home inspection Services
An experienced home inspector will complete your Home Inspection Report with easy-to-understand details on:
- The condition of each component of the home. From the grounds to the roof and everything in between
- Deficiencies - Large and small - Major and minor
- Cost Deferred Items - These would be components that because of their age may need to be repaired or replaced within 5 years
- Things to monitor
- Home maintenance and preservation tips
- Items concerning safety - for example... trip hazards, loose railings etc.
- And many more.....
Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.
A home inspection is a non-intrusive visual process in which all of the components that make up the home are inspected. Grounds are checked for proper drainage. Siding, exterior trim, doors, windows and roofing materials are inspected for proper installation. Plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems are inspected, operated and tested to ensure safe and proper operation. Structural components are inspected. In other words, all the components of the home are inspected to be sure they are operating and performing in the way in which they were designed to operate. The home inspector will take notes as he performs the inspection and distribute a completed report to the client. If the client wishes a copy of the report will also be given to the real estate agents involved.
Water Analysis Sampling
We have been certified to perform Water Analysis Sampling by the State of Maryland (we're working on Delaware certification). This enables us to collect your water samples while we perform the home inspection, no need to make two appointments when one will do. Once we collect the samples we'll deliver them to the lab and have them tested for whatever contaminants you or your mortgage lender require
Home Maintenance Inspections
What's a home maintenance inspection and how is it different than a complete home inspection? A home maintenance inspection is an opportunity for homeowners to have a licensed home inspector give them a checklist of items that need attention. Unlike a complete home inspection a Home Maintenance Inspection doesn't take as long, cost as much or isn't quite as involved as a complete home inspection.
A Home Maintenance Inspection consist of a visual inspection of the exterior, crawlspace, roof and attic of the home. We look for anything that needs immediate attention or may need attention in the near future and then we provide the homeowner with a checklist of those items. We'll climb the roof (as long as we can safely climb it), crawl in the crawlspace, examine the attic and inspect the exterior.
This allows the homeowner the peace of mind in knowing that everything is fine and they don't have to worry or there's a small problem now that may become a big problem later if not addressed. Since we don't perform repairs the homeowner doesn't have to worry about us making something up just to get a quick unnecessary repair job.
Seller Certified Home Program
So you've been in your home for years and you've decided it's time to sell. Whether you're empty nesters looking to down size or you've gotten that big promotion and you have to relocate, having your home inspected by a professional home inspector can help in getting it sold. A pre-listing inspection will let you know what items need attention and will help you to decide how you want to approach the sale. Also most, if not all states have disclosure laws, stating that the seller must disclose to the buyer all items that need repair or aren't functioning the way they were designed to function. A pre-listing inspection will enable you to meet those disclosure requirements.