Matthew Ferguson (Ferguson Home Inspection Services) Home Inspector



Matthew Ferguson
location_on New Smyrna Beach, FL — Ferguson Home Inspection Services
Get to Know Matthew Ferguson


Your home is a major investment. Whether you intend to stay in it forever or plan to move someday, chances are good that you will spend the next several years in your new home. Why not take the time up front to get a quality home inspection for your new purchase, to ensure you won't come across any unexpected surprises down the road?

Hiring an independent home inspector to assist you with the evaluation of your property is a smart move, however selecting the right home inspector to assist you with the evaluation of your property is not an easy task. While price may be a concern, so should the inspector's qualifications, including their experience in the industry, thoroughness and training.

Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:

Major defects, such as structural failures. Things that could lead to a major defect. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy or insure the home. Safety hazards.

Any issues that fall within these categories should be addressed.

When you go to select a home inspector, start by asking the right questions:

What is your experience in the building and home inspection industry? Do you have any special qualifications or training? How long does it take for you to do an inspection, and when will I see my report? May I see a sample report? Do you have any customer references?

If you are in the market for a home inspection, check out our services, what I inspect, and what you can expect from me. If you would like to know more, please contact me for a personal consultation, or to schedule an inspection today.


What I Inspect

I will conduct a thorough inspection of your home, inside and out.

As a professional home inspector, I have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual inspection of your home, from roof to foundation. 

Outside the home, I will check the exterior walls, roof, driveway, deck, etc., then I will move inside to examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. The heating, air-conditioning,plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check, along with the attic and basement or crawl space.

Here are some of the many items I'll be looking at during your home inspection:

Foundation and support structure Fireplaces Roof systems Basement seepage Safety controls Water heater Ventilation Electrical capacity & components Structural integrity Steps and stairs Heating system Central Air Conditioning system Walks and driveways Built-in appliances Plumbing system & fixtures Garages, Carports, Workshops or other external buildings Surface drainage Windows & doors Insulation Gutters & downspouts Decks Sump pumps

I invite you to come along and watch as I inspect your home, and you are free to ask questions at any time during your home inspection.  To schedule your inspection, contact me today.


Ferguson Home Inspection Services serving New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Deland, Deltona, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, and all surrounding areas.