Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence.
As trained professionals we have has seen it all, and we'll provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable
consumer. Home owners can identify problems in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. Sellers can
understand conditions the buyer’s inspector may point out and put the property in better selling condition by making
repairs. Our inspection services include:
In both new and older homes,
the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you
a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked
by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. See our Inspection Overview for more details.
Whether you are selling your home on your own
or using a Realtor, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes
have strengths and weaknesses: we help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and
which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. See our Inspection Overview for more details.
In a new home, the quality of construction is often not what
it used to be some years ago, therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their properties during various stages of
the construction process, including slab, frame, and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your
purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about.
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of
time the buyer develops a "punch list" of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage.
Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will
most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed
before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.
Our job as your professional home inspector is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential environmental
hazards in your current or potential house. Ours is a non-invasive visual inspection of your property which can alert you
to possible problems. See our Environmental Hazards page for more information.
Our basic inspection tests for the presence of radon and termites:
- Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water
throughout the U.S. Radon is a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes in very high concentrations.
See Radon FAQ.
- Termites or other wood-destroying organisms:
These pests cause serious damage to wooden structures and posts and can also attack stored food, household furniture, and
books. See Termite Facts.