We Look At: Exterior Home Components, Foundation, Roof, Electrical System, Heating System, Air Conditioning System, Plumbing System, Attic, Garage, Basement, Crawl Space, Interior: Room by Room
A non-invasive and non-destructive residential inspection. Quickly diagnose building conditions, electrical problems, plumbing issues, and HVAC problem areas. Check energy efficiency; locate areas of cost savings and proper system operation. Detect building moisture issues, insulation defects and pinpoint problem areas. Results are captured and documented into professional reports; providing tangible proof of our findings.
Test for Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is classified has a group A human carcinogen.
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the structure and systems of a home. Having a home inspection is like giving a home a physical check-up. If problems or issues are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation and corrections by qualified contractors.
The standard home inspection will review the conditions of the HVAC system, electrical system, plumbing system, roof, attic, insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, appliances, foundation, exterior, drainage and structure.
The purchase of a home is one of, if not the largest single investment you will make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and if any repairs are needed before you purchase it and minimize any surprises. Of course the inspection also points out the positive aspects of the home and maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After the inspection you will have a much better understanding of the property you are about to purchase.
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a home, but rather describe the condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy the home, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may adjust the price or terms and/or correct the issues found during the inspection.
Definitely; now you can complete your home purchase with your eyes open as to the condition of the home and its equipment and systems with the ease of mind that all is good with your purchase.
No. A radon test is a separate service provided. If a radon test is desired, Midlands can provide the service at an additional cost.
Standard home inspections will vary and take roughly 2 to 4 hours depending on the size and condition of the home.
It is not necessary for you to be present during the inspection, but you are welcome to attend and observe the inspector and ask questions while you learn about the condition of the home.
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is the oldest and leading nonprofit professional association for independent home inspectors.
Who doesn’t love the smell of a fireplace, the crackly of the burning wood, the warm cozy feeling of snuggling up around the fireplace! Before you get to comfy, you might want to do a few simple checks to make sure your fireplace is in good condition and safe to use for the season. First let’s do a visual check of the burn area or firebox of the unit. Is there any loose mortar or […]
An arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) is a circuit breaker located in your electrical panel that serves the functions of a normal breaker but also senses hazardous arcing on its circuit and will trip off for this. It can be identified by the special colored test-button near its handle. These breakers are designed to sense an arc, which is an electrical leak. These breakers are sensitive and are known for nuisance tripping. If you experience nuisance […]
Carbon Monoxide is a concern for all home owners. It is estimated that 300 people are killed by CO each year in their home. CO has no taste, color or odor and almost all CO problems are caused by poor maintenance and/or improper use of a fuel burning equipment. As the home owner you can take simple precautions to protect you and your family. Keeping the systems in your home properly maintained and following the […]
Quick, turn off the water, the toilet is leaking and flooding the basement! The spring storm has tripped a breaker, go turn it back on at the panel! Power is out and the garage door opener won’t work, we will have to use it manually! Let’s continue where we left off a couple of weeks ago. If you remember we were talking about items in the home that homeowners and others living in the home […]
Our office hours are well suited to book your inspection in the fastest most convenient manner for you. Office hours are extensive and convenient; we are available via phone from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Office appointments are scheduled appointments only. Special circumstances always exist and Midlands Home Inspections will work with you to meet your needs.