When inspecting your home, 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. As a added value for all our clients we also include a Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection and Thermal Imaging. 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.
Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection:
Wood-destroying insects can cause serious damage to the wooden structural components of a house. They can hide and go undetected for a long time, but there are many telltale signs for different species that indicate their presence. I’ll inspect your home for evidence of infestation now before it becomes an expensive problem later.
Annual Home Maintenance Inspection:
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.
Are you selling your home? Let me inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified® Seller’s Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home for sale inspected now.
Pool & Spa Inspection:
Pools and spas require proper maintenance and regular inspection so that you can enjoy them for years to come. Your pool maintenance professional is responsible only for the pool’s chemistry and cleanliness. Let me inspect it for all the other items that will ensure its proper condition and safety. I follow a comprehensive checklist and will inspect for the following: water level; leaks; valves; main drains, grates and inlets; blockages, debris, staining and biological growth; heater and thermostat; adequate fencing and gate security; deck safety; electrical safety, switches, alarms, and lighting; and more.
Septic System Inspection:
I will conduct an inspection of your onsite wastewater (septic) treatment system, assess its overall condition and maintenance, test for functional operation, and advise you of my findings. If the system is overloaded, I can recommend further steps you can take to remedy the problem.
Do you need just a roof inspection performed for insurance or other purposes? I will inspect your roof-covering materials from the ground, roof edges, or I will walk upon the roof to assess its overall condition. I can also conduct a standalone roof inspection and certification. A roof inspection includes inspecting the roof covering, flashing, chimneys, vents, skylights, and other penetrations.
Many insurance companies require a 4-Point Inspection for homeowner’s insurance and renewals for an existing policy on an older home. The “four points” covered in this limited inspection include the four vital systems of the home: the roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. This inspection identifies their components, determines their age, and assesses their overall condition.
Wind Mitigation Inspection:
Wind mitigation helps limit the amount of wind damage inflicted on a home. Many insurance companies offer homeowners premium discounts and rebates for implementing specific enhancements to protect their homes. And if you’ve already made certain improvements, a Wind Mitigation Inspection can provide the verification you need to receive credits, discounts or rebates on your homeowner’s insurance.
New Construction Inspection:
Are you building a new home? I’ll come out during different phases of the construction process to make sure your project is being executed according to your specs. I can verify that scheduled work has been completed before you make a payment to your contractor. I’ll also come out prior to project completion to help you and your general contractor devise a punch list of remaining items. This is not a code-compliance inspection for your contractor, but a New Construction Inspection for you.
A deck inspection should progress in much the same order as deck construction. Inspectors should start at the bottom. If a deck is deemed unsafe from underneath, the inspector should not walk out onto the deck to inspect decking, handrails, etc. The inspector should stop and report the safety issues.
Hail and Wind Damage:
If you’ve made certain improvements to your home to help limit wind damage, a Hail and Wind Damage Inspection can provide the verification you need to receive credits, discounts or rebates on your homeowner’s insurance.
Monster-Free Inspection & Santa Safe Chimney Inspection:
Moving to a new home can be stressful for children, too. That’s why I offer additional inspections to help children feel confident in the new home too. Your child can accompany me while I inspect under their bed, under the stairs, in the closet, and anywhere else they want so I can assure them that there aren’t any monsters. If you have a chimney, we'll also make sure it's safe and ready for Santa. Simply request these services when I schedule your inspection and I’ll bring personalized Monster-Free and/or Santa Safe Certificates with me.