Eye Spy Home Inspections takes an investigative approach to our general home inspections or commonly referred to as a buyer inspection. I follow the ASHI Standards of Practice per the state of Utah, inspecting all visible and readily accessible areas of the home. Safety is always number one, but I will attempt to inspect even the most difficult spaces to uncover any issues that may be hiding. Hire an inspector willing to go the extra mile for YOU.
As the buyer, you are highly encouraged to attend the inspection, especially if you are a first time home-buyer. I want this to be an enjoyable process for you and get you involved in the inspection to further expand your knowledge of not only building science, but your future home!
If you are building a home, consider not only having the home inspected prior to closing, but having an 11 Month Warranty Inspection completed as well!
Below is a list of the standard areas of the home that are inspected during a General Home Inspection:
A Smooth Inspection Includes:
If you are thinking of putting your home on the market, you should consider having a pre-listing inspection completed first. Pre-listing inspections are performed just like a general home inspection. There are many advantages you gain from having a pre-listing inspection completed. Put more CONTROL in your hands. Typically a buyers inspector will come in and find numerous defects in your home that you then need to get repaired in a relatively short time period. This can cause a lot of stress due to the short time frame you have to complete repairs and often results in overpaying. By completing a pre-listing inspection you can take all the time you need to decided which repairs will increase the VALUE the most so you get the highest return on investment. Make these repairs on YOUR TIME and get multiple repair estimates saving you money in the long run.
Who doesn't want a SMOOTH AND SHORT CLOSING? When a home inspector finds defects we usually recommend a qualified licensed professional evaluate the issue and make the necessary repairs. This can cause delays getting to the closing table. By tackling needed repairs that were found during the pre-listing inspection you reduce the amount of repair requests, typically shortening the time it takes to get to the closing table.
Significantly increase the likelihood of a successful sale. Too often deals fall through after a potential buyers inspector finds a major issue that could have been dealt with earlier. Provide the pre-listing inspection report as a resource and a token of good faith to potential buyers. The buyer can get a full glimpse of the condition of the home and see all the repairs you've made to warrant the listing price. This typically results in reduced negotiations. You may also save yourself more time by foregoing the need for a buyer inspection.
Don't waste your time, energy and money and risking having a failed sale!
Most builders offer a one-year warranty on a new home. I will come out prior to the expiration date and a full home inspection will be performed. Just like general home inspections, I will take a non-invasive investigative approach to your warranty inspection, evaluating all visible and readily accessible areas and components of the home. You will receive a shortened, yet comprehensive report, complete with photos that includes information on any material defects observed during inspection. You can use this valuable information and present it to the builder to get corrected prior to your warranty expiring. Let me help you get items corrected on the builders dime or warranty companies dime rather than your own.
Properties can become contaminated from any kind of methamphetamine activity including the production, use cutting, selling, or distribution. Persons who are generally contaminated (such as on their clothing or in their hair) can carry contamination into a property when they visit or enter the property. The level of contamination depends on the amount of activity conducted on the property. A single event can result in detectable levels of contamination. During manufacturing of meth, the chemical compounds can become airborne and settle onto different surfaces. Chemicals can also be spilled during the production. These chemicals are very hazardous and can contaminate an entire home. Having a meth inspection done before purchasing a home can save you up to tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and decontamination of methamphetamine in your new home. Contact us to have a meth inspection added to your general home inspection or have it completed as a separate home inspection service.
Radon is an odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium in soil and rock, it then enters the home through the foundation. Radon accounts for up to 70% of all the radiation that Utah residents are exposed to. The Environmental Protection Agency and US Surgeon General have stated that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon. Testing is the only way to find out your home's radon levels. EPA recommends that you test your home before putting it on the market and, if necessary, lower your radon levels. Save the test results and all information you have about steps that were taken to fix any problems. This could be a positive selling point. If you are looking to put your house on the market, it is also a great idea to have your home tested for radon along with the pre-listing home inspection. If you aren't looking to purchase a new home or list your current home, the EPA suggests getting your home tested, especially homes below the third floor, every few years to check radon levels.
Mold thrives in areas with high moisture, high humidity, and poor ventilation. If you are concerned that you may have a mold problem in your home, then you should consider having a complete mold inspection done or have it added onto your General Home Inspection. You can count on me to provide you with a 100% unbiased analysis of your home, as I am not affiliated with any other restoration/remediation company. It is a conflict of interest that I highly recommend you avoid.
Upon Arrival At Your Home You Can Expect The Inspection To Proceed As Follows:
Have our mold inspection service added to your general home inspection or pre-listing inspection today, or have us come test it separately if you have any concerns regarding your current home!
Buying a home has always been the "American Dream", right? It is easily one of the biggest investments you will EVER make! That is why having a thorough, non-invasive General Home Inspection (Buyer Inspection) performed is a big investment all in its own. Know that I am here for YOU. I will spend as much time as you need explaining my findings and answering any questions you may have regarding your General Home Inspection. After having your future home evaluated from top to bottom, including all systems and components, my goal is to help put your mind at ease that the investment you are making is a smart one! So call or click today to schedule your general home inspection.
If you are selling a home, it is just as important to get an inspection as if you were buying one. Having a Pre-Listing Inspection (seller inspection) helps to put the control back in your hands. A Pre-Listing Inspection is completed prior to putting your home on the market and will help get you prepared by revealing any significant defects that you can get repaired at your leisure saving you time, stress and money. Help avoid last minute negotiations and delays, faster close and help you get full asking price by getting a Pre-Listing Inspection completed.
Potential home buyers and sellers seek out real estate professionals for their advice and guidance. Buying or selling can be incredibly stressful and complicated. One thing you can do to help with that is by referring a qualified, trained inspector like myself that will provide them with a complete customer-focused professional evaluation of their home at a competitive price. You value your reputation just as much as I do, therefore let me show you why I would be a good referral for your client! Lets build a lasting professional relationship and help our clients get into their dream home!