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Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. One thing that's certain is that a home inspection requires a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector's effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort.
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property (as delineated below), performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.
1.2. A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people. The fact that a system or component is near, at, or beyond the end of its normal, useful life is not, in itself, a material defect.
1.3. A home inspection report shall identify, in written format, defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. Inspection reports may include additional comments and recommendations
Annual maintenance inspections conducted by home inspectors are an essential aspect of homeownership that often gets overlooked. Annual maintenance inspections serve as a wellness checkup for your home that covers most aspects of a pre-purchase home inspection. These inspections are key to maintaining and monitoring all aspects of your home in order to prepare you for any upcoming repair or replacement needs.
Water quality testing is a specialized but simple test that checks a home's water supply for contaminants and pollutants, such as chlorine, lead, and coliform bacteria. Testing can also reveal chemical imbalances of the pH, and other attributes such as hardness. Testing ensures that the home's water is potable and safe for everyday use.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive, and carcinogenic (cancer-causing) gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water, and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above, and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.
Any home can have a radon problem, including new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time. Radon is the second largest contributor to lung cancer. Contact us now to have your home tested to ensure your families safety!
A septic dye test is done by adding dye, usually green or red, to the septic system, flushing water into the system, then waiting to see if the dye appears anywhere above ground. The dye makes any escaping effluent visible and traceable. If there’s a problem with the system, the dye might show up in the drain field, your yard, or a nearby waterway.
A septic system failure causes untreated sewage to be released and transported to where it shouldn't be. This may cause sewage to come to the surface of the ground around the tank or the drainfield or to back up in pipes in the building. The sewage could also find its way into groundwater, surface water, or marine water without us ever seeing it. The sewage carries pathogens and other dangerous contaminants. Exposure to these pathogens and contaminants can make people and animals sick. They can also contaminate water sources and make them unsafe for drinking, swimming, shellfish harvesting, and agricultural uses.
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