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Basic Home Inspection

Pre- Listing Inspection
Light Commercial Inspection
New Construction Inspection
Radon Air & Water Testing
Well Water Testing
Basic Home Inspection

Your home inspection is crucial when buying, selling, or evaluating a property. Buying a new property is a large financial decision. A detailed inspection provides vital information on the properties current state, and your safety.

This basic home inspection may take as much as 2-3 hours on site in a typical 3 bedroom 2 bath home. This service covers all the major components, systems and areas of your home as proposed in our Standards of Practice. This includes an average of 100+ items in the following categories.

 

• Exterior • Roof • Interior • Heating • Plumbing • Cooling • Electrical • Structure & Foundation 

• Attic, Insulation & Ventilation • Fireplace 


Based on the size, age, condition, and features of the home, the time varies. During our time on site we collect information and take hundreds of pictures. Your home inspection report will be very professional and detailed. The home inspection report will be available within 24-48 hours after the inspection.

Pre- Listing Inspection

If you are selling a home, a Pre-Listing Inspection could help you prepare the home and get it in its best possible shape before putting it on the market. During the inspection, we can offer our advice about ways to repair and upgrade the home as needed.

 

 A Pre-listing Home Inspection allows you to: 

  • See your home through the eyes of a critical third-party

  • Price your home realistically

  • Have the time to get reasonably priced contractors if needed

  • Make smaller repairs yourself, if qualified

  • Alerts you to an immediate personal concern, such as hazardous radon levels

  • Alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home

Light Commercial Inspection

Many Light Commercial buildings are constructed similarly to homes but often have different roofing materials and the electrical and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems are more advanced.

Light Commercial is defined as a property of less than 20,000 square feet containing no heavy manufacturing/process equipment, a residential structure converted for commercial/office use, or if a multi-unit residential property, possesses more than 4 residential units.  If the property is more than two stories, does not possess internal access to the roof, or uses a roofing system that requires highly specialized skills for installation and assessment, we will have to recommend a properly licensed and experienced roofing contracting firm.

New Construction Inspection

Buyers of new homes also benefit from having an independent home inspection. While the inspector may not find old equipment, the type of things we do see include components or systems that are missing, incomplete, improperly installed or defective in some way. You'll want a new fresh, impartial set of eyes to come in. Booking this home inspection service is a great way to protect your investment and avoid disappointment on move-in day.

Radon Air & Water Testing

Radon is a radioactive gas that is known to cause lung cancer in people who have been exposed to it. The gas is tasteless, colorless, and odorless, so professional equipment is required to determine if it is present in your home. It's a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil and water that can build up to dangerous levels inside any home; this means new and old homes, well sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without a basement. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among people who do not smoke. If your house has a radon problem, it can be fixed.

 

Well Water Testing

Water quality testing is strongly recommended for homes with private drinking water wells. We will collect and send samples from your drinking water source to a reputable laboratory for analysis. It is important for you to understand the quality of water that is being streamed into your home. Certain contaminants and impurities can be harmless but others, like microbes including bacteria and viruses, can cause serious health issues, especially to those with special health needs involving compromised immune systems. Sometimes impurities don’t necessarily cause concern for health issues but can make water taste bad and unpalatable.