At Heritage Home Inspection, LLC we understand the importance behind having an inspection done. For most, buying a home or commercial building is the largest investment of your life. We are an Owner/Inspector operated company and take pride in treating every inspection as if it was our own. We promise to treat our customers in the most professional manner we can and will do our best to assist you in any way possible! We thank you for your interest in our services and look forward to serving you soon!
Full Home Inspection- Our primary focus at Heritage Home Inspection! This inspection will cover all aspects of your home from exterior to interior and basement to roof system. We understand the importance and value of buying a home. Take a look at a few examples below:
Exterior- Proper drainage, concrete driveways and walkways, structural components, siding, soffit, fascia, windows, doors, trim, caulking, decks, roof covering, roof flashing, roof penetrations, chimney and cap, retaining walls, electrical service, condition of foundation, and any potential water intrusion areas.
Interior- Kitchen and all appliances, bathroom and accessories, flooring, structural components, doors, stairways (including hand rails), laundry room and appliances, plumbing and electrical fixtures, electrical panel, and heating & cooling system.
This is not a complete list of items, each inspection is unique for every home.
Detached Structures- As every property is different, we ask that you inform us if you wish to have these structures inspected, allowing more time for the inspection will be needed.
Crawl Space Inspection- Although we do visual and physical entry into crawl spaces when necessary, this inspection will be more in depth. Crawl space inspections will give our inspector the chance to check for proper vapor barrier throughout, proper ventilation, proper insulation around pipes, proper rim joist insulation along with insulation as a whole. Improper or lack of several items can result in moisture build up or cold rooms throughout the home. Crawl spaces are not a place that every homeowner is excited about entering, so leave it to our inspector to do the inspection for you.
Water Testing- Clean, safe water is very important. While not every home sale requires water testing, it is highly encouraged when buying a home with a private water source or well. Our inspector will follow the recommended procedures required for water draws, collect the sample, and have lab results returned to the customer as soon as possible.
Septic Inspection- Septic tank inspection is important for a home plumbing system to function properly. It is recommended that a home septic system is pumped out every year if you have a garbage disposal, or every three years if not. During our inspection, we will look for obvious signs of structural damage or baffle issues.
Radon Testing- Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer every year and that is why the EPA makes January National Radon Action month. We use an electronic monitoring system that will sit in your home for approximately 24 hours. Throughout this time there will be up to 4 different remote devices continuously monitoring. We will then collect the data and return the analysis to you after the report has been read. Not every home has a dangerous Radon level but it is safe to have a test done.
Lead Testing- Up until 1978 lead based paint was used on homes. The most common danger is caused by dust particles being contaminated by lead. Although not generally harmful in its current state, as most homes have been repainted since 1978, if you plan on doing any renovations after the purchase of the home we are able to test the material and help determine weather the home has lead based paint installed.
Mold Testing- Mold is part of the natural environment and plays a vital role in breaking down organic matter. Several different variables are needed in order for mold to grow inside of a home. Our inspector is IAC2 certified and can help determine weather or not the presence of mold is inside of your home. If mold is visibly observed, we are fully capable of collecting samples for testing to help determine the exact type of mold found.
Air Quality Testing- Although mold and allergens may not be visually observed, it does not mean spores are not being transferred throughout a home. Our certified IAC2 inspector has the knowledge to help determine if necessary factors are present in order for negative air quality inside of the home. We are equipped with the most up to date equipment for performing indoor air quality testing.
Asbestos Testing- Certain homes may have the presence of asbestos made material. Having an inspector inform you of possible materials that may contain asbestos is important. Although asbestos is not generally harmful unless tampered with, we are capable of collecting these samples for testing.
Drone Images- Our primary use for this tool is for inspection of steep roof systems or during winter months, when snow and ice limit our access for inspection.
As our customers often buy homes with acreage, we do offer drone images of the entire property from overhead. If you are interested in the service please let us know!
Thermal Imaging- Thermal imaging can tell us many things in a home in regards to energy efficiency. While not used in all forms of typical inspection, we do have the tools to show you heat loss in an attic or unwanted air transfer around windows. This tool also works well to find leaks on in-floor or radiant heat systems.