Certified Professional Home Inspector (CPI)®
About Home Inspector Phil Ashton
Phil Ashton (License #HI10381) is the owner and home inspector of Ashton Inspection Services, LLC. Before he transitioned into the home inspection industry, Phil was already working hard to make a difference in the lives of current and prospective homeowners. A former HVAC technician, Phil learned extensively about how a home mechanically operates, troubleshooting various issues that emerge with critical systems due to both mistakes during installation and deterioration that occurs over years of continued use.
Phil also worked for many years as an insurance adjuster, a valuable experience that gave him an inside look at what can happen when damaged and defective components of a home aren’t appropriately taken care of.
Putting It All on the Line
Because of his total confidence in the quality of his product, Phil Ashton didn’t hesitate for a second to include his own name as part of Ashton Inspection Services, LLC. From the very beginning, Phil has committed himself to doing whatever it takes to accurately educate his clients on the strengths and weaknesses of a home’s structure and systems. No matter what a home looks like from the outside, Phil conducts his business with an investigative mentality, focusing on the individual components of the property while always keeping in mind how the condition of one component can impact another. Phil is so confident that you’ll benefit from his inspection services that he gladly offers InterNACHI’s Buyback Guarantee—where the home that you purchased will be bought back if Phil missed anything during the inspection process.
Whatever It Takes
Like any other profession that requires precise attention to detail, a home inspector must sometimes rely on specialized tools to get the job done. When Phil inspects a home, he utilizes several tools as needed at no extra cost to the homebuyer. Thermal imaging is used to take an infrared snapshot of certain components that could be responsible for energy inefficiency or for wicking outside moisture into the home. A moisture meter may also be used to measure structural moisture content or to check for leaks in a plumbing system. And if a roof contains known damage or is unsafe for Phil to walk, a Spectoscope or aerial drone photography will be utilized to move forward with a complete inspection of the roofing system