National Home Inspection Service believes that a professional home inspection will help buyers or sellers learn the current condition of the property they are trying to buy or sell. The home inspector can educate the home buyer or seller about problems that may exist and suggest solutions that will help in the purchase or sale of the home.
A home is a physical structure that is subject to wear and tear and the effects of time. The goal of a home inspection is to objectively identify major defects in the systems, structures, and components of the home in adherence to the State of Ohio Standards of Practice.
Our goal is to help buyers or sellers assess major deficiencies, versus minor repairs or maintenance items that do not affect the home’s major systems. Our home inspectors will report on those systems and components inspected which, in the professional opinion of the inspector, are significantly deficient or are near the end of their service lives. Our inspectors endeavor to provide a reason why, if not self-evident, the system or component is significantly deficient or near the end of its service life. In addition, our home inspectors will include their recommendations to correct or monitor any deficiencies noted in the inspection report.
Our Inspection Report is a computer-generated report given to the client at the time of inspection accompanied with digital photographs. Clients receive a free Extended Advice e-mail based program, which allows clients to ask questions and receive free advice about their properties for 12 full months after their inspection. The Inspection Report can also be e-mailed or faxed, with the client’s permission, to real estate agents, attorneys or other interested parties.
National Home Inspection Service has several different types of inspections. A sample of the different types of inspections can be found below.
This is the most common type of inspection, consisting of a visual inspection of the home from roof to foundation. The objective of this inspection is to objectively identify material defects in the systems, structures and components of the home, in adherence to ASHI or NAHI Standards.
This is an inspection done only on a specific part of the home. A roof inspection or foundation inspection would fall into this category. Partial inspections do not take as much time as a full whole house inspection and usually can be completed under an hour.
This is a great way to get your listing sold. Your client will get more money if the house is in top shape. So why wait until your buyer’s inspector finds problems. Chances are they’ll want to discount your asking price more than the cost of an inspection.
New Home Inspections take place when the home has been completed for occupancy but before the final walk-thru with the Builder. This inspection includes items in a standard home inspection, final punch-out items, and a quality “fit and finish” inspection based on local building standards. New Home Inspections provide the client with a list of items that need attention before moving into home. The inspection also provides the Builder with a Documented List of items that needs attention prior to settlement. Reputable Builders usually want to please the buyer and real estate agent for referrals.
New Construction Inspections take place while the home is in the different phases of construction. Phase inspections usually include Footings & Foundation, Framing, Final and Warranty Inspections.
Commercial Inspection, like standard inspections, evaluates the electrical systems, mechanical systems, structure, plumbing, HVAC, roof and other major components of a building. Price for Commercial Inspections varies based on the type and size of the building.
This inspection utilizes special instrumentation to measure gas line leaks within the structure. Gas line warranty programs have become common due to the possibility of a leak developing in the home or along the underground service line to the home. Gas line warranties can be obtained from private insurance companies or from your local gas company. Prices will very based on the age of home.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It is a radioactive gas emitted from the ground that may seep into a home. The Ohio Department of Health requires that Radon Testers and Radon Mitigation Contractors be licensed and testing equipment calibrated annually. National Home Inspection Service uses a 48-hour electronic continuous monitor to determine the radon level in the home. The EPA, Surgeon General and CDC all recommend radon testing.
Specialized inspections that utilize special instrumentation such as Infrared Cameras, Air Quality Equipment, Moisture Meters, Lab Tests, and other Diagnostic Equipment to evaluate health related problems that exist in today’s homes. Testing specialist and remediation contractors have become an important part of today’s real estate industry.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture requires WDI inspectors and their Business’s be licensed before filling out Form NPMA-33 for a real estate transaction. The most common type of infestations in Ohio consists of subterranean termites, carpenter ants, wood boring bees and powder post beetles.
You are encouraged to attend the 3-4 hour home inspection. You will be able to experience the “inspection process” and become familiar with the home. You can ask the home inspector questions that will prove invaluable in your overall evaluation of the home. All fees are payable at the time of service and are quoted for. Single Family Homes Built after 2000. Subject to Change Without Notice