Insulation and Ventilation

  • Your inspector will visit every possible attic/crawl space to inspect:
    • Level and material of the insulation
    • Vapor barriers
    • Ventilation of attic and foundations areas
    • Venting systems such as kitchen, bathroom and laundry fans / ducting
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Furnace, air conditioning and other heating & cooling equipment

Inspection items tested:

  • Carbon monoxide detection with dedicated combustion analyzer
  • Combustible fuels at register and HVAC equipment with dedicated meter
  • Heat gain testing – informs buyers of ambient intake and register temperature
  • Serial number / date informs buyers of age of HVAC equipment and average lifespan
  • Cooling equipment serial numbers, age of equipment and intake/register temperature (when temperatures allow)
  • Evaporative coolers – visual inspection of drainage, pads, belts, electrical, etc.
  • Cleanliness of blowers, fans and combustion chambers where visible
  • Radiant heating, fireplaces, etc.

Roof / Roof Drainage

Every walkable rooftop will be inspected for:

  • Damaged, missing and improperly installed roof coverings
  • Age and remaining life estimate
  • Roof penetrations, drip edges, flashings, skylights, chimneys, etc.
  • Rain gutters, down spouts, water discharge

Exterior – A complete walk around the home will thoroughly inspect the following:

  • Wall cladding, flashing and trim, soffits, fascia, eaves, etc.,
  • Doors, windows, window wells, window screens, railings, etc.
  • Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, walkways, etc.
  • Foundations will receive a visual inside and outside where visible
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Plumbing

  • Plumbing that waste, drain or vent, and their construction material
  • Proper operation of toilets, sinks, showers, diverter valves, etc.
  • Leaks, drips, water damage, all done with visual and thermal camera
  • Banned or recalled supply lines
  • Water pressure, pressure regulator valve and main water shutoff
  • Hot water heater operation, venting, age, serial number, expected life remaining, combustible fuels, and carbon monoxide, etc.
  • Main fuel (natural gas or propane) supply, regulator, and shutoff
  • Sump pump

Thermal infrared camera Iinspection

Every surface inside your home will be thermographed, including:

  • Air gaps in the building envelope
  • Potential mold issues
  • Missing, wet, damaged insulation
  • Water and moisture present known dry locations
  • Possible energy efficiency issues
  • Best thermal camera and camera operator in Utah
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Electrical

Each circuit in the home is tested for:

  • Load testing – a load is placed to ensure safety of a loaded circuit
  • Ground Fault Testing – GFCI location and circuits are tested for safety
  • Improper wiring such as open ground, reverse polarity, open neutral, etc.
  • Live voltage, ground and neutral voltage
  • Service entrance for over/under voltage and amperage, double tapped wiring, etc.
  • Connected devices such as light fixtures, ceiling fans, switches, receptacles, etc.
  • Stove/range voltage and amperage draw measured at the main service entrance
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Garage

  • Ceilings, walls, floor, windows, garage door openers, doors
  • Garage safety devices, such as garage door pressure reverse and garage photo eye

INTERIORS

A visual and thermal infrared complete inspection of the following:

  • Ceilings, doors, walls, floors, steps, railings, balconies, countertops, cabinets, windows

 

Kitchen and kitchen appliances

Each device will be cycled for proper operation and safety:

  • Range, stove, oven, cooktops, dishwashers, trash compactors, food waste disposals, and other attached appliances
  • Microwaves are tested for electromagnetic leaks

Structural Components

Foundations, basements, crawlspaces, columns, piers, roof structure, attic.

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For reporting, we use the latest version of HomeGauge inspection software. Reports include:

    • Full details of items inspected, usually 25-40 pages
    • Color photographs and color thermographs
    • PDF format delivered to you via email within 24 hours

Radon measurement is also included in every home inspection.

This service includes:

  • We use the RadStar RS800. Not a cheap disposable radon kit.
  • The most sensitive continuous meters available monitoring a 48 hour period
  • A fully detailed report with hour by hour graph including radon measurement, temperature, and humidity
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additional services include:

  • Methamphetamine swab test $99.00 with home inspection / $149.00 without home inspection
  • Indoor air quality (VOCs, Hidden Mold & Formaldehyde) $239. This is a VERY detailed service
  • Mold (2 air pump samples delivered to a Utah lab) $239
  • Thermal home inspection $149.00 without home inspection
  • Radon Radstar RS800 testing $149.00 per 48 hours of testing without home inspection
  • Drinking Water Testing $99.00 for Bacteriologicals (Total Coliform & E. coli) Well or Public $149 without inspection
  • Reinspection fee $99.00

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