Residential Home Inspection
A residential home inspection is a visual, non-invasive inspection of many different components of the home. A highly trained and certified home inspector will examine the home from the foundation to the roof, where accessible and safe to do so. This includes electrical wiring, plumbing, HVAC equipment, and more. It is important to note that the inspector will not be moving furniture or other items to get to inaccessible areas, so home sellers should prepare their home for inspection. After completing the home inspection, your home inspector will provide a detailed report with findings. Your Heartlands Home Inspector will also provide maintenance tips and be available for any follow-up questions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 1 in every 15 homes nationwide have a high radon level, at or above the recommended radon action level of 4.0 picoCuries (pCi/L) per liter of air. That is why they recommend homeowners test their homes for radon every two years. They also suggest retesting your home anytime you move or make any structural changes to your home. If you have a radon level of 4.0 pCi/L or more, it is advised to take steps to remedy the problem as soon as possible.
Thermal Imaging Inspection
Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that cannot be revealed using conventional inspection methods. Ancillary inspection reports are just as important as the reports generated for standard inspections. For something as specialized as a thermal imaging inspection, it is critical that the information presented meets the clients’ needs for information they can use and act on.
The art of an infrared inspection is to interpret the results as accurately and as such that the client is given actionable information to proceed with necessary repairs.
Well Water Testing
This test is often required by lenders before they will sign off on a mortgage. All our tests meet or exceed both FHA and VA loan requirements for well water testing.