Friday, March 29, 2013

Optional Home Inspection Services

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INFRARED (THERMAL) IMAGING

This optional service is totally amazing. I basically utilize my infrared camera to detect hidden issues behind the finished surfaces of your building. If there are finished walls or ceilings in the living areas, basement or attic that are situated on the exterior shell of the structure, my IR camera can detect insulation voids or concealed issues that can be revealed without destroying or removing the wall/ceiling material. It’s simply an infrared imaging and measurement camera that can actually "see" and "measure" thermal energy emitted from an object. I can then map out and interpret these thermal readings which can reveal serious issues that cannot be seen by the naked eye or with any conventional or digital photography.

Infrared Scanning - $150.00 an hour ($150.00 for a professional IR report)

 

DRUG TESTING

Yes, you are reading this correctly. I can actually test your prospective home for drug residues within the structure, to detect whether or not previous home owners have ever made, distributed or used specific drugs in that particular home in the past.

Testing homes for Drug use - $100.00

 

WOOD BORING INSECT INSPECTION

Without a Home Inspection $125.00

Wood Boring Insects

Termites

Powder Post Beetles

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Bees

 

 

CERTIFIED RADON TESTING - (Tested by Local Lab)

 

Air Testing...(2 canisters) $95.00 w/ postage paid

Radon in Water...$75.00

Radon Testing (without a HOME INSPECTION) will incur an additional $125.00 travel charge.

 

What is Radon

Health effects associated with Radon

How does Radon get into your home

View a Radon Mitigation System Installation

 

Go online (below) to obtain your Radon results. You will need your canister number which is located on the front page of your Home Inspection report.

radon test results

 



CERTIFIED WATER ANALYSIS - (Tested by Local Lab)

 

BASIC WATER ANALYSIS ...............................................$110.00

Hardness, Iron, Manganese, Chloride, Sodium, Nitrate, PH,

Coliform and E. Coli Bacteria.

 

BASIC WATER ANALYSIS and Arsenic..............................$120.00

 

BASIC WATER ANALYSIS with Fluoride............................$125.00

 

VA ANALYSIS ...............................................................$125.00

BASIC ANALYSIS TEST and Copper.

 

FHA ANALYSIS (Min) .....................................................$125.00

Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite, Coliform and E.Coli Bacteria.

 

FHA ANALYSIS (Max) ....................................................$135.00

BASIC ANALYSIS TEST and Copper, Lead, and Nitrate.

 

FHA ANALYSIS (Max) and Arsenic...................................$145.00

 

CHEMICAL ONLY............................................................$100.00

Hardness, Iron, Manganese, Chloride, Sodium, Nitrate and PH.

 

TOXIC METALS SCREEN...................................................$200.00

Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium,

Copper, Lead, Selenium and Thallium.

 

This is the most common water test that most clients prefer...

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COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS ...........................................$230.00

Hardness, Iron, Manganese, Color, Sodium, Nitrates, Nitrites, PH,

Arsenic, Calcium, Fluoride, Coliform and E.coli bacteria, Copper,

Lead, Turbidity, Color, Odor and Radon in water

 

COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS PLUS....................................$235.00

COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS and Magnesium, Potassium, and UR.

 

COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS and VOC's package...............$415.00

 

VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds)..............................$220.00

Sixty-four (64) compounds such as Vinyl chloride, Chloroform,

Benzene, Tolnene, Styrene, Bromoform, Bromobenzene, MTBE,

Naphtalene, Carbon Tetrachloride, etc.

 

Testing Your Drinking water

water test interpretation

 

 

LEAD PAINT TESTING

New LEAD LAWS enacted on April 2nd, 2010

All Contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Where can Lead be found?

 

SEPTIC INSPECTION - Including Title 5

(Call for Quote)

Septic Systems

 

ROOF INSPECTION

w/o a Home Inspection...$175.00

(Roof Report is approved by Insurance and Mortgage companies)

 

FHA / VA APPROVED INSPECTIONS

(No Extra Charge) A special form is required for these particular inspections. I simply need you to inform me on-site, so I can prepare this form fr you before my arrival.

 

GET THE FACTS ABOUT YOUR PROPERTY

OBTAIN AN ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT REGARDING THE SURROUNDINGS OF YOUR PROSPECTIVE PROPERTY

The NER (National Environmental Report) scans over 1,400 databases and millions of records of potential land and groundwater contamination's within 1 mile of the address you plan on purchasing.

The Environmental report will show you detailed locations of:

-Leaking tanks (e.g., gas stations)
-Spills (e.g., dry cleaners)
-Residential oil spills
-Clandestine drug labs (34,000+ known in the U.S.)
-Superfund sites (toxic waste dumping) (about 1,300 in the U.S.)

If you are interested in obtaining this Environmental report on-site, ORDER EARLY. I can deliver this NER to you during your home inspection. The fee for this service is $20.00 through me. If you order through NER directly the fee is $40.00. I can save you 50% if you inform me of your choice prior to our home inspection date.

 

 

 

IS YOUR PROSPECTIVE HOME IN A FLOOD ZONE? CLICK IMAGE BELOW...

flood zones

For a more detailed government flood map of your area GO HERE and enter your street address.

 

 

LOCATE REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS

Hover over and tap "Bulldog" to see where registered sexual offenders live and work around you.

family watch dog

 

 

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