, he also uses current state of the art instruments such as drones, thermal scanners etc. that coincide with the times for better observation and analysis of the site. To sum it up, using his services saved us from what could've been a disastrous purchase situation. We definitely would use his services again in the future and highly recommend him.

Jon J.