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Your Home Is Our Business



Welcome to Big Dawg Home Inspections, your trusted source for comprehensive and reliable home inspection services. As a U.S. Navy veteran, I bring the same level of discipline, attention to detail, and professionalism to my home inspections as I did during my military service.

At Big Dawg Home Inspections, I am proud to be InterNACHI certified, which means I have completed rigorous training and adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice. Additionally, I bring extensive experience in both residential and commercial construction backgrounds to every inspection I perform. My goal is to provide you with a thorough and accurate assessment of your property's condition so that you can make informed decisions about your investment. I understand that buying or selling a home can be a stressful process, and I strive to make it as smooth and worry-free as possible by providing you with a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand report.

Thank you for considering Big Dawg Home Inspections for your inspection needs. I look forward to serving you soon. 


"Scott, with Big Dawg Home Inspections, was fantastic to work with. Not only was scheduling super easy but the work was outstanding! Scott was incredibly through with his inspection, finding issues with wobbly toilets to windowsills that were painted shut. Super happy with the service and will definitely be using Scott with my next inspection need."

Keaton Mahoney

Meet Your Inspector

W. Scott Barnett

My name is Scott Barnett and I am the proud owner and inspector of Big Dawg Home Inspections.

I have many years of experience in the construction industry and have earned a reputation for being honest, on time and reliable. As a dedicated home inspector, I take pride in my work and strive to provide my clients with the highest level of service possible.

I understand that purchasing a home is a significant investment, and my goal is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, I will work closely with you to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a detailed report outlining my findings. Reading through the report can sometimes be daunting and bring up some concerns. I will take time at the end of each inspection to cover any of your concerns.

At Big Dawg Home Inspections, I am committed to delivering exceptional service and providing my clients with the peace of mind they deserve. Thank you for considering me as your home inspector, and I look forward to working with you soon. 


Why You Should Get A Home Inspection

A home inspection is a comprehensive evaluation of the home's condition and can reveal many issues that may not be apparent during a walk-through or open house.

One of the most important reasons to have a home inspection done is to identify any potential safety hazards. A qualified home inspector will examine the home's electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems to ensure that they are functioning correctly and safely.

In addition to identifying safety hazards, a home inspection can also reveal hidden defects or maintenance issues. This can include things like a leaky roof, foundation cracks, or plumbing problems that could cost you time and money. By identifying these issues upfront, you can negotiate with the seller to have them fixed before closing or adjust the price accordingly.

Another important benefit of a home inspection is that it provides peace of mind. Knowing that your new home has been thoroughly inspected by a professional can give you the confidence to move forward with the purchase.

In summary, a home inspection is a crucial step in the home-buying process providing you with the information you need to make an informed decision. By investing in a home inspection, you can avoid costly surprises down the line and enjoy your new home with confidence.

What We Inspect and Why

A home inspection is a visual examination of the home's major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible. Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it's important to get a home inspection because the inspector can find and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer.  Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs to severe damage or safety and health concerns. 

  1. Interior, exterior, walls, windows, and doors

  2. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)

  3. Basement, crawlspace, and structure

  4. Fireplace

  5. Roof and attic

  6. Electrical

  7. Plumbing

House systems and components in a home inspection.
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Tips for Homebuyers

Inside our free, downloadable booklet, we provide you with valuable tips that can help streamline your real estate transaction by making it go quicker and smoother with the help of your InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector.


Click the download button to get the Tips for Homebuyers Book now.

We Educate Our Clients

During the home inspection, we will show you how everything in your house works, how to maintain it, and how to save home energy. Scientific evidence demonstrates a solid relationship between housing conditions and human health. I will make sure your home supports your health. 

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how it works

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how to maintain it

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how to save energy

What Really Matters In a Home Inspection

My Promise To You

Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. 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 will give you my very best effort. 

This, I promise you.


Download My Company App

My website design company provides me with my own customized app. This app is free for my clients and their agents to download. With my company app, they can easily schedule and communicate with me. Home inspection companies should get their own app from today. 

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