Residential Home Inspections
A home inspection is a thorough inspection of a property’s interior and exterior. Mose often a home inspection is done prior to the sale of a property. By bringing in a neutral party to inspect the property, a potential buyer will be able to fairly evaluate the condition of a property before purchasing it. Some of the things an inspector will look at include:
- Outside walls and foundation
- Internal walls
- Large appliances
- Heating and air conditioning systems
All home inspections come with a free detailed report of what our inspector found on the property. This report will be send via email within a few days after the inspection has been completed. To learn more about what we look at in a home inspection take a look at our home inspection checklist.
Cornerstone uses thermal imaging technology primarily as a screening tool for moisture detection. Thermal inspections use infrared imaging to provide important information relating to otherwise inaccessible areas of a building. Infrared can detect differences in temperature from one area of a house to another and help locate an abnormal moisture condition. These temperature variations can show up on the camera’s view screen as “cold” or “hot” spots and may reveal hidden problems that often cannot be detected in the course of a traditional visual inspection. These problems may include:
- Hidden moisture intrusion
- The moisture sources of mold
- Plumbing leaks
- Roof and ceiling leaks
Thermal imaging technology is used at the discretion of the inspector and may not be included on every inspection. Cornerstone does not conduct an energy audit as a part of a standard home inspection. The energy efficiency windows, doors and insulation is beyond the scope of a standard home inspection. If the energy efficiency of any component of a home is a concern, we recommend contacting a certified HERS rated home energy rater. There are limitations with thermal imaging technology. If a problem is suspected in any area of a home, direct visualization is always the best method of inspection. Problems may be concealed behind finished walls and ceilings and go undetected.
Mold can be a hidden threat to any property. We offer mold inspections, for residential and commercial property. Our services are often used by individuals, suspect they have a mold problem. This is most common in properties that have been vacant for a substantial amount of time, or are being sold “as is”. By catching mold early on, you can save thousands of dollars in repairs later on.
Mold inspections include:
- Visual inspection
- Thermal imaging inspection
- Three total samples with accredited lab analysis
- Written Report
- Referral to licensed remediation contractor if warranted
Additional samples available for an additional fee. See our pricing guide for current prices.