ServicesNot all home inspection needs are the same which is why we offer a range of different types of inspections for our clients.
Home Inspection services include:
Pre-purchase Inspection (Standard Residential Inspection)
- inspection prior to home purchase
- know what to expect by educating yourself about the condition of your future home
- inspectors are licensed professionals with the practical experience and technical knowledge to assess the condition of your home.
Our goal is to provide you with an unbiased opinion of the visible and accessible areas of the house at the time of the inspection.
The scope of a Standard Residential Inspection includes the following nine areas:
Roofing – roof coverings; exposed roof drainage systems; flashings; skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations; signs of leaks on building components
Exterior – wall cladding; entryway doors and windows; garage door operators; decks, balconies, stoops/landings, steps, areaways/window wells and porches including hand and guard railings; exposed trim (eaves, soffits, fascias, rake, corner and other trim boards); flashings; driveways, walkways, vegetation, grading, drainage, and retaining walls
Structural Components – exposed in the basement/under floor crawl space and attic space: Including signs of water penetration – Basement/Under Floor Crawl Space – exposed portions of the foundation; exposed portions of the basement/under floor crawl space floor; exposed portions of the superstructure system (girders, sills, floor joists, headers, and sub-floor; exposed portions of the columns and posts. Attic Space – roof framing structural components, including roof sheathing
Electrical – exterior of the exposed service entrance conductors; exterior receptacles; service equipment, grounding system, main overcurrent device, and the interior of the service and distribution panels; exterior of the exposed branch circuit and feeder conductors, their overcurrent devices, and the compatibility of their ampacities and voltages; random interior receptacles; number of branch circuits and overcurrent devices in the panel enclosures
Plumbing – exposed interior water supply and distribution system including: piping materials, fixtures and faucets, functional flow, leaks, cross connections; exterior and interior drain waste and vent systems including: traps, leaks, functional drainage; hot water systems including: water heating equipment, normal operating controls, presence of automatic safety controls, exterior of chimneys, thimbles and vents
Heating – permanently installed and exposed heating components and systems including: burners, valves, controls, circulators and fans; normal operating controls; automatic safety controls, exterior of chimneys, thimbles and vents; solid fuel heating devices; heating distribution systems; insulation; presence of installed heat source in each habitable room; exposed flue piping and the existence of thimble(s); presence of fireplace(s) and operation of damper(s)
Central Air Conditioning – exposed readily accessible central air conditioning components including cooling and air handling equipment, normal operating controls, fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, dampers, insulation, registers, fan-coil units, condensers, presence of insulation on the distribution system
Interior – general interior conditions – walls, ceilings, floors, steps, stairways, balconies, hand and guard railings, counter tops, a representative number of cabinets, doors and windows, separation walls, ceilings and doors between dwelling units and attached garages or another dwelling unit
Insulation and Ventilation – exposed insulation in unfinished spaces, ventilation in attics and under floor crawl spaces, bathroom venting systems
- You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home.
- 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, or condos below the third floor, for radon.
- Testing is inexpensive and easy. Results can typically be available in about 5 days.
- inspection when contemplating selling or before listing.
- increase your marketability with an impartial pre-listing inspection report.
- identify and correct problems early by making necessary repairs prior to listing your house.
- set a realistic selling price for your home based on information from the inspection report.
- inspection performed on a new house before the purchaser takes possession of the home.
- inspection performed before the end of the 30-day period of a new home for warranty purposes.
- inspection performed for warranty purposes before the end of one year.
- a regular tune-up inspection of the house with a full report.
- inspection performed before, during and after the renovation.
- inspection performed for the tenant and the landlord.
- Protects the tenant, ensuring the property is in the same condition as it was when they moved in, with regular wear and tear expected.
- inspection during construction of a new home, usually initiated and conducted by the purchaser to ensure agreed-upon contract elements are in place and correct. If the builder allows, the home inspector may be included in the inspection process to assist the purchaser with the inspection.