Services


Thermal Imaging Inspection

Thermal Imaging allows us to identify deficiencies that are not visible to the naked eye.  As a non-invasive tool, it will quickly help pinpoint any suspected issues. When used in conjunction with other tools including a moisture meter it can allow us to make a proper diagnosis of the home.

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What Will Thermal Imaging Find?

  • Insulation Deficiencies - walls, ceilings, windows, doors
  • Water Intrusion
  • Roofing Leaks
  • Faulty Wiring
  • Faulty Breakers/Fuses
  • Air Leakage
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Structural Concerns
  • and more....


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A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks, run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.

New Construction Inspections

New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before you final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.

Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections

Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty.  The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.

Septic Inspections

PURCHASING A NEW PROPERTY WITH A SEPTIC SYSTEM?

We recommend that you MAKE an INFORMED DECISION ABOUT THE HOUSE YOU WILL CALL HOME.

Something to think about: is the inspector who will be evaluating the septic system at my new property an InterNACHI Trained and Certified Septic Systems Inspector? Does this individual have trade experience in the installation of septic systems? When you choose Home Sweet Home Inspections your inspector has both!

Since the majority of the system is hidden underground, it is nearly impossible to know their true condition without a thorough inspection by a certified septic system inspector.

When you have Home Sweet Home Inspections check and evaluate your on-lot wastewater treatment system, it will include a thorough examination and evaluation of every component of the system. We pride ourselves on assisting you with not only becoming familiar with the type of system that is installed; but also inform you of its current condition, including any deficiencies which may require repair and recommend how to properly maintain the system to prolong the life expectancy of the components.

Buying a cottage or other type of seasonal vacation property?

It is recommended that if you are purchasing a home that has a septic system and if the structure has been unoccupied continuously for more than seven days, or the structure is subject to seasonal use or non-continuous use, then in addition to the inspection, we recommend that a hydraulic load test must be conducted to determine whether the absorption area can receive and transmit to the soil environment the volume of liquid which the system is expected and intended to handle on a peak-flow day.

A septic system is an important investment that must be properly maintained to prolong the life of the system and reduce the need for costly repairs.

Seller Certified Home Program
(Pre-Listing Inspections)

Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.

An experienced inspector will prepare your Home Inspection Reports with easy-to-read details on:

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The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement

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Major and minor deficiencies

expenditure

Any major expenditures necessary

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What to watch out for

preservation

Helpful home preservation tips

safety

Safety concerns

And much more...

Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.