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An experienced inspector will prepare your Home Inspection Reports with easy-to-read details on:

  • The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
  • Major and minor deficiencies
  • Any major expenditures necessary
  • What to watch out for
  • Helpful home preservation tips
  • Safety concerns
  • And much more
  • Structural Pre-Purchase Inspection

    A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.

    Additional inspections and testing available

    Radon Testing: Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that is a know carcinogen. Exposure to elevated levels of radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon gas is present in all homes at some level. The only way to be sure what the level is in your home is to test for it. Since radon gas levels fluctuate with the season and weather conditions it is recommended that repeat testing be done annually.

    Water Quality Testing: Water quality testing is recommended in any home with a private well or where lead water supply lines may be present. There are many possible water contaminates that may be in the drinking water at your home. Contaminates such as coliform bacteria, lead, nitrites, nitrates and other organic and inorganic material. What to test for is generally determined by the area the home is in and specifically what types if business and industry might be or has been present.

    Well Flow Testing: Well flow testing will determine if the private well used for the water supply for your home is sufficient to meet your needs. Testing requirements change depending on the lending organization but three gallons per minute for one hour is the average requirement. Some FHA loans may require three gallons per minute for up to four hours.

    Contaminate Testing: Testing of possible contaminates such as mold, asbestos and lead paint is also available. Testing methods and requirements will depend on the specific situation in the home.

    Air Quality Testing: Airborne mold spores and other airborne material such as asbestos, pollens, animal dander, dust, cellulose and fiberglass can have a significant impact on the heath of you and your family. If certain conditions are present at the time of inspection the inspector may recommend a series of air quality samples be taken.

    Home Health Inspections

    This is a service available to current home owners as well as buyers. If you or someone in your family suffers from asthma, allergies or any other immune system depressing disorders the presence of contaminates in the home can have a much more significant impact on their health than someone in good health. The Home Health Inspection consists of testing for Mold in Air, Radon and Water Quality as well as a search of government and local records for any spills or releases of contaminates from nearby industries.

    New Construction Inspections

    New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before you final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.

    Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections

    Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.

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