Standard Home Inspection
A residential inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the physical structure and major systems of a residential building.
Understand that a home inspection is not an appraisal, a code inspection, a guarantee, a warranty, or an insurance policy on the condition of the home.
During your inspection I will review the accessible exposed portions of the home. Areas include the roof, attic, interior and exterior walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, basement and foundation as well as the heating/cooling systems, plumbing and electrical systems. The inspection will take around hours to complete, depending on the size, age, and condition of the home. A detailed Inspection Report, including photos and important links with information on your home and how to maintain it is delivered within 24-48 hours after the inspection.
Pest inspections are required for some loans in some areas to determine if there is an infestation of wood boring insects or other pests in the home. I will visually inspect the entire interior of a home (including accessing and entering any sub-space such as basements and crawlspaces) and exterior of the property. After the inspection has been performed, the findings are reported on the applicable/appropriate form, the NPMA-33 Form.
Radon Gas Testing
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can pose a serious threat to persons who are exposed to elevated levels for extended periods of time. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. A radon gas measurement will show radon levels inside a home and indicate whether mitigation is necessary. Test canisters are sent to Radon Testing Corporation of America located in Elmsford, NY.
Water Quality Testing
Important for properties with private well water or properties with lead water supply pipe. A wide range of laboratory analysis can be done including complete chemical, bacteria, and lead analysis. Water samples are delivered and tested at St. Peters Bender Labortory located in Albany, NY.
Well Water Flow Testing
When buying a home with a well or private water supply, you should consider having the water flow tested to determine if the water supply will meet the needs of the household. Water is drawn from an exterior hose bib or any water outlet in the home, and the rate of water flow is measured. While the test only establishes the reliability of the water supply at the time of testing, it can give a home buyer some indication of the volume of water at hand.