To discover if your property actually has mold, we’ll begin with a visual assessment. During our evaluation we’ll measure the moisture and humidity inside your home. We may also use a thermal imaging camera that allows us to identify any moisture hidden in the structure of your home. After the visual assessment, we’ll take several indoor and outdoor samples. Then we’ll have a certified laboratory examine the samples for traces of mold spores.
The draw inspection is one type of inspection that is frequently performed by an appraiser or home inspector. While not as common as residential home inspections for buyers or sellers, the draw inspection is completed for the benefit of a lender. When banks, credit unions, etc., make construction loans, they need to confirm that funds are being paid out and that work is being completed in a timely manner.
To protect themselves and their investor’s money, these financial institutions will contract with appraisal or inspection firms to give (usually on a month-to-month basis) updates on the progress of the project.
Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it's always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses: we help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation.
According the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second-leading cause of lung cancer in America, claiming about 20,000 lives annually.
Radon can seep into homes through small spaces and openings, such as cracks, floor drains, sump pump openings, wall/floor joints in basements, pores in walls and concrete and through well water. Some areas in the US have a much higher concentration of radon than others. The EPA estimates that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the US has an elevated level of radon.
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. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention.