“FAIR AND BALANCED”

ROBERT CHENETTE • HOME INSPECTOR

Down Home Inspections is a locally owned home inspection business operating in Central MA. It has been owned and operated by Robert Chenette since 1990.

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THE DOWN HOME DIFFERENCE.

Robert Chenette has previously worked as an Engineer for the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety as well as a Fire Marshal/Building Official for the city of Quincy, WA – giving him twenty years of construction inspection experience. He mainly performs home inspections, but is able and qualified to inspect commercial buildings and churches as well. Robert prides himself on remaining honest and unbiased with every inspection, as he is not affiliated with any Real Estate offices, banks, or mortgage lenders. When he points out an issue during his examination, you can be confident that you’re receiving all the necessary information and details to make an educated decision. Buying property is an important investment that should be made with complete confidence, which is why Robert takes his position very seriously. When buying a home, condo, or investment property, call Down Home Inspections for best possible service.

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CONFIDENCE.

Robert Has Over 20 Years of Construction Inspection Experience. He Knows Exactly What To Look For – Inside & Out.

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CONFIDENCE.

Robert Has Over 20 Years of Construction Inspection Experience. He Knows Exactly What To Look For – Inside & Out.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Having been involved in construction for over 40 years, Robert has seen it all. Prior to becoming a home inspector, Robert was previously a Fire Marshall and a building official. His inspections include a thorough check for any potential fire hazards. Robert can also inspect commercial buildings and churches!

QUALIFICATIONS

Having been involved in construction for over 40 years, Robert has seen it all. Prior to becoming a home inspector, Robert was previously a Fire Marshall and a building official. His inspections include a thorough check for any potential fire hazards. Robert can also inspect commercial buildings and churches!

Licensed Home Inspector – State of Massachusetts. Inspector ID: 245

Along with prior construction inspection experience, Robert has gone through all necessary training for licensing in MA as well as all continuing education required for renewal.

Licensed Pest Applicator – State of Massachusetts. Applicator ID: 29717

In order to provide the most thorough examination possible, Robert is a licensed pesticide applicator. He knows all of the indicators of a potential or ongoing infestation.

Licensed Construction Supervisor – State of Massachusetts. Supervisor ID: 030728

Robert is a licensed Construction Supervisor, meaning he knows the ins and outs of residential and commercial construction. This includes any indications of building code violation.

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Associate of Science: Architectural Engineering Technology

Robert is well versed in the hands-on application of engineering principals in relation to common residential and commercial architecture, which allows him to spot any structural weaknesses.

Chemeketa CC, Associate of Science: Building Inspection Technology

Robert’s Building Inspection Technology degree comes into use on a daily basis. This certifies that Robert has comprehensive knowledge of building codes, enforcement, and their importance for safety.

Quinsigamond CC, Associate of Science: Fire Science

Robert puts his Fire Science degree to work on every inspection. Looking for any indications of potential fire hazards, as well as any fire code violations.

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OUR SERVICES

Complete Home Inspection Report

A complete home inspection report will be compiled for you as Robert thoroughly examines the property. All of his findings will be clearly summarized and provided to you.

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Wood Boring Insect Infestation Testing

Wood-boring insects can be a serious hazard to the structural integrity of a home, and Robert is uniquely trained to identify signs of an infestation or potential infestation.

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Additional Charge for VA or FHA Financing

Water Quality Testing

Water quality can be a strong indicator for the condition of other critical systems of a home. We test the water quality as part of a regular inspection, or as a separate service.

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Additional Charges for this Service

Water Quantity (Flow) Testing

We check the pressure readings of your water system for evidence of potential issues such as corrosion, iron, or calcium deposits in your pipes or water supply.

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Additional Charges for this Service

Radon Testing

Excessive radon gas exposure can greatly increase the risk of lung cancer. Using special equipment, Robert grants you peace of mind by ensuring that your home is safe.

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Additional Charges for this Service

Radon test setup only. R/E agent or buyer responsible for submitting test kit to lab.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A home inspection is a very thorough process, and naturally you may have some questions regarding the service. Below are a few of the common questions that we get, along with thorough answers to help you better understand what we do and the importance of home inspections.

A home inspection is the evaluation of the condition of a home you are considering purchasing. It includes all the visible systems which keep a home safe, comfortable, and economical. This includes the physical structure (foundation, roofing, fireplace, etc.) and critical systems (plumbing, heating, electricity, etc.) with special attention to water penetration and wood rot. A full written report is prepared and presented on site at the conclusion of the inspection.

A professional inspection reduces the risk on the largest single investment most people will ever make: their home. You should know exactly what to expect – both indoors and out – in terms of repair and maintenance. After the inspection, you will have a far clearer understanding of what you are about to purchase, and you will be able to make an informed decision with complete confidence.

Unfortunately, no one can guarantee you a perfect home. The home inspection is simply an examination into the current condition of your prospective home. It will highlight any issues that are in need of immediate attention or may require major repair or replacement in the future. It’s the process of learning everything about your potential home and being aware of all potential issues that could affect its value or security.

Down Home Inspections is owned and operated by Robert Chenette and is not affiliated with any Real Estate office, bank, or mortgage company. His experience includes over twenty-five years in the construction inspection field. He has attended numerous seminars and continues to learn through professional improvement courses and conferences, which provide him with state of the art knowledge in his field.

Either you, an attorney, or a real estate representative can contact Down Home Inspections to schedule a home inspection. We can usually arrange to inspect a property within 24-48 hours of the request. The site inspection requires approximately 3 hours and we recommend you accompany Robert during the inspection. Consider Robert your construction consultant. As you walk through the home Robert will point out any potential issues he may see and explain their risk to you. He will also explain equipment operation, preventative maintenance techniques, and is there to answer any of your general questions regarding the home you are looking at.

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SERVING MASSACHUSETTS & NORTHERN RI

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Phone Number

508-728-7800

Hours

7 Days a Week / 8:00am – 9:00pm

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