Allen Home Inspections offers the most comprehensive home inspection available. Starting at the top, we work our way through the home into the basement. Our evaluation is then communicated through a detailed inspection report with pictures of some of the significant issues, which includes descriptions of all the systems in the home, as well as any recommended improvements. This will help you prioritize the improvements and develop a blueprint for your future in the home. Our services don't end with the inspection. For as long as you own the home, you can call with any additional questions at no extra charge!
We inspect readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components listed in the ASHI Standards of Practice (9 Systems inspected).
ROOF - VULNERABILITIES to condition
Exterior - walls to lot slope
Interior - ceiling to floor
Plumbing - supply to drain
Electric - panels to outlets
Heating - Cabinet to Burners
Cooling - compressor to coil
Insulation and ventilation - r value to Venting
Structure - foundation to Attic framing
Pre-Sale inspections benefit the market and sell homes faster. Issues are addressed up front in the process, allowing the inspection to go smoothly and preventing surprise issues at the time of closing. Homeowners are able to make the minor repairs and may not need a licensed contractor.
Radon testing is performed for 48 hours with at least 48 separate readings. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that may cause lung cancer. You cannot see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure (more info at www.epa.gov/radon). RadStar RS800 is the top of the line monitor/detector being used to perform these tests.
Termite and wood destroying insect inspections (WDI) reports are government regulated and sent as a separate PDF. The most common insects discovered are termites, wood bees, carpenter ants and powder post beetles. Check with your loan officer if you need this report for your loan. Some loans, such as VA or FHA, often require them.
We offer a wide variety of water testing. Quality: Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite, and Bacteria are the most common tests requested. Quantity: The amount of flow for the home - 25 gallon test minimum.
Full system inspections are conducted if risers (typically concrete round covers) are present. We determine the amount of waste, if the system needs pumped and damage to tank/baffles/lids. We do not dig for risers. Please make sure these are visible if inspection is requested. We can offer drain scoping if needed from our plumbing partner. Just ask for pricing! We also offer over 60 types of soil testing if needed. Again ask for pricing and the specific test you are in need of.
We offer full and partial microbial inspections. As well, we perform air quality mold sampling and tape testing to find the amount and type of growth. Testing is the only sure way of knowing the type and amount of mold.