Home Inspection Options for Your Needs
We offer a wide range of home inspection services to meet your home and property needs. Our inspections identify areas of concern or the need for maintenance. We often find issues before they need costly repairs or replacements. More importantly, we focus on safety issues and can identify low-cost additions or upgrades. These improvements can make your home safer and more secure for your family and visitors.
Your inspection will also educate you on the how to operate your home. We also show you the primary systems and required upkeep, or alternatives to costly maintenance. The benefit and peace of mind you gain from your home inspection will far exceed the actual cost of the inspection itself.
Before You Buy: Buyer’s Inspection
An increasing number of potential homeowners now choose to have a home inspection before finalizing the purchase of their home. This very important step ensures the prospective buyer is completely aware of any deficiencies or safety issues prior to closing.
During Home Ownership: New Home Warranty Inspection
Many new-home owners have their homes inspected one or two months prior to the expiration of their builder’s home warranty (usually 12 months). This type of inspection may identify conditions that will lead to future problems. In most cases the inspection will point out existing conditions or concerns that may be covered under the original builder’s warranty. It will also allow the owners to have these conditions repaired at little to no cost, before the warranty expires.
Maintenance & Safety Inspection
If you have lived in your home for a long period of time, a maintenance and safety inspection can identify conditions that may lead to problems. We will also identify current building safety standards that you can add or retrofit to your existing residence. Plus, you will learn about important preventative maintenance measures. Afterwards, you will have peace of mind, knowing your residence is safe for yourself and others. Better yet, you may be able to avoid costly repairs in the future.
Before You Sell: Sellers Inspection
Prior to selling your home, a seller’s inspection or pre-listing inspection can bring your attention to issues that a buyer’s inspector might later identify. That way, you can be proactive and take care of any needed repairs or maintenance. You can then list your home in its optimal selling condition in order to encourage a faster and more hassle-free sale. You may even elect to provide a copy of the inspection to the buyers in lieu of their own inspection, which can be an incentive to reducing the buyer’s closing costs.
First Year Anniversary Inspection
As the first-year anniversary of your new home approaches, your home builder’s warranty is about to run out. Are you prepared to go it alone? If you do not address problems within one year of your closing date, your builder will no longer be responsible for problems. But you will! A First Year Anniversary Home Inspection can save you thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. We will perform a detailed visual evaluation of your home performed prior to the expiration of your builder’s new home warranty. This inspection addresses any warranty-related concerns that you may later want to bring to your builder’s attention.
Radon is a carcinogenic gas that is hazardous to inhale. Radon buildup in homes is a major concern. Scientists estimate that 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year are related to radon. Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.
Radon has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside. Contact Virginia Home Inspection today to find out more about our radon testing services.
Virginia Home Inspection also offers a water testing service. This inspection must be combined with another service.
Home Safety and Maintenance Check
Home care is not a one-time event. It’s an ongoing process. Over time your home needs attention: caulks and sealants become brittle, paint deteriorates, and systems malfunction. Keep your home in top shape and gain peace of mind with a Home Maintenance and Safety Check. We’ll help you save thousands of dollars by pointing out minor repairs today before they become major problems tomorrow.
Please contact us to discuss inspection details, pricing, or to schedule an appointment.