Additional Inspection Services

Specialty Add-On Services for Home and Commercial Inspections

In addition to home inspections and commercial property inspections, NPI offers a suite of services that can be tailored to your specific needs. Below, you’ll find a list of each additional home inspection service offered by NPI inspectors.

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US, according to the Surgeon General. Radon can enter your home through cracks in the foundation, and because it’s odorless and colorless, the only way to detect it is with a professional inspection. If your NPI inspector finds radon in your home, a radon mitigation system can be installed to keep your family safe.

Your NPI inspector can check your basement, crawl spaces, attic, carpet and more for potentially hazardous mold. If mold is suspected, samples can be collected and analyzed to confirm the extent of the contamination and determine necessary remediation.

Using an infrared camera specially designed to identify changes in temperature, your NPI inspector will scan and analyze your home’s walls, ceilings and more. Hot spots detected by thermal imaging can indicate potential hazards such as wiring issues, while cold spots can mean moisture or missing insulation. An infrared inspection sheds light on the small issues you can’t see before they become big problems.

Sewer and septic system problems can cause major issues for a home, and NPI can help diagnose them with the proven techniques and the latest technology. Your inspector can document issues like pipe obstructions, tree root intrusion and sewer line bellying that can be costly and even hazardous if left uncorrected.

Termites and other wood-destroying organisms (WDOs) can cause catastrophic damage to your home’s structure if left untreated. Your NPI inspector can identify the presence of termites, carpenter ants, wood-boring beetles and more before they cause irreversible damage.

Your NPI inspector can provide many different types of field services, including occupancy status inspections, property assessment and condition reports, insurance risk assessment inspections, REO foreclosures and more. Any of these services can be tailored to your specific needs.

To extend the life of your roof, choose NPI for your standalone roof inspection. Our inspectors use the latest technology like Telescoping Aerial Photography Masts to thoroughly document the condition of your roof, rain or shine. Identifying issues like warped shingles or worn flashings can prevent big problems like water intrusion and mold growth.

A foundation inspection from NPI can help you identify needed repairs. From bowing and cracks to settling and water intrusion, our trained inspectors know which issues you need to address to keep them from becoming expensive problems in the future.

Stucco is a type of exterior siding common in Spanish and Mediterranean architecture. Stucco is comprised of multiple thin layers of cement applied over wood or metal lathe that give your home a unique look. While stucco is durable, it can be prone to damage over time, especially if it was improperly applied. Your NPI inspector can determine the condition of your home’s entire stucco siding system, including the stucco cladding, exterior sealants, flashing, windows, doors, gutters, roof-to-stucco transitions and more.

For homeowners and home buyers wishing to apply for a 203(k) loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, your NPI inspector can guide you through the rigorous and complex process. We’ll provide you with a detailed report documenting the condition of the property along with recommended repairs to bring it up to HUD’s Minimum Property Standards, as well as optional renovations to exceed the standards.

National Property Inspections recommends a well flow test to determine potential issues with a well’s connected equipment, such as the pump and storage tank. All visible well components are inspected and monitored for fluctuations and other irregularities which can signal a problem with your well equipment. Your NPI inspector will also deliver a detailed report of their findings so you can order appropriate repairs from a professional well contractor.

If you’re buying or selling a property that draws its water from a private well, National Property Inspections can perform water testing. Your NPI inspector will collect water samples and send them to an approved laboratory for testing. Well water is tested for Coliform bacteria, particulates, mineral content and even radon to determine its safety to drink.

For homes with a pool or spa, NPI can perform an inspection to determine the functionality of components like the pump, filter, heater and electrical wiring. Pool and spa inspections also give you a clear idea of the safety of the system as a whole, which is essential for families with small children.

An NPI irrigation inspection covers every visible component of your lawn sprinkler system, including the controller, sprinkler heads, rain sensors or gauges and backflow preventers. Your inspector will test the system to determine proper functionality and lawn coverage.

If you live in an area prone to storms, you could save money on your insurance premiums by getting your property ICC Wind Certified. Our NPI inspectors examine areas of your property susceptible to failure in strong winds, such as roof shingles, shutters and structural elements, to ensure that proper wind mitigation techniques have been employed.

A 4-Point Insurance Inspection can help owners of older homes save money on their insurance premiums. 4-Point Inspections focus on your home’s roof, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems), electrical wiring and panels and plumbing connections and fixtures.

Vacant homes need care and attention, and National Property Inspections offers many preservation services to keep your property well-maintained. From lock changing and winterization to lawn care and snow removal, we maintain your vacant property with regular documentation and reports to give you peace of mind.

National Property Inspections can help you maintain an energy efficient home. Using thermal imaging cameras, blower doors and other advanced technology, your inspector will perform a complete energy audit to reveal air leaks, under-insulated areas and more.

Home Watch services from NPI give your vacant residence an additional layer of security. Whether you’re on vacation or own a second property, your inspector can conduct scheduled visits of your home, checking on essential components like electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. Home Watch services from National Property Inspections give you peace of mind while you’re away.

Regular use of your home’s fireplace creates creosote, a black, oily substance on the interior surfaces of your chimney. Creosote buildup is highly combustible and causes chimney fires, which can melt mortar and create a pathway for fire to spread throughout your home. Your NPI inspector can check for creosote buildup, determine the condition of your chimney and recommend needed repairs.

Your NPI inspector can act as an expert witness to provide testimony in legal disputes. National Property Inspections provides thorough home inspection reports and in-person testimony regarding construction and inspection-related issues that can mean the difference between winning and losing a case.

Our NPI inspectors are professionally trained to inspect historic older homes. Many older houses may have original wiring, plumbing and heating systems still present, along with newer updates spanning generations. We have the experience necessary to evaluate each system in its entirety, including antiquated components and structures.

Unlike larger homes constructed with standard building techniques, mobile and manufactured homes have their own unique considerations that need to be addressed during an inspection. There may be limited access to crawl spaces and attics, and these homes may face a greater risk of damage from extreme weather. Our inspectors have years of experience with manufactured home inspections and provide a comprehensive report.

A Major Components Inspection can help owners of older homes save money on their insurance premiums. Major Components Inspections focus on your home’s roof, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems), electrical wiring and panels and plumbing connections and fixtures.

A yearly maintenance inspection from NPI can save you money by identifying maintenance issues in your home before they become big problems. Our inspectors look at your home’s most important systems and structures, identifying maintenance tasks that need to be performed to keep your home in top condition.

After your home inspection, a Repair/Replace Amendment Re-Inspection from NPI can ensure that the repairs you’ve negotiated as part of your home sale contract have actually been completed. A re-inspection can save you time and money, giving you peace of mind that your new home will be exactly what you expect when you move in.

Add-on services vary by inspector. Please contact your local NPI inspector for a full list of their individual specialty services.