Home Health Checkups

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Details

Home Health Checkups are designed to check a few essential and often unvisited areas of the home and provide a report for items needing maintenance or correction.  It is not a full home inspection, but an abbreviated inspection performed periodically to check the essential areas of roof, attic, and crawlspace. These areas are often never visited by homeowners, and thus, can develop issues that remain unnoticed until a problem can become bigger and costlier to fix.  Getting an inspection and heading off issues is cheaper than if they become larger issues that need to be dealt with later.   It's like getting a yearly health checkup at the doctor's office.

Some examples of items discovered are damaged shingles on the roof that could allow leaking.  For the attic, this could be signs of mold or leaking. For the crawlspace, it may be things such as leaking drain or water pipes, damaged insulation, disconnected or damaged HVAC ductwork, or water intrusion.

Our inspector will visit these key areas and take usually 1-2 hours onsite at your home and follow it with delivery of an inspection report with photos and descriptions of the issues noted so you can take action and fix developing or existing issues.

Pricing

The Home Health Checkup pricing is less than a full home inspection.  The cost is $300 for houses under 3,000 square feet. Larger homes take longer to do and cost a little more. 3000-3999 square feet is $325 and 4000-4999 square feet is $350.  If there is no crawlspace (slab home), we subtract $50.

Discounts For Prior Customers

Prior home inspection customers receive a discounted price.  We provide a $25 discount coupon for previous home inspection customers.  If you don't have a coupon code already, just give us a call or drop us an email and we can provide one for you.

 

Inspection Types

We perform inspections for different scenarios.  These include home buyer inspections, pre-listing inspections (for seller), new construction, and re-inspections for repaired items.

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Buyer Inspections

Learn as much as possible about the home you are buying to protect your investment.

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Seller (Pre-listing)

Get more money faster by identifying and repairing items in advance of listing your home.

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Home Maintenance

If you've lived in your home for 5+ years, it's a good idea to have it inspected to find developing issues.

THOROUGHNESS IS IMPORTANT

Home Areas of Inspection

1 Grounds

We look at the areas around the home for proper drainage and the grounds as they pertain to the home. For example, we look at items such as retaining walls and slopes the home is sitting on if they could affect the structure.

2 Exterior

The exterior of the home is inspected including items such as siding or wall cladding, walkways, driveways, decks and patios, windows, doors, eaves, and vegetation around the home if it negatively affects the home.  

3 Roof

The roof is the hat for the house, so it is inspected rigorously.  Without a hat on a rainy day, you get wet.  The roof covering, flashing, gutters and downspouts, chimneys, and drainage of the roof system is inspected.

4 Interior

The interior rooms are inspected throughout the home including ceilings, walls, doors, and floors.  We look for signs of past or present leaking, signs of structural issues, operate all accessible windows and doors, inspect built-in counters and cabinets, stairways and railings, and more.  

5 Attic

The attic is a place where most people do not regularly visit, so it's important to inspect it well.  We look for signs of leaking, structural issues, insulation, signs of pests, ventilation, electrical wiring in the attic, HVAC duct work in the attic and more.

6 Foundation

One of the most expensive items to repair in the home can be the foundation.  We are looking for signs of structural issues, significant cracks or movement, leaking, and water issues.  

7 Basement

Basements are below ground level, and can experience pressure and water issues from outside.  We look for negative impact of exterior factors like water and drainage.  Basements need the same TLC as the rest of the home, but often get neglected.  

8 Crawlspace

One of the places that keep us the business writing reports is the crawlspace.  Like attics, crawlspaces don't often get inspected, so things can develop over time and it's where some of the bigger repairs in a house can be hidden.  

9 Electrical

The electrical system ages just like the rest of the house systems.  Many older homes need updating to bring them up to safer and more modern standards.  We inspect the electrical panels, electrical outlets, and visible wiring around the home.

10 Plumbing

Plumbing systems are another component that ages like every other system.  Oft times, old plumbing systems are in need of updating and repair to bring it up to a satisfactory level of service. Plumbing repairs can often times be quite expensive. 

11 Furnace / Heating

Testing the heating system in the home is part of every home inspection.  We note older systems coming close to end of life, comment on unsafe or unsatisfactory conditions, and inspect the associated equipment such as visible duct work.

12 Air Conditioning

Everyone wants the air conditioner to work on those 100 degree days.  We inspect the AC, and if not too cold to operate the equipment will do so.  We will note if the equipment is nearing end of life or has any noticeable issues affecting performance.

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