Full Home Inspection
My Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by the industry (InterNACHI) Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspection process. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process, but includes as a minimum the following:
Roof Structure and Coverings
Exterior and Site Grading
Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace
Heating, Cooling, Fireplace
Plumbing and Electrical
Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
Doors, Windows and Interior
Average Price = $300
(Termite and Dry Rot Included!)
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Termite and Dry Rot Inspections
I offer a supplemental Termite and Dry Rot inspection to the home inspection in an effort to provide a well rounded inspection service for my clients. Through the New Mexico Department of Agriculture I am a licensed Pest Management Consultant who is certified and qualified to inspect for all Category 7D wood destroying pests; such as termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and wood boring beetles.
The inspection identifies if there is any visible evidence of WDO's through the inspection of all accessible areas. The report also evaluates whether there is evidence of prior treatments, and offers recommendations for treatment and prevention. The final report is submitted on the National Pest Management Associations form NPMA-33 and supplemental Dry Rot report.
(Included with the Home Inspection)
As a certified residential measurement provider with Standard and analytical services by AARST-NRPP, I offer a short term radon test as a supplement to the home inspection. Radon is an odorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas that is generated by the decay of uranium which is common in most soils. Radon has been determined to be the second leading cause of lung cancer, and due to the health risks, it is recommended that your home be tested.
The testing requires the occupants to maintain a minimum of 12 hours of closed house conditions prior to testing, as well as 48 hours during the test procedure. The test also includes methods to prevent/detect interference with the testing conditions. The Radon tests are then downloaded and presented in report form, usually within the same day that the device is retrieved.
Average Price = $150
Discounted $25 when performed with a Home Inspection.
As a member of the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants, I offer a standard mold inspection as a supplement to the home inspection. Mold establishment can cause health issues to you and your family as well as damage to the structural integrity of your home. Protect your investment and family's health and allow me to inspect your home for mold and warning signs of mold growth.
Average Price = $250
Discounted $50 when performed with a home Inspection.
Before you decide to hire a Home Inspector, keep in mind these key points:
Get a Home Inspector that is Certified through a National Association such as "International Association of Certified Home Inspectors" or "American Society of Home Inspectors" These require that the Home Inspector completes training and backs up the Inspector with Honor Guarantees and other services.
Choose an Inspector that is experienced and confident in the Inspection, Construction and Real Estate Industries. Simply having a State License or a Certification is the minimum requirement to enter the industry.
The Home Inspector should be Insured. This is added protection for both the home owner and buyer.
A quality Home Inspector should be full time and perform no more than two home inspections per day. This ensures the Inspector will not be rushing through the inspection and possibly overlook some issues. This also allows for prompt delivery of the inspection report.
A confident Professional Home Inspector will allow you to attend the inspection to observe the work of the Inspector and ask all the questions you may have during the inspection process.
You Get What You Pay For - Lower priced Inspectors are typically the new Inspectors that are just entering into the Real Estate Inspection Industry or just doing part time inspections on the side. In this industry as well as other professions (Contractors, Plumbers, Electricians) they charge accordingly for Quality, Experience and Professionalism.
You can rest assured that selecting me for your next home inspection will satisfy these key points.