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What We Inspect

What We Inspect

We will conduct a thorough inspection of your home, inside and out.
As Certified Professional Home Inspectors, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual inspection of your home, from roof to foundation.
Outside the home, we will check the exterior walls, roof, driveway, deck, etc., then we will move inside to examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. The heating, air-conditioning,plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check, along with the attic and basement or crawl space.
Here are some of the many items we will be looking at during your home inspection:
  • Foundation and support structure
  • Fireplaces
  • Roof systems
  • Basement seepage
  • Safety controls
  • Water heater
  • Ventilation
  • Electrical capacity & components
  • Structural integrity
  • Steps and stairs
  • Heating system
  • Central Air Conditioning system
  • Walks and driveways
  • Built-in appliances
  • Plumbing system & fixtures
  • Garages, Carports, Workshops or other external buildings
  • Surface drainage
  • Windows & doors
  • Insulation
  • Gutters & downspouts
  • Decks
  • Sump pumps
    pool/Spa
    Recall Check in All Attach Appliences

    ADDITIONAL SERVICE

    Infrared Thermal Image
Infrared imaging provides important information relating to otherwise inaccessible areas of a residential building. Infrared detects extremely small but crucial differences in temperature from one area of a house to another. These temperature variations show up on the camera’s view screen as “cold” or “hot” spots, which reveal hidden problems that often cannot be detected in the course of a traditional visual inspection.
These problems may include:
* Faulty wiring, breakers and fuses
* Hidden moisture intrusion
* The moisture sources of mold
* Pipe and duct work leaks
* Roof and ceiling leaks
* Foundation cracks
* Heat/energy loss
* Structural concerns
* Missing insulation
* Ventilation problems
* Moisture associated with termite nests
* Rats, mice and other pests
Why Perform Infrared Home Inspections? Combined with traditional home inspection techniques, the infrared inspection method reveals substantially more of the house than can be perceived by the naked eye and conventional inspection tools. Many things can't be be seen with only a flashlight.
Examples of infrared inspection applications:

* Water intrusion: scanning interior surfacesof a building with an infrared camera can reveal excess moisture due to plumbing leaks, roof leaks, leaks around windows, etc. Wet areas of building materials cool when energy is transferred during the water evaporation process; therefore, a wet (“cooler”) area will stand out from the surrounding dry (“warmer”) surface.

  • * Insulation deficiencies: appreciable temperature differences, due to variations in thermal energy (heat) transfer, allow for detection of deficient or missing insulation when scanning ceiling and wall surfaces.

  • * Roofing leaks: scanning roof coverings can reveal water intrusion and accumulated moisture below the surface. Due to its thermal properties (high thermal capacity), water typically gives up heat at a much slower rate than the surrounding roof materials. The areas of accumulated moisture can therefore be detected when scanning the roof surface. This type of roof inspection is best done in the evening or early nighttime after thermal energy imparted during the daytime is transferred or released.

  • * Electrical systems: deficiencies within the electrical system can be made visually apparent by use of an infrared camera. For example, a deficient connection between electrical components can result in resistance which will manifest in an apparent temperature elevation when compared with similar types of connections under similar load conditions.

  • * Structural issues: differences in thermal capacity, conductivity, and other intrinsic qualities of building structural components can allow for their detection when scanning walls, floors, and ceilings with an infrared camera. Under the right conditions, missing structural components, and portions of structural components which are damaged (to the extent that their intrinsic qualities are significantly changed), can be detected.
We invite you to come along and watch as we inspect your home, and you are free to ask questions at any time during your home inspection. For more information on home inspections, please browse the rest of my web site. If you have any questions,
please contact us.



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