Residential Home Inspection
A home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s essential to understand the condition of your investment. Not only do we provide a non-invasive evaluation of the home’s accessible structure, systems, and components, but we also use thermal imaging on every inspection. While a home inspection can’t reveal every concern, it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.
Move-In Certified Inspection
Are you selling your home? Let me inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified® Seller’s 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. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home for sale inspected now.
New Construction Inspection
Are you building a new home? I’ll come out during different phases of the construction process to make sure your project is being executed according to your specs, and verify that scheduled work has been completed before you make a payment to your contractor. I’ll also come out prior to project completion to help you and your general contractor devise a punch list of remaining items.
One way to ensure that a house is built according to its specifications is by performing a pre-drywall inspection. “Pre-drywall” refers to a phase during the homebuilding process just after the installation of certain elements – such as the doors, windows, foundation, flooring, wall and roof components, plumbing, and electrical rough-in – and right before the drywall is hung. This in-progress or construction-phase inspection is useful because drywall can obscure some aspects of the interior and make identifying or fixing any problems both difficult and expensive, once the new home is completely finished. Ask us about the discount for pairing this with the New Construction Inspection when your home is complete!
Annual Maintainance 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 homeownership 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.
Moisture Intrusion Inspection
Moisture meters can help to detect and quantify the amount of moisture is actually in a building material. I may use a moisture meter to check areas around plumbing pipes, air conditioning units, bathroom toilets and showers, and at wooden components near or in contact with the ground surface. Appliances may cause water leaks or cause condensation problems may result in elevated levels of moisture. A professional inspector with a moisture meter is equipped to find the source of moisture and water problems in a house. Once discovered, all moisture intrusion problems must be immediately corrected before mold growth develops.
Repair Verification Inspection
Have you had remodeling or repair work done by a contractor to address a deficiency, or to adapt or modernize some structure or system of your home? I will inspect it to make sure that the materials, installation and workmanship meet quality standards and your specifications. This is not a code-compliance inspection, but an inspection to check that the work was completed properly.
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 I’ll take samples of any suspected mold for laboratory analysis.
If you are an owner or thinking about investing in a multi-unit property you have come to the right place. Many things in a multi-unit property are different from a typical single-family unit, so finding the right inspection company is vital in protecting your investment. Hound Dog Home Inspections knows what to look for in these big multi-unit properties.
Lawn Irrigation Inspection
While a lawn irrigation system inspection is usually outside of the scope of practice for home inspections, we at Hound Dog Home Inspections do offer this very important inspection to our clients. Have it inspected on its own or ask us about packaging this with one of the other inspections we offer for a discounted rate!
There are a lot of differences between a residential property inspection and a commercial property inspection. If you are purchasing a commercial property, you need an inspection company that has been properly trained in the complexities of these types of properties.
11th Month Warranty Inspection
Many home builders provide a 12-month warranty for the homes they have constructed, but what good does that do if you do not know what defects to look for? Don't you worry though, here at Hound Dog Home Inspections, we know what to look for! Our 11th Month Warranty Inspection helps find those areas that might need to be addressed before it is too late.
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. The primary routes of potential human exposure to radon are inhalation and ingestion. Radon in the ground, groundwater, or building materials enters working and living spaces and disintegrates into its decay products.
"Aging in place" is the phenomenon describing senior citizens' ability to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. Those who age in place will not have to move from their present residence in order to secure necessary support services in response to their changing needs. Nursing homes, for many, represent a loss of freedom and reduced quality of life. This could lead to a deterioration in an individual's mental and physical health.
Buy-Back Guarantee Is Included
If the home inspector misses a covered item, InterNACHI® will buy the home. The Guarantee may be honored for up to 90 days after closing. Additional terms and conditions apply, and the details are available at www.nachi.org/buy.