A good home inspection may save you thousands when buying or selling a home by identifying potential problems before purchasing. Simply put, a home inspection is a objective visual inspection of a house. The inspector looks at the physical structure and primary systems of the home and to report on whether the components and systems are working as intended to on the day of inspection, as well as, report defects that could negatively affect the value of the property and/or pose danger to someone.
Unchecked Mold can damage the structure of a home, cause wood rot and ruin drywall. It can also cause health problems. We will investigate any signs of past or present water intrusion which can promote mold growth. We'll also take samples of any suspected mold for laboratory analysis.
Wood destroying insects like Termites and other pests can cause serious damage to the wooden structural components of a house. These destructive organisms can hide and go undetected for a long time, but there are many telltale signs that indicate their presence. We will inspect your home for evidence of infestation before it becomes an expensive problem later.
As an extra set of eyes while the new home is being built gives an opportunity to catch mistakes and to detect defects before construction is finished, making it easier for the builders to fix problems and for you to have peace of mind before the foundation has been poured and framing has been covered with insulation and drywall. Also, having your own inspector makes the builder extra careful to ensure the building is constructed according to regulatory codes and manufacturers recommendations. New construction inspections are done in three phases:
Phase 1 – Foundation inspection before the concrete is poured
Phase 2 – Framework, electrical, plumbing and HVAC inspection before the insulation and drywall is installed
Phase 3 – Final inspection before the 'Walk Through' with your builder
Most builders offer a one or two year warranty on a new home. We'll come out two weeks before the builder's warranty expires and inspect the property and give you a comprehensive inspection report. Armed with this information, you can hold your builder and his subcontractors to their warranty while it's still in force.
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. That’s why an Annual Home Maintenance Inspection 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. We recommend having an annual home maintenance Inspection performed annually for your primary residence and any investment properties you own.
Your Pool and Spa require proper maintenance and regular inspection so that you can enjoy it for years to come. Your pool service professional is only responsible for pools cleanliness and chemistry. Using a comprehensive checklist, We will inspect your pool and spa for all the other items that will ensure proper condition and function, as well as your family's safety.
Septic systems and wells are major, big-ticket items with repair and/or replacement costing thousands of dollars. The septic system and well should be inspected once a year, including as soon as the house is put on the market for sale. It is in the interest of a buyer to get the septic system and well inspected before they purchase the home.
If not installed and maintained properly, a lawn irrigation system can create problems for the health of property’s lawn. A faulty system can lead to wasteful water use, or, worse, contamination of the home’s potable water supply. We operate the sprinkler system to check for visible leaks and proper zone positioning, pressure, and function. We inspect control panel, sprinkler heads, sensors, back-flow devices, service and supply piping.
Electric fields directly beneath power lines may vary from a few volts per meter for some overhead distribution lines to several thousands of volts per meter for extra-high voltage power lines. Magnetic fields are not blocked by most materials. Magnetic fields encountered in homes vary greatly. If you have a concern about EMF, we can inspect the home to determine the EMF levels.
Our basic test provides certified results that will meet the minimum requirement for VA / FHA and other home loans. Upgraded tests provide you with much more additional information about the water quality and state of the plumbing in your home.
Want to save energy and money, increase your family’s comfort and protect the environment ? We will collect data using a specialized calculator to estimate yearly energy usage, develop recommendations for improvements, and determine potential energy savings.
Are you selling your home ? Let me inspect it even before you list it. My Seller's Pre-Listing Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can take the time to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by getting it inspected.
Buying a home can be a stressful process. Chances are, most of your inspection will be related to maintenance recommendations and minor imperfections. These are good to know about. The issues that really matter fall into three categories: Major defects;
Conditions conducive to major defects; and Safety hazards. These issues need to be addressed. But it's important to realize that the seller is under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in your inspection report. No house is perfect.
Your reputation is your most valuable asset. Your clients rely on you to guide them through a complicated and sometime stressful process. Demonstrate them that their trust in you is justified by referring them to Axis Real Estate Inspections. My experience, training and professionalism will deliver the information your clients need. The best advertising is a happy client. Ask us about our Preferred Partner Program. Call Andy at 832-297-6328.
A draw inspection allows the construction loan lender to know exactly where in the process the construction site is compared to the timeline.
You are buying broken houses as-is. If there are any serious problems with the house that would result in higher repair costs, you want to know about them before you close. Before you purchase or sell your next investment property, consider getting a property inspection done. It can help protect your investment, help you get to know the condition of the property and give you the confidence you need to make an informed decision.
The general condition of the property is the most important thing for an appraiser. We can help appraisers get an in depth snapshot of the property condition, functionality and safety to make an informed decision from your office and saving time, effort and energy to go visit the property.
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