In addition to general residential and commercial property inspections, NPI offers a suite of services that can be tailored to your specific needs. Below, you will find a list of each additional service offered by your local NPI Fort Wayne team.
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 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.
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.
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 pests before they cause irreversible damage.
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.
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, damage, and obstructions to determine the condition of your chimney and recommend needed repairs.
If you’re buying or selling a property that draws its water from a private well, National Property Inspections can perform a water quality inspection. 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.
When a home is used to manufacture Methamphetamine, or if the drug is smoked in the home, it creates dangerous fumes that can saturate walls and ceilings, permeate ductwork and other surfaces, and make the structure unsafe for you and your family. At National Property Inspections, our inspectors are professionally trained to recognize the telltale signs of meth contamination and locate even trace amounts of the drug utilizing state-of-the-art detecting techniques.
Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was commonly used as a building material in homes built between the 1940s and 1970s. It's also a known carcinogen. An asbestos inspection helps determine the presence of this unsafe material in the home, help you keep your family safe and healthy.
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.
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