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All-Spec Home Inspections

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All-Spec Home Inspections

Our Home Inspection Services

Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As trained professionals we have has seen it all, and we'll provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. Home owners can identify problems in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. Sellers can understand conditions the buyer’s inspector may point out and put the property in better selling condition by making repairs. Our inspection services include:

Buyers Inspection
In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

Sellers Inspection

Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses: we help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

New Construction Inspection

In a new home, the quality of construction is often not what it used to be some years ago, therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their investment. This inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection
A wood destroying insect inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of a home for evidence of wood-destroying insects (termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and powder post beetles. The inspector will visually inspect the entire interior of a home (including accessing and entering any sub-space such as basements and crawlspaces) and exterior of the property.  After the inspection has been performed, the findings are reported on the applicable/appropriate form.

Septic Dye Test (closed tank)
This is a useful visual test of a septic system. It is performed by placing dye in a toilet, flushing the dye into the system, and running water (a minimum 300 gallons or 100 gallons per bedroom) into the system to look for signs of blockage in the building, backup in the building, or breakout of sewage leakage anywhere on or around the property.

Well Flow Analysis
We recommend a Well Flow Rate to determine how much water the well is producing.  No one knows how much to anticipate during various times of the year, but with the flow rate you at least have an idea of what the current status is and how the equipment is operating on the day of inspection.  HUD/FHA recommends a minimum of 3.5 gallons per minute to serve the typical family of four.

Water Testing

The two most important water tests are:

Bacteria Coliform: bacteria are microorganisms found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals as well as in soil, on vegetation, and in surface water runoff. Finding coliform bacteria in a water supply is an indication that there is a potential for disease-producing organisms to be present also.

Nitrate: Although nitrate is found naturally in many types of food, high levels in drinking water pose a serious acute health threat for infants less than six months of age. Nitrate is changed to nitrite in the stomachs of small infants. The nitrite then interferes with the blood's ability to carry oxygen, and symptoms of suffocation or blue baby syndrome can occur. This problem generally does not affect older children or adults. Research is underway to ascertain if nitrate causes chronic illness.