Buyers Home Inspections
In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. For a relatively small cost when compared to the price of the home or Realtor fee, a home inspection is worth many times the amount spent. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may require immediate attention that have been overlooked by the previous owners. See What's Inspected for more details.
Pre-listing / Seller Home Inspection
More and more sellers are choosing to have a thorough inspection before or when they first list their home. First and foremost, you should have a home inspection for full disclosure. You will have demonstrated that you did all you could do to reveal any defects within the home. Second, you will save money and hassle by being alerted to any defects now instead of after your have negotiated the sale and are faced with potentially costly repairs discovered during the buyer’s inspection. Defects discovered before a buyer comes along means that you can shop around for a contractor rather than deal with inflated estimates that a buyer may present. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiating the final price. See What's Inspected for more details.
11th Month Warranty Home Inspection (New Home)
Almost all builders provide a one-year warranty for a newly constructed home. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a "detailed list" of corrections as they are noticed for the builder to repair under the first year of warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road. See What's Inspected for more details.
Home Maintenance Home Inspection
There are many reasons why a maintenance inspection is extremely important in homeownership. Ironically, most people maintain their car on a regular basis, however our homes are maintained on a far less frequent basis (even though your house costs ten to twenty times as much). A home rarely receives a checkup. Problems that occur are usually only addressed after something breaks or extensive damage forces you to make repairs. These problems if detected early would be far less expensive. We can even detect potential problems even if there are no symptoms. A maintenance home inspection will provide you with a detailed report about any damage found or repairs needed to the systems and structure of your home. Then it will be up to you to address any items in need of repair based on importance and your budget. It is recommended to have a maintenance home inspection at least once a year.
NEW CONSTRUCTION/ DRAW-DOWN INSPECTIONS
Are you building a new home? I will come out during different phases of the construction to make sure that your project is being executed according to your specs. I can verify that scheduled work has been completed before you make a payment to your contractor. I will also come out prior to project completion to help you and your general contractor devise a punch list of remaining items. This is not a code-compliance inspection for your contractor, but a New Construction Inspection for you.
RURAL PROPERTY INSPECTION
I will inspect your rural property, including any outbuildings, for structural and safety issues, and to make sure that their systems and components are functioning as they should. I can also inspect any exterior fencing and gates for damage, landscaping and grading for proper drainage, and trees and foliage to make sure they don’t pose a wildfire hazard.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSPECTION
Let me inspect your commercial property to ensure its overall condition and safety. Remember that your liability can extend to employees, customers and occupants, so make sure that you’r building’s structure, electrical, plumbing and HVAC are functioning properly and safely. If there are issues that need addressing, I can make the appropriate recommendations for licensed professionals who can advise you on specific maintenance and repairs.
Provided services by: Home Inspection Services by Antoine