A general residential property inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the accessible areas of the property performed for a fee. It is designed to identify defects with specific systems and components of the property on the day of the inspection. Visit InterNachi.org, other certification schools, or state/national guidelines for a more lengthy definition.
I can test the air in your house or light commercial building for the presence of radon. If the property has a well I can take a water sample to the lab to be tested for radon.
I can do a complete inspection of the buildings private waste disposal system, from the main waste pipe leaving the building to the storage tank, pump station (if applicable ), and leach field.
If you want a water test done and have hired me to do any inspection, I can complete the sample taking during the inspection, get it to the lab and report the results back to you.
LOG STYLE CONSTRUCTION
Log homes have many unique characteristics to inspect above and beyond conventionally built homes. Knowledge in log home construction, the logs themselves, and maintenance of the logs are key to a proper inspection
MANUFACTURED & MOBILE
Inspections of manufactured & mobile homes introduce unique characteristics to inspect that don't come along with any other type of structure. Knowledge of their construction techniques and set up process is needed in addition to general inspection knowledge to achieve a proper inspection.
Infrared Thermography is used to help see what we can't see with the naked eye in a non-invasive way. I use this in many of my inspections and also offer it to clients when trying to pinpoint the source of hidden issues such as water leaks or overloaded electrical wiring.
I cannot stress enough the importance of routine maintenance. It prolongs the overall life of a structure and helps keep it a healthy, safe environment. I offer a yearly inspection check up of your home or light commercial building.
POOL & SPA
There are many components to pools and spas some easily visible and others needing a trained eye to see and know they exist. Above ground or in ground pools along with indoor or outdoor spas can be very fun and exciting, but also costly. A proper pool or spa inspection is highly recommended to be done when purchasing a home that has one or both present, especially for those with no background knowledge of them.
I inspect smaller commercial buildings such as banks, restaurants, multi unit apartments and general stores. Call to see whether your building falls under this category.
Moisture is the #1 enemy of a building and its components. It's crucial to investigate and address moisture intrusion concerns.
I will inspect properties after a fire, water intrusion, hail storm, wind damage, break ins, etc. This can be done for the owners own protection having a full documented list of damage and photos. This can be very helpful when discrepancies come up during the claims process. This is also offered to the insurance companies as a non-biased 3rd party opinion.
VACANT PROPERTY INSPECTIONS
I Inspect vacant property for nature, animal, and human damage along with break ins and squatting.
Inspection of chimney from bottom to top includes interior and exterior.
PLUMBING DRAIN INSPECTIONS
Inspection of plumbing drains from the building to the street or private sewer system this includes the vent stack. Also Includes the inside of drains with a camera.
CAMP, CABIN, COTTAGE INSPECTIONS
I inspect hard to reach off-grid or easy access camp, cabin, or cottage properties.
POST & BEAM INSPECTIONS
This includes barns, houses, etc with post & beam design.
ENERGY LOSS INSPECTIONS
I offer a energy loss inspection that concentrate's on 7 top energy loss areas of a home/building and its components.
NEW HOME AND REMODELING DRAW INSPECTIONS
These inspections are done at different levels of completion during the construction process for lending institutes and clients using private funds. They are done prior to payment installments being made for the project.
BEFORE & AFTER RENTAL/LEASING AGREEMENT INSPECTIONS
These inspections are offered to building owners who would like to have a non-biased company report on the condition of a space and its components before or after its use to protect their asset. Choose any inspections from my list that pertain to your rental/leasing property.
These inspections are general inspections for lending institutes to assist in the marketing and pricing of foreclosure properties.
I recommend this to potential sellers to get a jump on your selling competition. You'll be able to market your home with an inspection having already been done and offer a complete report to potential buyers. Choose any inspections from my list that pertain to your property.
LEAD BASED PAINT TESTING
If you would like testing done for the presence of lead-based paint and have hired me to do any inspection, I can test for it during the inspection.