A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and/or heating systems operated. The Inspector will operate the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be e-mailed to you and a high resolution photo/video gallery will be posted online with optional password protection just for you. I will prepare your home inspection reports with easy-to-read details on:
- The condition of every major component from the roof to the foundation
- Major and minor deficiencies
- Any major expenditures necessary
- What to watch out for
- Helpful home preservation tips
- Safety concerns
- And much more
I will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.
Standard Home Inspection meets or exceeds state and national Standards of Practice (SOP)
Premium Home Inspection includes a complete standard home inspection plus:
- Photo/video summary presentation and discussion at the end of the inspection
- Thermal imaging
- Home energy report
- Radon testing
NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder’s Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder’s policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.
PRE-WARRANTY EXPIRATION INSPECTIONS
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
Thermal imaging is a newer technology in building science. Thermal imaging can be used to find drafts, missing insulation, plumbing leaks, overloaded electrical circuits and more. Thermal imaging can quickly find some problems that might not be visible to the human eye.
Home Energy Inspection
If you choose the Premium Home Inspection, I will perform a Home Energy Inspection as part of the bundled service package. We will collect about 40 data points related to energy. I will then use an advanced energy calculator developed by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors to: 1) estimate the home’s yearly energy usage 2) pinpoint potential energy inefficiencies 3) develop recommendations for energy improvements, and 4) determine your potential energy savings
Water quality testing
Pricing and other information
Pricing Sheet Spring 2017 click to view
Before the Inspection click to view