ASHI is the acronym for The American Society of Home Inspectors. An ASHI inspector can provide you with a professional, personalized inspection that combines more than 30 years of the highest technical standards, adherence to a strict code of ethics and the very best in customer service and education. The ASHI Certification (ACI) is the only home inspector certification that is accredited by a third party nationally recognized certifying agency (NCCA National Commission for Certifying Agencies).
When you choose ASHI, you’re working with a professional home inspector who has passed the most rigorous technical examinations in effect today. In addition to passing the National Home Inspector Exam, Inspectors are required to perform more than 250 professional inspections before they’re even allowed to call themselves ”certified”.
The ASHI Standards of Practice were the first standards created for the home inspection profession, have been recognized the most and have been copied by the most state legislative bodies in writing home inspection legislation than any other home inspection organization. ASHI wrote the book on what a Home Inspection is and what it is not. In addition, by agreeing to perform inspections according to the ASHI Standards, a home inspector is agreeing to the Ethical Standards as well. This should be of utmost importance to buyers.
ASHI’s Code of Ethics stresses the home inspector’s responsibility to report the results of the inspection in a strictly fair, impartial and professional manner, avoiding conflicts of interest. Things that the average consumer might take for granted like the inspector can’t be a Realtor, do repair work on the inspected property, should act in an integral manner, should act in and report in good faith, are only bound on inspectors who agree to inspect according to this standard. Of all the various home inspector professional organizations, only ASHI has such a Code of Ethics!
When looking for a doctor, do you choose the guy who is fresh out of school with little experience? No, you want experience and knowledge second to none. ASHI home inspectors are generally more experienced than other inspectors and are held to a higher technical and ethical standard. In short, an ASHI home inspector is the best of the best and second to none! That is why it is of utmost importance for you the home buyer to hire an ASHI inspector! For more information please go to http://www.ashi.org .