Certified Structural & Environmental Inspections, Mold Testing, Analysis, Mold Removal Plans

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We perform complete home inspections, commercial inspections, mold inspections, mold testing, protocols for mold cleaning, mold abatement, mold remediation, mold removal as well as indoor air testing, odor detection, lead paint testing, lead in soil testing, asbestos testing, water testing, well testing, septic testing, EMF testing, and more exotic substances such as formaldehyde, volatile organics, allergens and bacteria.

We offer complete, one stop shopping. Rather than call several different agencies for different tests and services, we do it all. We provide the three major services in determining the safety, and actual condition of the property: Mold Testing Assessment the Home Inspection and the Environmental Tests.

Home Inspection | Environmental Tests | Explanation of Environmental Tests | Reports | Quality of Service | Additional Services

Mold Testing Assessments

Mold can cause serious health problems, some of which may be permanent. What is critical is not whether there is mold in the house, but the quantity and type of mold found. A large quantity is dangerous while a small quantity is not.

Contrary to popular belief, mold cannot be identified visually or by odors. What looks like mold can turn out to be carbon, bacteria, yeast, dirt, fibrous particulate or other things. Moldy smells may turn out to be just wet paper or wood. Yet mold may be present in dangerous quantities when there is no smell orvisual evidence.

Our mold assessment consists of taking air samples with a special machine and taking swabs of any visible mold-appearing material and having the samples analyzed in a lab. We then issue you a detailed yet easy to understand report. If there is a mold problem, we will guide you through what needs to be done to get rid of it and keep it from ever returning.

For more information on mold, click Mold Testing

Mold Testing, Analysis Mold Testing, Analysis, Home Inspection
Home Inspection

Home Inspection The Home Inspection consists of the following:

  • Grounds - drainage, erosion, walkways, driveway, steps, railings, fences, retaining walls, trees & other vegetation.
  • Structural - foundation, walls, roof, chimney, basement, attic, deck, patio, garage.
  • Exterior - doors, windows, siding, gutters, paint, caulking, soffits, hose, outlets.
  • Interior - Walls, floors, stairs, railings, windows, doors, ceilings, trim, ceiling fans, kitchen & bathroom fixtures and major appliances, lights, fireplace, etc.
  • Plumbing - Pipes, drains, fixtures, water pressure, water heater, etc.
  • Electrical - Proper wiring, appropriate amount of service for house, switches, receptacles, grounds, exterior sheathing, etc.
  • HVAC - Boilers & furnaces, thermostats, central air-conditioning.
  • Energy Evaluation - adequate insulation in walls, floors, ceiling, windows.
  • Termites - Checking for wood-boring insects.
  • Air Quality - Checking for dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
  • Maintenance - Tips on taking care of the house to prevent future problems from ocurring.

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Environmental Tests The Environmental Tests consist of the following:

For more detail, see the Explanation of Environmental Tests page.

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Inpsection Reports A detailed written report is provided to you at the end of the inspection, before you leave. No waiting for mail delivery to read it. It comes in a durable, 3 ring bound notebook, and consists of both comprehensive checklist sections, and narrative summarizations. It also has a handy summary at the end that is divided into sections based upon major priorities, minor priorities, and routine maintenance. This makes for quick reference as to the overall picture of the property’s condition. Also included is a child safety checklist which shows you how to safety-proof a home for children and a guide for maintaining a house to head off problems from occurring in the future, both structurally and healthwise.

When environmental tests arrive from our lab, the results and an easy to understand explanation of them are immediately sent to you.

We also encourage you to consult us at no additional fee any time in the future. We call it our “post-inspection phone support hotline.”

After our service, you will know how much money it will actually cost to ensure a truly safe, liveable house - the amount which you can have the seller take off the accepted offer price, or have repaired/replaced before you take title and move in. We can save you tens of thousands of dollars and emotional stress!

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Home Inspection We provide prompt, courteous service with little touches like cleaning our shoes before entering a home, and leaving a thank-you note to the seller. Our inspectors are neat and friendly and take the time to answer all of your questions. They adhere to the strict code of ethics and professional standards as designated by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI).

Certified Inspections utilizes state-of-the-art inspection devices such as moisture detectors that find moisture behind walls by using radio waves, carbon monoxide detectors, electrical current analyzers, air vacuum pumps for mold, and many others. This makes for quicker, more accurate inspections.

It is our aim to provide you with concise, important, relevent information you need to know when determining the price and desirability of a home. We do not overanalyze, or tear apart every insignificant detail in order to impress you with our “vast resource of knowledge.”

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We also can provide inspections for the following:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Environmental Phase I reports
  • Commercial and residential playgrounds

 
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