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Effective Home Inspections of TN

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Effective Home Inspections

Why did I become a home inspector? To help protect Your Family and Hard-Earned Money! When I go to work each day, I am focused on helping You better understand the condition of your next major investment.

In fact, the name I chose for my company includes a keyword that reflects the goal of our service. The definition of “Effective” means successful in producing a desired or intended result, so let my experience and training work for you. Call today!

Professional & Knowledgeable

As your premier Inspection company in the surrounding East Tennessee and Southwest VA area, I believe in providing my clients with exceptional customer support that the typical inspector does not include with their services. On-site reviews and a detailed explanation of your report, are critical to your success in the home buying process.

Check out our Google Reviews and Testimonies. They tell the story about our commitment to customer satisfaction!

My Promise to You

When searching for an inspector, integrity, experience, and customer support should be your primary focus. When you hire me as your inspector, you are hiring a professional that you can trust to report the facts.

My home inspections are an affordable way to protect your investment. Call me today or schedule your inspection online.

Exceeding your expectations is my goal !!

A Home Inspector that Works Hard to Protect Your Family and Investment

Reasons to Hire me:

A home inspection, from an experienced home inspector, could save you thousands of dollars by uncovering potential issues with the home before they become your problem. New or used, never skip a home inspection, the risk is just too great. Remember, buying a home is probably the largest investment you will ever make.

See How My Experience Works for You!

  • Certified Professional Home Inspector
  • Certified Commercial Property Inspector
  • Certified Radon Professional
  • Constructed and Managed the Building of Three Personal Home Sites
  • Learn more under the “About” Page

Certifications

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Certified internachi inspectorCommercial Property Inspector LogoCertification logo for Radon TesterMulti Unit Inspectors Logocertified Mobile home inspectorCertified Annual home maintenance inspectionscertified 11th month warranty inspectionscertified moisture intrusion inspectorCOVID-19 Safety Guidelines

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Certified Roof Inspectorcertified exterior inspectorCertified garage inspectorcertified deck inspectorCertified Chimney InspectorCertified Plumbing InspectorCertified Stucco Inspectorcertified kitchen inspectorcertified infrared inspector

A Professional Home Inspection Report for You!

Effective Home Inspections of TN provides an unbiased and in-depth visual inspection of the structure and operating components. The primary goal of getting a home inspection completed is to identify a specific issue that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property or poses an unreasonable risk to people. In general, home inspections will help you avoid expensive surprises and stressful delays. A wise home buyer will never skip a Home Inspection. The risk is just too great.

Communication
Everyone involved, especially buyers and sellers need to understand the condition of the home based on the observed facts. Throughout my experiences, I have found that it is imperative to work directly with you and your agent to ensure all parties fully understand the current condition of the home. All homes have issues, so keeping the observations in perspective is key to your perception of the home. Let My Experience Work for You!

Support
My job is not finished when the report is delivered. I go the extra mile to make sure you and your agent understand all the various aspects of the inspection process. Should you have any questions or concerns after reviewing the report, I encourage you to give me a call, so I can provide you with an explanation of the report and options to assist you in making a confident decision about your next significant purchase.

Onsite Client Review

MIKE & MARY HURNEY

MIKE & MARY HURNEY

Thank you VERY much for accommodating us with a home and water inspection on such short notice. Additionally, we appreciate the time you took to get the reports back to us in such a timely manner. The recommendations were easy to understand, and the photos were very clear. Very thorough, courteous, and professional. Thank you again for everything!

Tyler Dick

Tyler Dick

“Very thorough on everything and took his time to make sure I understood everything on buying my first home. Would highly recommend!”

Alice White

Alice White

“He’s great! He showed me several things to watch for and how to maintain them. He was thorough in his inspection and helped me understand which were minor and which needed immediate attention.”

Keith Walton

Keith Walton

“Vincent is great. He brings things to our attention big and small that really helps with the evaluation process. I can’t imagine a better inspector. Highly recommend Vincent. He’ll do you right.”

Tanner Ivey

Tanner Ivey


“He was awesome! He was very full of insight and communicative. A nice guy, honest and knew what he was doing. I would recommend 10/10!”

Natalie Gideon

Natalie Gideon


Very accessible, easy to understand report, available for questions after the inspection. We would definitely use again.

Jama Rogers

Jama Rogers


“He is very detailed oriented, knowledgeable, and friendly. I will definitely recommend him to others!”

Kristi Mathis

Kristi Mathis


“Great customer service and feedback.”

Alexandra Baker

Alexandra Baker


I can highly recommend this man. He is fast, knows his stuff, and is thorough. We had our house inspected by Vince after we bought it because we wanted to know what expenditures might be coming up in order to plan it out financially. Vince was thorough and answered all our questions. Even after you have bought a house or have lived there a while, having it inspected to know what issues could come up is a good idea.

Michael Zach

Michael Zach


I was in the final stages of buying a home when I reached out to Vincent. He saved me from buying a home that needed lots of work. The home looked great, but Vincent dug into the bones and found many things wrong with the home that was trying to be flipped. Thank you, Vincent, for the great work! I highly recommend his expertise!

