Protect Your Family’s Biggest Investment
With a SELA Home Inspection
LHI #11009. We provide full residential and light commercial inspection services – from the roof to the foundation and everything in-between. Whether you are buying or selling, we give your home or business a thorough inspection to meet your needs.
More Than Just an Inspection – You Get All of This Free With a Home Inspection
You need a professional you can depend on even after the job is done. That’s why we back all of our inspections with a 90 day limited structural and mechanical warranty.
For up to 90 days following the date of the inspection, if you move into your new home and mold is present that was not found when inspected, you are covered for remediation.
Offered for 90 days following the inspection, SewerGard covers your water and sewer lines against failure due to normal wear and tear, giving you peace of mind.
This protection plan brings you peace of mind with your new purchase. It handles the repair of leaks to your home’s roof for a period of 5 years following the date of inspection.
The 1st service for consumer recalls in the U.S. compiled over 225 million recalls from public records, to create a fail-safe system to check for dangerous flaws with home appliances.
Free support for life, for all of your home related questions.
Take the stress out of moving with our concierge services. We will set up all of the utility services for your home, and more. This is a one-stop service. Call us and we will do it all!
Get 18 months of warranty protection. Receive an extra 6 months of coverage with a 12 month warranty purchase, at no additional cost, courtesy of Residential Warranty Services.
Concierge Services Include: Phone, TV, Internet, Alarm Systems, Locksmith, and Much More!
Residential and Light Commercial Inspections
Servicing all of Southeast Louisiana
A home inspection is a major part of your decision to buy a particular house, so choose an inspector wisely. It is important to have confidence in your home inspector. Remember, the inspector works for you. You are paying for a service and should get your money’s worth.
Our goal at SELA Home Inspections is to perform a thorough structural and mechanical inspection. From top to bottom and outside to inside, we will conduct a complete visual inspection of the following systems and components.
Internal Systems and Components
Heating & A/C Systems
Interior Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Cabinets, Doors, Windows & Stairs
Insulation & Ventilation
Fireplaces/Solid Fuel Burning Stoves
External Systems and Components
Foundation (Elevation Survey included with every full home inspection)
Exterior- Fascias, Soffits, Walls, Wall Cladding, Doors & Windows
Porches, Decks & Patios
Garages & Carports
Crawl Spaces (where applicable)
Basements & Attics (where applicable)
Grounds-Grading, Driveways & Walkways
Gutters & Downspouts
Fees are based on total square footage
0-1500 Sq. Ft. $300.00
1501-2000 Sq. Ft. $320.00
2001-2500 Sq. Ft. $340.00
2501-3000 Sq. Ft. $360.00
3001-3500 Sq. Ft. $380.00
3501-4000 Sq. Ft. $400.00
4001-5000 Sq. Ft. $450.00
5001 and up-Call for quote
Condo/Townhouse-Same as above less $40.00
Additional Charges (if applicable)
Home over 50 years old +$50.00
Raised Home +$50.00
Multiple AC units (Each unit over 2) +$25.00
Multiple Water Heaters (Each unit over 2) + $25.00
Re-Inspection (10+ items with attic access) + $150.00
Foundation Level Check (only) +$100.00 (Included with complete inspection)
Detached Structure (with electrical and/or plumbing) +$25.00
Outbuilding/Shed (with electrical and/or plumbing) +$25.00
Pool/Spa general inspection +$50.00
First time home buyer discount -$25.00
Hero discount (Military & Law Enforcement) -$25.00
Serving the Northshore
SELA Home Inspections, LLC serves the entire North Shore Area, including the cities of Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, Hammond and Denham Springs (Washington, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes).
Serving Metro New Orleans
SELA Home Inspections, LLC also services the Metro New Orleans Area, including the cities of New Orleans, Metairie, Harahan, Kenner, Destrehan/St. Rose, Luling and Hahnville (Orleans, Jefferson and St. Charles Parishes).
Southeast Louisiana’s Best Home Inspection Service
When you’re buying or selling a home and want a trustworthy inspection, where do you turn? Your number one choice in the area for a comprehensive inspection should be SELA Home Inspections. No matter how big or how small, we provide you with the most detailed and precise home inspection service at a competitive price.
Benefits of a Home Inspection
What We Do for You
The buying and selling of a home is a big deal to both parties. It is a major new investment for the buyer, and the seller wants the most from their investment. We provide the opportunity to have a professional inspect a home’s costly equipment, appliances, structure, decks, roofs, wall coverings, insulation, electrical and plumbing systems for function and safety issues. This allows homeowners or home shoppers a realistic outlook on current and future costs for repairs and replacement. This information is key during the negotiation phase of a home’s asking price. It is also key within the first year of owning a newly constructed home, prior to the expiration of the Builder’s One Year Warranty.
The following parties all have a vested interest in the home and thus good reasons for a home inspection.
Most home buyers are thinking about things like location, floorplans, lot size and proximity to quality schools, not necessarily potential defects in their new home. We help ensure that the “Home of your Dreams” won’t turn into the “House of Nightmares”. We provide a thorough visual inspection of your prospective home (internal and external systems and components) so you can make an informed decision BEFORE you buy!
