INSPECTION SERVICES & FEES
Here are our inspection services and fees. Schedule an inspection with us by calling, 336-549-0080 or
FULL HOME INSPECTION:
A home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. I’ll provide a non-invasive evaluation of the home’s accessible structure, systems and components. While a home inspection can’t reveal every concern that exists, it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.
RADON GAS TESTING:
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., according to the Surgeon General. One out of 15 homes is estimated to have dangerously elevated radon levels. The Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency recommend testing all houses. Millions of Americans have had their homes tested for radon, and you should, too.
INFRARED 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 heat 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 flue leaks in the chimney, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
WATER QUALITY TESTING INSPECTION:
Let me test your potable water supply, especially if your property has a private well, cistern or septic system. I will check it for coliform and other harmful bacteria, which can endanger your family’s health.
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 homeownership by identifying any 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, or whether any problems have developed during the past year.
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. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home for sale inspected now.
HEALTHY HOME INSPECTION:
Scientific evidence demonstrates a solid relationship between housing conditions and human health. Studies on the economic burden of specific defects in homes show costs rising into the billions of dollars annually. Defects in the home contribute to both poor health and the economic burdens on society at large.
The good news is that most home-based hazards are preventable. Not only can we help reduce health problems for homeowners and their families, but we can relieve the economic costs associated with poor housing, too, which also results in a positive return on the investment. And it all starts with inspecting the home. InterNACHI® recommends that an annual home inspection should be a part of a homeowner’s routine maintenance plan, because a healthy home provides a safe and healthy environment for its occupants.
I use a state-of-the-art, camera-mounted unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone to capture images of unsafe or hard-to-access areas, such as tall roofs. I can get an up-close look at any issues and defects that would otherwise not be properly inspected and reported. I can also take aerial photos of the property for real estate listings and informational purposes.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY INSPECTION:
Are you concerned about the air quality in your home? It can be compromised by high indoor humidity, pet dander, various airborne allergens, and even more serious problems, such as radon and mold. Let me conduct an indoor Air Quality Test and make recommendations based on my findings that will guard your family’s health and your home’s safety.
HOME ENERGY INSPECTION:
I’ll collect data using an advanced energy calculator developed by InterNACHI® to:
• estimate the home’s yearly energy usage;
• pinpoint potential energy inefficiencies;
• develop recommendations for energy improvements; and
• determine your potential energy savings.
The Home Energy eBook is included with your Home Energy Report. It describes additional steps you can take right now to save energy, increase your family’s comfort, and protect the environment.
Free calculator included with each inspection.
Buy-Back Guarantee Is Included
If the home inspector misses a covered item, InterNACHI® will buy the home. The Guarantee may be honored for up to 90 days after closing. Additional terms and conditions apply, and the details are available at www.nachi.org/buy.