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Preferred Home Inspections

Mobile: 734-564-7080

South Lyon, MI 48178

Dick King

Serving Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw and Livingston Counties.

Are you buying or selling a home? Either way, a home inspection is the best protection you can buy!

Before you make that big real estate transaction you should have a home inspection for peace of mind about your new home.

Fully insured. On site computerized report with pictures. We provide a very thorough, client freindly inspection with client participation, limited protection plan, home maintenance tips and problem resolution tips. A full service company.

Qualifications: National Institute of Building Inspectors (NIBI) certified, Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) certified. Over 40 years of construction/maintenance experience. Strong electrical/plumbing/building experience.

In a time of a strong buyers market, show all your perspective buyers that you have taken the initiative to assure that your home is problem free and ready to be sold, by getting a Sellers Inspection. For information on Sellers Inspections, please click on the links below.

Electrical Corrective Services

Electrical items are the most common defects found in home inspections. If you are selling your home and want to be assured your electrical systems will pass, I offer an Electrical Preventative Maintenance Inspection (EPMI), as well as Electrical Maintenance Repair service.

An EPMI will cost $195, takes about 1.5 hours to complete and includes all of the following;

1. The removal of a select number of devices, outlets/switches, to :

*check the connection of the device and wire feeding the device.

*check for open grounds

*check for proper polarity

*check the integrity of the connections

2. Inspection of the main panel and sub panels for proper grounding, bonding, double taps and the integrity of the connections

3. Checking the integrity of the water meter bonding jumper, if present, and ground rod connection, if present.

4. Check critical areas for potential corrosion problems created by improper connections or connecting dissimilar metals without dielectric fittings, ie: water heaters/copper to galvanized piping.

5. Test the operation of all GFCI's and AFCI's.

If desired, minor repairs of defective items can be resolved, with clients permission. A price sheet detailing repair costs will be available prior to the start of the EPMI.

Typical cost for repairs are listed below:

1. Replacement of a single pole switch or standard outlet - $50 each

2. Replacement of a 3 way switch - $60 each

3. Replacement of ground rod connector - $25

4. Correcting double tap in electrical panel - $50 (Pushmatic $85) each

5. Replacement of defective GFCI outlet - $60 each

6. Replacement of standard outlet with GFCI outlet - $65 each

7. Replacing grounded outlet with non grounded polarized outlet - $40 each

8. Installling water meter bonding jumper - $50


Certified Inspector,WDI Certified,40 years of construction/maintenance,strong electrical/plumbing/building experience


Fully insured. On site computerized report with pictures. We provide a very thorough, client friendly inspection with client participation, limited protection plan, home maintenance tips and problem resolution tips. A full service company.

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Incredibly thorough and answers all questions with expert knowledge.
- D.O., Plymouth MI, April 2021
Great Job
- M.G., March 2020
Mr King is a FANTASTIC home inspector, and also a pleasure to interact with when it comes to real estate inspections. He is very thorough, and a solid guy all around. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs his services.
- D.C., Walled Lake MI, October 2018
I have work with Mr. King on many inspections he does a great job he’s good with the client, thorough inspection and he gets back with you in a very timely manner. It is a pleasure working with him.
- T.B., February 2018
Great knowledge & tips for home buyers! Clear & concise information that helps the buyer tremendously.
- K.B., Plymouth MI, July 2017
When we went to inspect our future house we weren't sure who to call. Our realtor had several suggestions and we decided on Mr. King. I have had home inspectors before but I didn't expect what we received. He presented himself professionally and moved through the inspection as he were the buyer. He went over all his certifications, agenda on what, why, and how we were to inspect the house. His portfolio spelled out how the day was to go and what would be recorded. The many hours we took inspecting were well-spent. We checked every part of the house. Items that seemed trivial were not missed. If we decide to purchase another home, or someone asks me to refer an inspector, Mr. King will be the first person on my very short list.
- J.C., February 2017
This is the second time I have used Mr. King's services. He has a great way to inform you about what he is seeing, and is great at teaching you about your potential new home. If I needed another home inspected, Mr. King would be my first call.
- P.N., December 2016
Extremely professional and thorough. Very helpful in making sure we understood all the information of what was inspected. Will definitely recommend to other home buyers.
- K.D., September 2016
Mr King did a great job interacting with the Buyer and Seller. (I originally wanted to use his first name d.i.c.k and your system gave me this note, "Please remove offensive language to submit your comment") now that was to funny.
- R.C., Northville MI, November 2015
Great inspector!
- K.B., Plymouth MI, June 2015
He was great. I would recommend him to everyone.
- L.T., May 2015
Mr. King was amazing. He explained everything that he was doing and made suggestions along the way. He made this experience enjoyable.
- J.S., September 2014
Outstanding!! Thanks, I will definitely use you again.
- P.K., July 2014
Incredibly thorough, professional, and willing to educate. Mr. King was a top-tier inspector whom I would recommend to anyone.
- D.K., December 2013
Excellant as always. My clients are all pleased with Dick's knowledge & practical suggestions to home ownership.
- K.B., Plymouth MI, August 2013
Very thorough, excellent at explaining.
- K.B., June 2013
Don't change a thing; perfection works.
- R.S., March 2013
He definitely works hard! He is very thorough and explains every detail that needs to be addressed. For first-time home buyers, explanations are a must. He definitely knows what he is talking about and it shows. I would definitely recommend him.
- T.A., March 2013
Thanks. We have appreciated all three house inspections and your attention to the details. Maybe this time, the house will close.
- E.F., November 2012
Inspection was very through, and everything well documented. Pleasure working with you will be recommending you for future clients
- T.S., November 2012
We are first time home buyers. The inspection with Mr. King was thorough and helpful. We felt respected.
- M.E., October 2012
Best inspection I've had! Covers everything and has patience with client's. Great!!
- P.K., October 2012
Very professional on phone and in person. Extremely thorough and quite able to convey results to buyer with ease and clarity. An amazing report at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend his services!
- J.T., May 2012
You are the best. Thanks for your time and effort as you work with my clients. I can count on you to tell the truth, no matter what and that is the most important. I especially appreciate the way you deliver the "not so good news", calmly and usually with a simple solution. Thanks again, Jaqi Kupfer Broker Sonrise Realty Group, LLC
- J.K., April 2012
Mr King is great at creating a positive rapport with clients and always seems to put any recommendations into context.
- H.W., March 2012
Dick was informative and explained the process and steps taken to ensure a complete home inspection was done. Even additional tips for home maintenance so I can look after the home after purchase. Great job done and would highly recommend.
- S.B., September 2010
Thanks, Dick, I feel that I hired the right person for the inspection of my future home. Thanks for all the useful advice. Michael
- M.H., August 2010
Dick is a thorough, professional inspector. Gives both 1st timers & seasoned homeowners the full treatment...& written! Highly recommend Dick!
- K.B., Plymouth MI, August 2010
Dick is very knowledgable in all aspects of inspecting a home. He was very thorough, confident and organized. I would recommend him and most definatly use his services again. It was a pleasure dealing with him.
- B.V., June 2010
You are the BEST!!!!!
- J.K., Livonia MI, September 2009
Dick, It was very nice to meet you, I look forward to working with you in the future. Thanks Billy Mitchell
- B.M., June 2009
Your thorough inspection of the home I am purchasing was much appreciated. With that inspection I can rest easy, knowing that I have made a wise decision.
- D.L., May 2009