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 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. 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.
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.
Why? Because it's difficult to discover the sources of water penetration and energy loss. Infrared helps inspectors to identify water-related issues (plumbing leaks, roof leaks, exterior water intrusion) and electrical issues (overloaded circuits). It’s not easy for untrained users to develop accurate conclusions, which is why all of our inspectors complete rigorous classroom and field training to become certified thermographers.
What? We use infrared cameras to inspect the interior of the home. We scan for temperature differentials, much of which is caused by water intrusion or poor insulation. We outfit our teams with FLIR cameras – the world leader in thermal imaging cameras. We incorporate relevant infrared photos and content in your Home Inspection Report.