Whole House Inspection

Our purpose during the inspection of your home is to look for the following 5 items:

  • Health and Safety issues
  • Structural problems
  • Items or systems in need of repair
  • Water penetration and its affects
  • Wood destroying insect damage

In addition, our goal is to educate the buyer on the care and maintenance of a home to help your investment continue to increase in value according to the market value of the home. A complete home inspection is a thorough examination of the major components that combine to form the structural support and working systems in a home. We abide by, but are not necessarily limited to the ASHI standards of practice. Our inspections include, at the minimum, the following components:

  • Roof, vents, flashings, and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylights and chimneys (when accessible)
  • Decks, porches, walkways, and railings
  • Eaves, soffits, and fascia
  • Grading and drainage
  • Basement and foundation (including accessible crawlspaces)
  • Water penetration
  • Heating and Cooling systems
  • Main Water shut off valves
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing fixtures
  • Drainage sump pumps
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • Main disconnect and service
  • Electrical panel, breakers, and fuses
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • GFCI’s and AFCI’s
  • Fireplace dampers, doors, and hearth
  • Attic framing, insulation, and ventilation
  • Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
  • Termite Inspection
  • Feasibility Inspections/Work Write-ups
  • Mold Testing

Radon Gas Testing

Radon gas is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring gas that is formed from the breakdown of uranium deposits in the rocks and soil under your home. Our radon tests are performed by using a continuous radon monitor by RADALINK. The monitor is placed in the proper location for at least 48 hours. It measures the radon level hourly and averages the results for the duration of the test. At the conclusion of the test, we print out an easy to read line graph the clearly shows the hourly results and average concentration of radon in your home.

Learn more about radon

Water Quality Testing

We collect samples of potable water and have an independent lab test them for any or all of the following contaminants:

  • Nitrates
  • Nitrites
  • Bacteria (including e-coli)
  • Lead
  • Copper
  • Arsenic
  • Sulfates
  • Fluorides

Mold Testing Explained

Swab test– taking a swab (physical sample for identification) of the area you are concerned may have mold.

Air Quality test- Z5 non-viable air cassette to capture different types of mold spores in the air which will be compared to an outside sample (control sample) to determine any elevation of spores in the indoor environment (high contamination). This will tell us if there was possibly an indoor excess moisture  now or previously in this  indoor environment. Mold is always the symptom and water is the cause.

Visual Mold-  Visual inspection for mold

Termite Inspection


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