Our home inspections are performed with great care and attention to detail.
If you’re planning on buying or selling a home, then hiring a home inspector could save you thousands of dollars. It will also help you understand the property you want to buy and the possible defects. For sellers, it can provide insight into a home to know what to expect and can make repairs before listing a property.
11th Month Warranty Inspection
We recommend scheduling this inspection service before the builder’s 1-year warranty expires on your new home. Did you know that it is Michigan law for builders to provide a one year warranty? We’ll carefully look over the readily accessible areas of the property in an effort to uncover potential issues that you may not have to pay for in full, depending on the exact language the builders warranty.
New Construction Inspections
When this inspection service is conducted before the builder’s final walkthrough of new construction, it can have major benefits for prospective homebuyers. Not even new homes are perfect! Having an inspection on a new build allows our inspectors to provide a punch-list of items either missed or not yet completed during the building process.
Annual Maintenance Inspection
A Home Maintenance Inspection is the perfect way for homeowners to keep track of a home’s maintenance needs so that the property can stay in good condition for as long as you choose to live there. We’ll thoroughly investigate each readily accessible area of the home, carefully documenting our findings so that we can make the appropriate maintenance recommendations. These inspections will help you keep your home in tip-top shape!
This inspection service will determine if your prospective home has suffered damage from termites or other wood-destroying organisms. If an ongoing infestation is discovered we can connect you with great local treatment companies to look into your treatment options. We also use all the proper government reporting requirements and can help you with your VA pest inspections!
Radon Testing is highly recommended for EVERY home to determine whether or not the radon levels in your prospective home exceed safe levels. Radon gas occurs naturally, rising into homes through small structural gaps, drains, floor penetrations, etc—but given the fact that the gas is tasteless, odorless and invisible, radon can only be detected through testing. Radon is a well-known carcinogen that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after tobacco use, so it’s critical to have a home tested for your own protection.
MOLD SAMPLING & INDOOR AIR QUALITY TESTING
Mold and certain airborne particulates can cause damage to your home and be detrimental to your health, as well as the health of your loved ones. We can provide Mold Sampling and Indoor Air Quality Testing to check the home for the presence of these airborne mold and allergens that are not visible.
There are many misconceptions about mold and testing for the presence of mold. You will not always enter a home that has green or black spots from a roof leak or foundation leak but there could still be mold present! Mold can form for many reason including, old dirty carpet, dirty ductwork, high moisture or condensation in the home, plumbing leaks, etc.
We do air quality tests on a weekly basis that come back with elevated levels of mold in the home without any visual mold being found.
Get to know the quality of air you and your family are breathing by having us do an indoor air quality test!
Frequently Asked Questions
Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.
A home inspection includes checking for any structural issues such as foundation cracks, roof leaks, plumbing issues, electrical wiring, heating/cooling systems, insulation, windows, doors, chimneys, etc. Depending on how big the property is, a home inspection typically takes 2-3 hours.
Ensure all inspection points are free from clutter, including any closets that might lead to a crawlspace or attic, and clearing some space around your home’s perimeter. It’s also important to check the functionality of all built-in appliances, electric, and gas. If you don’t plan to attend the inspection, make sure your inspector has access to the home, and all pets are properly contained or moved.
A home doesn’t pass or fail an inspection. Instead, a home inspection is a thorough audit of your home’s components. In most cases, there will be concerns marked on your home inspection report, but these are strictly informative.
While you can legally skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean you may end up buying a home that has major issues that need to be fixed.
While a home inspector may recommend some minor repairs, they are not qualified to make major repairs. He or she can provide information about what needs to be repaired — and it might be helpful to know that information — but the decision to actually do the work lies solely with the homeowner. Not only does this you the freedom to choose your contractors, but it also helps prevent a conflict of interest.
A home inspection can affect appraisals for two reasons: 1) The inspector may find something wrong with the property that would lower the value of the home, 2) The inspector may find things that need repair which could increase the value of the home. If the inspection finds issues that require repairs, then the seller has to decide whether they want to fix them themselves, or hire someone else to do it. If the buyer wants to purchase the home, he/she must be willing to pay for those repairs.