HOME INSPECTION FOR BUYERS – For real estate buyers who need to protect their purchases from hidden damage and defects that could end up adding to the cost of ownership.
PRE-LISTING HOME INSPECTION FOR SELLERS – For real estate sellers who need to be aware of damage and defects that could affect the selling price of a property during 11th-hour negotiations. Also helps to limit liability.
COMMERCIAL INSPECTION FOR BUYERS – For real estate investors who need to protect their investment from hidden damage and defects that could end up adding to the cost of mainenance and ownership.
HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTION – For real estate owners who want to maintain the value and desirability of real estate property.
HOME WARRANTY INSPECTION – For real estate buyers who want to be aware of damage and defects that may occur prior to the expiration of a home warranty.
RADON TESTING – Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.
We will inspect all the structural elements and systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:
• EXTERIOR: Grading, Drainage, Fencing, Garages, Driveways, vegetation impact, Decks, patios, Foundations, Doors, Windows, lights
• ROOFING: Surface Materials, Flashing, Over-Hangs, Drainage
• ATTIC: Access, Ventilation, Framing, Insulation, electrical, plumbing, ducting
• INTERIOR: Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Stairs, Doors, Closets, Fireplaces
• ELECTRICAL: Service Capacity, Circuitry, Outlets & Switches
• PLUMBING: Visible Piping, Fixtures, Drains, Pressure, Water Heater
• HEAT & A/C: Type, Operation Distribution, Controls, Filters
• KITCHEN: Sink, Cabinets, Counters, Built In Appliances
• BATHROOMS: Fixtures, Plumbing Ventilation, Tiled Surfaces
In order to prepare the report, an inspector must conduct a visual inspection of the house. The inspection process typically takes about 3 hours to complete. This of course may vary, according to the size and condition of the home. We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector during the inspection. This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home.