Our home inspections are performed with great care and attention to detail.
We know that purchasing a home is one of the largest investments that you’ll make throughout your lifetime. With this in mind, we take care to note every detail possible during the inspection process.
Wind Mitigation Inspections
Wind mitigation inspections involve checking the integrity of roof structures and other building components, such as windows, doors, walls, and skylights. The goal is to prevent damage caused by high winds.
Four Point Inspections
A 4-Point Inspection is a basic evaluation of four critical areas of a home—the HVAC systems, the roofing system, the electrical system, and the plumbing system.
Wood Destroying Organism Inspections
Termites can go unnoticed until they cause catastrophic damage to your home. We can provide you with comprehensive testing to stop a bad situation from getting worse.
We’ll inspect your pool thoroughly–from filters and pumps to plumbing and heaters–to identify any issues and provide appropriate recommendations.
Air Quality Sampling
An indoor air quality assessment helps you identify the sources of contaminants in your home, how to reduce those pollutants, and what you can do to maintain optimal indoor air quality.
Water quality testing involves analyzing a water sample to determine the presence and concentration of various chemical, physical, and biological characteristics.
The purpose of an infrared scan is to find hidden issues and catch them before they become a major problem. We can help identify moisture, insulation, electrical, HVAC concerns, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.
A home inspection includes checking for any structural issues such as foundation cracks, roof leaks, plumbing issues, electrical wiring, heating/cooling systems, insulation, windows, doors, chimneys, etc. Depending on how big the property is, a home inspection typically takes 2-3 hours.
Ensure all inspection points are free from clutter, including any closets that might lead to a crawlspace or attic, and clearing some space around your home’s perimeter. It’s also important to check the functionality of all built-in appliances, electric, and gas. If you don’t plan to attend the inspection, make sure your inspector has access to the home, and all pets are properly contained or moved.
A home doesn’t pass or fail an inspection. Instead, a home inspection is a thorough audit of your home’s components. In most cases, there will be concerns marked on your home inspection report, but these are strictly informative.
While you can legally skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean you may end up buying a home that has major issues that need to be fixed.
While a home inspector may recommend some minor repairs, they are not qualified to make major repairs. He or she can provide information about what needs to be repaired — and it might be helpful to know that information — but the decision to actually do the work lies solely with the homeowner. Not only does this you the freedom to choose your contractors, but it also helps prevent a conflict of interest.
A home inspection can affect appraisals for two reasons: 1) The inspector may find something wrong with the property that would lower the value of the home, 2) The inspector may find things that need repair which could increase the value of the home. If the inspection finds issues that require repairs, then the seller has to decide whether they want to fix them themselves, or hire someone else to do it. If the buyer wants to purchase the home, he/she must be willing to pay for those repairs.