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We inspect any visible/accessible roof coverings, materials, skylights, chimneys, vents, flashings, gutters, and downspouts. We evaluate the current condition of these components to verify that they are working as designed or if there are any signs or indications of damage,  deterioration, and/or water leakage into the home.


We inspect visible/accessible siding and trim, windows, entry doors, decks, balconies, porches, patios, stairways, railings, and garages. We evaluate the current condition of these components to verify they are working as designed or if there are any signs or indications of damage,  deterioration, improper construction practices, and/or water leakage.


We inspect and report on defects of visible/accessible walls, ceilings, a representative amount of accessible windows and interior doors, stairways and railings. We also inspect any accessible attic areas for signs of water leakage, framing damage/deterioration or incorrect construction practices, attic ventilation provisions, as well as insulation coverings. 

Foundation and Substructure

We inspect and report on visible and accessible major structural or framing components such as floor joists, main beams, foundation walls, foundation slabs, piers and/or columns, and any other components. We evaluate the condition of all visible and accessible structural components to ensure they are working as designed. Any visible signs of or suspected damage or deterioration will be reported on, as well as any signs of water intrusion into the subgrade areas.


We inspect and report on kitchen plumbing and fixtures, built-in appliances, ventilators, cabinetry, and countertops. We evaluate the appliances for basic functionality and observe the general condition of the cabinetry and countertops.


We inspect and report on visible and accessible heating system components,  such as the general condition/appearance of the boiler or furnace, distribution plumbing or ductwork, exhaust/intake venting, and visible interior fuel storage tanks. We will operate heating systems using normal homeowner controls to verify proper functionality and distribution of heat throughout the house. 


We inspect and report on visible and accessible central air conditioning or heat pump components such as outdoor units, air handlers, condensate provisions, and distribution ductwork. If weather conditions allow (exterior temperature above 65 degrees F) we will operate the cooling system using normal homeowner controls to inspect for proper system functionality and cooling distribution throughout the house/building.


We inspect and report on visible and accessible service, distribution, and sub panels, wiring/conductors, and connected electrical devices. We assess the interior conditions of readily accessible panels if safe. We verify proper operation of a representative number of accessible receptacles, switches, and fixtures. We also inspect for the presence or lack thereof GFCI and/or AFCI devices, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.


We inspect and report on visible and accessible water supply piping, heating system distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters, and plumbing fixtures throughout the house. We assess and note the condition of all visible plumbing, and fixtures such as sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, and bidets. Fixtures will be evaluated for function and checked for flow/drainage, leakage, damage, deterioration, or defects. Water heater components (water heater, exhaust/intake venting, gas/fuel/electric lines, safety valve provisions, and containment provisions) will be evaluated and reported on.

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Additional Services

Radon Screening

A short-term test to determine if there are any elevated levels of radon gas present in the home/building according to EPA standards. Radon is an odorless, colorless, and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay which has been known to increase the risk of cancer of those exposed. As radon levels can change over time, periodic testing/retesting is recommended.

Wood Destroying Insects

A wood destroying insect inspection, more commonly known as a termite inspection, is a visual, non-invasive evaluation of any visible and readily accessible areas of the home to inspect for evidence of infestation or damage caused by wood destroying insects (termites, carpenter ants, etc.) We will report any defects and recommend treatments and further evaluation to determine necessary repairs.

Private Water

For houses on private water systems (wells), we inspect and report on the conditions of accessible and visible interior pumps, water piping, water supply pressure at plumbing fixtures, and pressure/storage tanks. A private water inspection does not include inspection of any buried or hidden/concealed components (e.g. submersible pump), determining adequacy (yield) or capacity of the water supply, the quality of the water supply/source, any water filtration or treatment system, or recovery rates. 

New Construction

There are multiple types of new construction inspections that we offer. A draw inspection, the verification of installed components/elements which may be required for a lender to release funds.

Water Testing

We offer a variety of water testing services, which includes taking a water sample from the subject property following specific protocols with analysis provided by a certified laboratory. The most common option is a basic water potability test which checks for coliform (bacteria), nitrate/nitrite, hardness, and acidity (pH). More extensive tests are available and can reveal the presence of volatile organic compounds, heavy metals (lead, etc.), arsenic, uranium, or other elements which may be required or recommended by local authorities when a property is located in the vicinity of agriculture, mining, dry cleaning, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known hazards.

Commercial/Multiple Dwelling Property

We inspect and report on the visible and readily accessible areas of roof coverings, exteriors, structural components, major mechanical, plumbing, and electrical components of the public areas of a building. The inspection will also include all or a representative number or individual dwelling or commercial spaces as discussed/requested by the client.

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Element Inspection

We offer an element inspection which is an evaluation and assessment of just one component or element of the home (e.g. roof inspection). You will receive a written report containing the findings of the conditions of the one component.


We perform a standard home inspection prior to you listing your house on the market. We review and report on the condition of exterior and interior components. We review the roof, chimneys, flashings, siding, windows, attic insulation and ventilation, heating, air conditioning, site grading, built in appliances, plumbing components and fixtures, electric components, and major structural systems. Any comments provided may help you prepare the home for sale to prevent unexpected deficiencies found during the buyer’s inspection.

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Oil Tank Sweep

Traditionally many homes in the Northeast were once or still are heated with fuel oil. Many of those tanks were located on the property and were buried in the ground. As years passed, some tanks were properly abandoned or removed. However, some tanks still remain and can be an environmental hazard if they leak. By using an industry standard magnetometer, we can non-invasively scan the property for the presence of a metal mass which could represent an underground oil storage tank. This method of detection is cost effective and can save buyers or owners thousands of dollars and headaches by not being surprised with finding a buried tank or oil contamination in the future.