Meticulously Performing Thorough Home Inspections
When it comes to a thorough evaluation of a home, count on Integrity Inspection Group. We are committed to identifying potential issues during the home inspection with major house systems. Major systems such as HVAC, plumbing, roofing, and electrical systems are checked if accessible. Our home inspectors use tools such as the thermal imaging camera and the moisture meter to assist them in their findings. Our home inspectors are also certified to read radon test results, if needed. Be sure to have a radon test with your home inspection. This way, our clients can make an informed decision about the property they are planning to buy, sell, or continue living in.
At the end of your home inspection, your NACHI certified home inspector will review his findings with the client. When the report is completed, it will be emailed to the client. It will include color photos with details regarding the home. The report is easy to read and will include the parts of the home inspection from the attic to the foundation. There is also a summary at the end of the report that makes it convenient for the client to quickly identify potential issues. Clients will also have the ability to send a checklist with the CRL to a contractor, realtor, seller or even yourself (perhaps for a To-Do list.) Check out our sample report to get an idea of what the home inspection report may look like.
Our Home Inspection Process
Our team strives to deliver excellent home inspection services to our clients.
To achieve this, our home inspector painstakingly examines every nook and cranny of each home.
- Basements (for Seepage)/Crawl Space
- Built-In Appliances
- Central Air Conditioning Systems
- Electrical Capacity and Components
- Foundations and Support Structures
- Garages, Carports, Workshops, or Other External Buildings
- Gutters and Downspouts
- Heating Systems
- Plumbing Systems and Fixtures
- Roofing Systems
- Safety Controls
- Steps and Stairs
- Structural Integrity
- Sump Pumps
- Surface Drainage/Grading
- Walks and Driveways
- Water Heater
- Windows and Doors
- And More
Committed to Your Health and Safety
Failure to detect and address radon, mold, and moisture intrusion in your home may harm your health. To prevent this, our knowledgeable home inspector team quickly pinpoints the affected areas in your home so you can resolve the problems before they worsen.
Not all system and structural issues of your home can be seen by the naked eye. To help detect and locate these potentially problematic areas, we use thermal imaging in all our inspections. Through this method, our home inspectors could give a more in-depth assessment of your home’s condition, identifying issues concerning:
- Electrical Panels
- Insulation Voids
- Problem Areas in Your Roof
- Furnace Thermostat
- Mold/moisture intrusion
Thermal imaging is a key component in our home inspection. Our infrared cameras enable us to carefully inspect your home with minimal impact on your property’s integrity.
Testing your home for radon is essential to protecting your health as well as that of your family. Even though you can’t see, smell, or taste this radioactive gas, it could cause health issues those who live there. According to the Surgeon General's office, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 21,000 lung cancer deaths are caused by radon yearly.
Some studies suggest that children and the elderly may be more sensitive to radon exposure. .
To help detect the presence of radon in your home, consider having it tested with a 48-hour test by our team. Our home inspectors are certified to read and give on-site results. We measure the level of radon in your home with the use of continuous radon monitors. Our precision airborne alpha radiation detection instruments have the following features:
- These continuous radon monitors can read and store test data for eight days.
- Our quality monitors can take 22 measurements per hour and compress into hourly averages.
- Their electrometer detectors and onboard computers have a low-current requirement, so they are considered a truly portable, self-contained continuous radon monitors.
- They have a unique patented electrometer as well as an open-grid probe design, making them very suitable for a variety of radon measurement applications.
Visual Mold Detection
Molds are living organisms that grow naturally. These fungi have hundreds of types as well as many colors and shades apart from black. Often referred to as mildew, molds are related to mushrooms and yeast.
Most of the time, molds thrive in areas with warm, damp, and humid conditions. Mold is often found in basements, attics, and other rooms where there is little air movement.
Indoor mold can grow almost anywhere—on carpets, ceilings, walls, furniture, and more. Some of the causes of its growth are:
- Spills From Bathtubs or Showers
- Water Leaks
We can only see and smell mold when there is a large quantity of it. However, no one should wait until this fungus spreads throughout his or her home. This is because toxic molds, such as Stachybotrys, produce spores—tiny particles that float in the air and often cause indoor air quality and health problems.
Molds affect people differently when they are breathed in. Some people experience allergic reactions, including:
- Difficulty in Breathing
- Runny or Stuffed Nose
- Watery Eyes
Being exposed to huge amounts of toxic molds can be hazardous to your health. That is why you should schedule a mold-test with a licensed contractor if you suspect that your home may have mold in your attic, basement, or anywhere else in your house.