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Home Inspections

Home Inspection

Our primary service is providing quality home inspections for residential/commercial real estate transactions. Our services are based on the square footage of the building. In most cases, you will receive your inspection report within 36-48 hours of our meeting.

Pre-Inspection

A pre-inspection is used by sellers to ask the question “what could be found?” prior to putting your house on the market. It is possible that finding items during a home inspection can delay the sale of a home. Have a pre-inspection.

New Construction

(One Year Builder’s Warranty Inspection) Many new construction builders offer a one year warranty on a home. This is the perfect opportunity to hire us! We can create a punch list of anything in need of a touch up. Things like caulking, doors and window adjustments, loose handrails, slow leaks or drips, running or loose toilets, water quality (wells that may need sediment filters), and more.

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Testing Services

Water

Whether it is testing for e-coli, hardness, lead or radon, water testing your well just makes sense. You get a baseline of your home at this moment in time and have something to refer to should things start to change over time. Testing currently costs anywhere from $80-$165 depending on the type of water tests you want/need.

Water Quality PackagePriceTests Included
Standard Test$85.00Total Coliform & E. coli Bacteria, Nitrate, Iron, Chloride, Manganese, Hardness, pH, Sodium
Standard Plus Arsenic Test$100.00“Standard” test as listed above plus Arsenic
Comprehensive Test$135Total Coliform & E. coli Bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Iron, Chloride, Manganese, Hardness, pH, Sodium, Arsenic, Fluoride, Copper, Lead, Conductivity, Alkalinity
Comprehensive Plus Radon   Test$155.00Comprehensive Test Plus Radon
FHA/VA/RD Minimum Requirements Test$85.00Total Coliform & E. coli Bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Lead
FHA Plus Test$100.00Total Coliform & E. coli Bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Lead, Iron, Chloride, Sodium, Manganese, Hardness, pH

Air

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that is odorless, tasteless and colorless but is believed to have carcinogenic properties with long term, high concentration exposures. We employ either a device called a “Continuous Radon Monitor” or standard charcoal canisters to collect the properties in the air of the home at the time of inspection. These devices are US EPA verified, NEHA-NRPP listed and evaluated and approved by the NRSB for use in real estate transaction testing.

Infrared Thermal Imaging

A new tool in the industry is Thermal Imagery. Thermal imaging only displays surface temperatures of solid objects, it has become a useful tool in some situations. I do utilize a thermal camera when it is appropriate to check:

  • For cold spots from air infiltration
  • Double check the heating system for proper operation (such as in electric heating, radiant floor heating, etc.)
  • For potential water infiltration points if evidence points to this potential defect (roof leaks located with recent rain fall within 24-48 hours)

Septic

We are happy to arrange for a certified local septic company to inspect this part of the home on the day of our inspection if possible. We do not receive a “cut” or compensation in any way and have no conflicts of interest in this manner. We simply make the calls to local companies so you don’t have to.

Wood Destroying Insects Inspection

We look around the home to the best of our abilities based on accessibility to the home in order to provide a standard, basic wood destroying inspect report along with your home inspection.