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Inspection Exclusions

The following items are not part of the and will not be included in the property inspection or the subsequent report. However, we are happy to put you in contact with someone who can assist with these areas. Read All Exclusions:

 

New Home Inspection:
When buying a new home, many people have a false sense of security that everything will be perfect when they move in. Once the builder completes your new home, they will have it inspected by their own inspector, and in accordance with their guidelines. It is important that you have someone inspect the home to ensure that everything is correct when taking the keys to your new home. Keep in mind that you typically only have one year to report any problems to the builder for it to be covered in their warranty. In addition to new home inspections, we also offer a phased new home construction inspection. Read about the differences between the two inspections and which is best for you. More Information

Pre-Owned Home Inspections:
A residential property inspection is an integral part of every real estate transaction. The goal of a home inspection is to educate the prospective buyer on the condition of the homes’ structural systems, electrical systems, HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and built in appliances, as well as any other safety issues or concerns.

Foreclosure Inspections:
The home buying process can be stressful enough. Now, add in the thought of buying a foreclosed property. In many cases, there is no sellers disclosure and you are buying the property “as is”. A foreclosure inspection by a licensed property inspector is paramount to understanding the current condition of the property as well as any potential hidden issues which could arise.

11 Month Warranty Inspections:
An 11 month warranty inspection creates a “punch list”, where items that need attention are called out. This punch list should then be discussed with your builder before the warranty period expires. In many cases, items might be discovered during a warranty inspection for which the builder is not responsible (for example adjusting the garage door opener installed by the homeowner), but it nevertheless presents a safety hazard that needs attention. Warranty inspections, unlike a real estate buyer’s inspection, might call out cosmetic deficiencies.

If your home is currently under a builder’s warranty that is about to expire, an 11 month inspection is money and time well spent.

Phased New Home Construction Inspections:
To read more about our Phased New Home Construction Inspection please click on the following link. Phased New Home Construction Inspections

Pre-Listing Inspections:
Seller inspections (sometimes referred to as pre-listing inspections) are becoming more popular since they virtually eliminate all of the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the home inspection before a buyer is found. In many ways, waiting to schedule the inspection until after a home goes under agreement is to late. Seller inspections are arranged and paid for by the seller, usually just before the home goes on the market. The seller is the inspector’s client. The seller then typically makes multiple copies of the reports and shares them with potential buyers who tour the home for sale. Seller inspections are a benefit to all parties in a real estate transaction. They are in a win-win situation. Home inspectors should consider offering seller inspections and marketing this service to local agents.

Relocation Inspections:
When corporate America relocates their employees, many times, the company will offer their employees a relocation package as an incentive to have them relocate. A relocation inspection is performed to see what the condition of a house is when a homeowner is relocated by their employer.

Green Energy Audits:
A typical home inspection is not deigned to provide information about the efficiency with which a home uses energy. Home energy use is related to the materials and methods used in building the home, its design, and the efficiency of the appliances installed. An energy auditor uses different tools and has a different set of skills than a home inspector.

Thermography:
Infrared thermal imaging provides a real-time, non-contact, non-destructive way to efficiently and effectively identify, analyze and prioritize issues at a fraction of the cost and disruption of other methods. Early detection of problems through thermal analysis – often long before they can be detected using other methods – can facilitate correction of issues before they become worse, cause collateral damage, or fail causing unscheduled outages and potential property damage.

Infrared light or thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera to “see” and “measure” thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye; it’s the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world, everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Even very cold objects, like ice cubes, emit infrared.

Inspection Exclusions:

  • 1. Inspection of private sewer wells.
  • 2. Inspection of septic systems.
  • 3. Inspection of evaporative cooling systems.
  • 4. Inspection of crawlspaces with obstructed openings, inadequate clearance or ponding water.
  • 5. Determine property boundary lines or encroachments.
  • 6. Determine the condition of any component or system that is not readily accessible.
  • 7. Predict the service life expectancy of any component or system.
  • 8. Determine the presence of evidence of rodents, birds, animals, insects, or other pests.
  • 9. Determine the presence of mold, mildew, or fungus.
  • 10. Determine the presence of airborne hazards including but not limited to: lead paint, asbestos and/or toxic dry wall.
  • 11. Determine the air quality of the home and surrounding areas.
  • 12. Identify any manufacturers’ recalls or conformance with manufacturer installation, or any information included for consumer protection purposes.
  • 13. Determine the existence of electromagnetic fields.
  • 14. Identify any hazardous waste conditions.
  • 15. Determine the presence of airborne hazards, including radon.
  • 16. Provide replacement or repair cost estimates.
  • 17. Provide estimates of the cost to operate any given system.