Specialty Inspections


If you have an elderly family member or one whose mobility is compromised, I can inspect your home and recommend corrections and adaptations that will help improve their accessibility, maneuverability, safety and independence.

What is “Aging in place”?

Aging in place describes a senior homeowner’s ability to live and remain in the home to the fullest extent possible by planning and implementing modifications that promote safety, mobility, security, and functional use.

Too often, seniors and persons with disabilities or impairments are placed in group homes or assisted-living facilities without exploring this highly desirable and affordable option. More than 70 million Americans will require assisted living by 2020.

By adapting and redesigning the senior’s current home and habits, including installing assertive technologies, and arranging for regular help from outside resources, he or she can “age in place” while maintaining a safe and independent lifestyle for as long as possible in their most familiar and comfortable surroundings.

Considerations for Aging in Place

How does your home work for you now? How do you think it will work in five or ten years?

Do you have physical impairments that prevent bathing or toileting without assistance? Could you manage your impairment with design changes to your home, such as a walk-in, curbless shower, grab bars, and a lower sink and vanity? Is your bathroom large enough to accommodate a walker or wheelchair?

Are your hallways and doorways wide enough for a walker or motorized scooter? If  you live in a two-story home, could you live on the first floor only? Do you have enough room for an exterior ramp, if needed? If your kitchen countertops and cabinets were lower, could you manage food preperation and minor housekeeping on your own?

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Other Special Inspections


After your home is built, I will inspect it to confirm that the work was done properly and according to your specifications and contract, and I will help you devise a punch list for your contractor of any missing or deficient items before you issue final payment.


Are you selling your home? Let me inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified Seller Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home for sale inspected now.


I use a state-of-the-art, camera-mounted unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone to capture images of unsafe or hard-to-access areas, such as tall roofs. I can get an up-close look at any issues or defects that would otherwise not be properly inspected and reported.

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Jim Starr, CPI

Grand River Inspection Services
640 Three Mile Rd, NW Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI 49544


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Grand River Inspection Services, LLC, Home Inspection Service, Grand Rapids, MI