Full Home Inspection
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***Add-On Services – Additional Fee Applies
Infrared Camera Scan
We offer infrared camera scans (also known as thermal imaging”.
This advanced camera technology allows us to see issues such as overheating electrical components, plumbing leaks, roof leaks, residual moisture that remains after a leak has been repaired, in-ground or in-ceiling radiant heating systems, areas of missing or low insulation, and drafts at exterior doors and windows.
Radon Gas Measurement
We offer radon gas measurement with state-of-the-art continuous radon monitors that take measurements for 48 hours.
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
The radon gas measurement results are emailed to you and then you are able to determine the need for a radon mitigation system.
We offer termite inspections for an additional fee for Veteran’s Affairs loans and to those who want one.
We inspect for what may cause termites such as fruit trees, wood piles next to your house, soil in contact with wooden supports, and interior cracks.
We identify signs of termites and recommend further evaluation and treatment.
Main Sewer Line Scope
We offer sewer scope inspections for an additional fee to assess the condition of the sewer line that extends from the house out to the street.
This is especially important on houses older than 1980, but we have also found issues such as breaks, low spots, and offsets on newer houses.
Older houses have sewer piping made of cast iron, clay, and orangeburg, which can have issues that affect the proper drainage of waste and, in severe cases, can cause the sewage to back up into the house.
A main sewer line replacement can cost thousands of dollars to dig up the yard/driveway and replace the sewer line. A sewer scope is a must-have service to add on to your home inspection.
Sprinkler System Inspection
We offer sprinkler system inspections for an additional fee usually during the months of May-September (the sprinklers HAVE to be in the “On” position during the inspection AND temperatures must NOT have been below freezing before or after the inspection, to prevent freezing pipes).
We turn on each sprinkler zone manually using the control panel and then check for leaks, sprinklers not functioning properly, and sprinklers that may be spraying the house or not covering areas of the lawn.
We offer meth sampling to those who suspect meth use.
Example signs of meth use are extreme measures of privacy such as painting window glass, signs of anger that result in broken windows and holes in doors and walls, strong smelling stench and staining, and chemical containers.
If you suspect meth or want a sample done for peace of mind we take samples and have the results analyzed by a professional laboratory.
Results are emailed within 48 hours of the sample drop off and then you can determine the need for decontamination.
We offer mold sampling to those who want to know more about mold in the house.
Swab samples can be taken if mold is found during our visual inspection or air samples can be collected.
These samples are then analyzed by a mycologist and a separate report is emailed, usually within 48-72 hours.
Lead-Based Paint Testing
We offer lead-based paint testing for an additional fee to those want to know if there is exposed lead-based paint in the house.
Lead was used in household paints prior to 1978 at which time it was banned dues to cases where it caused health issues.
Testing is done by using a swab to check several areas of the house. The results are then included in the home inspection report.
We offer asbestos sampling in homes that may have asbestos-containing materials.
Examples include siding tiles, floor tiles, duct wrap or tape, popcorn ceiling texture, and ceiling tiles.
We take a physical sample and it is analyzed by a local lab which then sends a report with the % of asbestos, usually within 48-72 hours.
New Construction Inspections
Manufactured Home Inspections
Annual Maintenance Checkup
11th Month Warranty Inspections
Rental Property Inspections
The owner, Sheehan Thomson, can help clients and attorneys win cases as an expert witness in court cases involving builder mistakes, contractor malpractice, and other home building issues.
What is expert testimony? Expert testimony is when our company or a representative from our company is hired to provide an expert opinion in court or for a court case. The inspectors in our company are so well versed in the inspection field we may often be called upon to assist in a case that may go to court to resolve a dispute. Our inspectors are trained to give factual information based on what was accessible at the time of our inspection.
We may be used for a case that needs assistance in any of the following:
Installation Disputes – When a party believes that the installation of building products were done against the manufacturers specifications, were improperly used for it’s intended purpose, is against code or safety standards.
Failing Building Material – This is when someone has some building material that has obviously failed prior to its manufactured intended life. We investigate to determine if the product was installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines and if it has prematurely aged or “Failed” to meet what the manufacturer represented its life line to be.
Real Estate Disputes – Sometimes in a real estate transaction a dispute arises as to the condition of the property. We can help whether it is through arbitration or a court hearing. We will identify the condition and what needs to be done for it to perform its intended function. We can give cost estimates to assist in the resolution.