Gloucester Home Inspection Services
Gloucester Home Inspections offers professional home inspection services 7 days a week to homebuyers and sellers in Southeastern Virginia. We invite each client to attend their inspection in order to gain a clearer perspective of a home’s condition before proceeding with negotiations. Each non-invasive inspection service adheres to InterNACHI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
General Home Inspection
The follow areas are included in our inspection:
- Roofing System
- Structural Components
- Foundation & Crawl Space
- Fireplace & Chimney
- Attached Garage
- Driveways & Walkways
- Deck & Patio
- Exterior (doors, windows, siding)
- Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
- Attic, Insulation, & Ventilation
- HVAC System
- Plumbing System
- Electrical System
- Outbuildings (for an additional fee)
We also offer the following services:
When the time comes to sell your home, give us a call so that we can perform a comprehensive inspection of the property. This will shed light on existing issues that may require your attention—whether that includes repair, replacement, or simply disclosing the issue to prospective buyers. By making prospective buyers fully aware of the home’s condition, you can prevent stalled negotiations when their own inspection fails to turn up undisclosed defects.
New Construction Inspection
It’s best to schedule a New Construction inspection just before the builder of your new home takes you on the final walkthrough of the property. We’ll examine current construction progress for any safety issues or material defects, verifying the integrity of the structure as well as the functional operation of any installed mechanical systems. If any issues are found, you’ll be able to address them with the builder before the project is complete.
New Construction Phase Inspection
This inspection takes place at three different phases of the residential construction process: pre-concrete pour, framing, and once more before the final walkthrough of the property. We’ll check to ensure that nothing is overlooked during the build and that there are no material defects or safety issues that need addressed by the contractors at any stage of the process.
11th Month Warranty Inspection
Before the builder’s 1-year warranty has expired on your new home, we recommend contacting us to perform a full inspection of the property. If any issues have emerged since you moved in, we’ll identify them and provide you with all of the details that you need in order to decide what to do next. If the discovered issue is included in your warranty, you could be exempt from the cost of repair or replacement.
4 Point Inspection
If the home that you’re considering for purchase is older than 25 years, insurance agencies may require you to schedule this inspection before they’ll be comfortable issuing coverage. The inspection includes four critical components of the home: the roofing system, HVAC system, electrical system, and plumbing system. If each system is found to be in acceptable condition, then you should be eligible for a policy with your respective insurer.
You may wish to have a repaired or replaced component inspected one more time before moving forward with an investment. If we found the component to be defective during our original inspection, we’ll be more than happy to return to the property to look it over again—ensuring that the component in question is safe, sound, and installed correctly.
We offer Radon Testing for any residential property. Radon is a potentially dangerous gas that forms from the decomposition of rock and soil. Over time, the gas can rise through the surface and into the foundation of your home—posing a health threat to any residents. We use a canister test kit to measure radon, sending it off for laboratory testing so that you can obtain completely accurate results. If the radon test comes back positive, we’ll advise you on what you need to do to remove the gas from your home.
Termites can wreak havoc on the structure of a home, making it important to make sure that there’s no existing termite damage before you finalize an investment. We’ll sweep the property for any signs of damage caused by termites as well as ongoing infestations that need to be addressed before you move forward with negotiations.
Home Maintenance Inspection
We recommend this inspection for any homeowner, whether you’ve just moved in or you’ve lived in the same home for years. We’ll carefully examine the readily accessible areas of your home for any damage caused by basic wear and tear or any material defects that have emerged since your last inspection. This will give you an opportunity to keep your home safe and sound while receiving professional home maintenance advice that will educate you on helpful strategies to improve and preserve your home’s condition.
The roofing system is one of the most important components of a home, and it’s beneficial to have the roof inspected even if the rest of the home is in tip-top shape. We’ll evaluate the roof for any deterioration or damage sustained over time that needs to be addressed before you close on a property.
Pool & Spa Inspection
A pool or spa needs to be evaluated by a professional inspector if it’s included with the home that you’re preparing to purchase. We’ll assess the condition of the pool itself as well as any diving boards, ladders, stairs, and mechanical systems. This will protect your investment by ensuring that a pool is safe and free from any defects that would result in expensive repairs if you closed on the home without first addressing the issues with the seller.
Boat Dock/Lift Inspection
When you schedule this inspection, we’ll arrive to your seaside property to inspect the structure of the dock or pier as well as the boat lift and its various mechanical components. We’ll make sure that there are no safety issues, material defects, or problems with the system’s operation that could inconvenience you in the future.
Home Energy Inspection
A Home Energy Inspection is an in-depth evaluation of your home’s HVAC system, insulation, ductwork, and overall energy efficiency. We’ll first examine past utility bills to determine if energy loss may be costing you money. Then we’ll identify any suspected structural components or mechanical systems that need improvement in order to make your home more efficient and cheaper to maintain.
MEET SAFETY STANDARDS
At Gloucester Home Inspections, we’re adamant about making sure that every home meets current safety standards and is a suitable living space for our clients and their families. Contact us today to request an inspection.