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First Time Home Buyers

How Homebuyers Stay One Step Ahead

If you’re thinking about buying a home, learning everything you can about the property beforehand is a formula for sustained success. Not only will doing so elevate your ability to make a good decision, but comprehensive knowledge of the home’s condition will also prepare you to be a responsible homeowner for years to come. At Farnum Inspection Service, we offer an investigative home inspection that will provide you with a more well-rounded understanding of a property’s overall condition and specific maintenance needs—putting you ahead and bringing a successful investment well within your reach.

Over Two Decades

of Industry Experience

10000 Completed Home Inspections

10,000+ Completed Home Inspections

Inspector Perry Farnum has over 21 years of experience professionally inspecting homes, having completed 10,000+ home inspections to date.

Construction Experience

HOME CONSTRUCTION EXPERT

A retired General Contractor, Perry is a home construction expert, putting his extensive knowledge on display every time he evaluates a property’s condition.

California Real Estate Inspection Association

CERTIFIED CREIA INSPECTOR

Farnum Inspection Service is certified through the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA), meeting and exceeding the association’s rigorous Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

SB-442 Pool Safety Inspection

As an add-on service, we’ll perform a Pool Safety Inspection as mandated by the California state legislature when a pool, spa, or hot tub is present. This inspection will verify whether or not a home’s swimming pool, spa, or hot tub is equipped with the required number of drowning prevention features, while also ensuring that those features are operational and in good condition.

Pool Inspection

SB-442 Pool Safety Inspection

As an add-on service, we’ll perform a Pool Safety Inspection as mandated by the California state legislature when a pool, spa, or hot tub is present. This inspection will verify whether or not a home’s swimming pool, spa, or hot tub is equipped with the required number of drowning prevention features, while also ensuring that those features are operational and in good condition.

Digital Home Inspection Reports

Highly Informative Digital Inspection Reports

Within 24 hours of a completed inspection service, we’ll provide an easy-to-read narrative inspection report that will greatly enrich your understanding of the home. Not only will our inspection findings detail the condition of each readily accessible area of the property, but we’ll also include personalized maintenance and repair recommendations to help prepare you for taking proper care of your future investment. We incorporate numerous photographs of the home into the inspection report as well as digital diagrams and links to pertinent information whenever deemed necessary. We promise to produce reports that are clear and concise, written in easy to understand language so you can spend your time working on your purchase or sale and not understanding technical jargon.

“I definitely recommend Perry to anyone who is buying home.”

“If you are thinking about home inspection, look no further, Perry is your guy. I was not sure about doing home inspection since I was getting a newly built home, but I am very glad I decided to do a home inspection.  I was buying a home for the first time and Perry was very patient and he thoroughly explained everything. The report he provided was very well documented. I am very satisfied by service he provided. I definitely recommend Perry to anyone who is buying home.”

Malhar T.

Mountain View, CA
Farnum Inspection Service
5.0
Based on 64 Reviews
Michael W.
Michael W.
2021-04-02 01:25:17
Perry was incredibly helpful with his inspection of a new home my wife and I were buying. Not only was he extremely thorough in his report, but more than a...
Joe V.
Joe V.
2020-08-13 22:01:49
This review for Perry Farnum is long overdue! As a Real Estate professional working with both Buyers and Sellers, having a thorough, knowledgeable, and...
J Y.
J Y.
2020-08-01 20:45:13
If you'd like the most comprehensive home inspection possible, then you should hire Perry. With his service, the inspection report itself is already very...
Fatima B.
Fatima B.
2020-07-19 11:41:40
The experience of being a potential first time home owner is unlike anything you've experienced before. At times we felt lost or overwhelmed. One thing we...
AJ B.
AJ B.
2020-04-22 21:27:11
Based largely on Yelp reviews, I reached out to Perry to do a home inspection on my in-law's home, which we were moving into and which hadn't been updated...
Divya A.
Divya A.
2019-11-16 16:23:01
Perry came over to have our home inspected. We had an original home inspection report from one of the box store companies "Home guard" done by our sellers....
Leon Z.
Leon Z.
2019-08-21 17:20:33
This was a great inspection experience! Perry did an inspection on my new construction since I was close to a 1 year post-close warranty period. He was...
Tom K.
Tom K.
2019-08-13 10:39:32
I went onto Yelp to search for home inspectors as a seller of of a property. Mr. Farnum responded to my request for a quote on August 3rd and asked a...
Jeffrey M.
Jeffrey M.
2018-12-10 13:54:14
My wife and I had to get a new home inspection since our 1 year warranty was coming up-- one of my neighbors had just gotten his done and recommended...
Ram S.
Ram S.
2018-07-25 07:37:46
It was nearly a year since we moved into our new home and our warranty period was nearing the end. Although we had an initial round of repairs done based on...
Michael C.
Michael C.
2018-07-24 12:44:07
The BEST! Highly recommended! I recently just bought a home & the inspection report that was given to me by the realtor was missing a lot because the...

Serving Silicon Valley

and the South Bay Area

We offer professional home inspection services to Silicon Valley and the South Bay area, including the cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Wood Side, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Milpitas, Fremont, and Newark.

BOOK YOUR INSPECTION TODAY!

At Farnum Inspection Service, we provide a first-rate home inspection service that includes in-depth analysis of a residential property, superior customer service at every stage of the process, and a high level of professionalism day-in and day-out. Contact us today to request an appointment.

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