SPECIALIZED INSPECTIONS

Offered as individual Inspections or group together for a discount.

CHIMNEY INSPECTION

$200.00

A chimney inspection assesses whether the chimney and fireplace are venting properly, if the mortar is cracked or deteriorating, and if there’s a heavy buildup of creosote (a byproduct of burning wood), which can combust. This prevents chimney fires and smoke or odors from seeping inside when you’d go to light the fireplace on a chilly day.

You’ll need to inspect the chimney before you use the fireplace anyway. If a house has a chimney, inspect it so that you don’t have to worry about unwanted guests (birds or bats) nestled up there, the risk of starting a fire, or extremely dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning.

Unless the sellers of the home have paperwork to show they’ve inspected the chimney recently, go ahead and get this inspection before closing if time allows.

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ROOF INSPECTION

$200.00

Preventive roof maintenance can save homeowners thousands of dollars on average each year throughout a roof’s lifespan. A roofing contractor can examine a roof and ceilings for signs of leaks or damage, flag trouble spots such as mold growth that might mean rotting wood underneath, and even use a handheld infrared scanner or drone inspection to look for spots where heat is escaping.

If a house has a roof that’s 20-25 years old; shows visible signs of damage such as loose shingles, cracks in the structures, or algae growth; or your real estate agent or inspector expresses concerns over the roof’s lifespan, then consider a roof inspection.

Consider asking for a roof certification, a document from a roofing professional that identifies the need for any roof repairs and provides an estimate of the roof’s lifespan. Roof certifications are typically valid for 2 to 5 years after inspection.

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 ELECTRICAL INSPECTION

$125.00

Your home’s electrical system is a vital component of protecting your family. Electrical distribution or lighting equipment in the home remains the 4th leading cause of home fires, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. An electrical inspection goes so far as to check for ungrounded outlets, exposed wiring, spliced wires, improperly modified electrical panels, and other issues that could pose a risk.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) of Rosslyn, Virginia, the premier nonprofit authority dedicated to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace, recommends an electrical system inspection for anyone purchasing a home that was previously owned.

The ESFI also recommends this inspection if a home is 40 years old or older, has undergone major renovations, or added major appliances within the last 10 years.

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