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Pre-Purchase:

Buying a new home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make and it is a decision that will affect you for years to come. The process can be extremely stressful and confusing. Of course, there is always considerable risk involved when making such a large purchase decision. A professional Home Inspection will significantly reduce your risk and help make the entire Home Buying process easier and less stressful. We  really enjoy helping our clients in this process with thorough, precise Home Inspections as we have made our customer satisfaction our highest priority.

We encourage all of our clients to accompany us during each and every Home Inspection.  Please feel free to ask the Home Inspector any questions you may have during the Home Inspection process. The Home Inspector will point out problems with the property and explain them to you carefully. The Home Inspector will also show you the good points of the house as well.  Our Home Inspectors will also explain what routine maintenance is needed to keep the house in its best condition. The objective is to provide each Home Buyer with numerous benefits from the Home Inspection and gain the optimum understanding of the systems within your future home, and how to best and most easily maintain you take possession of your  new Home.

You will receive a comprehensive Home Inspection report that is easy to understand.  Everything identified during the Home Inspection will be included in the Home Inspection report.

Armed with the information our Home Inspection report will provide, you can make your decision with increased confidence.

INSPECTION AREAS OF THE PROPERTY:

We conduct a thorough, professional Home Inspection, inside and out. As NACHI-Certified Professional Home Inspectors, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual Inspection of your new home, from the roof to the foundation. We  work by the NACHI Standards of Practice for every Home Inspection ensuring the highest quality Home Inspections on the market!!!.

Outside the home, our trained Home Inspectors will check the exterior walls, roof, driveway, deck, etc., and then our Certified Home Inspectors will move inside to examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. The heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check from our Home Inspectors, in addition to the attic and basement or crawl space.

Here are some of the many items our Home Inspectors will be looking at during your Home Inspection:

  • Foundation and support structure
  • Roof systems
  • Water heater
  • Ventilation
  • Electrical capacity & components
  • Structural integrity
  • Steps and stairs
  • Heating system
  • Central Air Conditioning system
  • Walks and driveways
  • Built-in appliances
  • Plumbing system & fixtures
  • Garages and Carports
  • Surface drainage
  • Windows & doors
  • Insulation
  • Gutters & downspouts
  • Decks

What Our Home Inspectors Cannot Inspect:

Our Home Inspectors do not have the ability to see through walls, look into the soil, see under secured insulation, explore under the slabs, or comment about items that are not readily visible. Unfortunately, our Home Inspectors, albeit top notch professionals in the field of Home Inspections, have not been trained to predict the future life of everything that is contained in the Inspected Property. Mechanical fixtures or other miscellaneous items may fail at anytime no matter the age or use.  Our Home Inspectors are not responsible for conditions after the Home Inspection is completed. The Home Inspection is a “snapshot” in time…no more. Our Home Inspection protocol is extremely consistent, in order to insure that our Home Inspectors do not miss anything visible during the Home Inspection.

Our Home Inspectors and Termite Inspectors invite the customers to accompany them and watch as the Home Inspection is being conducted. Customers are always encouraged to ask questions at any time during the Home Inspection. For more information on Home Inspections, please browse the rest of our web site.

Contact us today  to find out how we can help you.

PRE LISTING INSPECTION:

Home Seller Inspections (sometimes referred to as Pre-listing Inspections) are becoming more popular because they virtually eliminate all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the Home Inspection until a Home buyer is found. In many ways, waiting to schedule the Home Inspection until after a home goes under agreement is too late. Home Seller Inspections are arranged and paid for by the seller, usually just before the home goes on the market. The seller is the Home Inspector’s client. The Home Inspector works for the seller and generates a Home Inspection Report for the seller. The seller then typically makes multiple copies of the Home Inspection report and shares them with potential Home Buyers who tour the home for sale. HomeSeller Inspections are a benefit to all parties in a Real Estate transaction; they are a win, win situation.  We provide local listing Real Estate agents with our Top Quality Seller Home Inspections making it easier for them to market their services by showing their potential client that they go the extra mile on their behalf.