With a detailed (Pre-Listing) Home Inspection Report, we help make your home more marketable and help you sell it faster. We identify any deficiencies your home may have, to give you time to make any needed repairs or make allowances when selling your home. This often prevents any “issues” from becoming “deal breakers”. Also, houses that have been Pre-Inspected generally sell faster and at a higher price.
SELA Home Inspections can provide Draw Inspections for Banks/Mortgage Companies during the various construction phases. This inspection allows the construction loan lender to know exactly where in the process the construction site is compared to the timeline, mitigating risk. We also provide inspections on bank owned properties prior to putting them back on the market.
Our Process – Inspection Photos
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Your Inspection Report
Accurate and Timely Results
By utilizing Home Inspector Pro software, we will provide a detailed, written report that will incorporate pictures and videos (where necessary) of the subject property. You can view a SAMPLE REPORT here. The report will be delivered electronically and can be printed, if desired. Both the inspection and the report will meet or exceed the STANDARDS OF PRACTICE and the CODE OF ETHICS of the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors.
Louisiana Licensed Home Inspector (LHI#11009)
Danny Carroll – SELA Home Inspections, LLC
Danny Carroll, the Owner and Head Inspector at SELA Home Inspections, LLC, has over 30 years in the construction, electrical, plumbing and property management business. As a lifelong resident of Southeastern Louisiana and a graduate of UNO, he knows the unique challenges that local home buyers and local home owners are faced with. He is a Louisiana Licensed Home Inspector (LHI#11009) and is fully insured. So whether its inspecting a roof that endures extreme heat, wind, rain and hail or checking the crawl space of a raised house, which can be subjected to high levels of moisture throughout the year, or any of the additional visible systems or structures in between, Danny has the knowledge, skills, training and experience to provide an accurate, thorough home inspection the first time…and every time.
Certificate of Achievement-National Home Inspectors Examination
Member of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI #263312)
Graduate of Inspection Certification Associates Professional Real Estate Inspection Certification Program (ICA #14850)
InterNACHI Certified #17060540
BS Degree-Marketing-University of New Orleans
What is included in a home inspection?
The standard home inspection covers the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.
The Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors provides the STANDARDS OF PRACTICE and the CODE OF ETHICS which outlines what you should expect to be covered in your home inspection report.
How Long Will the Inspection Take?
Since an inspection usually involves looking at pipes, wiring, roofing, and areas that may be hard to reach, it may require hours to complete. Depending upon the size and accessibility of your home, the time will vary. Contact us and we will provide you with an accurate estimate of how long the inspection is expected to take.
What Happens if Problems are Found?
The seller of the home is not automatically required to repair any problems that the inspector finds. As the buyer, you can negotiate for the repairs to be made before you buy the home. If the seller is not willing to do the repairs for you, you will need to make other arrangements or terminate the contract.
Is It Okay to Perform the Inspection Myself?
Inspecting your own potential house is not recommended. Home inspectors are specially trained to look for things you may miss. Unless you are a home inspector yourself, seek out a professional. Some states or financial lenders require a licensed inspector to complete the inspection.
Should you be present during a home inspection?
If possible, yes. The goal of a home inspection is not just to inspect the property, but also to educate the homeowner or potential buyer about the property’s condition. This is better achieved if you are present at the time of the inspection. You will be able to see first hand what potential problems exist now or may arise soon. Knowing what looks normal and what a problem looks like will help you later in maintaining your home.
Who pays for the inspection, and is it part of the closing costs?
In most cases, the home buyer pays for the home inspection since it is designed to protect the buyer’s investment. It is not part of the closing costs, and will need to be paid for separately.
A Little Extra
In south Louisiana, we’re known for providing “lagniappe” (pronounced lan’yap). Lagniappe is “a little something extra”, and at SELA Home Inspections, LLC, we definitely give you Lagniappe! With every full home inspection, we provide our Free Full Concierge Service!
Licensed and Insured
Danny Carroll, owner and head inspector at SELA Home Inspectors, LLC, is a Louisiana Licensed Home Inspector (LHI#11009) and is fully insured. Danny draws on his more than 30 years of experience and ensures that the inspection meets or exceeds the STANDARDS OF PRACTICE and the CODE OF ETHICS of the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors.
We ensure that we provide an inspection that meets your needs, so we offer several warranties and protections. We back all of our inspections with a 90 Day Limited Structural and Mechanical Warranty. For up to 90 days following the date of the inspection, if you move in to your new home and mold is present that was not found when it was inspected, you’re covered for remediation. Click to download our MoldSafe policy. Also for 90 days after your inspection, SewerGard covers your water line and sewer line against failure due to normal wear and tear, giving you peace of mind. The Platinum Roof Protection Plan covers the repair of leaks to your homes roof for a period of 5 years following the date of the inspection. And lastly, if you buy a 1 year warranty, you now get 18 months of coverage. Click here to purchase.
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