Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As trained professionals we have has seen
it all, and we'll provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. Home owners can identify problems
in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. Sellers can understand conditions the buyer’s inspector
may point out and put the property in better selling condition by making repairs.
Our inspection services include:
In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well
informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained
to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which
require immediate attention. See our Inspection Overview
for more details. Sellers Inspection
Whether you are selling your home on your own or
using a realtor, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have
strengths and weaknesses: we help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which
can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. See our Inspection Overview Mold FAQ
for more details. Construction Inspection
In a new home, the quality of construction is
often not what it used to be some years ago, therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their properties during various
stages of the construction process, including slab, frame, and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects
your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about. Warranty
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of
time the buyer develops a "punch list" of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage.
Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will
most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed
before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road. Environmental Hazards
Our job as your professional home inspector is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential environmental
hazards in your current or potential house. Ours is a non-invasive visual inspection of your property which can alert you
to possible problems. See our Environmental Hazards
page for more information.
We inspect for these hazards:
- Asbestos: Asbestos material that
crumbles easily if sawed, scraped, or sanded into a powder is more likely to create a health hazard because it can be inhaled
into the lungs, increasing the risk of disease. See Asbestos FAQ.
- Mold: There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. Molds
can produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances. See Mold FAQ.
- Radon: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout
the U.S. Radon is a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes to very high concentrations. See Radon FAQ.
- Termites or other wood-destroying organisms: These pests cause serious damage to wooden structures
and posts and can also attack stored food, household furniture, and books. See Termite Facts.