Residential Inspection Consultants

Our Services

Buyer’s Inspection

buyer-smA buyer’s inspection is initiated by the home buyer usually as a contingency to the final close of a real estate sale. These types of inspections are designed to assure that there are no hidden surprises for the purchaser.
It is estimated that up to 80% of all home sales are contingent on the Buyer’s Inspection! You’ll be hard-pressed to find any real estate-related expert who doesn’t adamantly suggest that you require an inspection prior to purchasing a home.


Seller’s Inspection (Pre-Listing Inspection)

seller-smA seller’s inspection is initiated by the property owner usually prior to listing the property. It helps the seller to determine what systems and structures of the property need repair. More importantly, it helps the seller and the seller’s agent to accurately represent the home by disclosing damage to prospective buyers (which further helps to curb lawsuits). Damage discovered as a result of a seller’s inspection can either be repaired by the seller (to maintain market value) or used as a negating tool by both seller and buyer.

Being used more and more, a Seller’s Inspection is helping to speed-up the sales process. When sellers can show what damage an inspector found, and how that damage was fixed, the buyer’s confidence may increases enough to move the transaction forward. But, the buyer should always hire an their own inspector to perform another inspection to get a second-opinion.


Insurance Inspection

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This is also known as a “Four Point Insurance Inspection”. This inspection includes the following items:

  • Roof
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating and Cooling systems

This is often required by insurance companies on older homes. Residential Inspection Consultants offers this report on older homes at no additional charge if a whole house inspection is performed.


Termite Inspection

“The roof protects the structure, it’s occupants and their belongings”

wdo-smOur termite inspection is a standard wood destroying organism report to determine if termites or other wood destroying pests are present in the structure. This is a written report sent to our client approximately twenty four hours after the inspection. This inspection is performed by state licensed pest control company.


Radon Testing

“The roof protects the structure, it’s occupants and their belongings”

radon-smThis test is performed using the Radalink Continuous Monitor. The monitor is placed in the home for approximately forty eight hours. The results are upload to the Radalink lab via a cell phone. The results are normally received within one hour after the lab receives the data. The radon report can be emailed directly to our client for review. The Radalink monitor takes a reading every hour and the the readings are averaged to determine the overall radon levels in the home. The radalink monitor also takes temperature, pressure and humidity readings to help determine if the monitor was tampered with during the testing process. This inspection will also include the Roof Condition Certification form when needed.