Buyer's Home Inspection
You have worked long and hard making many difficult decisions to select your future home. At Home In Sight, we understand this. We know you are emotionally wrapped in this home. We will take a very in-depth, unbiased, experienced and professional look at your new home to make sure you have a clear picture as to its condition. If there are issues that need addressing, we want you to be aware of their significance. We will also present any issues with balance and in a manner that makes sense to the you. We will not tell you whether to buy or not buy the home. We are there to make sure you understand the condition of the home. In addition, we will give you helpful maintenance tips and general operating instructions.
Comprehensive inspections including:
walking roofs and crawling through attics and crawl spaces.
You have made the difficult decision to sell your home. Imagine you finally get an interested buyer but the buyers inspection revealed an issue that needed to be addressed before closing, (or required escrow). Now time is short, you may not be able to get the repair made in time so closing is postponed or cancelled. This may in-turn jeopardize the closing on the home you are buying. All of this causes a great deal of stress and expense on everyone involved, as moving plans and other buying and selling plans are effected. Although you may not look forward to addressing your maintenance items, nearly every home sold has a buyers inspection prior to closing. If there is an issue, it most certainly will be discovered. This could potentially cost much more if it results in postponing or loosing the sale. Plan, prepare and know what you are facing in advance of a buyers inspection. Put your mind at ease, get your home inspected with Home In Sight at or prior to listing it for sale.
We begin to gather information the minute we answer the phone. First we will listen to you and answer any questions you may have. We will then ask questions about your home, to determine if you have any specific areas of concern and describe the inspection process. At that point, we are able to give you a price for the inspection and schedule a date and time, (usually within 48 hours of your call) for your inspection.
The inspector will arrive at the home and spend about 2 hours going through the mechanical systems of the home. This allows the inspector the opportunity to cover the in-depth inspection of the plumbing, electrical and heating systems without distraction, which may cause items to be missed. It also prevents the client from being required to spend 3-4 hours in the process. The inspector will then complete the report with the client, doing a complete walk-through and review while addressing concerns that may have been found.
At the completion of the walk-through, the client will have a printed preliminary summary report (or emailed) covering hundreds points. The final report will include details regarding each system of the home as well as written comments describing any deficiencies.
Payment can be made in advance or at the time of the inspection. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Radon Health Risks
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.
High Levels of Radon? .... Now what?
Do I need to give up on the house of my dreams? BY NO MEANS. As explained in this publication by the EPA, radon mitigation (reduction) is generally a simple process costing between $800 - $2500. (In many cases, the seller is willing to credit the amount in the purchase price.) Do not give up on your dream home needlessly.
Radon Measurement Testing
We use electronic instruments that provide immediate results following the minimum required 48 hour test period. This type of instrument monitors environmental conditions such as temperature, barometric pressure and humidity. It also contains a motion detector. These extra features provide data to reveal tampering or simply failed test conditions such as windows being left open etc. This helps assure the most accurate results possible for a short-term test.
This test is usually ordered with a home inspection.