AceHome Inspections is certified and insured to provide comprehensive home inspection services in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas.
Whether you are a buyer or a seller, getting a home inspection is a big deal. A home inspection is a visual assessment of the house’s physical structure and systems within it, which is done by a trained and certified inspector. A professionally trained and certified home inspection will provide you with the insight and knowledge you need to make a confident and informed financial decision.
Commercial buildings and business properties are on a whole different scale than your average residential property. In any negotiation, knowledge, and documentation is power. Gathering this information is what a certified commercial inspector can provide you with. Arm yourself with the necessary knowledge to make the best decision for you and your commercial property.
Are you buying a home? A home is probably the largest purchase you will ever make, so it is important to understand the condition of your investment. When buying a home, you should always have a professional home inspection performed. It can identify potential issues and give you a better idea of the ongoing maintenance the property will require. You need to know exactly what you are getting.
Are you selling your home? Have it inspected before you even list it. Home inspections aren’t just for home buyers. A move-in certified seller inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. When a prospective buyer discovers problems it can lead to time delays, added expenses, and even derail a deal altogether.
An Insurance Liability, or 4-Point Inspection will identify both major and minor hazards that may have a negative impact on your homeowners insurance. Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant issuing homeowner insurance policies on homes 25 years old or more. Unresolved issues can result in increases in cost for your homeowners insurance, or potential cancellation. Resolving these hazards may lower your insurance premiums, saving you money in the long run.
An annual home maintenance inspection will help to identify potential problems before they can become major financial or safety issues. A trained eye will know exactly where and how to look for problems that might go unnoticed for years. A home maintenance inspection covers common problem areas including the roof and attic, basement and foundation, grading and drainage, electrical systems, water heating systems, and much more.
When you purchased your newly constructed home, chances are you entered into a secondary agreement with the builder, who offered you a 1-year warranty on all systems and components of the home. A warranty inspection is a comprehensive evaluation of the interior and exterior of your new home and its major systems and components. It’s conducted during the 11th month of your occupancy – before your builder’s warranty expires.
You may think since a home is newly built, it must be perfect. This isn’t always the case though. With so many people working on a home and with so many components to the actual construction, mistakes can be made. No home is perfect but it’s important to know which aspects of a home are worth repairing and which are deal-breakers. A new-construction home inspection can provide key insights into the home’s construction, as well as a chance to prevent costly repairs later on down the line.
As a landlord, performing property inspections is an important part of your job. A rental inspection protects your property from undetected maintenance issues that can cause you a lot of stress and cost you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. A good landlord-tenant relationship involves cooperation and communication, and this especially applies to handling rental property inspections. A rental property inspection is often conducted while the property owner and the tenant are present, so they are both informed of any issues or concerns that arise.
Before being banned by the federal government, lead-based paint was commonly used in homes and many other commercial facilities. In buildings constructed before 1978, lead-based paint remains surprisingly common. Lead-based paint was popular for how quickly it dried and its impressive durability. We now know, however, that lead is highly toxic and can cause serious health problems including damage to the kidneys, brain, nerves, and blood if absorbed by the body.
Mold is a fungus, and like all fungi, it thrives in moist places. Mold spreads by emitting spores, microscopic particles often as small as a single cell. Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees. But indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Sometimes mold can form within the walls of the house or in places completely out of sight.
Damage to sewer lines can be devastating to a home, causing both health and structural issues. Homeowners and buyers can be proactive by having a sewer scope inspection done by a certified inspector. A sewer scope inspection uses a video attached to a snake-like cable to examine the home’s sewer line. This privately-owned pipeline leads from the house to the publicly-owned main sewer line or septic tank. Sewer scope inspection can reveal damage to the pipes, blockages, and other problems. It also can spot potential problem areas before they develop into serious issues or hazards.
WDO is an acronym for Wood Destroying Organisms. When people hear the word “wood destroying organism,” most of them immediately think of termites. This is a great first guess – especially since termites damage over 600,000 American homes yearly. In reality, these tiny bugs fall into a subgroup of WDOs known as wood destroying insects. They share this title with carpenter bees, powderpost beetles, carpenter ants and other pests.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. It is invisible, odorless, and tasteless — making it impossible to detect without specialized equipment. Radon gas can enter your home through the foundation and collect in the basement. Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA’s Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003). That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer.
Thermal imaging, also called infrared home inspection, uses a special infrared camera to detect differences in temperature across a surface. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum. Images on the video or film record the temperature variations of the building’s skin. Thermal imaging is incredibly effective for identifying problems that are hard or impossible to see with the naked eye, like moisture issues, electrical problems, and even areas where energy loss is occurring.
Water quality testing is a specialized test that checks a home’s water supply for contaminants and pollutants, such as chlorine, lead, and coliform bacteria. Testing can reveal chemical imbalances of the pH, and other attributes, such as hardness of the water. No natural water source is completely free of impurities; contaminants and pathogens must be monitored and mitigated. Testing ensures that the home’s water is consumable and safe for everyday use.
Swimming pools and spas are a lot of fun, but with that fun comes additional maintenance and potential hazards to consider. Whether you’re about to purchase a new property or already have a pool of your own, getting regular pool and spa inspections can save you money and time later on. There are a lot of elements and maintenance that work together for your swimming pool or hot tub to function properly, like appropriately using chemical treatments to safely operating heating and electrical systems.
A comprehensive well or septic inspection can be performed on any system and are most commonly performed at residences. A well or septic inspection is a thorough evaluation of the current condition of your system, along with a complete inspection report detailing the findings. Having your well water tested is essential since you utilize it as your daily source of drinking water. A sewer scope camera is used to detect any clogs, cracks, or abnormalities within the system.
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AceHome Inspections provides certified and professional inspection services in the following cities throughout NC:
Charlotte, Concord, Belmont, Gastonia, Mount Holly, Mint Hill, Pineville, Huntersville, Midland, Albemarle, Farview, Matthews, and all surrounding areas
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