Patch Independent Home Inspections, LLC is located in Central Ohio. Whether you're a homebuyer, seller, mortgage company, construction company or realtor, we are the right inspectors to inspect your home or property to help assess the value. Patch Independent Home inspections services Columbus and Central Ohio, so contact us today to set up an appointment for your home inspection.

My Qualifications

  • I was previously on the faculty at Hondros Collge  as a home inspector instructor
  • I am State of Ohio Department of Health Certified Radon Tester - License # RT647
  • I am certified by HomeSafe as a Specialist - Infrared Residential Inspections - Advanced #ADV246
  • I am a certified Mold Inspector in Ohio #70534
  • I am a certified WDI inspector with the State of Ohio ID # 118511
  • I have passed ASHI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Examination.
  • I am a member in good standing of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI)
  • I have passed NACHI’s Online Inspector Examination.
  • I have completed NACHI’s Code of Ethics Obstacle Course.
  • I have taken NACHI’s Standards of Practice Quiz.
  • I abide by NACHI’s Code of Ethics.
  • I follow NACHI’s Standard of Practice.
  • I follow IAC2 Standard of Practice for Indoor Air Quality sampling.
  • I fulfill 18 hours of continuing education every year.
  • I own and use high-tech equipment such as a Infrared camera and See Snake cameras.
  • I own Remote Image capturing equipment (drone) 
  • I generate easy-to-read inspection reports that contain digital photos of pertinent and information areas.
  • I have passed a background check from the National Background Check, Incorporated.
  • I have over 20 years of experience in remodeling and rehabbing single family homes.
  • I will inspect your home as if I were buying it myself

Choosing the right home inspector can be almost as important as choosing the right home.

Why?  Because many homes - even new ones - have issues that you might not notice.  However, a skilled home inspection professional has the training and experience needed to look for visual signs of defects in your home.  These defects, if not noticed and repaired prior to closing, can end up costing you, the new homeowner, thousands of dollars in repair bills.

So why should you make Patch Independent Home Inspections, LLC your inspection company?
  • Provides the most advanced home inspections in the world using the HomeSafe training and infrared scanning technology.  
  • A company that is dedicated to helping their clients protect their most valuable investments.  
  • We have completed over 4000 inspections (inspections for buyers, sellers, banks, and investors)
  • We are insured and bonded
  • We offer flexible scheduling and have appointments available 6 days a week. Scheduling can be done by phone or, for your convenience, on-line. 

What We Inspect

Where We Inspect

Providing Home inspections and Mold inspections for homes in Columbus and Central Ohio area. The counties included in the central ohio area for home inspections, thermal scanning, energy review are Franklin county Ohio, Fairfield County, Licking county, Ross County, Perry County, Delaware County, Pickaway County, Madison County, Fayette County and Hocking County. To schedule a home inspection, Thermal image, indoor air quality test  or mold sampling call Patch Independent Home Inspections, LLC at 614-565-4962.

Air Conditioning




Crawl Spaces



















Gas System



Insulation (visible)

Light Fixtures





Retaining Walls


Safety Items




Smoke Detectors









Water Heater

Water Pressure Windows Driveway Structure
Mold Sampling Radon Indoor Air Quality Samples Pest
Central Ohio Home Inspection Pros  ®
Central Ohio Certified Home Inspections
Rick A. Harrington, GHI, CMI, IAC2, SIRI
Testimonials for home inspections in Central and Columbus Ohio.

As a Realtor I am delighted to recommend Rick as a home inspector to any of my clients including my son!  Totally professional and detailed.  

PW- Columbus Ohio


During our inspection Rick taught us many valuable lessons about general upkeep and home maintenance. His reports were easy to read and we were easily able to show the seller documentation of issues needing to be resolved prior to our purchase in central Ohio.  We recommend Rick as a home inspector to anyone buying their first home!

AP - Dublin Ohio


As a first time home buyer moving into Central Ohio, I was very unsure of what a home inspections would entail, Rick went above and beyond, providing a detailed binder full of color pictures and thorough narrative.  I fell comfortable recommending him for home inspections to anyone!

KA - Columbus Ohio


Rick did a very thorough home inspection on an investment property. His detailed report with photos made it very easy to refer to with the seller for repairs. I highly recommend Patch Independent Home Inspections to anyone considering any type of property.

RF - Columbus and Central Ohio


We contacted Rick to investigate cold air and high energy costs in our condo.  He scanned the condo with a thermal image infrared camera and found issues in the walls.  After further investigation he found multiple issues and provided valuable information about furnace and duct operation and the probably reason for air infiltration into the walls. The insulation was thin in the attic and no insulation on the access panel.

AR - Columbus Ohio (Galloway)


Rick provide home inspections on 2 properties for me in Columbus.  He is very thorough with his inspections and the detailed pictures made it easy to request the repairs.  He gladly returned to reinspect the repairs at no additional charge.  Great service!

EL - Dublin Ohio and Columbus Ohio








Independent Home Inspections, LLC
Serving Columbus and Central Ohio

Rick A. Harrington

(614) 565-4962

Home Inspections
Thermal Imaging (Infrared)
Radon and pest inspections
Contact us for all your Columbus Ohio Home Inspectoin needs.