Services

You will get a high-quality experinced inspections backed by years of experience,knowledge and qualifications

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Homebuyer Inspection

We will go through and do a complete analysis of the home’s systems and structures to determine its health & integrity.

Pre-listing Inspections

Before selling your home, find out what issues exist with your home. This lets you be better prepared for negotiations during the sale of your home.

Guard Warranty Services

Once we complete your home inspection, we will give you instructions on how to activate your
home warranty. You can rest assured that you’ll  be covered if something were to break down
when you purchase your new home.
Included in the free 30-day home warranty are many great benefits from Guard Home
Warranty:
✔ NO AGE RESTRICTIONS on systems and appliances
✔ No service claim fee due unless the claim is approved
✔ $25,000 in aggregate savings per contract term
✔ Simple, easy to use, online claims portal available day or night
✔ Top-notch customer service to help with your client’s claim needs
✔ Your client can choose their own contractor
✔ Low monthly payments available

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Post Home Inspection

If you had to make that offer more appeasing to the seller and waived your inspection to get that house, Now is the time to get to know more about your home, and see what was not inspected before you purchased it.

New Home Phase Inspections

Phase 1 inspection

The first phase of the new construction inspection process starts when the home’s foundation make-up has been complete, and the builder is ready to pour concrete.

The purpose of the pre-pour inspection is to help spot-check the overall quality of work before the concrete is poured over the excavated beams, reinforcing bars, plumbing, & post-tensioned cable system.

phase 2 inspection

The second phase of the new construction process is conducted when the structure has reached the stage when drywall and insulation are ready to be installed.

The purpose of the framing or pre-cover inspection is to identify defective or sub-standard installation practices before the installation of the exterior cladding, interior insulation, and drywall occurs. Once those materials cover the interior & exterior of the home, the opportunity for inspection is gone! You do not want to miss the phase!

Phase 3 inspection

The third and final phase of the new construction process is conducted when the home is substantially complete, generally around the time the builder is prepared to do a final walk-through with the home buyer.

The purpose of the final inspection is to ensure the major systems and components in the home are installed in accordance with common model building standards & that there are no observable major defects present prior to your purchasing the home from the builder. The final inspection is vital & highly recommended.

Radon

Radon Testing

Radon is a naturally occurring, gaseous element that is a by-product of the radioactive decay of another element, uranium. When an atom of uranium decays to radon it does so by transforming itself into a series of different radioactive elements, each a decay by-product of the preceding one. Because radon is a gas, it easily drifts upward through the ground to the Earth’s surface.

Radon license#RT1800

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Mold Testing

There are three basic kinds of health risks associated with mold. These health risks are what makes it important for you to trust a reliable mold testing and removal company to check your home. Up Close Home Inspections has trained mold testing professionals.

  • Allergenic: Most mold-related health problems are due to breathing in the spores. These spores can cause allergic or asthmatic symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and runny nose. The severity of these symptoms will vary depending on the number of spores in the air and they will also vary from person to person. These effects are usually worse for people who are already suffering from allergies or asthma.
  • Pathogenic: Some molds can grow at body temperature and cause infections. This is most common in people whose immune systems are already suppressed due to illness, HIV/AIDS, or chemotherapy. A healthy individual can normally resist these infections.
  • Toxic: Only a very small percentage of molds are considered toxic. Toxic molds produce mycotoxins that can cause health problems ranging from irritation and rashes to immune system problems, skin disease, and even cancer. Most recorded cases are due to eating food contaminated with mold but some mold spores can also contain mycotoxins which can be breathed in or absorbed through the skin.
  • https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-testing-or-sampling

Drone Technology

Our drone technology allows  us to thoroughly inspect higher elevations of your roof where ladders are not accessible. We are FAA107 compliant UAS license#4646006

11 month warranty

The Importance of an 11th Month/One Year Home Warranty Inspection

This service is provided to new home buyers at the end of their first-year builder warranty period and is often referred to as an 11th month inspection or 1-year warranty inspection. It’s performed to discover any deficiencies which may be covered by the builder’s guarantee. A builder’s warranty is often relevant for the first year. Typically, builders are responsible for a wider variety of concerns during the first 12 months. Many problems or issues that would be covered by the builder’s one-year guarantee go unnoticed until it’s too late. That’s why scheduling this important service one month prior to the expiration of the warranty is vital to protecting your investment. Only a small percentage of homeowners are trained on what to look for and how to examine for these potential and typical defects. Our 11th month inspection can potentially save you lots of money and headaches later down the road.

If you’ve just moved into a newly constructed home, you’ll want to double-check that it’s structurally sound. Schedule your 11-month warranty inspection with Up Close Home Inspections, can  save time and money in the long run. 

 

Water Sampling

All our water tests test for the following items.

E. Coli, Bacteria Count, Coliform, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, Chlorine, Sediment, TDS, Lead, Arsenic, Ammonia, Odor, Nitrate, Color, Hardness, PH, Turbidity, Radon

All our test meet the  FHA and VA requirements

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Annual/Bi-Annual Preventative Maintenance Inspections

Find issues before they become costly, inconvenient problems.

evidence of termites

Termite/WDI Inspection

Wood Destroying Insect inspection, more commonly referred to as termite inspection, is a visual investigation to find evidence of and/or the presence of termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and powder post beetles.

ODA License#158513

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