Elm-City Home Inspection
During our residential home inspection, we conduct an exhaustive visual examination of a property’s structure and most readily accessible components. Every inspection includes the use of infrared thermography in certain areas of the home to assist in the detection of moisture, electrical problems, and energy loss.
Areas inspected in an Elm-City Home Inspection include:
- Roof (including gutters & downspouts)
- Structural Components
- Foundation & Crawl space
- Exterior Cladding, Windows, & Doors
- Interior (including doors, windows, floors, ceilings, walls, & stairs)
- Deck & Patio
- HVAC Systems
- Attic, Ventilation, & Insulation
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System (including water heater & sump pump)
- Driveway and Walkways
- Surface Drainage
- Garage, Carport, & Other External Buildings
- Fireplace & Chimney
- Built-in Appliances
Scheduling a Pre-Listing Inspection before you put your home on the market can save you time and money in the long run. By having your home evaluated to address any issues before a buyer schedules their own inspection, you’re able to drastically improve the odds of facilitating unimpeded negotiations.
Elm-City Home Inspections is happy to extend our inspection services to commercial properties. Whether you’re looking to set up shop as a first-time business owner or you require a professional inspection of a major facility, we’re here to help. In a Commercial Inspection, we’ll conduct an exhaustive evaluation of a property to identify and report any deficiencies or areas of concern.
Thermal Infrared Inspection
We offer a full infrared thermography scan for energy audits of residential and commercial properties. Using a state-of-the-art infrared camera, we’ll evaluate the temperature gradients of a property to identify areas of potential energy loss, electrical hot spots, and unwanted moisture.
Full Water Testing
Safe water is of the utmost importance to any homeowner. In a Full Water Test, we’ll inspect your water from both the tap and the well to check for any contaminants that could pose hazardous to your health. We’ll also conduct a flow and pressure test to ensure that the water supply is up to acceptible standards. Water samples are always sent to a registered lab that’s certified with the state of Maine.
When mold proliferates inside a home, it can be unsightly and cause all sorts of nasty ailments. Before mold has a chance to establish in your living space, we recommend having your home regularly tested. When Elm-City Home Inspections performs a Mold Test, we’ll carefully check your property for any indicators of harmful molds, including the presence of hidden moisture.
Radon is a radioactive compound that forms deep underground from the naturally-occurring breakdown of rock and soil. It can then emanate through the surface into homes, where it’s been known to cause certain types of cancers and wide-ranging respiratory problems. The most frustrating quality of radon lies in its resistance to detection. An odorless and invisible gas, sophisticated detection instruments are required to test a home. Fortunately, Elm-City Home Inspections is equipped with the necessary tools and training to make sure that your home is free from this harmful compound.
Full Septic Inspection
In a Full Septic Inspection, we’ll examine a property’s septic system to verify integrity of the tank and the proper functioning of all components. We’ll also check the sludge level to make sure it’s at an acceptable level that doesn’t threaten contamination of the drainfield . A Full Septic Inspection ensures that a property’s wastewater disposal and treatment systems are safe and will continue to operate normally through regularly-scheduled maintenance.
Full Air/Water/Radon Testing
Elm-City Home Inspections offers an Air Quality, Water Quality, and Radon Testing combination package for the convenience and safety of our clients. We’ll test your home’s circulated air for indoor pollutants that could be detrimental to your respiratory health, and we’ll offer appropriate strategies to resolve any problems. We’ll also use our detection instruments to test for the presence of radon, and we’ll perform a Full Water Test to check for any contaminants. In addition to testing the water supply for bacteria and heavy metals, in our combination package, we also test the water for the accumulation of radon.