Additional Inspection Services
If you try to sell a home without an up-to-date understanding of the property’s existing condition, you may be in for a more stressful time than you anticipated. This inspection service is designed to provide you with a comprehensive report about the property’s deficiencies so that you’re able to keep prospective buyers informed and negotiations moving forward.
As Maine State Certified Septic Inspectors, we’re qualified to provide an in-depth analysis of a home’s septic system. If your prospective home happens to be a shoreline property, then state law requires this inspection service to be performed before a real estate transaction can continue. The inspection will include a scope of the septic lines using a high-definition camera, a thorough inspection of the septic tank’s condition, and a hydraulic load test of the septic field that utilizes a specialized dye to reveal potential issues.
New Construction Inspection
For our New Construction Inspection, we’ll inspect a residential property prior to the builder’s final walkthrough. By identifying potential defects or mistakes that have been made over the course of construction on the home, we enable the prospective buyer to negotiate necessary repairs or maintenance before final closing.
New Construction Phase Inspections
For this inspection service, we can inspect new home construction at multiple phases. It’s up to you how many phases you want the inspection to include, but typically, we’ll assess the condition of the property at four different times—pre-framing, after the installation of the plumbing and electrical systems, after the interior is complete, and prior to the builder’s final walkthrough.
Loan Draw Inspection
This inspection service will keep new home construction in check by ensuring that no aspect of the construction process is in violation with the original loan agreement. We’ll start by going over the terms that were approved by the lender, learning how funds are to be disbursed and when. We’ll then arrive to property during multiple phases of construction, assessing current progress and the materials stored on site to ensure that the terms are being met.
In your original inspection report, there will more than likely be one or more defects in a home’s construction that we’ve identified. In the event that the seller agrees to have certain issues corrected, we’re able to return to the property at a later date to perform a Re-Inspection—checking whether repairs have been performed correctly so that you can have confidence in the state of the home before you agree to a final purchase.
For our Radon Testing service, we use Sun Nuclear 1028 monitors to measure radon levels in a home. Radon is an odorless and invisible gas that has been strongly linked to an increased risk of lung cancer, and it’s a gas that originates naturally underground—so you can’t know for sure whether or not your prospective home is affected unless you schedule a Radon Test.
For this inspection service, we’ll collect water samples from the home’s tap and the well supplying water to the property. These samples will be sent to a local laboratory to be tested for several potential contaminants that you’ll want to be aware of before committing to a final home purchase.
Commercial Property Inspection
We offer a thorough inspection of commercial properties such as strip malls, multi-level apartment complexes, and storage buildings. The inspection will reveal potentially defective areas so that you have a firm grasp of the property’s existing condition before you decide whether or not to close on a commercial investment.
Mold Air Quality Inspection
This inspection service will test for evidence of airborne mold particles in a home that could negatively affect the health of occupants. If mold is present, we’ll aim to identify the type of mold and the source of the issue so that the necessary steps for removal can be taken.
VOC Air Inspection
This is another inspection service that should be scheduled in order to ensure that a home’s air quality is safe. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are not always easily detectable without professional assistance, and these chemicals can be significant health risks—so it’s important to bring in a professional to perform VOC testing before closing on a home.
Lead Paint Inspection
Lead paint is obsolete in home construction because of the major health issues that have been linked to lead exposure. However, if you’re investing in a home constructed before 1978, there’s a chance that it could still contain lead paint. For this inspection service, we’ll carefully investigate a home for evidence of lead paint so that further action for removal can be taken if necessary.
Well Flow Test
You need to know for sure that your future home has a reliable water source, and this inspection service will provide the assurance you need. We’ll conduct a test to observe the strength of flow from the property’s well, indicating whether or not the well will run dry over a specified period of time.