Residential and Commercial Inspections
A Pre-Purchase Inspection is a visual,
non-invasive inspection of the homes
components. We will ensure that everything is operating and installed properly. We will focus on the major concerns, safety and potential health issues, and will not nitpick on the cosmetics of the home. We will check all doors and windows, and ensure that the locks function as intended. Operate the HVAC system. Fill all sinks, tubs, flush toilets, and inspect all visible portions of plumbing to ensure that there are no leaks. The Electrical Service Panel and all visible branch wiring throughout, to ensure that there are no illegal connections, fire, or safety hazards. And much more! Please read below for a more complete list.
New Construction Inspections are performed after construction is completed, but prior to the final walk through with the builder's representative. This type of inspection is very important to ensure that you are provided with an un-biased view of the home that you've just spent months waiting to finally be done. Many people ask, "Why do I need an inspection of a brand new home? Everything should be perfect, it's new!". Well, often times we find just as many issues in a new construction home as we do in older homes. Contractors will cut corners to save on time and money, or they just simply do not check their work to ensure that everything works as it should. Please ensure that the gas, water, and electric have been turned on prior to the inspection date. Plan on scheduling your inspection a day or two before your final walk through with the builder.
Much like a New Construction Inspection, a warranty inspection is equally as important. These are done during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. By this time many of the homes components have been operated, and the outside building materials have been exposed to the elements and change of seasons. We will inspect to insure that proper building practices were used, and that various components of the home were installed properly. After the inspection, you will be provided with a complete report, along with digital photos of any issues that were found.
Pre-Listening Inspections are an excellent option for homeowners who may be listing their home for sale, and who may not be fully aware that there are some potentially serious health or safety issues. This causes many sales to be lost when potential homebuyers walk away due to the amount of issues discovered, or many sellers lose out on thousands of dollars during negotiations. This will allow you to take care of any necessary repairs, or disclose the findings in the report and list your home appropriately. By getting a Pre-Listing Inspection, you will ensure that there are no surprises later.
Investment Property Inspections
Whether you're buying a rental, a flip property, multi-unit, or anything in between, this option is ideal for first time investors and seasoned pros alike. If possible an Inspection should be done prior to purchasing, so we can identify any defects, allowing you to negotiate a better deal or plan a more accurate budget for repairs. Periodic inspections on property's that you currently own will allow you to make repairs and catch any issues early on before they end up costing more in the long term. By choosing to have an Investment Property Inspection, it will ensure that you have a solid, more profitable investment in your portfolio.