Usually reports can be completed within 24 hours. However, the inspector will go over the most important issues at the end of the inspection. The client will be aware of all pressing issues at the home.
Electrical issues are the most common defect. Also, these electrical issues are usually the most dangerous.
Most systems should last about 20 years but can depend on usage habits, maintenance and whether the system was properly installed.
No. Although we pride ourselves with keeping up with the codes, it would be hard to know all the codes as each town has accepted different BOCA codes. Usually, if the defect is a safety issue we will cite it.
Air radon is an odorless gas that emits from the ground and can cause health risks. A good website is www.epa.gov to educate yourself on potential health issues. It takes 48 hours to test and another 48 hours to get the results.
A typical general inspection takes about 2 hours. If more testing is done such as septic it can take a bit longer.
Attendance is recommended but not required. Questions are also encouraged! Remember, this is an inspection for the buyer, and the more involved the better.
Usually there is no cost for this and the lenders are encourage to contact us directly. Remember we are there throughout the process to help in any way we can.
Our best water test tests for all metals including arsenic, lead, copper, iron, and manganese as well as chloride, e-coli, nitrate, pH and sodium levels. Water tests are available with or without home inspection, please check our pricing page.
Usually an hour from the Windham area but further distances may be arranged.
We perform mold tests, there is more than one type of test depending on mold location and related issues. Please call 207-318-6188 for information regarding mold testing.
Yes, we are FHA approved pest inspectors. Usually, if 2 or more extra inspections are performed the pest test is free.
Yes, we access all areas that are reasonably safe. We also use digital pictures so that the client can view these areas for themselves without having to access these areas. We provide a floppy disc of the pictures with the report so the client can view at a later time.
We can be contacted at any time by cell phone, e-mail, or business phone.
Cell Phone: (207) 318-6188
Business: (207) 878-4581
Northeast Laboratory Services located in Portland are the exclusive laboratory services that we use. They are fully certified and accredited by the state for all services that we provide. Visit their website @ www.nelabservices.com.
Our premium inspection includes locating the holding tank and inspecting the level and baffles. The d-box is also located and opened (if there is one) and a sample of the leach field is taken. Everything is opened up and inspected. We will implement our Rigid sewer camera to view otherwise inaccessible sewer/drain lines.
Yes. Oil tanks should be in compliance with state rules. www.meoil.com is a good website to check the rules and regulations.