Why? Because you need to know details about the condition of a home before you sign your life away to the bank. A home inspection delivers a comprehensive understanding of a property's condition across major categories. It also gives information about the types of maintenance required to keep the home in good shape and all major systems operating smoothly.
What? We visually inspect 12 major categories: structure, roof, exterior, interior, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, ventilation, water control, appliances, and fuel services. We deliver a professional, high quality home inspection report to you with conclusions and recommended next steps. Each customized inspection report includes an executive summary, detailed sections of identified concerns organized logically by category and high-res photos.
Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection
Why? Because fixing termite problems can cause thousands of dollars and many lenders require termite inspections. Termites are hungry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They're also sneaky - they eat wood from the inside out, making it hard to detect a problem until there's significant damage.
What? We visually inspect the home for evidence of wood-destroying insects and organisms. We inspect the entire interior of the home as well as the exterior of the property. We deliver a professional, high quality Wood Destroying Insect Inspection report to you with conclusions and recommended next steps.
Radon Gas Test
Why? Because Radon is in your house and it's the single leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is an invisible, naturally occurring gas that emanates from the earth’s soil. You can’t see it, smell it or touch it, but it’s a major health risk. No home is risk-free – new/old, well-insulated/poorly insulated, basement/no basement.
What? We install a Radon gas monitor in the home that continuously measures gas levels for 48 hours. We pick up the monitor and compare results to EPA thresholds. We deliver a professional, high quality report to you with conclusions and recommended next steps.
While septic inspections are not part of a standard home inspection, our inspectors have the extensive knowledge, additional training, and state-required certification to provide this service. The inspector will ensure proper flow though the tank, examine the inlet and outlet baffles, determine the tank volume and check for cracking, corrosion or leakage. In addition, the inspector will visually check the absorption field to ensure there is proper drainage without leaking.
Septic repairs can be very messy and extremely costly. Protect yourself against this possibility by having a Septic Inspection conducted prior to the purchase of your home.
Sewer Scope Inspection
Why? A sewer scope inspection determines the condition and function of a property's sewer line. We insert a mini-video camera into the sewer line through the sewer cleanout. If there are no obstructions, we inspect from the cleanout to the city main sewer line.
If we find problems with the line, we are able to accurately pinpoint the location and depth of the trouble area; common problems are tree roots, holes, pooling, cracks, and pipe separation. If the sewer line passes our inspection, the buyer knows the sewer system is in good working condition and will not need any immediate major repairs.
The well inspection includes inspection of the well head and well head cap making sure it is in good condition and meets current standards. A bacteriological analysis of the well’s water is also performed to check for certain contaminants.
Why? Because safety is critical for you and your family and friends. Pools are fun but they require proper, continuous maintenance and have lots of potential pain points which represent safety hazards.
What? We inspect the electrical systems and circulation systems as well as the interior surface and surrounding decks. We check the pool’s safety barriers, e.g. fences, gates and latching mechanisms. We don’t dismantle filters, pumps and heaters and we don’t test water chemistry. We deliver a professional, high quality Pool Inspection report to you with conclusions and recommended next steps.
Lawn Sprinkler Inspection
Why? Because your sprinkler is your home's worst enemy. Sprinklers are complex mechanical systems with lots of failure points: valves, heads, sensors, shut-off switches. Poorly directed water and/or drainage from the sprinkler system will cause mold in your home.
What? We operate the lawn sprinkler system and check for visible water leaks and ensure proper zone operation. We also inspect the system for improper installation of anti-siphon valves and backflow preventer of the absence of shut-off valves. We deliver a professional, high quality Lawn Sprinkler Inspection report to you with conclusions and recommended next steps.
Gas Line Inspection
Why? Because gas leaks are common, particularly in older homes. Other issues (improper grounding, corrosion, etc.) also are common.
What? We turn off all gas connections and then capture the gas meter reading. We wait 15-30 minutes and capture another gas meter reading, noting any differential. We incorporate relevant Gas Line Inspection content in your home inspection report.