Cottages to Castles Home Inspections
We will inspect the structure, systems and components of the home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology,
We encourage you to attend your inspection (which will take between three and four hours, depending on the size and condition of the home) so that I can describe my process, explain my findings, point out important maintenance items, and answer all of your questions. This means that I will inspect all of the following, when visible and accessible:
• Structural Components
• Attic, Ventilation & Insulation
• Exterior Cladding
• Porch & Deck
• Attached Garage
• Electrical System
• Plumbing System
• HVAC System
• Interior, including:
• Ceilings, Floors & Walls
Rural Property Inspection
We will inspect your rural property, including any outbuildings, for structural and safety issues, and to make sure that their systems and components are functioning as they should. We can also inspect any exterior fencing and gates for damage, landscaping and grading for proper drainage, and trees and foliage to make sure that they’re properly trimmed and don’t pose a wildfire hazard or other problems, including unwanted moisture intrusion.
Commercial Property Inspection
Let us inspect your commercial property to ensure its overall condition and safety. Remember that your liability can extend to employees, customers and occupants, so make sure that your building’s structure, electrical, plumbing and HVAC are functioning properly and safely. If there are issues that need addressing, we can make the appropriate recommendations for licensed professionals who can advise you on specific maintenance and repairs.
Although radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment, it’s also the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. The Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency recommend testing for radon because one out of every 15 homes has unsafe levels indoors. Millions of Americans have had their homes tested, and you should, too.
Unchecked mold indoors can damage the structure of a home, cause wood rot, and ruin drywall. Most importantly, mold can cause health problems. A professional mold test starts with a thorough inspection of your property. I will investigate any signs of past or present water intrusion, which can promote mold growth, and we will take samples of any suspected mold for laboratory analysis.
Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection
Are you selling your home? Let us inspect it before you even list it. A Sellers Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Use your inspection report as a great marketing tool—which may even convince the prospective buyer to waive his inspection contingency. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home for sale inspected.
11th-Month Builder’s Warranty Inspection
Most builders offer a one-year warranty on the materials and workmanship of a new home. We will come out during the 11th month and perform a full inspection before the builder’s warranty expires so that you don’t have to go out of pocket for repairs of covered items.
Annual Home Maintenance Inspection
Especially if you’re a new homeowner, an Annual Home Maintenance Inspection can help you understand and plan for the demands of maintaining your home properly. Some tasks are seasonal, and some items require more frequent attention. Let me help you start on the path of responsible homeowner ship by identifying any issues, and educating you about what should be done each year to keep your home in top condition. Even if you’re a veteran homeowner, my inspection can verify whether your home’s maintenance is sufficient, or whether any problems have developed during the past year.
Monster Free Inspections
Moving to a new home can be challenging at times . . . and we’re adults. We understand that it can be just as challenging for your children. A new home will have unfamiliar surroundings and sounds that can make a child's first few nights not as pleasant as you hope.
Your children can sleep comfortably and secure knowing that there are NO monsters, ghosts, or gremlins anywhere on the premises including but not limited to the closet, the basement, the attic, under the bed, or under the stairs.
We now offer a the Monster Free Inspection with your home inspection . We can inspect under the beds, under the stairs, in the closets, and the attics, and make sure there aren’t any monsters. As "Official Monster Inspectors" we’ll give your child a certificate, and reassure them that their new home is MONSTER FREE! Sometimes as parents we need to be creative to calm our children’s fears. This is just another way for us to serve you and your family, and hope it helps your child make the transition into your new monster free home.