Residential Home Inspections
Ryan can inspect your home if you are purchasing a new home, or doing a pre-listing home inspection prior to listing your home for sale. He will thoroughly inspect every aspect of the home according to The ASHI Home Inspection Standards of Practice and check everything from the crawlspace to the attic, including but not limited to:
- Roof coverings
- Roof penetrations
- Roof structure
- Exhaust Systems
- Exterior doors
- Flashings & trim
- Patios & decks
- Foundation movement
- Structural concerns
- Indication of water penetration
Heating & Cooling
- Installed heating and cooling systems
- Test equipment for their current functions after a visual inspection
- Distribution systems
- Vents & ductwork
- Energy Source
- Location & functioning thermostat(s)
- The service drop
- Service head and mast
- Electrical main
- Grounding switches
- Light fixtures
- Smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
- Main water & fuel supply shut off valvesWindows
- Water Heater
- Interior Water Supply
- Waste & vent systems
Doors, Windows & Interiors
- The garage doors & openers
- Visible portions of the fireplace and chimneys
- Damper Doors
- Chimney cleanouts
Pre-Drywall and New Construction Inspections
If you’re buying a new construction home, you might assume that a home inspection isn’t necessary. After all, you had the house built from scratch and customized to your exact needs and likings. No one else has ever lived there, and no time has passed for anything to break or go wrong. Wouldn’t a home inspection waste your limited time and money?
When a home is built it is constructed in phases over the course of time. Contractors follow a general construction plan and subcontractors are brought in to put in specific systems like plumbing and electrical work. Due to schedules, weather and even materials delivery time, the construction phases can get interrupted which can lead to construction errors.
Pre-Drywall Inspection Items:
- Beams, bearings, and other framing items
- Nails, screws, studs, and plates
- Fire blocking and draft stopping
- Leaks, water intrusion and mold risks
- Plumbing and wiring
- HVAC and ducting
We offer three packages for new construction inspections.
1: Pre-Drywall only
2: Pre-Drywall and Final Inspection (before closing) together
3: Pre-Drywall, Final Inspection, and 11 Month Builder Warranty Inspection
Please inquire for more information on these offerings.
Radon Measurement Service
The EPA Recommendations for Testing for Radon:
- If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon.
- For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.
- Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.
- Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk and, in many cases, may be reduced.
- Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test