NPI professionals are trained to perform an unbiased, visual home inspection. We assess the home or commercial building from roof to foundation to identify safety issues and describe the current conditions on the property. We will walk you step-by-step through significant findings. Following the inspection, you will receive an easy-to-read, thorough report for your records. This can assist you in purchase negotiations, warranty repairs or when making future maintenance decisions.
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We encourage you to allow time to attend at least the final portion of the inspection. This allows us to walk through the home with you, pointing out findings and explaining elements of the report. Following is a short description of some of our inspection services:
- Homebuyer’s pre-closing inspections
Sometimes referred to as a "general home inspection," these are booked prior to closing on either brand new or existing housing. The inspection covers hundreds of components in the home and includes a written report clearly outlining safety concerns and the current condition of the home. The report gives buyers the information they need to make the best decision and prepare for future maintenance.
- Homeseller’s pre-listing inspections
A general home inspection completed prior to listing or selling the home to give current owners an idea of maintenance items to address. A pre-listing inspection also helps inspire confidence in prospective buyers regarding the condition of the home and reduce time spent in contract negotiation because an unbiased, independent inspector has reviewed all major systems.
- Radon Inspections
Radon is an oderless, colorless, radioactive gas that is a Class A carcinigen. It is the leading cause of lung cancer of non-smokers, and if you are a smoker your risks are greatly increased of contracting lung cancer if you are exposed to dangerous levels of radon. I am certified by the National Environmental Health Association, regulated by the EPA. I use only electronic equipment for testing. The test takes 48-72 hours and the results are given to you at the end of the test. The EPA recommends every home sold be tested.
- Termite Inspections
- Video Sewer Scopes
Recommended for homes built before 1985 with clay pipe or bituminous fiber pipe.
- Infrared Inspections
- New home builder’s warranty inspections
Most brand-new home builders provide homeowners with a 12-month Builder’s Warranty. Ordering an inspection before the warranty expires gives the homeowner a professionally-prepared report to go over with the builder addressing possible issues. If repairs are not needed, it provides peace of mind regarding the quality of the new home.
- Employee relocation home inspections
Time is generally of the essence when a family is relocated for business purposes. Prior to beginning negotiations for purchase of a home, relocation companies generally order a home inspection to determine the need for repair and maintenance.
- New construction draw inspections
Construction draw inspections are conducted for property owners or construction lenders during the construction process to determine the percentage of completion at various stages of the construction process. NPI’s construction draw inspections allow for the appropriate amount of funding to be released to the contractor at specific points in time over the life of the construction project. Timing and reports for these inspections are customized to fit the needs of the client.
- New home construction inspections
NPI inspects new homes for home buyers or builders upon the completion of construction. This protects the home buyer by identifying any deficiencies which can be corrected prior to taking possession of the new home.
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