Standard Home Inspection
The best way to stay well-informed during the home buying process is to have a professional home inspector survey the property. We are licensed and trained to identify immediate or potential issues that may have been overlooked by the previous owners before you close.
Selling a home with a completed home inspection offers both the buyer and the seller an advantage. It allows the buyer to address any concerns with the property and offers the seller a more comprehensive outlook on the home. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for price negotiation.
Aside from the standard home inspection, we offer additional services to get a more thorough check on your home.
Infrared Thermal Scanning
Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology which allows a perspective variant from conventional methods. Thermal imaging allows an inspector to see a wide range of things, such as: the efficiency of the home's heating and cooling system, moisture and air leaks, possible plumbing leaks, and hot-spots which can indicate pest infestations. As an essential part of any home inspection, this service is always free!
Although not required, a pool inspection can be beneficial to any potential home buyer or current home owner. a thorough inspection provides information about the current working state of all plumbing and electrical systems, as well as detect issues that can be costly to repair. Decks and surrounding areas are considered too, as fencing and entry gates in safe, working order are crucial to safe summer fun.
Pool Inspection: $125-$150 per pool.
Pool House/In-law Suite Inspection: $125-$150 per suite.
Irrigation System Inspection
Did you know that faulty irrigation system can do more than just damage your lawn, it can also damage the foundation to your deck and the foundation to your home. Even though the landscape itself is a key indicator to functionality of the system, it is always appropriate to consider an inspection, because an efficient system, means a beautiful lawn.
Cost: $75-$125 per system.
"Detached structure AS-IS". Have you seen this while searching for your new home? External structures, such as sheds or barns, are not often included with a standard inspection but they still present the same issues as the primary dwelling unit. Even though most sellers and buyers forgo this option, external structures can negatively affect the property value of the home. It is always best to know the state of any building on the property site, so consider this additional service when choosing your new home.
Cost: $75-125 per detached garage.
The EPA states, "Before ratification of any contract for housing sale or lease, sellers must disclose any known information concealing potential lead-based paint hazards and available records, must provide purchasers and lessees with a lead hazard information pamphlet... and in addition, sellers must give buyers time to conduct a lead inspection." If your home was built prior to 1978, a lead inspection will give you and your family definite information regarding toxic lead exposure, which is known to cause detrimental health damages to young children and adults. Your family's health and safety are priority to our company, and our home inspectors are certified by the state of Virginia to identify the presence of lead-based paint in your home. For more information about lead exposure check out The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and the EPA.
New Residential Inspection
Just like established homes, new residential structures need inspections too. Usually requiring additional training, our home inspectors are qualified to inspect new residential structures to ensure new homes meet all quality standards.
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A re-inspection is required when the seller agrees to perform repairs prior to closing which to rectify issues found during the initial inspection. We offer this service to ensure the seller has honored the agreement and provided appropriate repairs.