standard home inspection
I'll inspect the structure, systems and components of the home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology.
I encourage you to attend your inspection so that I can describe my process, explain my findings, point out important maintenance items, and answer all your questions.
As a Certified Professional Inspector trained by InterNACHI, I adhere to a comprehensive Residential Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. This means I will inspect all of the following, when visible and accessible:
- Structural Components
- Attic, Ventilation, & Insulation
- Exterior Cladding
- Porch & Deck
- Attached Garage
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
- HVAC System
- Interior, including:
- Built-In Applicances
- Ceilings, Floors & Walls
Following my evaluation, I will compile my findings in an easy-to-read report, which will include detailed descriptions and high-resolution digital photos of any issues I've discovered. I'll email you your report within 24 hours, and my job isn't finished until you understand everything in it.
You will receive a FREE copy of Now That You've Had a Home Inspection, the home maintenance manual that includes tips for keeping your home safe and in top condition.
Seller's Pre-listing Inspection
Are you selling your home? Let me inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified Seller's Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiating and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home for sale inspected now.
Thermal Imaging Inspection
I use a state-of-the-art infrared camera to find problems that aren't always apparent to the naked eye. An IR camera translates the hear signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, and lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors. By evaluating these images, I can detect sources of energy loss, locate areas of moisture intrusion, pinpoint dangerous hot spots in the electrical system, and uncover other problems, such as wood-destroying pest and rodent infestations, as well as fluke leaks in the chimney, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
New Home Inspection
After your home is built, I will inspect it to confirm that the work was done properly and according to your specifications and contract, and I will help you devise a punch list for your contractor of any missing or deficient items before you issue final payment.
Annual Home Maintenance Inspection:
Especially if you're a new homeowner, an Annual Home Maintenance Inspection can help you understand and plan for the demands of maintaining your home properly. Some tasks are seasonal, and some items require more frequent attention. Let me help you start on the path of responsible home ownership by identifying and issues, and educating you about what should be done each year to keep your home in top condition. Even if you're a veteran homeowner, my inspection can verify whether your home's maintenance is sufficient, to whether any problems have developed during the past year.
Although radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment, it's also the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. The Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency recommends testing for radon because one out of every 15 homes has unsafe levels indoors. Millions of Americans have had their homes tested, and you should, too.