An inspector with integrity

Serving the Erie area for over 20 years

Buying a home is one of the single largest investments a person will make in their lifetime, and getting a home inspection is one of the best ways to help protect this investment. A pre-purchase home inspection is designed to highlight the positive aspects of the property as well as point out those features that may need attention.

During your inspection, I'll evaluate the property's current condition and estimate repairs and probable short-term expenses. At the end of the inspection, I'll hand you a thorough, hand-written report detailing everything that was found. Later on, I'll follow up with pictures and a summarized, typed report highlighting any notable deficiencies.

A comprehensive report

My report will detail both the positive and deficient aspects of the home's visible and accessible components. This includes:

  • structural condition and basement/crawl space
  • electrical, plumbing, hot water heater, heating and air conditioning
  • quality, condition and live expectancy of major systems
  • kitchen and appliances
  • general interior, including ceilings, walls, floors, windows, insulation and ventilation
  • general exterior, including roof, gutter, chimney, drainage and grading
  • estimates on repairs and probable expenses for the next three years

Services Offered

Home Inspection

Pest Inspection

Radon Testing

through Erie Radon Testing Services

No fee is charged for scheduling additional services. Please note that radon testing may not be performed at the same time as the home inspection because of scheduling reasons.


About Me

My name is John Platz, and I've been involved in the commercial and residential building maintenance and construction fields for nearly 40 years. During this time, I became an expert in understanding building codes and construction techniques and have developed a keen eye for identifying issues with homes.

Since 1996, I've performed over 5,000 home inspections in and around the Erie, PA area, including Harborcreek, North East, Fairview, Girard, Springfield, McKean, Edinboro, and more. My goal, with every inspection I perform, is to work with your best interests in mind. I look forward to having the chance to be your home inspector.

Affiliations and Associations

I'm a member of the following associations: