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Buying a home is extremely exciting, but it can also be nerve-wracking. Fortunately, you can turn to a local professional home inspector to ease the tension involved with choosing a new house. Each inspection service is conducted with your needs in mind.
Aside from conducting a comprehensive visual inspection of every accessible area, we also use other tools such as GFCI testers to test electrical, to thermal imaging camera to test for energy efficiency and moisture intrusion. We also use infrared thermometer to test for temperature drop and efficiency of the AC unit. Just some of the things that go into our home inspections.
Buyer’s Home Inspection
Do you know the entire maintenance history of the property you’re interested in buying? Even if the owner has been very transparent, the odds are high that there are some minor and major issues still waiting to be discovered. Our home inspector will carefully assess the home’s most important systems and components to give you a full understanding of the property’s pros and cons.
Components inspected included:
- Roof (Gutters, Downspouts, and Roof Penetrations)
- Exterior (Doors, Walls, Cladding etc.)
- Crawl Spaces
- Interior (Doors, Walls, Flooring etc.)
- Attics (Insulation and Ventilation)
- Garage and Carports
- Driveway and Walkways
- Built-In Kitchen Appliances
- Structure Components
- Decks and Patios
- Plumbing Systems
- Heating and Cooling
Buyers aren’t the only people who can greatly benefit from learning as much as possible about the property in question. In fact, sellers who sign up for a Pre-Listing/Seller’s Inspection service before listing their home put themselves in a much better position to get a quick sale. You’ll learn about every issue before any potential buyers do, which gives you the opportunity to decide how to handle the situation. Whether you choose to repair or simply divulge the information upfront, you’ll build some much-needed consumer confidence with a transparent approach.
Home Maintenance Inspections
You wouldn’t buy a car and then never get any oil changes or basic checkups. The same should be true of your home and all its critical systems and components. It’s important to have an unbiased and thorough professional to evaluate your home, someone who is not trying to sell you a product or service, who is trying to help you make the best decision for you and your home. To make it easier to keep your house in good shape, we offer a Home Maintenance Inspection service. This is the perfect way to get the best lifespan out of everything that makes your house a great place to live. You’re also likely to save a lot of money by adopting a regular Home Maintenance Inspection schedule.
Most sellers and buyers are in a rush to close on the home. Don’t let this sense of urgency cause you to make a major mistake. Instead, after the home repair addendum has been reported as completed, take the time to get the property re-inspected. Doing this gives you one last chance to find out about any remaining issues before you assume full financial responsibility for the house. A Re-Inspection is also a great way to gain peace of mind before the close.
Walk and Talk
If you don’t need/want a full Home Inspection with pictures and a full written report, a Walk and Talk might be all you need. Similar to a Pre-Listing or Sellers Inspection this is just an easy informal one on one walkthrough of your home. We will be looking at and discussing things that a home buyer might notice or have some concerns about. It can also be used to find major unexpected issues with the roof, HVAC, and other components of the home prior to listing it. We encourage you to ask questions and take notes during this informal inspection.
We are a a Certified Radon Measurement Technician. Make sure to have the house you are considering purchasing doesn’t have elevated levels of radon before you purchase.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can cause lung cancer.
Testing is the only way to know the level of exposure since you can’t smell Radon.
What does the EPA recommend?
- The EPA recommends that if you are buying or selling a home to have it tested for radon.
- It is important to prevent device interference when the radon test is being administered
- If you are having a new home built ask if radon resistant features where used in the building the home.
- If Radon levels higher than 4 picocuries per litter (pCi/L) you should have the issue fixed. Levels less than 4 picocuries per litter (pCi/L) still pose a risk and can be reduced.
Did you know?
- Only smoking causes more lung cancer than radon.
- Homes can be built to be radon resistant, and levels can be lowered.
- The levels of radon from one home to another even within the same neighborhood can fluctuate widely
- Every state in America has high levels of radon present
Engineering Foundation Certification
All VA & FHA -insured loans, the foundation on all manufactured must meet a certain criteria of structural stability, and a Engineering Certification is required.
We provide Engineering Foundation certification for mobile homes.
- HUD/FHA compliance permanent foundations
- VA permanent foundations
- Conventional loan permanent foundations
Residential Buildings We Inspect
Whether you’re a first-time buyer, experienced buyer, retiree, moving across the country, or looking for a vacation home in the Lynchburg, VA area, we’re here to help! Our home inspection services are available for many residential building types, including:
Homes of All Values