We now perform infrared inspections! Infrared technology is quickly becoming more common for inspections of residential and commercial buildings. The infrared camera measures heat and is invaluable for detecting hot spots and anomalies that require further investigation. Example of a hot spot on an electrical panel: Infrared is particularly useful on HVAC components for evaluating […]
Articles and Tips on Real Estate Inspection Readiness from the Team at Qualified Inspectors.
Here’s what clients are saying about our inspectors: Robert Gaudreault: “Robert is amazing. Everything went really well. Also you’re all awesome in the office. Thank you again for everything. Made me a lot more comfortable knowing I had Robert on my side looking out for my best interest.” “I thought Robert did an excellent job […]
Inspector’s recommendations & Requests for Re-inspections Part I As you already know, we are the generalists. If we were to do the specialty inspection on every system of the building, we’d be onsite hours longer and the fee would be significantly higher. Our job is to look for defects on the structure, systems, etc. […]
As you know, buyers are naturally drawn to properties that are more aesthetic. Some of these buildings with great curb appeal are also very well maintained. On the flipside, many properties are purchased and renovated, then turned over as quickly as possible. Most buyers are getting only a superficial look at their property and aren’t […]
Attics One of our inspectors recently inspected a house where the attic screens were damaged or non-existent. Birds had made nests and left unsightly bird droppings in and around the attic openings. The inspector also found seventeen dead birds at various stages of decomposition. In addition to the foul smell, feces and decaying carcasses emit […]
The Limited Building Inspection Fees starting at $295.* For significantly less than the cost of a full home inspection, we will: Inform you on the current condition of the home’s systems. Flag issues with systems that could be a deterrent to buyers. Help prioritize future upgrades. This is not a full inspection per ASHI or […]
Our holiday gift to you! 10% of your next inspection until January 15th, 2017.
Our purpose as general inspectors is to look for defects, flag them and then defer you to the appropriate specialist(s). Because the general inspection is non-intrusive, the inspector can’t excavate or dismantle anything to access components. It is the specialist’s job to do a more thorough investigation of the specific system in its entirety. For […]
Transite pipe in the crawl space. What is Transite pipe? Transite is a brand name for a clay pipe that is commonly found in older buildings. The official name of this clay pipe is Asbestos-Cement or AC. This material contains asbestos, and was used in the 1900s in venting for appliances, water heaters, floor furnaces […]
If you or your client are preparing to replace your water heater and are unsure if you should switch to a tankless water heater, let us help you decide. Here are some pros and cons for both. Tankless water heaters Pros: They are smaller and take up less space, leaving room for other things. You’ll […]