A non invasive inspection on the following when accessible:
Roof, vents, flashings, and trim, Gutters and downspouts, Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations, Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings, Eaves, soffit and fascia, Grading and drainage, Basement, foundation and crawlspace, Water penetration and foundation movement, Heating systems, Cooling systems, Main water shut off valves, Water heating system, Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets, Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats, Electrical service line and meter box, Electrical panels, breakers and fuses, Grounding and bonding, GFCIs and AFCIs, Fireplace damper door and hearth, Insulation and ventilation, Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers, And much more...
Why do we recommend Infrared scanning in building envelopes and structures?
Detect what the naked eye can not see.
Thermal heat loss inspections for buildings
Moisture contamination evaluations in buildings, condo's
Concrete water heated floor inspections for leaks and temperature distribution
Locate missing and damaged insulation
Identify air leakage energy losses
Evaluate the thermal performances of retrofits
Locate radiant heating wires or pipes
Electrical hot spots
Flat roof leak detection for buildings
Infrared Damp, moisture and apparent mold detection
Let me evaluate your home to ensure you know the condition of your investment. Together we will discuss so you can make a firm decision.
What should you expect from a home inspector?
The home inspector’s role is to tell you the physical condition of the home. The inspector should walk through the home with you and point out any problems. This normally takes at least two hours. The inspector must give you a contract before the inspection and a written report after an inspection. The inspector must not damage the home during the inspection unless the owner agrees in writing to allow an invasive inspection. If the inspector causes damage during the inspection and the seller has not agreed, the inspector must pay for the damage. For example, this means that the inspector usually can’t drill holes to look inside walls, ceilings or behind tiling. An inspector can look for signs that there might be problems with a home and suggest any areas that should be looked at by an expert. For example, mould and wiring behind walls usually cannot be seen directly, but there might be other signals that a trained eye would notice. Before starting the home inspection, the inspector must give you a copy of the signed contract that includes a list of what will and won’t be inspected. You and your inspector should also ask the seller and the realtor if there are any problems with the home. The seller and realtor must answer you honestly and not hide any problems that they know about.
Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Advantages:
It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party. It helps you to price your home realistically. It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later. There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy permit. You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified. It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency. It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern. It may relieve prospect's concerns and suspicions. It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement. It may alert you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home. The inspection details are the same as pre purchase inspections
The interior of a condo will be inspected the same way as any other home. Condominium ownership means you own the unit you live in and share ownership rights for the common space of the building. Common space includes areas such as corridors, the grounds around the building, and facilities such as a swimming pool and recreation rooms. Condominium owners together control the common areas through an owners’ association. The association makes decisions about using and maintaining the common space.