Ohio Radon License: RT974 Ohio WDI License: #134552 Ohio Home Inspector License: #209004449
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Home Inspection

A Home Inspection is a visual process where all items typically used with a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper function or installation. The inspection usually takes about 3 hours, but can vary dependent upon the size of the home and the quality of maintenance that has been completed.

Within 24 hours of inspection a digital report, that can only be accessed by the client, is made available through our website.

What to Expect

Home Inspections typically take about 3 hours to complete and include:

Roof, Vents, Flashing, and Trim
Gutters and Downspouts
Skylight, Chimney, and Other Roof Penetrations
Decks, Stoops, Porches, Walkways, and Railings
Eaves, Soffits, and Fascia
Grading and Drainage of the site surrounding the home
Basement, Foundation, and Crawlspace
Water Penetration and Foundation Movement
Heating System
Cooling System
Main Water Shut-off Valve
Water Heating System
Interior Plumbing Fixtures and Faucets
Drainage Sump Pumps with Accessible Floats
Electrical Service Line and Meter Box
Main Disconnect and Service Amperage
Electrical Panel(s), Breakers and Fuses
Grounding and Bonding
Fireplace Damper Door and Hearth
Insulation and Ventilation
Garage Doors, Safety Sensors, and Openers


"From the moment I contacted Rick it was evident that we had made the right call to Matrix Home Inspection. Rick provided prompt scheduling, a thorough inspection of the home, and a well written easily understandable report of the inspection findings. Would recommend Matrix Home Inspection to both family and friends that are in need of a professional home inspection."
P.S., July 2022
"Rick took his time and paid attention to every small detail. The inspection was to purchase a house, made us feel comfortable we knew everything about the home! Highly recommend! Thanks for your hard work and amazingly detailed report!"
Amanda Greenleaf, January 2022
"Rick provided a more thorough inspection than others. Rick used advanced technology to find problems. The online tools made it easy to create a list of repair estimates to present the seller. Matrix Home Inspection is trustworthy and saved me from making a very costly mistake in Kent. Highly recommend."
Michael McGrath, January 2022
"We have known Rick, the owner of Matrix Home Inspection, for fourteen years. He is honest, dependable, and very knowledgeable. He has advised us on many home improvement projects and has always guided us in the right direction. We do not do any projects at our house without consulting with Rick first, and as we are considering selling our current home and buying another, we find comfort in knowing that we will be able to hire him to help us navigate the process."
S.W., November 2019
"Thanks Rick... very extensive report with great details. Appreciate the great turnaround time to receive this. Looking forward to the Radon report. Thanks again!!!"
D.S., October 2019
"Always prompt in responding to emails. Answered all questions completely. Very thorough inspection."
G.E., September 2016
"Rick, you performed an extremely thorough home inspection. It is clear you are an experienced home inspector. Not only did you point out items that should be addressed in the near future during the home inspection but also provided valuable feedback of how to maintain the value of the home long term. I will most certainly be recommending you to anyone buying a house."
P.B., Canton OH, March 2016
"Rick, the home inspection was very thorough. You are clearly an experienced inspector that knows what to look for and gives great feedback not only during the inspection but for future recommendations for maintaining the value of the house long term. I will be recommending you to any of the young professionals I work with."
P.B., March 2016
"Rick, Ed and I would like to thank you for such a thorough and wonderful job you did on our home inspection. You really took your time in the home and with us and it shows in your very informative and detailed report. We have shown the report to quite a few people who were also very impressed with all the work you did and all the photos and details you provided. I know we will continue to use you for annual inspections on the home that we choose to purchase. Thank you again and we really appreciate you and the professionalism you displayed. Jennifer and Edward Cunningham"
J.C., February 2016
"Rick showed up for the appointment early and did an thorough job inspecting my mother's house. Several items that were significant safety issues were identified that we needed to address before placing the house up for sale. He fully explained all items of concern and answered all my questions. I'd definitely recommend him to others."
R.W., Tallmadge OH, August 2015