General Home Inspection

The First-In Home Inspection involves a comprehensive evaluation of most visible and readily accessible components of a home. Each inspection is centered around thoroughness and precision, including the use of thermal imaging when necessary to qualify areas of energy loss or invasive moisture.

The following areas are included in the inspection:

  • Roofing System
  • Foundation & Crawl Space
  • Structural Components
  • Attached Garage
  • Deck
  • Driveway & Walkways
  • Exterior (cladding, doors, windows)
  • Fireplace & Chimney
  • Attic, Ventilation, & Insulation
  • Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
  • Electrical System
  • Plumbing System
  • HVAC Systems

Radon

If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon. Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year.

Pest (WDI) Inspection

A WDI or Wood Destroying Insect Inspection is a comprehensive look into whether or not a property has any type of organism that may be destroying wood.

Mold Testing

Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons.  Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis.

Thermal imaging is a non-invasive, non-destructive way of evaluating conditions below the surface. Because everything from faulty wiring to the presence of termites to mold to wet insulation affects the surrounding temperature, heat-sensitive photography can reveal these and other issues that just cannot be seen by the naked eye or with conventional or digital photography. In providing thermal imaging reports you can document a hidden fault for corrective action or to prioritize repairs. For an energy audit you can show exactly where cold air is entering the home or heat is being lost, along with energy dollars. You can also document the safety of a property by revealing dangerous electrical hot spots or the presence of harmful mold. Thermal photography lets you deliver a more thorough and in-depth report to your clients when you can show them what lies beneath the surface.

We Specialize In

• Pre Purchase Inspections

• Seller Inspections

• Commercial Inspections

• Pre-Drywall Inspections

• Pre-Listing Inspections

• 11 Month Warranty Inspection

   Roofing

  • Roof drainage
  • Roof Covering
  • Flashing
  • Skylights
  • Roof penetrations
  • Signs of leaking or condensation
  • Chimney exteriors
  • Venting stacks

Plumbing

  • Interior water supply and distribution system
  • Interior drain, waste and vent systems
  • Hot water systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Faucets and fixtures

Built-In Kitchen Appliances

  • Permanently installed dishwashers
  • Ranges and cooktops
  • Installed ovens
  • Trash compactors
  • Kitchen ventilation hood
  • Garbage disposal
  • Permanently installed microwave

Structural Components of

  • Roofs
  • Ceilings
  • Columns
  • Piers
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Foundation

Insulation and Ventilation

  • Vapor retarders and insulation in attics, crawlspaces and other unfinished spaces
  • Ventilation of foundation and attic
  • Venting in kitchen, bathroom and laundry areas
  • Attic ventilation fans

Electrical

  • Service entrance conductors
  • Service, grounding and over current equipment
  • Voltage and amperage ratings
  • Branch circuit conductors
  • Operation of installed devices
  • Polarity and grounding of receptacles near plumbing and in garage or carport
  • Operation of ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Operation of arch fault circuit interrupters
  • Smoke and Gas Detectors

HVAC Systems

  • Heating equipment
  • Operating controls
  • Safety controls
  • Chimneys and Visible flues
  • Solid fuel heating devices
  • All visual heat distribution system components
  • Heat sources for habitable spaces
  • Central and through-the-wall cooling systems
  • Cooling distribution systems

Home Interior Visual Inspections

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Steps and stairways
  • Balconies and railings
  • Counters and cabinets
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Fireplace
  • Garage Doors