Termites can go unnoticed until they cause catastrophic damage to your home. Whether you’re shopping for a home and suspect a termite issue, or you think your current home may be affected by termites, we can provide you with comprehensive testing, and help you understand your options for termite remediation if we do discover an infestation.
We know that purchasing a home is one of the largest investments that you’ll make throughout your lifetime. With this in mind, we take care to note every detail possible during the inspection process.
A commercial building inspection helps you identify potential problems before they become expensive repairs. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that your property is safe for tenants and visitors.
While most types of mold aren’t toxic, they can still cause health problems if they aren’t taken care of. Ensure your home is free from toxic mold by having us run some tests today.
Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the US, and can be found in almost any home. Make sure you and your family are protected by getting your property inspected for safe levels of radon today.
We use a special camera to scope the sewer line to visualize any blockages that are interfering with the plumbing system’s drainage. Finding and addressing such problems now can head off catastrophic and expensive repairs later.
If your home was built before the 1970’s and you suspect that there may be parts that use asbestos-containing materials, you should have it tested right away. Asbestos is extremely toxic and can cause irreversible health effects, so don’t wait. Contact a qualified asbestos inspector near you immediately!
Lead paint is no longer widely used in America, but it may still be present in older homes. When present, lead paint can break down and cause lead poisoning and toxicity in both adults and children. If you are interested in purchasing a home that was built before the 1970’s and you have reason to believe lead paint may be present, lead paint testing is an essential step in your home inspection.
Pools and spas can be relaxing and therapeutic additions to any home or multi-unit housing structure, but only if they’re safe and properly maintained. Our inspection process includes a thorough visual examination of the equipment and components of the system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.
A home inspection includes checking for any structural issues such as foundation cracks, roof leaks, plumbing issues, electrical wiring, heating/cooling systems, insulation, windows, doors, chimneys, etc. Depending on how big the property is, a home inspection typically takes 3-4 hours.
Ensure all inspection points are free from clutter, including any closets that might lead to a crawlspace or attic, and clearing some space around your home’s perimeter. It’s also important to check the functionality of all built-in appliances, electric, and gas. If you don’t plan to attend the inspection, make sure your inspector has access to the home, and all pets are properly contained or moved.
A home doesn’t pass or fail an inspection. Instead, a home inspection is a thorough audit of your home’s components. In most cases, there will be concerns marked on your home inspection report, but these are strictly informative.
While you can legally skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean you may end up buying a home that has major issues that need to be fixed.
While a home inspector may provide information about what needs to be repaired, the decision to actually do the work lies solely with the homeowner. Not only does this you the freedom to choose your contractors, but it also helps prevent a conflict of interest.
A home inspection may affect appraisals in two ways. The inspector may find something wrong with the property that would lower the value of the home; or the inspector may find things that need repair which could increase the value of the home. If the inspection finds issues that require repairs, then the seller has to decide whether they want to fix them themselves, or hire someone else to do it. If the buyer wants to purchase the home, they must be willing to pay for those repairs.