Below is a list of services provided, it's understandable this can be overwhelming and a bit foreign to some. Please feel free to give a call or text so we can chat about your needs.
Comprehensive Home Inspection
From the roof to the basement and everything in-between. You'll receive a detailed report identifying deficiencies from the minor to the major in an easy-to-read report!
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Price: Depends on property size, age, location etc.
Critical Components Inspection
The intention of the critical components inspection is to give a general condition and age of what is considered the 'expensive parts of the house'. This covers the ROOF, ELECTRICAL PANEL, HVAC SYSTEM, WATER HEATER, and ATTIC
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can be present in homes and can only be detected with specialized equipment. Radon is the #1 leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We offer Radon Testing as an add-on to our inspection services as well as a stand alone service. We will drop off the Radon Testing equipment with instructions on how to prepare your home for the test. The test must run for a minimum of 48 hours and then we will schedule a time to pick up the equipment.
We use state-of-the art technology that allows results of the report to be emailed to you immediately upon completion of the report, rather than waiting for the Tech to arrive and retrieve results. If radon is high (over 4 pCi/L) it is recommended that you have a Radon Mitigation System installed to continually remove radon from the home.
Water Testing -- COMING SOON!!!
Why would anyone have their city water tested? The city tests it every year, so isn’t that redundant? Well, the answer is no. The city tests the water straight from the water treatment facility. And the water still has a long journey to travel through miles and miles of pipelines to get to your home. Along the way it can pick up contaminants, which aren’t detected by the city’s tests. These contaminants can be picked up a mile from your home, or right inside your home, and can cause harm to you, your family, and your plumbing. There are over 7,000 different water contaminants in the US alone.
A Few Common Water Contaminants:
Indoor Air Quality / Airborne Mold Testing
Mold is a common concern for home inspectors and homeowners alike. It can cause health issues, structural damage, and is often a sign of moisture problems in the home. To better understand and address mold, it’s important to know the basics of how it grows and what to do if you find it.
Here are some key points you can use to educate your clients about mold:
Mold is a type of fungus that grows in damp or humid conditions and can be found both indoors and outdoors. It can grow on a variety of surfaces, including wood, drywall, and wallpaper.
The key to preventing mold growth in the home is controlling moisture levels and promptly addressing any water leaks or spills. It’s also important to ventilate areas of the home that are prone to moisture, such as the bathroom and kitchen.
Mold can cause a range of health problems, including respiratory issues, allergies, and asthma. It can also cause structural damage if it is allowed to grow unchecked.
If you find mold in a home, it’s important to have it professionally remediated to protect the health of the homeowners and prevent further damage to the property. This includes not only removing the visible mold growth, but also resolving the underlying moisture issue to prevent future mold growth.
“Mildew” is often used interchangeably with mold, but true mildews are actually plant pathogens and do not grow readily on building materials. If you come across what appears to be mildew in a home inspection, it’s important to properly identify and address it as mold.
Addressing moisture and mold issues early can save homeowners an average of $5,000 in remediation costs, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
By understanding and sharing these key points with your clients, you can help them understand the risks and impacts of mold in the home and take steps to prevent or address it.
Price: $325.00 (1 Outdoor (Required) & 2 Indoor Samples
+ $40.00 (each additional room sample)
Gas Leak Check
On average we continually find 1-2 active gas leaks per week in homes throughout the inspection process. During an inspection we check for leaks at accessible gas connections. This is included in our process for a Comprehensive Home Inspection, but if you'd like the stand-alone service, we can do that as well.