A pre-purchase inspection is an overall visual inspection of the major components of a home (roofing, exterior, foundation, electrical, plumbing, interior, HVAC, built-in appliances, etc.). It is intended to give a buyer an accurate evaluation of the home's condition and bring to attention any existing defects/issues prior to the completion of their purchase. This type of inspection typically takes 3-4 hours and is presented in a detailed electronic (or printed) summary report.
A pre-sale inspection is performed in the same manner as the pre-purchase inspection, however, it is usually initiated by a seller prior to listing their property on the market. It is intended to give the seller an evaluation on all components of the home and provide them with a list of existing issues that should be addressed prior to listing to improve the home's condition. This inspection typically takes 3-4 hours and is presented in a detailed electronic (or printed) summary report.
A maintenance inspection is a useful tool for homeowners to periodically have their home evaluated for any existing or potential issues. Recommended on an annual basis, these types of inspections can help the homeowner prematurely catch an issue before it becomes hazardous or costly. As with any other inspection, results of the report are based on visual and operable condition of each component at the time of the inspection and does not predict future condition.
Radon is a naturally occuring radioactive gas that is emitted from beneath the ground and can enter the home through cracks and holes in the foundation. These gases are odorless and tasteless and can be harmful if breathed in at high levels over time. If high levels exist, proper mitigation methods can be installed to reduce levels within EPA safety standards. Tests are conducted in closed conditions, typically performed on the lowest livable level of the dwelling, and take 48 hours.
An end of warranty inspection is primarily focused on newly built homes with items covered under a short term warranty that is about to expire. This inspection covers all the major components within a warranty which are inspected for any signs of current issues that could lead to potential failure. Report is presented in a detailed electronic (or printed) summary report and typically takes 2-3 hours to perform.
All services are performed in accordance with the InterNACHI Standards of Practices and the results of each service is based on the time and condition during that inspection. These services are not a prediction of the future condition of the property or components and are visual and non-invasive. Any persons attending inspection must be an adult or under the supervison of an adult.