About My Housecheck Inspection Services

707.245.7545 (cell) or 707.987.9970 (office)



                                                  Sylvia Duerksen
                                                   Office Manager

I have to work to bring home the dog biscuits.  Bella and Raggs depend on me and what little I do for them, they give back to me ten-fold. 


                                    Bella                                Raggs                           ... and Abby

Yes, these pooches are my best friends but they are no help with inspections or anything else for that matter, unless I need another hole in the backyard.

Sylvia Duerksen is my wife, my best friend, my office manager and my sounding board.  She is an integral part of Housecheck Inspection Services, designing the logo, brochures and business cards, handling the service agreements, warranties, the website and scheduling inspections and my continuing education.  Sylvia is an alumna of College of Marin where she studied Real Estate Practices, Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Finances and Real Estate Law, but her career path took her into Human Resources.  Although not a certified inspector herself, she is no stranger to this industry. She was executive director for a national home inspection association for five years.


While I had a construction company, I worked with Habitat for Humanity for a few years and on ocassion I meet a family for whom a house was built and  years later they hire me to inspect a new bigger home for their family.  I also have been on the Board of a Private School, K - 8, for six years, not that I have any little ones but education is of vital importance.  Every few weeks, I sing at my church where I have been a member for years.  And I am proud to particiate in helping the homeless with food and supplies through our church program.


It is no accident that the word "service" is in the name of my company because service is what I pride myself on giving the client.  Personal service.  I want you to get to know me and what I can provide for you and I will bend over backwards to live up to and exceed your expectations.  And, I have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

I use a sophisticated,  state-of-the-art, computerized reporting software, which sends the report from the inspection site to the cloud and is then retrieved back at my office for additional comments and pictures.  The inspection is done with a tablet in which a camera, flash and microphone are contained in order to accurately report what I am inspecting on the spot.  If you have to shlog through a bewildering report and at the end you have no clear idea what was found, that report is of little use to you and you probably wasted your money.  No simplistic check boxes, no pages with just sinks or just toilets, no indecipherable hand writing and no pictures inserted at the end, long after the related narrative appeared in the report.  My report is designed to walk you through each room and show you what I saw and report on it right then and there.

Every inch of the property is inspected, all structural, electrical, air conditioning system and plumbing.  I crawl under the house.  I go up into the attic.  I walk on roofs.  I will notify you of any item that is a potential issue. I provide quality color photos in every inspection report.  One picture really is worth a thousand words.  You will understand every item by the time I am finished.

As a professional home inspector, I have completed hundreds of different types of inspections from the Napa Valley to the Mendocino Coast over the years, home inspections, commercial property inspections, mobile & manufactured home inspections, stage construction inspections, mold inspections, energy audits, water quality, air quality.  

I promise you that you will not find a more experienced, competent or professional home inspector.  Housecheck is a full service inspection company offering the best qualified home inspector for Boonville Home Inspections, Ukiah Home Inspections, Willits Home Inspections, Fort Bragg Home Inspections, Mendocino Village Home Inspections and Gualala Home Inspections.  Call me at 707-245-7545 for complete peace of mind in your home selection.

For more than a decade, I have provided honest, objective, and thorough inspection reports. From the first contact with me through the inspection delivery and explanation of your report, you will experience the ultimate in professionalism and experience the peace of mind that can only come from knowing exactly what you are buying.

I am your Wine Country Home Inspector -- Calistoga Home Inspector, Napa Home Inspector, Healdsburg Home Inspector, Lakeport Home Inspector, Hidden Valley Lake Home Inspector, Kelseyville HomeInspector, Clearlake Home Inspector, Ukiah Home Inspector, Willits Home Inspector or Santa Rosa Home Inspector.



For the Best Wine Country Home Inspection, call me at 707-245-7545.