I follow a comprehensive Residential Standards of Practice. This means that I’ll inspect the visible and accessible structure, systems and components of the home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology. Following my evaluation, I’ll compile my findings in an easy-to-read report, which will include detailed descriptions and high-resolution digital photos of any issues I’ve discovered. I’ll deliver your report within 24 hours, and my job isn’t finished until you understand everything in it.
ANNUAL HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTION STARTING AT: $275
It is always a good idea to invest in a home inspection before buying a home. But why should you spend the money on a home inspection annually? Here are a few reasons that a home inspection is something that should be included in your budget every year, and how it can pay for itself in the long run.
A Home Inspection Can Spot Issues You Can’t See You probably don’t go crawling around your crawlspace or climb up on your roof very often. A home inspection looks at all of the places you don’t and knows what to look for. Minor problems can easily become bigger and more costly if not taken care of. A home inspection can identify minor issues such as leaking pipes and roof shingles that need replacing.
It Can Help You Can Save Money Fixing minor issues will save you a big repair bill later. However, what a home inspector spots can save you money in more ways than a repair bill. Air leaks in your windows and doors can cost you a larger energy bill and make your air conditioner run harder, leading to your unit needing repairs. Little things like this can add up, and if they are fixed, they can save you money on your energy costs.
Spotting Safety Issues Your home is your sanctuary, and it needs to be safe. Electrical and wiring issues are not easily identified by homeowners until it is too late. A home inspector has the tools to test electrical and wiring issues and suggest how to fix them before they become dangerous.
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.
Radon Gas Testing: $125
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.
Mold Inspection: $185
Unchecked mold indoors can damage the structure of a home, cause wood rot, and ruin drywall. Most importantly, mold can cause health problems. A professional mold test starts with a thorough inspection of your property. I will investigate any signs of past or present water intrusion, which can promote mold growth, and I’ll take samples of any suspected mold for laboratory analysis. Call for more information (440) 376-9566
Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspection: $50
I use a state-of-the-art infrared camera and my knowledge of construction 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. Call for more Information: (440) 376-9566