The purchase of a home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. We’ll provide a non-invasive evaluation of the home’s accessible structure, systems, and components. While a home inspection can’t reveal every concern that exists, it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision. It will also provide you the information you need to plan for future home repairs and maintenance. The more you know, the better. Don't risk your investment.
The great part about buying a condo is that it usually requires less maintenance. However, some prospective buyers feel that a condo inspection is unnecessary since their homeowners association (HOA) will cover many issues. Unfortunately, this is a common misconception that can leaves new owners on the hook for additional costs. An inspector can help identify issues before you make a commitment. A condo inspection will give you a thorough evaluation of the “walls in” on the property you are looking at and you’ll be able to make a better decision on the property by having the inspection and reviewing the condominium association records.
While a complete home inspection is extensive, a home maintenance inspection is a bare minimum that any house should undergo regularly. Minor issues tend to stay hidden until they become major. An annual home maintenance inspection gives you the information you need to prevent small problems from becoming large and costly repairs. The inspection process boils down to checking the four essential sources of hazard; the HVAC, roof, electrical, and plumbing systems of your home. Whether you want to protect your investment, or secure the health and safety of you and your family, a home maintenance inspection is the way to go.
When buying or selling a home, a residential pool and/or spa inspection is vital to ensure the safety and longevity of the pool and its equipment. Pools and spas can be expensive to maintain and repair, as well as introduce various safety concerns. These inspections save you money because they can expose small leaks, sealant cracks, and mechanical malfunctions that could end up becoming costly repairs in the future.
If you’re in the process of buying a home, or simply concerned about the safety of your current home, a complete mold inspection can help you identify hard-to-find mold growth, which doesn’t always surface during a regular home inspection. During the inspection, we will look for signs of mold growth, search for damp areas and musty odors, and have our lab verify and analyze samples. It’s different from a regular home inspection, which evaluates the home’s structure and condition.
Sewer LINE INSPECTION
A sewer scope inspection is a video inspection of the sewer line leading from the house to the city tap or septic tank. Sewer Scoping can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of. We recommend sewer scoping regularly, no matter the home's age. It is beneficial for many reasons: to learn the material of your septic lines, to identify any possible damage, sewer system connections and drainage/stoppage issues.
It is recommended that you have the system inspected once every year to ensure quality. If your irrigation system has small issues, you might not notice them right away. However, over time the issue will worsen and can be costly to fix. Water leaks can cause grading issues to your home and you could be spending a lot more money on water bills than needed. Getting an irrigation inspection can save you money on your bills, and prevent a costly and time consuming repair job should it burst!
Radon is a radioactive, odorless, colorless gas formed by the decay of radium in soil, water and natural gas. It's also the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Surgeon General, and the State of California all recommend that all homes be tested to ensure the gas is below recommended safety levels. Millions of Americans have had their homes tested for radon, and you should too.
A mix between a maintenance inspection and a standard interior inspection with an additional focus on cosmetic issues. The purpose of this inspection is to notify the tenant what corrections must be made before the actual move-out date. It is imperative to conduct move-in/move-out inspections so you can keep track of your property’s maintenance needs. It’s important to conduct these inspections to note the damage your property accumulates, the repairs needed, the cost of repairs, and to avoid any disputes with your tenant about their security deposit refund.
WDO Inspection (Termite/Pest)*
Wood-Destroying Organisms can cause serious damage to a home's structural components. They can hide undetected and cause thousands of dollars worth of damage very quickly. In California, as part of general home maintenance, homeowners should engage a termite specialist annually to check for colonies. Have your home inspected now before it becomes an expensive problem later.