When you have found the home you want to purchase, it is essential to have a professional home inspector conduct a Buyer’s Inspection. At Trust Home Inspections, our inspection services follow the rigorous Standards of Practice from the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA). The components and systems we will inspect include:
- Heating and air conditioning systems
- Plumbing system
- Electrical system
- Roof: Flashing, drainage, chimneys, skylights, and materials
- Exterior: Doors, windows, siding, trim, eaves, and soffits
- Decks, porches, and patios
- Walkways and driveways
- Structural system: Foundation and framing
- Fireplaces and fuel burning appliances
- Insulation and ventilation
If you are getting ready to list your home on the market, you can get a huge leg up on the competition with our Seller’s Inspection service. By bringing a qualified home inspector in before any buyers conduct their own inspection, you will have the advantage by eliminating surprises. Buyer’s inspections usually reduce time spent on the market, and help you get asking value for your home.
The reason that home inspectors are so inclined to call out the need for repairs and upgrades to a crawl space during their inspection is simply because there is so much that can go wrong in a crawl space…and the reason that most people don’t realize the true extent of the many problems is simply because they spend so little time in their crawl space. Even those that do look inside their crawl space usually don’t know what to look for. Having your crawl space inspected is a great way to identify potential problems with your home before they become larger issues. A thorough inspection is very important, especially if you are trying to buy or sell your home.
Casita/Granny Flat Inspection
Designed for one or two persons, a granny flat is a self-contained living area usually located on the grounds of a single-family home. A granny flat can be detached, or it can be attached to the other dwelling. It is sometimes called a granny flat because it is a popular way for families to accommodate aging parents.
In-ground Pool / Spa Inspections
Buying a house with a pool sounds amazing. Pools are great for hosting parties and creating indelible memories with your family and friends. If you’re not too careful, though, buying a home with a swimming pool can easily turn from a huge asset to a huge headache. That is why a home inspection with a swimming pool is absolutely necessary before closing the deal on a house. Much like purchasing a used automobile, you cannot gauge the overall health of a swimming pool simply by looking at it. A general rule of thumb is never purchase anything used without inspecting the unit first.
Drone Roof Inspections (Included In every inspection)
Drones are a far faster and more cost-effective way to gather information and turn it into actionable data. In fact, end-to-end drone solutions have proven to be at least three times faster than traditional methods.
But the return-on-investment for drones on rooftops goes beyond just the savings in time and human resources. Drones deliver a far more productive set of data compared to what can be gathered by manual collection. Not only is it faster, it is safer and the risk of damaging tiles is eliminated. There is no such thing as a roof that can not be inspected.
Thermal Imaging Camera Inspections (Included In every inspection)
Home buyers can use all the help they can get in the buying process. You may not realize technology like this exists. Infrared thermal imaging cameras spot small, but key changes in temperature in different areas of a house, identifying problematic areas that the naked eye never could and some that a visual inspection could only hypothesize. A house will show up as hot, cold, or somewhere in between as we scan the house with a camera sensitive to infrared radiation.
Sewer Camera Inspections (Additional Fee)
Video cameras are one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing business. Specially designed waterproof plumbing cameras allow plumbing technicians to conduct a visual inspection of sewer lines and other underground pipes, including pipes under cement and under your home’s foundation.