Pre Purchase Inspection
This is the most important step in the home buying process. You employed a professional to help you find the home and finance it. Now you need a professional to help provide you the knowledge you need to make an informed decision on the true condition of the home you plan to purchase.
One of the best ways to prepare your house for sale is a pre-market inspection. Potential defects and problems can be brought to your attention and corrected or the price adjusted to reflect necessary repairs. Give yourself the advantage and go to market prepared for sale, not disappointed with a loss due to an unexpected problem discovered during the prospective buyer’s home.
Most new homes come with a warranty from the builder. In order to utilize this warranty, you need to know the condition of the systems and components of the home and the quality of the builder’s workmanship. If you are the owner of a new home, you need to have the property inspected two to three months before that warranty expires in order to identify any potential problems. This inspection can identify deficiencies or symptoms of premature failure that you could easily overlook. Don’t miss the opportunity to utilize your home warranty to your advantage.
If you have been in your home for more than two years, it is time for a check-up! Mechanical systems and structural components degrade and deteriorate slowly. It is easy for an untrained eye to overlook the gradual decline in the efficiency and safety of these installed systems and components. Take advantage of our years of experience and let us evaluate the entire home. We will conduct the same survey for you that we would for our buyer’s inspection. You will receive a detailed report that explains the condition of your home which includes recommendations for repairs, improvements and replacements as needed.
The US Surgeon General and the EPA recommend that all homes be tested for radon. Radon is a mystery to many of us, but it is real and a very serious concern. It is a naturally occurring gas that is a byproduct of the decomposition of radioactive minerals in the earth. Typically this gas escapes from the ground and dissipates harmlessly into the atmosphere. Health hazards can occur when the gas leaks into your home through the basement walls and floor where it can accumulate until it reaches a harmful level. The EPA has established a maximum safe level of radon and any levels above this require that the condition be mitigated. Our Inspectors are trained in the proper EPA protocols for radon testing and use continuous radon monitors for testing. If necessary we can direct you to a qualified contractor for mitigation.
We will conduct a visual inspection for Wood Destroying Insects, rodents and or the damage they cause. You will be provided with form NPMA 33 which may be required by your lender.
Mold spores are present almost everywhere on the planet. All they need is sustained moisture to become an active mold growth. According to the EPA, molds have the potential to cause health problems. Our inspectors are trained in the latest methods of mold sampling and are certified in the Mold HELP program. If you are concerned about the presence of mold, we can sample for abnormal mold growth at the time of inspection.
Moisture Intrusion Investigation
Damage from moisture is often difficult to detect until it has become a serious problem. Unseen moisture can damage the structure of the home and produce conditions conducive to mold growth and in
Water Quality Testing
The EPA recommends that private domestic water supplies including wells and springs be tested yearly for bacteria. Our Inspectors are properly trained to take water samples and provide them to the state approved labs for testing. Typical testing includes bacteria, the HUD screening, nitrate, nitrite, iron, ph and lead and radon.