What is inspected?
ProSpec Home Inspection Services abides by all American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) standards. Because of my experience in the construction industry, I view these standards as minimum requirements, often going well beyond ASHI guidelines.
For a complete listing of ASHI standards, click here.
A post-inspection, computer generated report will be emailed to you within 24 hours.
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe.
Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside. Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time. Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more).
EPA and the Surgeon General Recommend That You Test Your Home
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. You cannot predict radon levels based on state, local, and neighborhood radon measurements. Do not rely on radon test results taken in other homes in the neighborhood to estimate the radon level in your home. Homes which are next to each other can have different radon levels. Testing is the only way to find out what your home's radon level is.
Roof, attic, and flashings
Foundation and structure
Gutters and downspouts
Porch and deck
Driveway and patio
Walls, floors, ceilings, windows, siding
Types of Inspections
In a home, very few things are maintenance free. Proper and on-going maintenance of a home’s structural and mechanical systems is essential to increasing its value over time.
Anyone selling their home needs to get a home inspection – it’s inevitable.
Why would a New home need to be inspected?