What we do..
Standard home inspection
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
Once we’ve finished inspecting a property, we generate a full report of our findings that will be available within 24 hours. You’ll be able to access your report by logging into our website, where you’ll find detailed descriptions of any issues as well as attached photographs to support the findings. We strive for our reports to be an invaluable asset to the home buying experience—which is why we’re excited to present the state-of-the-art Create Request List™ (CRL™) feature by HomeGauge.
All WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) inspections are performed by DL Pest Control. A separate report is generated for these findings and therefore a separate fee is charged for this service. For more information on WDO reports, feel free to call us.
Once your home has been inspected and you have received the report. Thats when you and the seller will agree on what will be repaired by the seller and what you are ok to handle yourself. Your real estate agent will assist in this process and a form will be handed to the seller, listing all the repairs needed to be completed prior to closing. Once these repairs have been completed, you can request a re-inspect from us. There is a small fee for this service but we will go back to the property and ensure that the repairs were carried out according to the repair form.
We use a thermal imaging camera as standard, at no extra cost, on all our home inspections. We will attach thermal images to your report with a description of our findings. We use the thermal camera not only to discover leaks/water damage not visible to the naked eye, but we also use it to ensure your appliances such as kitchen appliances and HVAC are working at the temperatures they should be.
Many insurance companies require a minimum remaining life expectancy of your roof in order to provide you with insurance coverage. We can do a visual inspection of your roof an issue a letter with the estimated life expectancy of your roof. If you have questions regarding your roof age, feel free to give us a call.
4 point / wind mitigation reports
Many insurance companies require these reports prior to providing you with home insurance. We take the photos and notes needed for these reports during your standard home inspection, however, a separate report/form is required by the insurance companies. Having these reports done could possibly reduce your insurance premiums and is therefore, very worthwhile doing!
We use underwater cameras to inspect your swimming pool. We also test the pump and electrics associated with the pool to ensure they are working as intended. There is a separate fee for a swimming pool inspection. please refer to our price list.
We will do a visual inspection of your dock & bulkhead. We will include any findings on our standard home inspection report, however, there is a separate fee for this service. Please see our price list.
crawl spaces & older homes
Mainly older homes tend to have a crawl space. We will enter these crawl spaces and inspect the floor structure, plumbing, electrical and HVAC ducts (**This is where we give 'extra bravery' bonus points to the home inspector who braves the dark, scary, creepy-crawly filled hole!**)
Older homes also tend to raise different and sometimes more complex issues purely because of the age and the standard of the code required 'in those days'. The way many aspects of a home built now-a-days is quite different from 40+ years ago and therefor requires extra time spent to inspect these aspects.
There are separate fees for these inspections. Please see our price list.