Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As trained professionals we have seen it all and we'll provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. Home owners can identify problems 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 prior to listing their home. Our inspection services include: Buyers Inspection
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 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 prudent 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
for more details. Construction Inspection
In a new home, the quality of construction is often not what it used to be. 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 Inspection
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 thousands of dollars in future repairs.
Pool and Spa Inspection
If the property you own or are purchasing has a pool or spa on the premises, a professional pool/spa inspection is a good choice to learn more about the condition of the pool/spa and to protect your investment. The pool and spa inspection will include an analysis of the exterior of the pool, the pool shell/coping, pool equipment including the heater, pump, filter, and electrical components. Environmental Hazards
Our job as your professional home inspector is to alert you to every extent possible about unknown problems and potential environmental hazards in your current, or potential house. Our inspection 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.
- Lead: Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. In general, the older a home, the more likely it has lead-based paint. See Lead 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.