General Home Inspections
Following the Standards of Practice of MA Home Inspector Licensing regulations, we will provide you with a thorough inspection and testing of the home you are considering. It is our intention to provide you with as much information regarding the condition of the home, so that you can make a well informed purchase decision. Our inspection will cover the following areas:
- Exterior Home Components
- Electrical Systems
- Foundation – Interior and Exterior
- Plumbing Systems
- Basements/Crawl Space
- ….and more.
We will report issues found in a non-alarming manner and help you prioritize your concerns. We will also point out important components such as main water shut off valves, and inform you of maintenance needs for your new home.
Our report is a computer generated narrative report that includes pictures of concerns found. The report will be delivered to you via email on the next business day. Along with our report we will provide you with an operating guide for your home and an electronic HomeBinder, to help you keep a complete record of your maintenance and repairs throughout the time you own your home. This will help you provide a detailed log to a future owner when you decide to sell the home.
Every home inspection includes a wood destroying insect report at no additional fee. This report is required for FHA/VA financing and we are licensed for conducting these inspections.
We will conduct a visual examination and physical probing of suspect areas inside and outside for evidence of ant, termite, beetle and other wood destroying insect infestation or damage and conditions conducive to infestation.
With the use of an electronic continuous monitoring device, we will measure the ongoing level of radon in the home’s living areas. These measurements allow us to evaluate the level of radon and determine if levels exceed the EPA action level and mitigation should be considered. Our monitors offer a quicker test result, no delay for lab analysis, and help to detect tampering with test conditions.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is a by-product of the radioactive decay of uranium and radium. Studies have shown that humans exposed to both high and low levels of radon have an increased occurrence of lung cancer. Radon gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless, so the only way to know the level of radon in your home is to test for it. Our radon inspection service will help you determine if you need to take action to lower levels in your home.
Home Assessment Inspections
We will conduct a modified inspection of your home while you are living in it, to assess the conditions of major components. This will help a homeowner prioritize needed repairs and maintenance. This inspection will include review of exterior, roof, attic, electric, HVAC and plumbing systems, basement structure and more. Although this inspection does not meet the requirements for a general home inspection as defined by MA Home Inspector regulations, it will give a homeowner the information needed to be sure the home is ready when they decide to sell.