Our Story

Krause Home Inspection Service, Inc. is a full time independent home inspection company serving Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountain Region, and the Lehigh Valley.

In 1976, Mr. Krause graduated from Johnson College with a degree in Building Construction Technology. Since then, Mr. Krause had constructed and remodeled hundreds of houses in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 1986, Mr. Krause founded Quality Homes, Inc., a construction company that earned a great reputation for designing and constructing custom homes. In 1989, Quality Homes, Inc. was named one of the INC 500 fastest growing companies in America.

In 1990, Mr. Krause first began inspecting houses as a spin-off business from his construction company. Today, Mr. Krause specializes in inspecting and evaluating homes, septic systems, wood destroying insects, water analysis, and radon testing.

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Mr. Krause is a registered CRI (Certified Real Estate Inspector) with ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors)

Each home inspection exceeds ASHI standards.

Krause Home Inspection Service, Inc. will inform you of the condition of the home at the time of the inspection to aid you in making a well-informed decision prior to your purchase.

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Krause Home Inspection Service, Inc. will conduct a thorough non-evasive inspection of the visible components of the home with a report that reflects the condition of the property on the day of the inspection. We highly encourage your attendance at the inspection. This is an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions or voice concerns about the home. 

You’ll receive a comprehensive computer generated report the following day after the inspection. 

If you cannot attend the inspection,  we will be glad to e-mail, fax, or mail the report to your desired location. You are always welcome to contact me if you have any questions about the report or the house whether or not you attend the inspection. We extend this service long after your inspection is complete and as long as you own your home.

Below is a list of what we inspect. If you have a special need or concern, please mention it to the inspector so that it can be addressed.

What We Inspect

STRUCTURE
Foundation, basement or crawl space, floors, ceilings, and beams and joists as well as general framing

EXTERIOR
Site conditions & grading, drainage, retaining walls, porches/decks, fences, walkways, windows, doors, steps and exterior wall covering.

INTERIOR
Kitchen components, ceilings, walls and floors, stairways, attic, ventilation, if exposed - attic insulation, the existence of heat in each room, operate kitchen appliances

ROOFING
Roof covering, flashing, vents, gutters and downspouts, exposed and accessible portions of the chimney,

HEATING/COOLING
Heating system, fuel supply, distribution type, supplementary heat, built-in cooling system (Central A/C or ductless A/C)

PLUMBING
Water service, interior pipes, hose bibs, waste discharge, water heater

BATHROOMS
Fixtures, bathtub/shower, plumbing leaks, ventilation

ELECTRICAL
Main service, circuits, conductors, outlets and fixtures, GFCI protected outlets or circuits, AFCI protected outlets or circuits