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.
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.
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.
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.
Why? To ensure that your water is safe to drink. "Potability" is a silly word for a better non-word – “Drinkability.” Well water might taste and smell OK, but are there any unwanted impurities?
What? We remove screen/aerator from a cold water faucet and run the water for five minutes. We collect two samples from the cold water faucet and package the water samples and ship them overnight to a certified water testing facility. We deliver a professional, high quality Well Potability Inspection report to you with conclusions and recommended next steps.
First Anniversary Inspection
Why? Because your builder’s warranty is about to expire. Warranties for newly constructed homes typically offer coverage on workmanship and materials relating to various components of the home, such as windows, heating, ventilation, HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. Because these warranties usually expire one year after settlement, a first year anniversary inspection should be performed 11 months after closing.
What? We visually inspect 14 major categories: structural, roofing, exterior, interior, electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, insulation, ventilation, waste control, waste disposal, appliances and site. We deliver a professional, high-quality home inspection report to you with conclusions and recommended next steps. This report can be presented to your builder as a punch list of items that need to be replaced/repaired before the warranty expires.