Inspection Services in Medina
Below is an outline of the various services we can provide for you. In addition to the services themselves, each would be done with the same vigorous, caring attitude.
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested or operated to verify proper functioning or installation. We check doors and windows, inspect roofing materials, and operate air-conditioning and heating systems. The Inspector will fill the sink(s) and tub(s), run the shower(s) and flush the toilet(s). Throughout this process, the inspector will make notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion, a report will be distributed to you.
Residential Engineering/Construction Inspection
Our Residential Engineer/Construction Inspection service encompasses many different tasks based on the project owner’s needs. We conduct field inspections, take progress photos, oversee material testing, provide daily reports, process change orders, submittals, invoices, and coordinate contractors and scheduling, conduct weekly safety inspections, process coordination drawings, and attend progress meeting on behalf of the architectural & engineering firm OR act as the owner’s representative as needed.
We are knowledgeable of Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, FAA Navigational Aids, airfield operations and driving/radio requirements. Our inspectors have held Top-Secret SCI-SIOP (passed SSBI) security clearance and we have passed all required security background checks for airfield credentials.
We are female and veteran-owned with Errors & Omissions, as well as, General Liability Insurance. Additionally, we have are DBE, MBE/WBE & EDGE Certified to ensure our contracts assist you in a meeting or exceeding your Office of Equal Opportunity goals for State and Federally-Funded public projects.
New Home Construction Inspections
New construction inspections are performed upon the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk-through with the Builder’s Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the builder, depending on the builder’s policy. The inspection should be scheduled a day or two before your final walk-through with the builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. Upon the conclusion of the inspection, a completed report will be distributed to you.
11-Month Warranty Inspection
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your one-year Builder Warranty. We’ll come out during the 11th month of your 12-Month Builder’s Warranty and perform a full home inspection before the warranty expires. Our non-invasive inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the interior and exterior of the structure including its major systems and components. You will receive a comprehensive report, complete with photos, that includes a detailed list of repairs for your builder and subcontractor to complete prior to the expiration of the warranty.
Investor Property Inspections
Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase, as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects, prior to taking ownership, to negotiate repairs or price adjustments, which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs, such as following a long-term tenant’s departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse of the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.
Listing inspections are beneficial for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. Many sales are cancelled due to the buyer’s shock at the “functional condition” of the home. It may appear great but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner’s knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing it on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the inspection report. Though repairing the items would be most beneficial for completing the sale, there may be financial reasons that the owner cannot make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that is invisible, odorless, and tasteless. It is the result of the breakdown of uranium deposits, which are prevalent throughout Ohio. We provide Radon testing, as the EPA recommends that all homes are tested for it, and we want to ensure that you feel as safe as possible. The general acceptable level of Radon in a home should be below 4 pCi/L.
Mold can cause a whole host of health problems including nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, learning disabilities and retrograde in children. For this reason, we highly recommend a mold inspection and testing of any suspect areas for your prospective home or business. Whether buying or selling a house, the presence of mold is a deterrent for any party involved, so contact us to set up a mold test for your home.
Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection
For many, the idea of a termite or carpenter ant infestation is one of the most powerfully negative influences on whether or not a person is going to buy or sell a house. The mere thought of termites or carpenter ants living within the walls could dissuade anyone, so be sure to have the house checked!