This is our most common inspection, which includes all systems of the home (to see how we inspect, check out our video library). We begin on the exterior and cover everything from roof, chimney, siding, windows, doors, grading and drainage, driveways, walkways, decks, electrical, etc. From here, we move to the interior to cover the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, floors, walls and ceilings, doors, windows, fireplaces, stairs, etc. We finished the inspection by inspecting the garage, basement, attic and crawlspace, as well as the HVAC unit(s), electrical panel, and water heater. We leave no stone unturned. To see the full guide that tells everything that we inspect, click here.
Sewer Scope Inspection
This inspection is performed by running a camera down the cleanout of the home in order to see what the inside of the line looks like that runs from the house to the street. This line can be fraught with all kinds of problems including broken pipes, items that block the flow of debris, roots growing into the line, etc. This can be one of the most expensive repairs to make, which is why having this inspected before the purchase is wise.
Infrared Camera Inspection
The infrared camera is used on every inspection that we perform. The purpose of the infrared camera is detect temperature changes behind walls, around toilets, in ceilings, etc. that may indicate moisture that is not visible to the human eye. If moisture is suspected, it will be further tested with moisture meters to allow for more thorough testing and analyzing. This is one of the best pieces of technology that inspectors can have and use.
Pool and Spa Inspections
Pools and Spas are an extremely important part of the inspection if your new home has one. Maintenance will be required on these going forward, and knowing that the pool is in good condition prior to purchase can make a large difference in the final price you pay for the home.
If you live north of Shelby County, note that there is a higher degree of radon present in the ground than in lower areas of the state. For that matter, Radon is an odorless, tasteless invisible gas that is a known carcinogen. The EPA states that 20,000 lung cancer deaths a year are related to Radon exposure. The threat increases substantially for smokers. This can be detected and then mititaged prior to purchase with an inspection.