Listed below are the different types of inspections we offer, as well as other ancillary services.
Dynamic Basic Home Inspection
By definition, a home inspection is is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections.
Our basic home inspection typically lasts around 3 hours long (depending on the size of the home it could take slightly more or less time). The inspector will begin by introducing himself, and will usually ask you the client and your realtor or the sellers realtor some questions depending on who is present. This is useful in establishing expectations of the inspection, and determining if there are any known issues or specific concerns, as well as confirming information about the home such as age etc. Our inspectors exceed the minimum standard operating procedures typically required of a home inspector. Your inspector will begin on the outside of the home, and inspect the siding, windows, trim, fencing, block walls, pool (if present), roof, flashing, chimneys, gutters, sprinklers, driveway, walkways, exterior light fixtures, exterior outlets, the electric panel, gas meter and doors. Inside he will test EVERY single outlet, all light fixtures, plumbing fixtures (toilets, showers, sinks), windows, appliances, heating/air condition systems, blinds, cabinets, the attic, insulation, and the general condition of things like paint and the flooring.
Our inspectors use a onsite reporting system, that allows them to take pictures, and record video onsite and put together your report as they inspect. This eliminates the need to wait days for your report, and in most cases allows the inspector to show your full report immediately after completion. Your inspector will review any issues discovered during the course of the inspection, and make recommendations as to the courses of action to follow in regards to them. You will have the opportunity to ask the inspector any questions you have as well as walk around and see the defects or problems mentioned in person. Click here to see a sample report!
Dynamic Mold Inspection
Besides home inspections we also offer mold inspections. A mold inspection differs from a home inspection in many ways. A mold inspection's only purpose is to find mold that may be present in the home, and collect samples that can be sent into a lab to be tested. During a mold inspection, the inspector will look at all areas of the home where mold is likely to be found.
This includes areas like the cabinet underneath the kitchen sink, pedestals around water heaters, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. The attic is also an area where mold is commonly found. A mold inspection also includes a whole home thermal camera scan. Any wet areas found by the thermal camera will be further examined by the inspector if accessible.
Dynamic Walk-Through Inspection
A cheaper alternative to a full home inspection. This inspection typically only takes half the amount of time as a full inspection. The inspector will still look at all of the same things as he would in a regular inspection, but you will not be provided a report. Instead, you can follow the inspector around and take your own notes on any deficiencies the inspector discovers. This type of inspection is rarely recommended, but can be useful on a new home, or if you (the buyer) is expecting to do a lot of remodeling and repairs anyway.