Bux-Mont Home Inspection Services provides residential home inspections for buyers and sellers in additon to manufactured home inspections. For many clients the purchase of a home is the single largest expense they will ever undertake. The purchase process involves a number of considerations that weigh on the decision to complete the purchase. As a home inspector, I can not advise whether or not to make the purchase, but I can call out items that have a significant impact on the purchase decision. Having a thorough and comprehensive inspection done by an experienced home inspector can be invaluable. The information provided from the home inspection can be very important in helping to make the right decision. A home inspection is a visual assessment of the readily accessible areas of the home’s structure and systems to identify indications of significant material defects and/or significant safety issues in accordance with the NACHI Standards of Practice. The findings from the visual home inspection are used to prepare a report that summarizes the overall general condition of the structure and systems at the time of the inspection for your information. The inspection and report are not intended to be a guarantee or warranty on the condition of the home’s structure and systems. A home inspection also is not a full and comprehensive technical inspection of the entire structure, its systems and components, a code compliance inspection, intended to identify hidden or latent deficiencies/defects or identify every potential defect or repair needed, but can be considered a sound opinion of the existing overall condition of the property at the time of inspection based on my experience and training to help you in your decision process for the purchase of the property.Typically the time to complete the inspection wil run between 3 to 4 hours, but will depend on the age, condition and type of construction. My inspections are not rushed and I will take the time necessary to complete a thorough inspection in addition to addressing any questions or concerns you may have on the property. My findings will be verbally summarized for you on-site during the course of the inspection. A link to access your inspection report will be provided the following day after completion of the inspection. The home inspection fee is based on square footage and starts at $300.
Property assesment and consultation to educate owner on potential inspection issues prior to listing their home for sale. The consultation will provide a review of the readily accessible components of the home that includes the exposed foundation, siding and trim, windows and exterior doors, the roofing system, interior surfaces, the electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems to identify significant issues that may come up during the course of a buyer’s inspection. The review will be a visual non destructive observation of existing conditions at the time of the site visit. Should any significant issues be identified, suggestions for corrective action needed will be discussed along with providing general recommendations on how to prepare for the buyer’s inspection.
Sampling of Suspect Mircobial Growth
Occasionally during the course of the home inspection suspect microbial growth is found. Suspect microbial growth sometimes is observed on surfaces of a finished basement where there has been a moisture problem or prior flooding, or at windows, walls and ceilings where water leaks have occurred. Mold spores are everywhere to some degree within the environment and can affect people very differently depending on their personal tolerance to these allergens. Some groups of molds are known to produce mycotoxins which exposure to can cause sickness and significant health issues. Confirmation of suspect microbial growth can only be done through sample collection and analysis by a qualified lab. Should suspect microbial growth be found during the course of a home inspection Bux-Mont Home Inspection Services can provide you with sample collection for lab analysis through direct sampling using either a slide or swab for sample collection. The lab report is typically available within 5 business days from collection of the sample(s). The analysis will provide confirmation whether or not there is active microbial growth, and if so, determine the genus of the mold spores.
Bux-Mont Home Inspection Services | 6907 Easton Road FRNT, Box 338 | Pipersville, Pa | 18947 | Phone: 267-898-2218