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The purpose of the home inspection is to determine whether various items of the property are working properly, or if they are in need of repair. An inspection of your property using the latest technological services could save you a lot of money.
What is inspected?
What to expect with your home inspection
A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector.
We provide each client with a thorough report that clearly explains the inspection results.
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Carbon Monoxide Testing
Appliances (including fire places) that are not installed, maintained, and used properly run the risk of causing CO accumulation to dangerous levels.
Infrared cameras capture the energy (heat) transferred from an object to produce a real time image in different color scheme.
Moisture testing is done on exterior walls to determine if there are moisture problems behind the siding.
Radon Testing - Coming Soon
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SERVICES INCLUDED WITH INSPECTION
inspection services detailed
CARBON MONOXIDE TESTING
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas and all fuel (gas, oil, kerosene, wood or coal) burning appliances have the potential to produce CO to some degree due to incomplete combustion. Appliances (including fire places) that are not installed, maintained, and used properly run the risk of causing CO accumulation to dangerous levels.
Infrared cameras capture the energy (heat) transferred from an object to produce a real time image in different color scheme. Here is a partial list of services we can perform with thermal imaging for property inspection: Water intrusion, cold air infiltration, insulation efficiency, electrical systems, radiant heating, HVAC ducts & insulation, locate pipes and/or leaks, and pest applications.
Moisture testing is done on exterior walls to determine if there are moisture problems behind the siding. The vast majority of moisture problems in walls are the result of bulk water intrusion, which typically results from water getting into the wall sheathing around windows, or through improper flashing at other penetrations such as roof ends and deck ledgerboards.
Roof inspection generally covers the roof-covering materials, the gutters, the downspouts, the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations, and the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.
BASEMENTS, CRAWL SPACES & FOUNDATION
This inspection generally covers the foundation, the basement, the crawlspace, and structural components.
The attics inspection generally includes insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas, ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas, and mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.
The interior inspection generally includes a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them, floors, walls and ceilings, stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps, railings, guards and handrails, and garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.
HEATING & COOLING SYSTEMS
The heating & cooling inspection generally covers the heating system, using normal operating controls, the location of the thermostat for the heating system, the energy source, and the heating method, the cooling system, using normal operating controls, the location of the thermostat for the cooling system, and the cooling method.
Not only does your home need to be structurally sound, it has to be safe from toxins that may be harmful. Many of these can not be detected at first glance and require a thorough inspection. House to Home environmental hazards inspections includes scanning for radon, checking for mold, lead and pests.
PLUMBING & FIXTURES
The plumbing and fixtures inspection generally includes the main water supply shut-off valve, the main fuel supply shut-off valve, the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing, interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water, all toilets for proper operation by flushing, all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage, the drain, waste and vent system, and drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.
The electrical systems inspection generally includes the service drop, the overhead service conductors and attachment point, the service head, gooseneck and drip loops, the service mast, service conduit and raceway, the electric meter and base, service-entrance conductors, the main service disconnect, panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses), service grounding and bonding, a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible, all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible, and for the presence of smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.
The exterior inspection generally covers the exterior wall-covering materials, the eaves, soffits and fascia, a representative number of windows, all exterior doors, flashing and trim, adjacent walkways and driveways, stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps, porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports, railings, guards and handrails, and vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.