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.
Pool/Hot Tub Inspection
Why? Because safety is critical for you and your family and friends. Pools and hot tubs 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.