Home Inspection Services in Atascadero

Welcome to Starkehaus Inspections, your trusted family-owned home inspection company serving Atascadero and the entire Central Coast since 2001. We take pride in providing professional and thorough home inspections to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our clients. Our mission is to deliver the best inspections possible while maintaining a clean and safe worksite for everyone involved.

Why Choose Us?

When it comes to selecting a home inspector, trust is paramount. That’s why we’re proud to be members of InterNACHI® (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors), the world’s leading association for home inspectors. With over 20 years of professional home inspection experience, we have encountered various scenarios and challenges, making us well-equipped to handle any inspection needs.
Here’s why our affiliation with InterNACHI® sets us apart:
    1. Unmatched Training and Certification: Our team of home inspectors holds qualifications from InterNACHI and has successfully completed the rigorous National Home Inspectors Exam. They are certified in Roofing and Electrical Inspections and are fully insured, ensuring your peace of mind throughout the inspection journey.
    2. Customer Satisfaction: Putting the customer first has been our focus since day one. We believe in providing personalized service that meets each client’s unique expectations and concerns.
    3. Commitment to Excellence: By choosing us, you’re selecting inspectors who adhere to the InterNACHI® Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, assuring you of high-quality and ethical services.
    4. Ongoing Professional Development: We have access to hundreds of hours of accredited online education and attend industry events like the Professional Inspectors Convention to stay updated with the latest trends and technologies.
    5. Experience and Expertise: With over 20 years of professional home inspection experience, we have encountered various scenarios and challenges, making us well-equipped to handle any inspection needs.
    6. Locally Owned: We are proud to be a locally owned and operated business, committed to serving our community with the utmost dedication.

    Our Services:

    At Starkehaus Inspections, we conduct thorough visual inspections of all readily accessible areas of the property. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Structural components (floors, walls, ceilings, stairs).
    • Exterior components (siding, decks, porches).
    • Roof.
    • Plumbing.
    • Heating and air conditioning systems.
    • Major appliances.
    • Ventilation and insulation.
    • Fireplaces and wood stoves.
    • Windows and doors.

    Home inspections are crucial in identifying any existing or potential issues that could affect occupant safety, the home’s value, or the overall purchase decision. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned property investor, our comprehensive reports and expert insights will help you make informed decisions about your investment.

    Important Things to Remember About Home Inspections:

    1. Roofing Issues: We pay special attention to the seal around vent stacks and flashing, as compromised seals can lead to moisture damage and structural issues over time.
    2. Moisture Damage: Failing to seal joints in siding and trim can cause significant structural damage that is difficult to detect until it becomes severe. Proper weatherproofing and maintenance are essential.
    3. Electrical Issues & Faulty Wiring: Electrical problems often result from poor execution, improper components, or DIY projects that require professional attention. Identifying and addressing electrical issues is vital for safety.

    Meet Chris Starke:

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    Chris Starke, the owner of Starkehaus Inspections, has a background in Geotechnical Engineering and Testing as a Construction Inspector. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, Chris understands the importance of educating buyers and providing impartial observations during home inspections.
    His personal experiences, including inspecting homes after various disasters and living in a historic house, have given him a unique perspective on potential issues and how best to address them. Chris is committed to delivering unbiased information, helping buyers make confident decisions about their properties.

    Contact Us:

    If you’re looking for a reliable home inspection company in Atascadero or anywhere on the Central Coast, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Starkehaus Inspections. Give us a call at (805) 464-9667 to schedule a free estimate and consultation. Our business hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. We look forward to assisting you with your home inspection needs. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities!

    Locations We Serve:

    We proudly serve all of San Luis Obispo County, including Atascadero, Paso Robles, Templeton, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Los Osos, Cayucos, and more.

    About Atascadero

    Nestled in the heart of San Luis Obispo County, Atascadero is a picturesque city that Starkehaus Inspections proudly serves with its reliable home inspection services. From the historic downtown district with its charming properties to the tranquil neighborhoods near Atascadero Lake Park, our team of home inspectors covers all areas of this delightful city. Whether you’re considering a home in the scenic countryside near Charles Paddock Zoo or exploring properties in the peaceful community surrounding Galaxy Theatres, we’ve got you covered. Atascadero’s localities, including zip codes 93422 and 93465, offer a diverse range of properties for homebuyers to explore. Let us assist you in making informed decisions about your home investment, ensuring a safe and confident purchase in this enchanting Central Coast locale. Contact us today for a free estimate and let our thorough inspections be your guide in this exciting journey of homeownership.


    Based on 8 reviews
    Jake Sotomayor
    Jake Sotomayor
    The inspection was invaluable. Chris allowed me to follow him around and learn from his decades of experience. I highly recommend Starkehaus Inspections to anyone needing an inspection.
    Mikayla Yeager
    Mikayla Yeager
    Used Starkehaus for our inspection on our first home and couldn’t be happier! Very thorough and reasonably priced. Quick response as well!!
    Chelsea King
    Chelsea King
    Chris is the best home inspector on the Central Coast. As a real estate agent is vital to have a good home inspector. Chris is attention to detail, personable, and our clients love him.
    Andrew Norman-Roberts
    Andrew Norman-Roberts
    Chris was very thorough on the inspection he did as part of our escrow process, took the time to peel back the layers and look for the flaws that we over looked as non trained professionals. thorough report sent out same day as the inspection was done
    Karen Peek
    Karen Peek
    Chris did a great job for my clients home purchase with easy communication. The home inspection report was thorough and the turnaround time was fast. Definitely recommend!
    mrs. Hammertime
    mrs. Hammertime
    Chris is such a nice guy! He was so helpful when we were buying our first house, then again when we sold that house and he inspected the house we are renting just to give us peace of mind (because it was built in the 40's). He's very knowledgeable and if he doesn't know he'll make it a point to find out and get back to you promptly! Highly recommend his services to make your home buying process a breeze!
    Jim Mills
    Jim Mills
    Very professional. Delivers reports promptly.