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Southern California’s Home Inspection Authority Services

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

 Single Family Homes, Condominiums, Town homes, Coops, 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, Ventura, Loz Feliz, Chatsworth, Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, West Hills, Anaheim, Long Beach, San Pedro, Eagle Rock.

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?

Hello my name is John Laforme, I am the owner & lead inspector of Home Inspection Authority. My priority is to you my client, and my goal is to provide a thorough, non-bias visual general home inspection of the 5 major systems of the home and the  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.

John Laforme

Lead Inspector

Certified CREIA Inspector Member # 0155263

  • Certified & Insured

    Certified CREIA Inspector Member # 0155263

    Certified Residential Thermal Imager Monroe Infrared

    NSPF Certified Pool Inspector: National Swimming Pool Foundation

    We Carry Errors and Omissions Insurance

  • We have the tools

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

  • Quality Report

    Easy-to-read Inspection Reports: 24-Hr comprehensive report delivery on most inspections. We use the most current modern inspection software in the industry to provide you with the best reports in the home inspection industry.

  • 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 was a recommendation from our realtor. He was thorough, offered good inspection services, and had a lot of details in his report that allowed us to prepare for the necessary repairs. Highly recommend him to be your home inspector.
Josh P.
John is very responsive and was able to schedule us quickly for an inspection of a home we’re looking to buy. He did a fantastic job with inspecting the property and provided us a detailed inspection report with pictures and recommendations. Additionally, he walked us through issues while at the property and answered any questions we had. I’d highly recommend John for inspection on any property, whether you’re buying or selling.
A A.
John was amazing. My wife and I recently closed on a Townhouse that was inspected by John. He spent over two hours during our inspection - looking at every single detail! There was some mold and water intrusion that was found which had to get fixed. John went over with us on the problems he found and we also received a report after the inspection was finished. I would highly recommend Home Inspection Authority to all my family and friends.