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Ohio's Premier

Home Inspection Service

Our reviews

LaKesha Ray
LaKesha Ray
November 11, 2021.
My experience with NHIS was incredible! Mike and Kevin were extremely thorough and knowledgeable. They answered all of my random questions and really went above and beyond! If ever I need home inspections services in the future, NHIS will be my first call.
November 8, 2021.
My girlfriend and I have now had the pleasure of working with NHISOhio twice within the last month while looking at condos. Kevin and Mike Metzger are the epitome of professional, and straight out of the gait their extensive knowledge and experience is apparent. The first place we looked at, Mike sat us down--as first time home buyers--to explain exactly what a home inspection is, what it's for, the kind of things they are looking for, as well as explicitly stating things that they don't check; he gave us a concise and helpful summary of his experience and time in the industry, all while Kevin was working outside getting the *drone* pictures of the unit, as well as the rest of the complex. We did a complete and thorough walk-through with him, while he pointed out things that were good, things that could be a problem--big or small, and possible timelines of the problem occurring--and things that were a problem *now*. Kevin joined us when the drone photos were complete and walked us through his findings, and then finished off the walk-through with us, sharing his detailed analysis as well as answering all of our questions. We opted not to go for that condo based on the facts presented, and I'm not sure I could even ballpark how much money, and how many headaches Kevin and Mike may have saved us. The second inspection with Kevin was exactly the same: pure professionalism, and stellar customer service. With an NHISOhio inspection you get expert analysis, unbiased facts, an incredibly detailed report with access to high resolution images of the various findings--including drone images--and access to the absolutely invaluable experience of Kevin and Mike. I can't even begin to imagine how much money they may have saved not only us, but all of their clients. Worth every penny, and I would recommend them to anyone.
Chris Walden
Chris Walden
May 17, 2021.
Amazing! The service level is off the charts. Kevin is a true professional. He was patient and not rushed. He took the time to answer all of my many questions. Everything was checked thoroughly and I walked away with a great deal of confidence in the property I just purchased! I would highly recommend their services. Just one small note, some of the vendors they recommended for various services for the home appear to no longer be in business.
Marley Raymond
Marley Raymond
April 24, 2021.
I give them an 11 out of 10! They provide exceptional service and are extremely professional with the years of experience to substantiate their findings. Top notch service and I recommend them if you are looking to purchase a new build or existing home.
Megan Conley
Megan Conley
December 23, 2020.
I called them on a Monday and they were able to fit my home inspection in on a Friday. They came out and did an AMAZING job! They spent a ton of time walking me through everything!!! As a first time home buyer I felt they were very detail oriented and called out different maintenance things on the house that I didn't even know I would have to do yearly. They had a super detailed report that helped us negotiate with the sellers. I would call them time and time again for any inspection needs. I had the radon, full home inspection, drone inspection of the roof, and so much more! They spent tons of time making sure I understood everything and provided great detail. The team was very knowledgeable on houses and the different regulations and codes. They were very kind, good people! 10 out of 10 would recommend!!
Matthew Winter
Matthew Winter
August 19, 2020.
Couldn't of asked for a better experience. Buying a house is a huge investment and these guys get it. They were very thorough and knowledgeable. Pointed out things that I never would have even thought of and made me feel more informed about my decision. I learned a lot, they went over everything, the good and the bad. I'm very grateful guys, Thanks for everything! PS: Love the drone pics!
brad Jones
brad Jones
June 19, 2020.
Super thorough! Did a great job explaining everything and answering all questions.

About NHIS

We’ve been providing real estate services in the Columbus Ohio area since 1966 and have performed more than 22,350 inspections. Our Home inspectors have the education and experience necessary to inspect a property and provide the information necessary to make informed decisions. A Standard Home Inspection includes an immediate computer-generated report concerning the condition of the Homes major mechanical systems. This includes: the heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems; the roof, attic, visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; as well as the foundation and all visible areas of the structure. Other Home inspection services can also be provided, such as a wood destroying insect report, phase construction reports, partial inspections, radon and other environmental testing.

Our Mission

National Home Inspection Service is dedicated to providing highly trained and courteous professionals who will act as advocates for our clients, presenting unbiased information in an easy-to-understand, user-friendly format. Our role is to educate our clients and be a resource for them both during and after the inspection.
Our inspectors belong to nationally recognized organizations that provide the education and state-of-the-art methods required to perform the due diligence necessary to help our clients make informed decisions, while adhering to the rigorous and nationally recognized Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice outlined by the State of Ohio. We will point out the positive aspects of the home as well as any items that may need maintenance to keep it in good shape. You are encouraged to attend the 2-3 hour Home inspection in order to ask the Home Inspector questions that may prove invaluable in your overall evaluation of the property.

Protecting You

The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy so that you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterward. A professional Home Inspector should perform a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation, and If any problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.


Your home has a lot of moving parts, and dealing with all of them can seem very overwhelming to a lot of folks. We understand that you may be unfamiliar with some aspects of your home, where your options may lie, or what the best course of action might be. That’s why our team is here to help and answer any and all questions you may have about all aspects of your home inside and out. For common questions about what our services might include, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Our Services

Nobody should risk having an unpleasant surprise with the upkeep of their home. Having your home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. Learn more about the specifics of how our services can help you make a much more informed decision. Our array of affordable services will set you on a sure path to success and ensure that you have everything you need to be as knowledgeable, confident, and as comfortable as possible on the next decision you make for your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Most Inspections take about 2-3 hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.

We recommend that you be present, in most cases near the end of the Inspection, however you are welcome to be present from start to finish.

A thorough Inspection covers everything from roof to the foundation.

Items that are included in the Inspection are as follows:
  • Attic
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Roof & Flashings
  • Gutters
  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Foundation
  • Grading
  • Retaining Walls
  • Siding & Trim
  • Driveways & Walks
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Doors & Windows
  • Chimney
  • Fireplace
  • Major Appliances
  • Electrical System
  • Water Heater
  • Plumbing System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating

The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, “Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?” It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money.

A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.

You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.

Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don’t feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.

This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector’s instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.


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