Home Inspection Services
Official Home Inspection
Home inspections are far more complicated than simply looking at a home and giving a thumbs up or thumbs down. They should make you feel confident in your decision-making ability. We understand this and that is precisely why we focus on every aspect of a home’s structural, systematic, and aesthetic integrity. At the end of the day, we have one goal – to provide home inspection services that help you make the right call.
In-Depth Home Inspections
Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, and foundation. Ask about horizontal cracks versus parallel cracks. Is the foundation secure? Does the roof leak? Has there been a fire in the attic? These are all questions your inspection should answer.
Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans, and light fixtures. Ask if the electrical panel is on a recall list. Does the electrical panel use breakers or fuses?
Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste, and vent pipes. including condition. Toilets, showers, sinks, faucets, and traps. It does not include a sewer inspection.
Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, garbage disposal, and even smoke detectors. Washers and dryers are typically included as well if they remain with the home, but ask because those appliances are personal property.
Systems & Components
Condition analysis of water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimneys, and fireplaces.
Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lights and exterior receptacles.
Roof & Attic
Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing, and gutters. How many layers are on the roof? When will it need to be replaced? What is the average life expectancy of a roof?
Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows, and roof.
Radon Testing & Monitoring
Radon is an inert, radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, causing approximately 22,000 deaths each year. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Surgeon General strongly recommend that further action be taken (mitigation) when a home’s radon test results are 4.0 pCi/L or greater. The higher the radon level, the greater the health risk to you and your family. Reducing your radon levels can be done easily, effectively and fairly inexpensively. Even homes with very high radon levels can be reduced below 4 pCi/L.
We only test with the best equipment – a 48 hour Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) that allows us to bypass laboratory testing and gives an hourly reading to accurately assess the levels of radon in your home. It also allows us to monitor the environment for tampering, humidity, and more to ensure an accurate reading. Setup is quick and easy, and results are provided on a full, detailed report with recommendations provided so you aren’t left in the dark about how you should interpret results.
Trusted Throughout Northeast Ohio
Official Home Inspection, LLC services areas of northeast Ohio including Cuyahoga, Medina, Summit, and Lorain counties and parts of Portage County. Here are just some of the cities in our service area. Get in touch with us today to see if offer our home inspection services in your area.
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Akron, Ohio
- Canton, Ohio
- Avon, Ohio
- Brecksville, Ohio
- Brunswick, Ohio
- Chagrin Falls, Ohio
- Hudson, Ohio
- Independence, Ohio
- Kent, Ohio
- Lakewood, Ohio
- Medina, Ohio
- Montrose, Ohio
- North Olmsted, Ohio
- Parma, Ohio
- Solon, Ohio
- Strongsville, Ohio
- Willoughby, Ohio