Home & Commercial Inspections Joins Nationwide Healthy Homes Initiative

James Jones

Ohio’s leading environmental testing and property inspection firm—Home & Commercial Inspections LLC—will lend its skills to a nationwide healthy homes program set up by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

With years of reputable experience in identifying hazards in the home, Home & Commercial Inspections LLC was an obvious choice to join HUD’s Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI). 

After attending several vendor fairs and networking events hosted by Ronda Barber, publisher of OhioMBE, Ohio’s largest Black-owned business newspaper and President/CEO of the Ohio Business Development Center, Home & Commercial Inspections LLC met with HUD’s Deputy Director Michelle Miller at the American Society of Home Inspectors annual conference, InspectionWorld 2023. The City of Columbus awarded the contract to the inspection firm this month.

Millions of children suffer from environmental dangers at home annually. In 1999, following a congressional directive and because of concerns about children’s health in relation to their environment, HUD created the HHI to safeguard families and their children from health and safety risks related to their housing.

The HHI aims to combat many childhood ailments and injuries within the home by coordinating efforts to tackle housing-related hazards rather than addressing one issue at a time. Building on HUD’s existing programs, the HHI tackles various environmental health and safety risks, such as mold, lead, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides, asbestos  and radon.

Trained to spot these potentially lethal dangers (some hidden from the naked eye), Home & Commercial Inspections LLC’s licensed inspectors identify hazards and provide detailed inspection reports and advice on mitigation procedures.

Home & Commercial Inspections LLC is the community leader in noninvasive real estate environmental and property inspection services. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified firm is committed to protecting families and their most valuable investment.

Founder and registered master inspector James Jones has worked as a general contractor, licensed adjuster, master carpenter, HVAC technician and environmental testing consultant. His (ASHI-ACI) American Society of Home Inspectors Accredited Certified inspectors and PCA-certified team meets and exceeds industry standards and represents the best in their field. The inspectors are well-versed in industry best practices and bring extensive building and construction expertise to each job. This wealth of experience means that they have firsthand knowledge of where to look for hidden issues and how to identify potential hazards.


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