SERVICES

A home is the biggest investment you'll likely ever make, so it's important to understand the condition of your property. At Uptown Home Inspections LLC, we make conduct an inspection and provide a detailed report so you can make a confident decision. As a certified professional inspector, I have the knowledge to spot problems with materials, installation, and quality that other inspectors may miss. I follow comprehensive standards of practice, ensuring you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection. I also abide by a strict code of ethics, which puts your interests first and protects your rights as a consumer.

Buying a House

BUYER INSPECTIONS

Buyer’s Inspection – This means I evaluate everything that can be seen to ensure you are getting a safe home for you and your family. During the inspection, I look at the five major categories of a home: roof, foundation, plumbing, electrical and structural. I alert you to any problems found.

SELLER PRE-INSPECTIONS

Seller’s Pre-inspection – Similar to the buyer’s inspection, I check the major categories of your home to ensure it is ready for a quick and smooth sale. A seller’s pre-inspection ensures there are no surprises for the buyer—or you—during the transaction. Finding issues before you go on the market means you can choose your own contractor to make repairs, possibly saving you money and lost time negotiating with the buyer.

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11-MONTH WARRANTY INSPECTION

11-month Warranty Inspection- An 11-month warranty inspection uncovers any shortcomings that may be covered under the builder’s warranty. This inspection usually takes place between months 10 and 11, before a buyer walks through with the builder. This is important because this may be the last time you can have your builder mediate for issues found.

RADON TESTING

A 48-hour radon test determines if radon is present in a home. Radon is a naturally occurring invisible gas. Exposure to radon accounts for about 21,000 deaths from lung cancer each year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. My radon testing equipment does not require an outside laboratory, so you get the results quickly

THERMAL IMAGING

Using a high-tech thermal camera, I check your home for water leaks, insufficient insulation, and electrical anomalies not visible to the naked eye. Thermal imaging can spot hidden issues throughout your home and might be able to determine the source of water and air leaks. 

SEWER SCOPE

Most people don’t realize the sewer line between the house and the main sewer line is the homeowner’s responsibility. Don’t find out the hard way that the buried sewer line on your new home is about to fail, costing you thousands of dollars. Using a sewer scope, the main sewer drain line from the home to the main sewer drain by the road is visually inspected to ensure there are no hidden issues. The scope can identify the type of line material and spot damage or line blockages before it is too late. This particular service I will contract out to a special plumbing company who specializes in this.

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