Whole House Inspection
Depending on the size & condition of the structure, my home inspections on average take between 3 and 4 hours to complete.
The Inspection I perform for you will consist of inspecting, on average, more than 120 different inspection points.
Items & systems are inspected for condition, serviceability, functionality and operation.
Below is a list of some of the major items & systems I will inspected during a typical home inspection:
Electrical System Service
Branch Wiring and Related Components
GFCI & AFCI Devices
HVAC Plenum & Ducting
Plumbing System Components & Fixtures
Water Pressure & Volume
Water Heaters & Related Components
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems
Sump pump Systems
Landscape and Site Drainage
Driveways and Sidewalks
Natural Gas, Propane, and Fuel Oil Systems
Basements & Crawlspaces
Garages and Garage doors
Chimneys and fireplaces
Roofing systems & Flashings
Attic Roof Structural Components
Attic Insulation & Ventilation Systems
Interior Walls, Ceilings and Flooring
Doors and Windows
Stairways and Stairwells
Kitchen Fixtures, Cabinets & Appliances
Bath Fixtures and related components
Annually, termites and other wood destroying insects are responsible for causing more damage nationwide than all of the fires hurricanes, and tornadoes combined. Typically homeowners insurance does not cover any repairs for termite damage.
Lancaster Property Inspections provides customers with professional wood destroying organism inspections for real estate purchases and refinancing.
In addition to termites, we are trained to inspect for evidence of carpenter ants, carpenter bees, wood-boring beetles among other wood destroying organisms.
Some U.S. states actually require termite inspections prior to finalizing real estate purchases. An Ehrlich Technician conducting a real estate inspection will provide written documentation in the presence or absence of wood destroying organism activity.
Add on a Termite Inspection for $60.
Water quality testing is a specialized but simple test that checks a home's water supply for contaminants and pollutants, such as chlorine, lead, and coliform bacteria. Testing can also reveal chemical imbalances of the pH, and other attributes, such as hardness. Testing ensures that the home's water is potable and safe for everyday use.
Public and private water supplies should be tested because they may be affected by the following:
dangerous levels of bacteria, including E. coli and coliform;
elevated levels of nitrates and nitrites from fertilizers that leach into the groundwater;
mineral contaminants, such as iron and arsenic;
heavy metal contamination, including lead; and
Add on a Water Test to your inspection for $60.
It comes from a natural breakdown of uranium in the soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks, expansion joints and other holes in the foundation.
Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4pCi/L or more).
The EPA recommends fixing your home if the results of one long-term test or the average of two short-term tests show radon levels of 4pCi/L or higher.
Add on a Radon Test to your inspection for $140.
Don't worry - Relax
I understand that the purchase of a new home can be a very stressful situation for some. Not only will I point out discrepancies found but I will also teach you a whole lot about your new home.
Every house has issues. Most issues are standard, deferred maintenance issues. But there are the few that have major discrepancies. Not only will you be informed of these issues in a clear & understanding way, I will explain to you the difference between the two.
Don’t let standard maintenance issues stand in the way of you getting your dream home. Anything can be fixed. The question is, at what cost.
After I inspect your prospective new home you will have gained the knowledge you need to give you complete confidence to proceed forward with your Real Estate transaction. This you can be assured of.