The General Inspection Service for residential and commercial properties abides by InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice (SOP). The inspection covers the following readily accessible areas of the home:
• Roof System
• Exterior – cladding, doors, windows, Soffits, Facias & Site conditions
• Decks, porches, patios & garages
• Interior – doors, windows, floors, ceilings, stairs, kitchen, rooms & bathrooms
• Basement, foundation, crawlspace, & structural components
• Heating & Air-Cooling Systems
• Plumbing System
• Electrical System
• Fireplaces & Chimney
• Installed Appliances
• Attic, insulation, & ventilation
• Mold/Dry Rot
The one piece of advice we would give to every home seller is to get a Pre-Listing/Seller’s Inspection before putting their house on the market. This quite simply provides the easiest path toward getting a fast sale from a confident buyer. After all, the Seller’s Inspection will inform you about any issues with the house. You can then either repair these issues or decide to disclose them upfront. Either way, your buyer’s expectations will be properly managed!
When it comes to buying a house, your financial investment is too big to leave anything to chance. That’s why a Re-Inspection before your closing day is such a good idea. We’ll make sure everything on your home repair addendum was properly taken care of, along with giving the house one last lookover for any newly developed issues.
New Construction Inspections
Many buyers have the misconception that newly constructed homes will be absolutely perfect. As nice as this would be, the reality is that almost every house has problems from day one. With a New Construction Inspection, you can get these issues identified and corrected before you take possession of the property.
Make sure you’re well informed about the condition of the sewer line from the home to the city main. It’s highly recommended that a sewer scope be performed in addition to most general home inspections – It’s one of the most important inspections a buyer of older homes should conduct. Sewer scopes involve inserting a video camera into the sewer line through the sewer clean out. By reviewing the real time footage, we’re able to assess the condition of the pipe and identify potential issues with tree root intrusion, cracks, blockages and leaks.
Radon is a radioactive gas that originates deep underground due to natural breakdown processes of rock and soil. Radon is both odorless and invisible, making it difficult to detect when it rises above the surface. If radon is able to infiltrate a home, it can cause numerous health problems for residents, including serious lung maladies. Radon leads to an average of 21,000 annual lung cancer deaths in the U.S., To make sure that your current or prospective home is safe, we’re trained in the detection of radon, using the advanced equipment necessary to measure concentrations of this dangerous gas.
If you’re interested in buying an older home, the odds are high that your insurer is going to require a 4-Point Inspection. Unlike the Buyer’s Home Inspection service, this inspection only checks the four most vital components of the house. Therefore, it does not serve as a replacement for a full inspection.
Areas inspected include: