Home Buyer / Seller Inspections
Buying and selling a home is a huge undertaking, so choosing the right inspector is important. Using top-notch training and insights, I can uncover even the smallest issues and make you fully aware of the details you need to make the right decision. I am InterNACHI®-Certified and have years of experience as a home builder. I have over 15 years of experience performing highly advanced technical inspections, monitoring, and surveys for the DOE, NNSA, National Security Agency, Department of Defense, and other government agencies, so I know that details are critical.
After your inspection, you’ll be promptly provided with a thorough report that will leave you confident in taking your next steps as a home buyer.
Infrared Thermography Inspection
Infrared thermography (IRT) is the science used to capture and process thermal information using non-contact measurement tools. This is done by analyzing infrared (IR) radiation emitted from an object whose temperature is above absolute zero. Because this wavelength exists outside of the visible spectrum of light, infrared measuring devices are required to capture and process this information.
Using a highly sophisticated IR camera, I can identify hidden defects like moisture intrusion, lacking insulation, HVAC defects, electrical system overloads, roofing leaks/defects, and heat flow abnormalities.
Your home’s roof is its first line of defense against storms and extreme weather. As a certified roof data technician, I am able to perform a comprehensive structural inspection, material inspection, interior inspection, and workmanship analysis. With a background in roof repair, tear down, and installation, and as a licensed claims adjuster, I am able to quickly identify storm damage, installation defects, and deterioration.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment and the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States. It is a colorless, odorless gas that can enter the home from the ground up through cracks in the foundation. In elevated amounts indoors, it can be fatal. Nearly one out of fifteen homes are estimated to have elevated radon levels. The Surgeon General and the EPA recommend testing all houses. As an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector, I have the knowledge and the tools to test your home for radon.
New Construction Inspection
All home builders want to build a quality home, and they depend on a number of sub-contractors to make this happen. New homebuyers need an experienced person who is representing only their interests to oversee the building process. Having worked as a General Contractor on two of my own home builds, I know how critical it is to get things done correctly during the build process and I treat each inspection as if it were my own home being built. As an InterNACHI®-Certified New Construction Inspector, I will perform a visual inspection of the construction and residence in three phases. The first two inspections will take place during the post-pour / pre-drywall phase, and I provide a written report after each inspection. The final inspection will take place when construction is complete. At this time, I will provide a final written report identifying the defects that I observed and deemed material.
During my electrical inspection, I will inspect circuits, wires, outlets, service panels, and electric meters to get a comprehensive understanding of the home’s electrical safety. My education started with an A.A.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology, and over the years in my career, I’ve built upon the knowledge I gained in those early years. During your home inspection, I will review all wires, systems, and appliances to see if they meet legal standards and the National Electrical Code (NEC) and prepare a detailed report, including a list of prioritized repairs and updates.
The goal of the fireplace inspection is to provide observations that may lead to a decrease in hazardous conditions associated with fireplaces and chimneys. I look for improper installation, obstructions, and dangerous combustible deposits. If my inspection reveals that an existing chimney is not safe for the intended application, it must be repaired, rebuilt, lined, relined, or replaced with a vent or chimney to conform to building standards.
Termites, carpenter bees, beetles, and other bugs love to eat wood and destroy homes. I am InterNACHI Certified and to able inspect your home for indications of structural problems and active wood-destroying insects. Termites, especially, can be nearly impossible to detect for months until you see signs of their existence. When buying a new home, it is always a good idea to have a professional inspect your investment to ensure mitigation services aren’t in order prior to closing.