Home Inspections

Pre-purchase Home Inspection
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A Pre-purchase Inspection provides our clients with a clear and accurate evaluation of the home that includes a breakdown of deficiencies into both; high and low priorities. Our inspection report gives the clients with the information they need to make informed decisions before moving forward as future home owners.

Pre-listing/Rentals Home Inspection

A Pre-listing Inspection uncovers potential deficiencies that might delay or derail the sale of a home. By having those issues identified, our clients can then take appropriate action and furthermore; lead towards a smoother and successful home sale.

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New Construction Home Inspection
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It is highly recommended to break down this type of inspection into two phases: 

I) Open Walls –overall framing and installation of systems can be inspected with a high degree of accuracy.

II) Upon completion of home – overall home undergoes the same inspection protocol as other types of inspections listed above.

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This testing determines whether or not the home has high levels of radon, a radioactive gas that causes lung cancer over time. The device gets set to collect data for a minimum of 48-hours 

 

  • The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends to take appropriate action for homes with levels of 4.0 pCi/L or higher.  One method is with the installation of a radon mitigation system.

  • The average radon level found at homes in Iowa is 8.5 pCi/L.

Radon Testing

Sewer/Scope Inspection

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A sewer scope inspection is done by a camera attached to a snake-like cable to examine the home's sewer line. This privately-owned pipeline leads from the house to the city-owned main sewer line or septic tank.

The video camera records the state of the sewer and reveals any cracks, tree roots, collapsing spots, clogs, and other problems inside the sewer. In other words, this technology quickly identifies what the problem is and where it's located.

A sewer line is often one of the most expensive systems to repair in a home.