Many home inspectors rely on their naked eye to detect defects in a home. Our Inspector has been extensively training in building science, and has performed many infield inspections using an infrared camera. With an infrared camera we are able detect energy loss, moisture intrusion and electrical defects. With this capability we are able to find problem areas other inspectors without an infrared camera would otherwise miss. When we detect a problem area we can include an infrared picture of the area in the home inspection report, include a detailed explanation of the problem, and recommend how to fix it. This technology should be included in every home inspection, and we recommend you include it when ordering our general home inspection.
While we are conducting your home Inspection, hire us to perform a Home Energy Inspection. We will collect about 40 data points related to energy, and then use an advanced energy calculator developed by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors to:
Northeast Indiana counties are within an area of the US with the highest radon levels. Although radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment, it is also the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths. Nearly one out of every 15 homes in North America is estimated to have elevated radon levels. Millions of homeowners have had their homes tested for radon, and you should, too. We will use specially calibrated canisters to test for radon in your home. If they show elevated levels, we can make recommendations for how to mitigate the problem.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that mold is a health hazard. Not only can mold cause negative health effects, but unchecked mold indoors can damage the structure of a home, cause wood rot, and ruin drywall. We will investigate any signs of past or present water intrusion, which can promote mold growth, and we will take mold samples for laboratory analysis and report the findings back to you with a recommendation on how to eliminate the problem, if any. Follow this link for the Mold Testing Standards of Practice.
As an OverSeeIt.Com Inspector, we offer the following services to assist you with your construction projects, investments, and even annual home maintenance:
Most builders offer a one-year warranty on a new home. We will come out during the 11th month and perform a full home inspection before the builder’s warranty expires. Our non-invasive inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the interior and exterior of the structure, including its major systems and components. Following your inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report, complete with photos, that includes information on any material defects observed on the date of the inspection. Armed with this information, you can take any necessary steps to hold your builder and his subcontractors to their warranties while they’re still in force. (www.internachi.com)
The most important thing to understand as a new homeowner is that your house requires care and regular maintenance. As time goes on, parts of your house will wear out, break down, deteriorate, leak, or simply stop working. Even the most vigilant homeowner can, from time to time, miss small problems or forget about performing some routine home repairs and seasonal maintenance. We can help you with maintaining your home. Consider hiring us to come back in about a year to perform a Home Maintenance Inspection. We evaluate all major systems of the home, including plumbing, heating, electrical, HVAC, and structural. We will help you keep your home in good condition and prevent it from suffering serious, long-term and expensive damage from minor issues that should be addressed now. Let’s keep your home in great shape together! (internachi.com)