Andrea Heistand

Andrea Heistand


We were very impressed with the home inspection that Vince provided for a home that we were considering purchasing. He was prompt! He was very cordial and very personable in talking with him during the inspection. Answered questions in detail and gives you a confidence that all areas are being covered during this inspection. The report we received afterward was very, very detailed and we will use it in directing us as to which situations need fixed in a priority status. I would highly recommend him for inspections!

Nicole Mckee

Nicole Mckee


Vincent with Effective Home Inspections of Tennessee was very thorough, timely and professional. We have been very pleased, requested him for our most recent purchase as he saved us from another house with multiple problems.

Nancy Hardy

Nancy Hardy


Vince is very personable and professional. He answered all our questions and was very thorough on our inspection!

Wendy Baker

Wendy Baker


I have recommended Vince to several home buyers and all have been thoroughly impressed. He does an incredible job explaining his report to help buyers make informed decisions on what they are investing in and the prioritization of repairs if any are needed. He is a great asset to any Buyer, Lender or Real Estate agent.

Dale Lusk

Dale Lusk


I have not had the need for a home inspection but if I do it will be Vincent Garner… Brother Vincent Garner and I jointly volunteer at a juvenile detention center in Dandridge, TN… Over his years of service with me, he has shown a high level of integrity and professionalism… His compassion for the youth and his love for the Lord is evident…Vincent Garner is not one to take shortcuts or misrepresent the truth… He will examine thoroughly, research diligently and deliver accurately a timely report that will allow peace of mind… VINCENT GARNER IS A MAN YOU CAN TRUST. Thank you, Brother Vince, for your service to the ministry. Chaplin DFL

Our Services Work Hard for You! It’s all about Your Experience!

I believe in adding value to our Quality Inspections while continually striving to reduce cost and improve efficiencies. Our Inspection fees are typically less than .15% of the purchase price. If I catch one marginal defect, the inspection fee just got paid.

  • Licensed in Tennessee and Virginia
  • Residential Home Inspections
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Online Report reviews if needed
  • Radon Testing Services Available 
  • Mold Swab Sampling Services Available
  • VA/FHA Well Water Testing Services are available
  • Supra eKey Access
  • Online scheduling
  • Online credit card payments
  • Summary page for Inspection Report
  • The service area covers Knoxville to Abingdon VA
  • No upcharge for Homes over 50 Years old
  • Attached garages included with inspection
  • No upcharge for unfinished basements
  • Reports Delivered in a timely manner –  24 hours Turn around

Residential Home Inspection Fees

  • Up to 1,000 sq. ft.
    $350
  • 1,001 - 1,500 sq. ft.
    $375
  • 1,501 - 2,000 sq. ft.
    $400
  • 2,001 - 2,500 sq. ft.
    $450
  • 2,501 - 3,000 sq. ft.
    $475
  • 3,001 - 3,500 sq. ft.
    $500
  • 3,501 - 4,000 sq. ft.
    $525
  • 4,001 - 4,500 sq. ft.
    $575
  • 4,501 - 5,000 sq. ft.
    $625
  • Over 5,000 Sq. ft.
    Call for Pricing

Water Testing

Our contracted lab is certified by the State of Tennessee and each water test is expedited for a short turnaround of the results. Depending on the day shipped and testing perimeters chosen, the typical turnaround time is 3 -7 days. Most labs that other inspectors use can take weeks to get the results.

  • Basic Well Water Test
    $250
    (VA & FHA Approved) includes Coliform/E. coli, Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite. This water quality test is recommended when living in rural areas and meets most lender requirements.
  • Advanced Homeowner Water Test
    $265
    Includes Alkalinity, Hardness, Lead, Chlorine (Total) pH, Fluoride, Suspended Solids, Copper, Iron. This water quality test is recommended to check the general quality of the city water supply as well as the plumbing and fixtures for lead contamination.
  • Metals Test
    $270
    Includes Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium (Hexavalent), Copper, Lead, Iron, Manganese, Nickel, zinc. This water quality test is recommended when you live near a land field, industrial site, or waste site.
  • The Works Water Test
    $445
    Includes Alkalinity, Aluminum, Ammonia, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Bromine, Cadmium, Chloride, Chlorine (free), Chlorine (Total), Chromium (Hexavalent) Coliform, E. coli, copper, Fluoride, Hardness, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Monochloramine, Nickel, Nitrate, Nitrite, pH, Phosphorus, Sulfate, Sulfide, Suspended Solids, Turbidity, Zinc. This water quality test will help you better understand the overall health of your drinking water.

Radon Testing

  • Radon Water Test
    $100
    1 Parameters Analyzed
  • 2 Day Radon Test with Home Inspection
    $150
    Continuous Testing

    Note: pricing reflects starting the test during the day of the inspection

  • 2 Day RADON GAS TEST WITHOUT INSPECTION
    $200
    Continuous Testing

    Note: pricing reflects special trip

Additional Services & Fees

  • Out building or detached Garage
    $100
    with Home Inspection
  • Mold Sampling
    $100 - $50
    with Home Inspection

Ask us a Home Inspection question.

If you’re looking to get professional home inspections in North East Tennessee, visit our scheduling page or just give me a call. Have questions about your home inspection? Give me a call and I’ll do my best to help.