Quality Inspection Services
When you are making what is likely to be the most important investment in your lifetime, you want to be sure about everything, from the schools your children attend to the security of the community. At the center of this is the home in which you reside.
At Andy’s Home Inspection, we take 2-3 hours to thoroughly inspect each aspect of your home. We prefer to walk through with potential buyers in order to help them better understand what is normal wear based on the age of a home. We consult buyers on how to identify potential issues and maintain a regular preventative maintenance schedule. This helps prevent future damage and preserve the quality and value of their home.
Approximately 100 photos will be taken and included as part of a comprehensive inspection report. Comments regarding the condition and suggested remedies for each item within each inspected facet provide the detail necessary for all parties involved.
Most importantly, you will be able to rest assured and confident in your decision to invest in your home.
A pre-sale inspection will help you prepare your home for a great showing and can lead to a quicker and easier closing. Pre-sale inspections will also give you peace of mind that you are offering a good investment and help to eliminate any surprises that the buyer's inspector may find.
When you need a pre-sale home inspection, look to the experts at Andy's Home Inspection for the best service. A pre-sale inspection covers all major systems of the home, inside and out. After your home inspection is completed, you will receive a verbal explanation of the findings and a comprehensive narrative report containing the information you will find valuable during the process of selling your home.
Water quality testing is a specialized but simple test that checks a home's water supply for contaminants and pollutants, such as chlorine, lead, and coliform bacteria. Testing can also reveal chemical imbalances of the pH, and other attributes, such as hardness. Testing ensures that the home's water is potable and safe for everyday use.
A buyer’s home inspection is designed to thoroughly examine the critical systems and operational items inside and outside a home. This enables you to make informed decisions as to whether or not a home is worth purchasing. Should any issues be found during the home inspection, you as the buyer may have increased leverage in any price negotiations.
A buyer’s home inspection usually takes us a few hours, during which we welcome buyers to be present. Sellers, typically, are not welcome. This gives us the ability to connect with you and deliver our key findings in person so you can ask us questions and get the answers you need.
A comprehensive lead inspection is usually conducted using a special instrument (an X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer or XRF) for lead in paint testing. The XRF identifies lead in all layers of paint. This non-destructive testing provides immediate, reliable, on-site results and allows for the testing of intact painted surfaces.
A builder’s warranty inspection is a thorough inspection of your newly constructed home that you order before the warranty expires. Most builders provide a 12-month warranty that covers defects with workmanship and materials. Anything that is discovered or goes wrong after the warranty period becomes the responsibility of the homeowner.
Sampling & Clearance
Personal Air Sampling and Clearance Testing Through a process called “personal air sampling,” MD Mold Testing determines the asbestos exposure levels in a home by taking continuous air readings. In this process, employees wear micro-devices for 8-hour periods that pull air through a filter, bringing along with them any possible contaminants or harmful substances.
Condo & Townhouses
While condo or apartment owners typically aren’t responsible for building maintenance, more often than not, they are responsible for keeping everything inside their unit working.
Unfortunately, not everyone is great at home maintenance and like everything else in life, things break down over time. That means that condos and apartments require home inspections just like any other dwelling.
Whether you are buying or selling a condo or apartment, or just trying to stay on top of home maintenance, a condo or apartment home inspection is a great way to ensure that everything in your unit is working the way it should be. Request an inspection below and we’ll give you that peace of mind.
Although commonly referred to as a “termite inspection,” WDO stands for “wood-destroying organism,” and a proper WDO inspection looks for evidence of infestation by termites (both subterranean and dry wood types), wood decay, wood-devouring beetles, as well as evidence of past infestations, damage to wood, or conditions conducive to infestation; and evidence of past treatments.