Residential Home Inspections
This inspection covers all systems of a home: Foundation, Exterior. Electrical, Structural, Roofing , Plumbing, HVAC, Cooling and Heating, Garages, interiors, kitchens and cabinets, Attics.
When getting a pre-listing inspection, it is easy to identify any major problems that could potentially overturn the sale the closing.
Town Home Inspections
When we inspect townhouses our approach is the same for a conventional home. We’re detailed and go through every nook.
Radon level Measurement
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. It is the second leading cause for cancer after smoking. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know the level of exposure. Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality. Check Master Home Inspections can check for radon at the time of inspection if requested.
Sewer Scope Inspection
Buyers should obtain a lateral sewer inspection if the home in question is more than 20 years old. The line might be fairly new compared to homes built before 1950, but it’s fairly common for tree roots to clog it up over 20 years or so.
Roots crawl into tiny openings and expand in the sewer line, latching on to other debris, such as grease or eggshell waste. This typically causes backups. Chemicals can sometimes kill the tree’s roots, but the pipe itself might be damaged and require excavation to fix the problem.
Many homes built in the 1950s have sewer lines made from tar paper. These are referred to as Orangeburg pipes, and they disintegrate and collapse over time and should definitely be replaced. If a home has Orangeburg pipes, and if the home is more than 60 years old, a sewer scope inspection is the only way to find out and avoid paying thousands of dollars in replacement cost by presenting the cost to the seller.
Underground Oil Tank Sweep
Removing an underground oil tank can be a complicated endeavor. Due to the size and location of the tanks, professional help is generally needed for the removal. This can cost thousands of dollars. If there were any leaks and soil contamination found after the removal the cost of remediation can be so expensive. Luckily if you perform a tank sweep you will save yourself that headache and the seller usually has to remove the tank and cover any remediation costs.
Sams knowledge of residential homes has been a huge advantage to me as a realtor.Kenneth P – Realtor
I enjoyed working with Sam and have come to know him as a valuable asset to meDiana A – Homeowner