Serving Central & Eastern Kentucky

Providing Peace of Mind One Inspection at a Time

Zach Whalen

Meet Your Inspector

I have been operating as a full-time licensed home inspector since 2019 and have performed more than 1400 home inspections during that time. And I can honestly say, I love what I do. Buying a home is a significant purchase for anyone, and being part of that process always feels rewarding. On top of that, my wife Christine and I know firsthand the stress buying a home can bring, and I value the opportunity to help my clients through that process.

That's the same reason I focus on providing thorough inspections and quality service with the ultimate goal of educating my clients. I want to help make you feel comfortable and confident as you navigate one of the most important purchases you ever make.

I welcome the opportunity to help you and hope to hear from you soon.

Premier Inspection Services

Buyer's Inspections

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Before you buy, you should have a home inspection to avoid potentially costly repairs that would otherwise go undetected until they become even more costly. This is my typical home inspection that catches common defects so you understand the investment you’re making.

Pre-Listing Inspections

Some homeowners want to make repairs to their house before they put it on the market and will make repairs using their inspection report as a baseline reference. Please understand that most buyers will still want to perform their own inspection even if the seller has already had an inspection done.

Thermal Imaging

The purpose of an infrared scan is to find issues that may not be visible to the naked eye and catch them before they become a major problem. With the use of my infrared camera, I can help identify moisture, insulation, electrical, HVAC issues, and more.

Asbestos Testing

Asbestos testing is used to confirm whether or not a certain part of your home has been built with asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos is extremely carcinogenic and can cause cancer, but its great insulation and fire resistance led to its widespread use in some American buildings before the 1970s.

Lead Testing

Lead paint is no longer widely used in America, but older homes may still have used it, which can break down and cause lead poisoning and toxicity in both adults and children. If you are interested in purchasing a home that was built before the 1970s, you may consider lead testing.

Pool & Spa Inspections

My inspection process includes a thorough visual examination of the equipment and components of the system. I will provide you with a comprehensive report including photos and recommendations for repair or replacement if necessary.

Commercial Inspections

Commercial real estate is a huge investment. Just like when buying a house, it’s a good idea to get an inspection on a commercial property if you’re considering purchasing it. By hiring an inspector to look for issues with the property and prepare the findings in a report, you will have a better idea of the future costs associated with the building as you make decisions regarding the potential purchase.

The Best Modern Report in the Industry​

Home inspection report

After I perform the inspection, I offer both in-person and virtual report reviews. I want to make the process as convenient as possible for clients and agents and will provide whichever option you prefer.

Regardless of whether or not you attend the report review, I will compile a comprehensive Spectora report, which includes all of the information you need to help you determine the condition of the home. 

I will deliver the report within 24 hours of the conclusion of your home inspection, so that you can quickly access a full overview of my findings – and discuss them with me and your agent.

After that, I am available by call, text or email when you have questions, whether it’s the next day or months down the road.

Customer Reviews

Check Out My Testimonials

Zach is an extremely professional and through inspector. He has a great way of explaining home repairs to clients. He is always on time and efficient.
Rebecca Worth

Frequently Asked Questions

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. Home inspections are designed to help protect the buyer, by revealing problems they might not have noticed otherwise.

The cost varies depending on square footage, age of the property, location of the home and other factors.

Call, text or email me for a quote today!

Home inspections generally take 2 to 4 hours to complete. The duration of a home inspection depends on many factors such as the size of the home, the condition of the home, and the ability to access certain areas of the home (roof, crawl space, attic, etc.).

I encourage my clients to attend the report review whenever possible. While you can always contact me after the fact, attending will allow you to flip through the detailed binder I make at the conclusion of the inspection and ask questions about the home just after the report has been completed. You will learn a lot from the inspection report, but I always encourage you to attend!

It is important to note that no house is perfect. At the end of the home inspection process, I will provide a detailed report that describes the physical condition of the property, with images and videos highlighting what may need repair or replacement. The information provided is to allow a potential buyer to make an informed decision about moving forward with the transaction. It is not pass or fail.

What Else Can I Answer?

At Whalen Home Inspections, my job isn’t complete until you feel comfortable and all of your questions and concerns are answered.

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