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Complete Home Inspection for Real Estate Transactions

Our trained, licensed and insured inspectors have diverse backgrounds mostly in commercial and residential construction, real estate and other trades. Our common sense and interactive approach is designed to protect our client’s potential investment and interests while providing important and useful information to make home ownership worry free and rewarding. Once you have hired us, we are accessible day or night via email or phone to address any and all your questions or concerns.

Our Full 112 Point Inspection includes the following important areas:

STRUCTURE – MAN-MADE CONSTRUCTION FEATURES

Keep in mind in this section that we are “thinking like a drop of water”.  Water penetration is one of your biggest enemies.  If it is damp, we will find it.

  • FOUNDATION WALLS / SLAB
  • CRACKS / WATERPROOFING
  • BEAMS / COLUMNS
  • FRAMING / WALLS / FLOORS
  • RAFTERS / TRUSSES
  • ROOF CONDITION / ROOF PENETRATIONS
  • FLASHINGS / CAULKING
  • EXTERIOR VENTS / WALL PENETRATIONS
  • GUTTERS / DOWNSPOUTS
  • SOFFIT / FASCIA
  • EXTERIOR GRADING / DRAINAGE
  • CHIMNEYS / FIREPLACES
  • WINDOWS / DOORS
  • PAINT / CAULK
  • CRAWL SPACE
  • SIDING / FASCIA / STUCCO
  • EXTERIOR DECK CONSTRUCTION
  • DETACHED GARAGES / UTILITY SHEDS
  • FENCES / RETAINING WALLS
  • GROWTH OF VEGETATION

MECHANICAL / ELECTRIC / PLUMBING – SYSTEMS THAT ARE IN OPERATION OR IN USE ON A DAILY BASIS

These are the items that can cost a homeowner substantially and usually occur suddenly.

  • FURNACE / AIR HANDLER
  • AIR CONDITIONER / HEAT PUMP
  • BOILERS / RADIATORS
  • HEAT AND AIR CONDITIONING DISTRIBUTION
  • EXHAUST FANS
  • WATER SUPPLY PIPES
  • DRAIN LINES / VENT STACKS
  • WATER HEATERS / HUMIDIFIERS
  • GAS LINES
  • WASHER / DRYER / DRYER VENTS
  • TUBS / SHOWERS / TOILETS / BIDETS / SINKS
  • FAUCETS / SPIGOTS / SHUTOFF VALUES
  • KITCHEN APPLIANCES
  • WATER SERVICE AT HOUSE
  • WIRING / SERVICE PANEL
  • SWITCHES / PLUGS / INSTALLED LIGHTING
  • SUMP PUMP

ENERGY – THE COMPONENTS THAT CREATE ENERGY SAVINGS OR LOSS

These systems are designed to make your home energy efficient.  We will check to see that they are working as designed.

  • ATTIC INSULATION / ATTIC VENTILATION
  • WALL INSULATION
  • VAPOR BARRIERS
  • WINDOWS / DOORS / STORM WINDOWS
  • FIREPLACES / CHIMNEYS

ENVIRONMENTAL – HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NON MAN-MADE INTERFERENCE AND OUTDATED MATERIALS

We will identify current, recurring or potential problems that require monitoring and/or maintenance to prevent.

  • WATER DAMAGE
  • DRY ROT
  • SIGNS OF TERMITES / CARPENTER ANTS
  • SIGNS OF PEST / RODENT INFESTATION
  • SIGNS OF MOLD
  • POSSIBILITY OF THE PRESENCE OF LEAD
  • POSSIBILITY OF THE PRESENCE OF ASBESTOS

SAFETY – ANYTHING THAT CAN CAUSE PHYSICAL HARM TO ANY PERSON

We will identify existing safety hazards and recommend corrective action.

  • FIRE HAZARDS / FIRE ESCAPES
  • ELECTRICAL / WIRING / PLUGS / LIGHTING
  • SERVICE PANEL
  • ELECTRIC SERVICE DROP
  • EMERGENCY SHUTOFF / GFCI PROTECTION
  • GAS VENTING / GAS LEAKING
  • DRYER VENTS
  • GARAGE DOORS / FIRE DOORS
  • SMOKE DETECTORS / CO DETECTORS
  • STAIRS / RAILINGS
  • PORCHES / DECKS / BALCONIES
  • DRIVEWAYS AND EXTERIOR WALKWAYS

ADDITIONAL SERVICES – OUR SERVICES CAN BE BUNDLED FOR SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS

  • RADON SCREENING WITH QUICK AND ACCURATE RESULTS
  • LEAD FULL RISK REDUCTION SCREENING
  • MOLD TESTING
  • WATER QUALITY TESTING

Pricing depends on the age, size and location of the home.  We do not estimate based on square footage.  Rather, we estimate based on room count and types of internal mechanical systems.

Substantial savings can be realized by combining services because multiple services done at the same time allows to eliminate travel costs.  Average savings are 10% to 20% depending on your requirements.