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Ohio's Premier

Home Inspection Service

Our reviews

Clayton Schrey
Clayton Schrey
March 26, 2023.
This was my first time buying a home so I didn’t quite know what to expect. Chris and two others showed up for my inspection right on time, took the time to inspect everything but also stayed after and answered questions I had about various things around the house. I recommend everyone to use NPI, I certainly will for future purchases. 10/10!!
Halee Smith
Halee Smith
March 12, 2023.
Very happy with the home inspection we had done. They were super thorough and their notes were helpful, they were able to get me in quickly, and overall just very knowledgeable about what they did. And they’re a local company and whenever possible we always want to support local. We’re very appreciative for all their help!
Dawn Copeland
Dawn Copeland
January 26, 2023.
We use National Home Inspection Service frequently. There is no one better!!!
Ryley Baker
Ryley Baker
January 23, 2023.
National Home Inspection was great at my home inspection they were very help and answered all the questions I had.
Terry Upshaw
Terry Upshaw
July 22, 2022.
Great group of people with a wealth of knowledge and experience! Family run business with the service you expect!
Andy Lear
Andy Lear
April 16, 2022.
Very professional and thorough.
December 22, 2021.
Mike, Kevin and Wes are the best. I used them at a property in Cols metro and like them so much I dragged them on a 3 hour round trip to inspect a remote house in NE Ohio. They are knowledgeable and can translate their opinion into laymans terms so your average homeowner can understand.

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 middle 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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