An experienced inspector will prepare your Home Inspection Report with easy-to-read details on:
- The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
- Major and minor deficiencies
- Any major expenditures necessary
- What to watch out for
- Helpful home preservation tips
- Safety concerns
- And much more
Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.
New Construction Inspections
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before you final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed computerized report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
Seller Certified Home Program (Pre-Listing Inspections)
Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great number of sales are canceled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
Pool and Spas Inspections
Pool and Spa inspections are very important when purchasing a new home with a pool or spa on the property ; mainly because of the amount invested into the construction of the systems and components of the pool and spas. When the Prestigious Home Inspector performs an inspection on your pool or spa here is what the Prestigious Home Inspector is looking for, type of pool or spa construction, pool surfaces, tile, coping, decks, slides, steps, diving boards, drains, skimmers, valves, pool & spa lights if missing, not functional, not GFCI protected. The Prestigious Home Inspector shall also report on as in need of repair deficiencies: pumps, controls, sweeps (function, wiring), Heater, vent, clearance, gas piping, shut off valve, electrical grounding at pumps, blowers, leaks, filter, pressure gauges, fences, gates and or enclosures. Extra cost for this service.
Thermal Imaging Services
Infrared Thermographic inspection is a powerful, non-destructive and non-invasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the overall condition of buildings. It is used in applications, such as inspections, where conventional testing equipment and/or visual inspections are incapable of obtaining satisfactory results. It can detect things such as:
- Missing, compressed or improperly installed Insulation.
- Wet areas.
- Excessive air movement.
- Issues with Electric and Hydronic radiant floor heating systems.
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