Bart Chatelain
Discovery Home Inspections


Your Southern Utah Home Inspection Resource!


Discovery Home Inspections is your most complete and thorough certified inspection company in Southern Utah. When hiring a home inspection company in Southern Utah or St George, you want to hire someone that is professional, and experienced to inspect your home.  After all,  your home is one of the largest purchases you will make in your life.  You wouldn't want to trust just anyone to conduct your inspection. Did you know that Utah does not require St. George home inspectors any certification for home inspectors?  That means someone can be asking you if you want fries with that one day, and inspecting your biggest investment of your life the next day.  Our inspectors are trained, experienced, certified, and tested before they work for us.

 Bart Chatelain is our lead certified inspector in Southern Utah. He has many years of experience in multiple fields of construction, and has a Masters degree from GCU. Bart has also been certified by the Professional Home Inspectors Institute with a basic and advanced certification in home inspection. He is a member of the National Society of Home Inspectors (NSHI), and owned a successful handyman business for many years. Bart has personally repaired or installed thousands of home related jobs from simple sprinkler repairs to complete rebuilds of roof systems.He has been trained to work with PARR and FEMA on disaster inspections, and has a thorough knowledge all the systems within a home. He has also personally conducted hundreds if not thousands of home inspections from mobile homes to million dollar mansions. He is professional and courteous and will handle your home inspection like it is his own home. Don't believe he is the best? Read what some of his customers and clients have to say by clicking on "Testimonials" in the left navigation, or just click here.

What can you expect when you hire Discovery Home Inspections?

1-A professional, experienced and certified home inspector to conduct your inspection

2-Inspection of:

Site Grounds and Grading  (includes driveways, sidewalks, slope, drainage, gutters, downspoutsfences,gates,sprinkling system, trees, shrubs)

Exterior and Structure   (includes building information, wall structure, wall covering, exterior receptacles, gas meters, exterior windows, doors, foundation, decks, patios, awnings, drip edges, weep holes, railings)

 Roofing Components   (includes, roof information, roof leaks,  roof covering, roof structure, eaves, soffits, weep holes, drip edges, gables, vents, boots, roof damage, valley and ridge flashing,)

 Plumbing systems  (includes water entrance, main shutoff, plumbing type, pressure reducer, water heater, sinks, tubs, showers, functional flow, functional drainage, drain pipes, toilets, water softener, water filters, garbage disposal, water spigots, laundry spigots, gas lines, faucets, fixtures, connections, traps,valves, leaks)

 Electrical Systems    (includes Branch circuits, wiring, service panel, main panel, subpanel, current  protection devices, lighting fixtures, switches, receptacles, service entrance, improper wiring, double tapping, defective GFCI's, exposed wiring, open-air wire splices, reverse polarity, smoke detectors, carbon detectors, appliances)

Attic/Crawl Space       (includes attic access, roof framing, plumbing, electrical, mechanic systems, heating ducts, bathroom vent ducts, electrical wiring, chimneys, general state of repair, leakage, venting, unusual or improper improvements, insulation, vapor barriers, sheathing--crawl space will also have foundation, post-beam, pier inspections as well as all mentioned previously)

Interior Components   (includes walls, ceilings, floors, doors, cabinetry, countertops, steps, stairways, balconies, railings,leaks, visible evidence of mold/mildew, visible evidence of termites, structural integrity, settling cracks, unusual wear and tear. improper installation, improper ventilation, ghosting of doors)

Heating Systems    (includes heating equipment, thermostat, safety controls, venting and Means of air distribution, proper carbon monoxide test, flammable gas inspection, fireplace, flue, damper, pilot lights, electronic ignition, heat loss of vents)

Cooling System  (Includes cooling equipment, proper installation, cooling gradient, condensate lines, condensate pan, refrigerant lines, venting, loss of cooling in vents, unusual wear)

Garage   (IncludesGarage floor, adequate slope, garage door, door opener, door opener spring, reversing mechanism, electric eyes, door to living space)

3-Complete and thorough report with pictures within 24 hours (emailed or printed)

4-Use of the most current technology available by a trained inspector.    

     Which includes, but not limited to:

  • Thermal Imaging Camera
  • Flammable Gas Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Probe
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Moisture Meter
  • Gas Detector
  • Reversed Polarity Detector
  • Outlet/Proper wiring
  • Laser Distance Measuring device

5-Personal Review with Inspector either on-site or by phone     

6-Access to Inspector for follow-up questions





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