Lock Home Inspection

Professional home inspection company serving Cleveland OH and surrounding areas.

My name is Michael Lock. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until our appointment. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods and pricing. Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I’ll give you my very best effort and go above and beyond the standards of practice in order to help you unlock the doors of your new home.

Why Choose Us

I’m a licensed OHI#2019005584 home inspector and certified member of interNACHI, the nations largest home inspection organization. I would like you to be present at our appointment to help you get to know the condition of the property you are about to buy or sell, as I am personable and will explain any defects and answer any and all of your questions, in a unbiased way that make’s sense. Prior to home inspections my experince is in the construction trades and large scale rental property maintenance and management. I perform very thorough inspections, using all the available tools necessary, thermal imaging is included with every inspection at no extra cost.

Wood Destroying Insects

Hire me to inspect for Wood-Destroying Organisms, including subterranean termites.


I am a certified moisture and mold inspector. I will look for indications of moisture intrusion and can provide mold testing services.



I’m an InterNACHI Certified Electrical Inspector.



I am trained and certified to inspect the exterior of a home.


I am Infrared Certified, trained to perform infrared thermal inspections during my home inspections.



I am fully trained and certified to inspect your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems.



I inspect septic systems.


I inspect plumbing.

Reports are available same day

We generate our inspection reports using Home Gauge software. Within 24 hours after your inspection has been completed, you will receive an email with a link to your report. In it, you will find all of the detailed information about the property along with photos and videos of the home’s components and any issues found at the time of the inspection. You will be able to access the report from your computer or mobile device a Create Request List (CRL) tool is also featured in your report. This unique and interactive feature allows you to create a list of repairs directly from our report, making it easier than ever to share this information with your realtor.

On Your Own Terms

Our home inspections our not biased in any way, we present factual evidence of a property’s condition at the time of the inspection so that you are prepared to take the next step in whichever direction you choose.

We are available seven day’s a week, so you can schedule your home inspection when you need to.

Asbestos was commonly used as airduct insulation in older homes

HVAC components shoul be cleaned and checked by a certified HVAC technician anually.

A common electrical panel defect, “double tapped”,  two wire conductor’s that are connected to the same circuit breaker lug.

Foundation walls can move over time, most of the time  this is caused from a lack of maintenance poor gutters, downspouts or grading.

General Home Inspection & Additional Services Pricing

 What We Inspect                        

  • Roofing System

  • Structural Components

  • Foundation & Crawl Space

  • Exterior

  • Driveway & walkway

  • Deck & Patio

  • Garage

  • Interior

  • HVAC System

  • Plumbing System

  • Electrical System

  • Attic, Ventilation, & Insulation

  • Fireplace & Chimney              

  • Built In Appliances

  • Grading & Drainage

Additional Services

  •  WDI (Wood Destroying Insects) $ 100

  • Water Potability Test $ 75

  • Well Flow Rate Test $75

  • NACA (draw inspect)

  • Radon Testing $102


Buyers and sellers will often agree on repairs that need to be made based on the inspection report. After the repairs are completed, buyers can schedule a re-inspection of the corrections made and I will inspect the property again at no additional cost to you, focusing on new repairs and ensuring that everything was completed as agreed upon by both parties.

Pre-Listing Inspection

Sellers can benefit greatly from a Pre-Listing Inspection. As part of this inspection service, we will inspect the home before it is put on the market, showing any issues that may discourage potential buyers. The seller can repair these issues ahead of time, making the home more attractive for buyers once listed.

New Construction Inspection

We will perform a New Construction Inspection of new homes before they are scheduled for a final walkthrough. Mistakes and oversights can happen, we will help to find these issues with a fresh perspective.

Commercial Building Inspection

We offer Commercial Building Inspections for apartment buildings, and just about anything Commercial related as I Have experience in working with CMHA, HUD and City inspectors.


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