There are several different types of residential property inspections available to meet our client’s specific needs. Brief descriptions of home, infrared thermal scan, maintenance, radon, rental, single item and 1st year home warranty inspections are outlined below. All of our inspections exceed state and industry standards. If you would like additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Home Inspection– A visual evaluation, designed to inform a home buyer or seller on the condition of a home. This includes general maintenance recommendations, potential safety hazards and minor imperfections. Also addressed are major defects, issues that may lead to major defects, items that may hinder financing options or the ability to insure or occupy the property. Just as important, the positive attributes of a property are identified and noted in the report.
Infrared Thermal Scan– Infrared cameras translate the heat signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors. Also known as thermal imaging or thermography and can be used for a variety of applications. Abnormally hot electrical components and connections can be viewed. Areas of moisture that may be the result of a leak can be located based on apparent temperature differences. Heat loss, air leakage in a building envelope, areas of insufficient insulation, can be pinpointed quickly and accurately. Read more…
Maintenance Inspection–Anyone who owns property would benefit from an annual maintenance inspection. Much like a home inspection, a maintenance inspection is a visual examination of the home’s vital systems; structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing. These systems are examined to assure they are in proper working order. Any defects or damage within the scope of the inspection agreement will be noted in the maintenance inspection report, along with digital photographs and recommendations. Health and safety issues are also noted. The report is designed to help identify existing issues before they become problematic and should be conducted on a yearly basis.
Radon Testing–Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water, and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above, into a home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. It is recommended that all homes be tested to determine if the level of gas is within the EPA guidelines and that mitigation be made for homes if the radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Read more…
Rental (Move in/Move out) Inspection–A visual evaluation and written report with photographs, designed to inform and/or document the condition of a property either prior to or after a tenant moves in or out. Beneficial to both renters and landlords, this report may include general maintenance recommendations, major defects, cosmetic issues, potential safety hazards, minor imperfections and the positive attributes (new carpet, appliances, etc.) dependent on the customers concerns or documentation requirements.
Single Item Inspection– Homeowners, property managers and insurance companies often benefit from a single item inspection. These types of inspections may target specific areas of concern, verification of work performed or moisture intrusion. Some examples are a roof/attic, foundation, electrical system, plumbing or HVAC inspections.
1st Year Home Warranty (New Construction)-New home warranties generally offer limited coverage on workmanship and materials relating to various components of the home, such as windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and electrical systems for specific periods. Prior to your warranty expiration, it is recommended to have an inspection done to address any items for builder repair. The report includes general maintenance recommendations, major defects, cosmetic issues, potential safety hazards, minor imperfections and the positive attributes of the property.