With Reno expanding as quickly as home builders can erect developments, new home inspections in Reno are as important as ever. As one of Northern Nevada’s oldest and most trusted inspections companies, Grush Inspections will ensure that your new home will meet and exceed expectations. It is extremely important to remember that just because your home was just built, or was built within the last 3-5 years, a new home inspection should always be performed. Homes need to meet certain criteria to remain in code and unfortunately, that code is always changing.

Grush Inspections will provide you with an easy-to-read, detailed report identifying potential problems. But that’s not all. We also provide you with solutions, as many home inspectors will perform a home inspection, drop the report, no explanation, and you to deal with what they found. Grush Inspections prides itself on being an active member of this community, ensuring that the no stone is left unturned in the homes we inspect. These are Reno families, Sparks families, Carson families – our families. Because of this, Grush Inspections will go above and beyond and in our work to make sure the people we help are living in a safe and secure environment.

Certified Home Inspections

As a Nevada inspector, you must be certified by the Real Estate Division of the Department of Business and Industry in accordance with NRS 645D and NAC 645D.  The Inspection and ensuing written report must be completed in accordance with the “Standards or Practice” described in NAC 645D.450 – .580.  The Nevada Real Estate Division’s Online Services gives you the ability to determine the license status of anyone.

‘Inspection’ just means that a physical examination of the mechanical, electrical or plumbing systems of a structure or of the structural components of a structure is being examined. The term includes any consultation regarding a structure that is represented to be a certified inspection or any other title (do not engage with any persons that are not certified inspectors by the state of Nevada), word or other designation intended to imply or designate that the consultation is a certified inspection.

New home inspections should be scheduled as soon as you and the seller have reached a written agreement to move forward with the final sale of the home.  You need time to analyze the information contained in the inspection report given to you by Grush Inspections, preferably (and highly recommended!) prior to the end of your own due diligence period. Have you scheduled the necessary repairs? You want these to be finished before the close of escrow.

Grush Inspections also recommends new home buyers to walk through the inspection with Grush. By doing this, we can provide helpful, real-time solutions, small issues that may become problems later down the road, and expert knowledge on repairs.

Speaking of Codes

Because building codes are always changing, a public agency that specialized in building codes will have to first be authorized by the state to interpret or enforce the codes, but we can help guide you to the right local building department that will help you meet the consistent evolution of building codes in Reno. Many homes in Reno were built well before building codes were enforced, so if you are thinking about buying a home in Reno, or selling a home in Reno, consider these factors before finalizing purchase.

Please visit these helpful, local links below to ensure you are moving forward with your new home in the right manner. If you would like to see a full list of helpful links, visit our resources page!


Real Estate Regulations

NRS 645D.060 “Inspection” defined.
“Inspection” means a physical examination of the mechanical, electrical or plumbing systems of a structure or of the structural components of a structure. The term includes any consultation regarding a structure that is represented to be a certified inspection or any other title, word or other designation intended to imply or designate that the consultation is a certified inspection.
(Added to NRS by 1997, 1792)

 NRS 645D.070 “Inspection report” defined.
“Inspection report” means an analysis, opinion or conclusion, regarding the condition of a structure, that is: 1.  Provided after an inspection, in a written report, for or with the expectation of receiving compensation for the report; and 2.  Designed to describe and identify the inspected systems or structural components of the structure, their physical condition, any material defect and any recommendation for evaluation by another person.
(Added to NRS by 1997, 1792)

NRS 645D.080 “Inspector” defined.
“Inspector” means a person who examines any component of a structure and prepares or communicates an inspection report. The term does not include any person who merely relays an inspection report on behalf of the person who prepares it.
(Added to NRS by 1997, 1792)