Accurate. Thorough. Professional.

Proudly Serving San Diego & Surrounding Areas

Dan Sheehan

Meet Your Inspector

Before becoming an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector, I built trails in the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire, flew Cobra gunships in the Marine Corps, and wrote a couple of award-winning books that help veterans and their families while I stayed home to raise our two awesome kids.

When I’m not providing my clients with peace of mind about their property, I enjoy surfing at Beacons, spearfishing offshore, and running throughout beautiful north county San Diego. I strive to provide my clients with the most accurate, thorough, and professional home inspection possible.

I’d be honored to do the same for you.

Home Inspection Services

Buyers Inspections

Buyers Inspections

Starting at $375

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Before you buy, you should have a home inspection to discover any potentially costly repairs the home might need. And if you already own the home, an annual inspection can help you address small issues before they become big, expensive surprises—and nobody likes those kinds of surprises.

Pre-Listing Inspections

Thinking of selling? Consider a pre-listing inspection to identify problem areas that buyers will use to demand reductions in your desired sale price. The information provided in my thorough, professional, and accurate home inspection increases your bargaining power and might save you thousands of dollars during negotiations with potential buyers.

Pre-Listing Inspections
Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging

FREE with every inspection

The value of an infrared scan is that it can detect issues that are invisible to the naked eye before they erupt into a catastrophe. The infrared inspection camera I use is far more sensitive than the infrared sensors I used to rely on at night when flying my Cobra in Iraq. This powerful piece of technology allows me to scan for hidden moisture, insulation and electrical issues without even scratching your drywall.

The Best Modern Report in the Industry​

Home inspection report
While I encourage my clients to walk through the home with me, I understand that you may be too busy, and may not have time to do so. Regardless of whether or not you attend the inspection, I will compile a comprehensive Spectora report, which includes all of the information you need to determine the condition of the home. I will deliver your report within 24 hours of the conclusion of your home inspection so that you can quickly access a full overview of my findings – and discuss them with me and your agent.

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ATP Home Inspections was very easy to work with. Dan was polite, professional, and very detail-oriented. I would definitely work with ATP Home Inspections again!
Madison Parker
Madison Parker

Frequently Asked Questions

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house from the roof to the foundation. Home inspections protect homeowners by finding problems while they are still small, protect home buyers by revealing problems they might not have noticed otherwise, and protect home sellers by increasing their bargaining strength during price negotiations.

My home inspections start at $300. The actual cost will vary based on the property’s square footage, age, location, and the presence of pools or ancillary structures.

Home inspections generally take 2 to 4 hours to complete. The duration of a home inspection depends on many factors such as the size of the home, the condition of the home, and the ability to access certain areas of the home (roof, crawl space, attic, etc.).

Although it is not necessary, I do recommend that clients attend the inspection so they can ask questions and learn more about the home. You will learn a lot from the inspection report itself, but I encourage you to attend!

It is important to note that no house is perfect. At the end of the home inspection process, I will provide a detailed report that describes the physical condition of the property with images and videos highlighting what may need repair or replacement. The information I provide allows clients to make informed decisions about the property. A home inspection is not pass or fail.

California does not license or certify home inspectors. Literally anyone can say they are a home inspector and take your money, so you’ll want to be certain they have the requisite skills and nationally accredited training before you hire them.

Yes. I achieved my Certified Professional Inspector designation after completing rigorous training with InterNACHI—the only post-secondary home inspection training program to be accredited by the US Department of Education through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training.

Each of my thousands of accident-free flight hours began with the same thing: a thorough preflight inspection. I inspected my aircraft inside and out for hidden issues that might sneak up and bite me after takeoff and excelled at finding problems before they had the chance to kill me. I use the same sharp focus and dedication that kept me safe in the air to make sure that you, my client, have all the information you need to make educated and informed decisions with regard to your most valuable investment.

No, a home inspection is not a code inspection. Your home may have been built according to standards that were perfectly acceptable at the time but are now non-compliant. Determining code compliance is outside the scope of a home inspection. Rest assured, through, I’ll report anything I see that I consider to be unsafe or outside of current best practices.

What Else Can I Answer?

At ATP Home Inspections, my job isn’t complete until you feel comfortable and all of your questions and concerns are answered.