Comprehensive Services

The Inspection

A property inspection is a noninvasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of the property in accordance with National or State Standards of Practice.  It is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components of the property, defined by these Standards, that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. 

The inspection is based on the observations made by an inspector on the date of the inspection and is not a prediction of future conditions.  It WILL NOT reveal EVERY issue that exists or ever could exist but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.  With this in mind, we devote out time to the necessary details and provide our clients with  thorough reports.  

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Property Inspections Include:

  • Roof (Including Gutters, Downspouts, and Roof Penetrations)
  • Foundation and Crawl Spaces
  • Basement
  • Structural Components
  • Garage
  • Exterior (Doors, Windows, and Cladding)
  • Driveways and Walkways
  • Deck
  • Interior (Doors, Windows, Floors, Walls, Ceilings, and Stairs)
  • Attic, Insulation, and Ventilation
  • Fireplace
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Plumbing System
  • Electrical System

Seller/Pre-Listing Inspection

When you are ready to sell a property, a professional inspector can help you establish a good relationship with prospective buyers so that a successful transaction can occur in a timely manner. We will provide a detailed report on the property’s condition, giving you a better understanding of what improvements need to be made. You can either choose to make improvements before you send out your listing or you can simply pass along the information to a prospective buyer to make sure you are both on the same page before negotiating a transaction.

Commercial

Commercial property inspections are important for clients seeking to understand the physical condition of a property they may be purchasing, leasing, or maintaining. Our building inspections are an important building block in providing proper due diligence in your commercial real estate transaction. A pre-purchase building inspection provides appropriate due diligence. Part of the Due Diligence process is identifying liabilities that are gained from a visual inspection by qualified professionals of the physical condition of the property. Due Diligence reports provide commercial clients the information they need in order to make appropriate and informed decisions.

Reinspection

We offer this inspection service so that our clients can determine whether or not it’s a good idea to move forward with an investment after our previous inspection uncovered defective areas. After the seller of the home or their real estate agent has informed you that repairs are in place, we will return to the property, reinspecting the areas in question to make sure that the repairs have fully addressed the original issues.

Radon Testing

We are trained to test radon levels in a home in order to determine if radon mitigation will be necessary. Radon is a naturally occurring gas, but it has extremely carcinogenic properties—and it can be a serious risk for residents inside a home if radon has concentrated to an unsafe level. Because radon is invisible and odorless, it’s important to entrust a licensed professional with this inspection service.

Water Testing

Water Quality: This inspection service should be scheduled before you close to ensure that the property’s water supply is free from dangerous contaminants such as heavy metals and certain bacteria. We’ll collect water samples from your water supply, sending them off to a laboratory for a comprehensive analysis.

Water Quantity: It is generally accepted that a private water supply should produce a minimum of five gallons per minute (gpm), and should maintain that quantity for a period of at least two hours.  Our Water Quantity tests can reveal such things as insufficient well water supply, pump failure, drops of water pressure, and sediment in water, which could clog water filtration systems.  

Mold

When most of us think of mold, we typically expect it to be clearly visible — but that’s not always the case. Mold can develop in areas of a property that are out of sight, hidden within the walls or ceiling. It can have adverse effects on your health and allergies. If untreated, it can cause up to tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your property.  We use two different methods for mold testing.

Mold "Swab" Testing: Swabs are an easy way to sample suspect areas for mold contamination. Surface testing takes samples from household surfaces to find the amount of mold growth and spores deposited around the home. Samples are collected by swabbing. The sample is then examined in a laboratory. 

Air "Spore Trap" Testing: Air samples can be used to gather data about mold spores present in the interior of a house. These samples are taken by using a pump that forces air through a collection device which catches mold spores. The sample is then sent off to a laboratory to be analyzed.

If you suspect there is a potential trouble area in you property, it makes sense to have a mold test done.

Schedule an Inspection Today

We pride ourselves on making our work an enhancement to your real estate transaction. Schedule with us today for a comprehensive property inspection!