Advantages to the Seller:

  • The seller can schedule the Home Inspection at the seller’s convenience.
  • It might alert the seller to any items of immediate concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
  • The seller can assist the Home Inspector during the Home Inspection, something normally not done during a Home Buyer’s Inspection.
  • The Home seller can have the Home Inspector review any issues in the Home Inspection report before it is generated.
  • The Home Inspection report can help the seller realistically price the home if problems do exist.
  • The Home Inspection report may help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems do not exist or have been corrected.
  • Home Seller Inspections reveal problems ahead of time, which:
    • Help make the home show better.
    • Gives the seller extra time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
    • Permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the Home Inspection report.
    • Removes over-inflated Home Buyer-procured estimates from the negotiation table.
  • The Home Inspection report might alert the seller to any immediate safety issues found, before Real Estate Agents and prospective Home Buyers tour the home.
  • The Home Inspection report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to show to potential Home Buyers.
  • Seller Home Inspection permits a clean Home Inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
  • Seller Home Inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.
  • The Home Inspection report might relieve a prospective Home Buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.
  • The Home Seller Inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.
  • The Home Inspection report might encourage the Home Buyer to waive the Home Inspection contingency.
  • The deal is less likely to fall apart, the way they often do, when a Home Buyer’s Inspection unexpectedly reveals a last-minute problem.
  • The Home Inspection report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.

Contact us today  to find out how we can help you with a Seller Home Inspection.

Advantages to the Home Buyer: 

  • The seller can choose a Certified NACHI Home Inspector rather than be at the mercy of the Home Buyer’s choice of Home Inspectors.
  • The Home Inspection is already completed before the purchase.
  • The Home Inspection is paid for by the seller.
  • The Home Inspection report provides a more accurate third-party view of the condition of the home prior to making an offer.
  • The seller’s Home Inspection eliminates surprise defects.
  • The Home Buyer is assured that problems are corrected, or at least acknowledged, prior to making an offer on the home.
  • The seller’s Home Inspection reduces the need for negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.
  • The Home Inspection report might assist in acquiring financing.
  • The seller’s Home Inspection allows the Home Buyer to sweeten the offer without increasing the offering price by waiving the Home Inspection.
PREPARING FOR A HOME INSPECTION

If you are selling your residence, here are some ways to ensure that your Home Inspection will go more smoothly, with fewer concerns to delay closing. 

    1. Make sure the Home Inspector has access, not only to the house, but also to the furnace, water heater and air- conditioning units (especially in closets, attics and crawlspaces).

 

  1. Remove items blocking access to HVAC equipment, electric service, panels, water heaters, etc.
  2. Check to see that the garage is open and that any water heater, utility panel and shutoffs and resets for ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) within are accessible.
  3. Unlock areas the Home Inspector must access, such as attic doors or hatches, electric service panels, closets, fence gates and crawlspaces.
  4. Ensure that all utility services are on, with gas pilot lights burning.
  5. Be sure your pets will not hinder the Home Inspection. Ideally, they should be removed from the premises or secured outside. Tell your agent about any pets at home.
  6. Replace burned-out bulbs to avoid a “light did not operate” report that may suggest an electrical problem.
  7. Remove stored items, debris and wood from the foundation. These may be cited as conditions conducive to wood-destroying insects.
  8. Trim tree limbs to 10 feet from the roof and shrubs to 1 foot from the house to allow access.
  9. Attend to broken or missing items such as doorknobs, locks and latches, windowpanes, screens and locks, and gutters, downspouts and chimney caps.

Checking these areas before your Home Inspection is an investment in selling your property, and will expedite your closing.

 

We Utilize the Latest Technology, Home Inspection Thermal Imaging for Water and Moisture Intrusion Scans

Water and moisture have serious effects on surface temperatures, which can often be viewed by infrared thermal imaging before the first visible stains ever appear. As water evaporates it cools and provides a unique thermal signature. Since water and moisture are often the basis of mold growth, a thermal imaging scan can help detect and prevent small problems from becoming large problems by detecting mold growth sooner rather than later.

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