Services that we can provide in addition to home inspections are:
When buying your home you may want to do a mold inspection. Mold inspections are a different process from the typical housing inspection and require samples taken by your home inspector.
Thermographic inspection with an infrared camera refers to the nondestructive testing of parts, materials or systems through the imaging of the thermal patterns at the object’s surface. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum. Images on the video or film record the temperature variations of the building’s skin, ranging from white for warm regions to black for cooler areas. In the home inspection field this tool is typically used to check for insulation, electrical, energy loss and moisture issues. Most of our inspectors are trained and certified with 16 CEUs for thermal imaging. Thermal imaging can be added to inspections for an additional fee of $75.
Sewer problems are often one of the most common “issues” buyers face after moving into a home. Sewer scoping is not required by the ASHI Standards of Practice. Additionally, an inspector can’t always run enough water down your plumbing systems during an inspection to detect issues, so scoping is the best way to detect any problems. When you schedule a sewer scope with your inspection, cost will be an additional $220 which includes a video as well as a summary and any recommendations. Additional fees may apply if a toilet needs to be pulled, or if other difficulties.
If you’re purchasing a home, you may consider doing a radon test. Radon exists everywhere in America, but some regions are higher than others. For peace of mind consider scheduling a radon test. When bundled with an inspection you’ll save $25 and pay only $100.
Indoor Air Quality
We offer indoor air quality testing, so you get the best air quality for your home. Our inspector will perform the test during your home inspection and send it to a professional testing lab, called Pro-Lab for results. We handle everything from collecting samples for thorough testing to expediting those samples for analysis with a quick report turnaround. Each test kit provides precise measurement of specific life threatening pollutants. We compare an outside air sample to at least one inside sample. The inside air quality should be better than the outside air quality. Homeowners with allergies can benefit from knowing the air quality in their home. A minimum of 2 samples are needed ($250), plus we recommend 1 sample from each floor of the home (an additional $125 per sample).
Inspections on new construction are every bit as important as inspections on any other home. Buyers have the false notion that a new home means there is nothing wrong with it; but an inspection provides valuable insight in your home and can save you from costly repairs after you move in. The best inspection on a new construction is what we call a phased inspection. We’ll come in pre-insulation, pre-drywall, and before you close. We also can perform a one-time home inspection right before closing. Many homeowners also choose to do a One Year Warranty inspection. To see the things we commonly find on new construction inspections click below to learn more.
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