Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
You should test for Radon within your home.
Wood Destroying Organism (Termite) Inspection
Wood-destroying insects and other organisms can cause serious problems in the wooden structural components of a house, and may go undetected for a long period of time.
Hire a qualified InterNACHI inspector to inspect for termites or other wood-destroying organisms. Generally, the first sign of infestation is the presence of swarming termites on the window or near indoor light. If they are found inside the house, it almost always means that they have infested. Anywhere wood touches soil is a possible entry into a home for termites.
Are you selling your home? Let an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector® inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified® home has been pre-inspected, which means that the seller can confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement, and no known safety hazards. A Move-In Certified® Seller Inspection informs you of any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home pre-inspected now.
Annual Home Inspection
As you approach your first anniversary of being in your home, I invite you to consider our Annual Home Inspection program. An Annual Home Inspection could help you save money by catching problems before they get out of hand. You already know about your windows, your oven, stove top, etc., and it varies from home inspector to home inspector, but we will come out and inspect the main components of your home such as:
Roof covering, flashing, chimneys (excluding liner), roof penetrations and roof drainage, exterior siding, doors and windows, decks, balconies, railings, grading, drainage, walkways, retaining walls, eaves, soffits and fascias, reversing garage door, structural, roof structure and attic, plumbing under sinks and where visible, water heater, basement or crawlspaces, electrical panel, smoke detectors, heating and cooling equipment, air filter, and more!
Whole Home Thermal Imaging coming soon!
Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show homeowners things about their homes that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods.
An IR camera can locate:
hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage
missing, damaged and/or wet insulation
water and moisture intrusion
heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors
broken seals in double-paned windows
circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement
overheated electrical equipment and components
electrical faults before they cause a fire
* Additional fee(s) for homes built prior to 1960 and/or every 500 sq ft of home larger than 2900 sq ft