What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical condition of a home. The results and details of the inspection are provided in a summary report which can help a person make the decision of whether to purchase a home or not.
A home inspection will usually include visual investigation of the foundation, basement, roof, attic, heating system, water systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. I look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required/recommended and I will list any general maintenance issues or suggestions. Importantly, I will also make note of any fire and safety issues that need to be addressed.
A home inspection doesn’t “pass” or “fail”. You will be provided a report that shows an itemized list of the condition of the home or building and any work that should be done. Most home sales that are conducted today include a home inspection as an integral part of the process.
Residential home inspection
For most people, buying a property is the single biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. It’s also the place where you and your family will eat, sleep and spend time together.
With all the stress and expense of buying a home, it can be tempting to skip the inspection. Don’t miss out on valuable information that may affect! Your new home could have major problems that cost you thousands of dollars and major headaches down the road.
The information provided in a home inspection can fill in any knowledge gaps and help you have a complete picture of what you’re buying.
Infrared Inspection (Thermal Imaging) and warranty package (click to view details) are included with all home inspections from Ardent Property Inspections.
In a pre-sales inspection, I perform a residential home inspection on the property prior to listing and provide you with a summary of the condition of the home with recommendations on what needs maintenance. The report is written from the same perspective as it would be done for a buyer. This will give you a solid understanding about what a potential buyer’s inspection might uncover and allows you to prepare ahead of time.
All inspections include Thermal Imaging (Infrared Inspection) and warranty package (click to view details). The warranty is transferable to the new buyer. With a pre-sales inspection, some people use the inspection report as a sales tool. You can show that an inspection was completed and outline any items you corrected as a result. Being proactive with repairs can help control negotiations and avoid closing delays.
Get Peace of Mind with an Air Quality & Mold-Detection Survey
The average family spends 90% of their time indoors, so the quality of your indoor air is paramount to your health and to the health of your loved ones.
In fact, the EPA has listed indoor air pollution among the top five environmental dangers posed to Americans today.
Getting regular measurements of your home’s indoor air quality is a vital step in ensuring the health of your family.
Fast & Accurate Measurement
Because you can’t often see or smell mold and air contaminants, we’ll measure particulate matter, including mold spores, in every room of your house, pinpointing any issue areas.
You will receive a summary report, which will help you determine the condition of the air in you home and whether any areas require additional sampling.
A Cost-Effective Solution
Mold sampling and lab work is expensive and often unnecessary. Our air quality and mold detection survey provide a thorough and inexpensive alternative. Protect Your Family’s Health – Get a Comprehensive Air Quality and Mold Detection Survey Today!