At Above Grade Home Inspections, we understand the importance of maintaining your property. Not only is real estate a major investment that you hope to see a return on, but it serves as your home in the meantime, providing a safe and comfortable living space for you and your family.
Our job is to inspect your property from top to bottom in order to pinpoint any defects that could compromise the value and safety of your structure, or that are not in keeping with city building codes, applicable permits, or other regulations. When you understand the issues you face, you can undertake necessary repairs and modifications to keep your home in ship shape. Here are just a few of the services you’ll receive when you partner with Above Grade Home Inspections.
Full Home Inspections
We’re proud to offer full home inspections that feature both exterior and interior assessments, including inspection of foundations, basements, crawlspaces, heating and cooling system, electrical system, plumbing system, attic, and roofing. We follow the Home Inspection Standards of Practice set forth by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) to ensure a thorough and unbiased appraisal of your home’s condition.
Radon is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” because it is a colorless, odorless gas that could enter buildings through foundations and cracks. It is for this reason that most home safety checklists include installing radon detectors right along with smoke alarms. Whenever you conduct a home inspection, it’s a good idea to undergo radon testing. This is something you’ll definitely want to correct, whether you’re testing a new home or you’re looking to sell.
Water Quality Testing
Overall, the U.S. enjoys some of the safest drinking water in the world. Still, it’s nice to know if you’re dealing with hard water, if your local water supply contains fluoride, or if there are minerals, chemicals, or contaminants in your water. In most cases, this is useful for homeowners that are considering installing a soft-water system or faucet filters, or those that want to know how much fluoride kids are ingesting. Our report can provide the data you need to make informed decisions.
Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) Inspection
The last thing a homeowner wants to hear is that a structure has an infestation of carpenter ants, bees, termites, wood beetles, or wood decaying fungi. However, the sooner you catch such problems and nip them in the bud, the less damage you’ll have to contend with.
Certified/Licensed Infrared Thermal Imaging
Some home issues aren’t necessarily visible to the naked eye. For example, it’s not always apparent that certain areas of the home are suffering from slow leaks or other incursions of moisture. With certification/licensing in infrared thermal imaging for home inspection purposes, Above Grade Home Inspections is able to uncover potential problem areas that other inspectors might miss.
Ideally, private septic systems and wells should be inspected annually. They should always be inspected when buying or selling a home to ensure they’re in good shape and safe for use.
If you’re seeking a home inspection that is thorough, professional, and reasonably priced, Above Grade Home Inspections is pleased to accommodate.
Contact us today at 845-345-8967 or schedule your home inspection online!