In both new and older homes the best way to insure you are well informed of strengths, weaknesses or issues that may affect you financially is to hire a professional Home Inspector. I do my best to reveal to you every concern that I observe from the exterior to the interior. I will access the attic & crawlspace to do my best to provide you the most informed report available. An average home inspection takes 3-4 hours the report is generally 40 pages with many photos, your report is generally available by PDF within 24hrs of inspection. I utilize many tools throughout the inspection process including a Flir E-6 Infrared camera. Infrared Technology has made it possible to see what is normally unseen by the naked eye. I check for moisture intrusion, electrical hot spots, insulating properties of the home, framing, glazing and more. Thermal Imaging can reveal hidden issues, the infrared camera is just one of my many tool’s that I utilize on every home inspection.
It’s always a wise idea to have a professional home inspection prior to selling your home. Knowledge is power and all homes have strengths and weaknesses. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be, why wait until closing and be forced to make hasty negotiation decisions? I can help you understand how serious the issues are and which must be immediately addressed and which could wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation.
In building a new home, the quality of construction can vary from job site to job site, contractor to contractor, therefore many building homes, require independent reviews of the construction during various stages of the process, including slab, framing, and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality of the home before payments are released.
Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspection
Thermal imaging (also known as thermography and infrared or IR technology) is an emerging technology that may allow me to show you things about your home that no one can show you using other inspection methods. Thermal imaging produces images of invisible heat energy emitted from objects and systems in the home and allows me to measure it. Thermal imaging may help diagnose problems, such as the location of hidden water leaks possibly in a slab or buried in drywall. Infrared also can identify missing, damaged and/or wet insulation, heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, water and moisture intrusion that could lead to mold, possible pest infestation or hidden roof leaks (before they cause serious damage).
You may suspect hidden mold if a building smells moldy but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and residents are reporting health problems. Mold may be hidden in places such as the backside of dry wall, wallpaper, paneling, the top-side of ceiling tiles, or the underside of carpets and pads, etc. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas inside walls around pipes (with leaking or condensing pipes), the surface of walls behind furniture (where condensation forms), inside ductwork, and in roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation). If you have questions about Mold I would first suggest you visit: https://www.ncsu.edu/ehs/www99/right/handsMan/air_qual/mold_remediation.htm
A Commercial building inspection is for property buyers and existing property owners as well as property management companies. Whether evaluating a new investment or investigating existing property conditions, Brenners Home inspection can help. Our goal is to provide a thorough commercial building inspection for the buyer and addressing the concerns of referring Real Estate Agents.
What is a Commercial Inspection
Just as a land developer may hire a general contractor to oversee a variety of subcontractors who actually perform the construction work, A commercial investor often hires an inspector who’s responsibilities typically involve overseeing a variety of subcontractors. These subcontractors provide specialty inspection reports on building systems such as HVAC, electrical, roofing, structure… or whatever else is called for in the Client/Inspector contract.
The goal of a commercial inspection is to provide the client with the information they need to enter transaction negotiation with as much power in their possession as possible. In negotiation, knowledge and documentation are power. Gathering them is the process of due diligence. Variables may include building age, type, use or location. Although the client must make the final decision on what services will be supplied, the expertise of the inspector in providing advice and insight may be crucial. Background for providing this advice may require a preliminary inspection by the inspector, the inspector’s sub-contractors and sometimes the building’s maintenance personnel.