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Chimney, Stucco, Termite and Other Specialty Inspections

Stucco, Thermography (Infrared) and so on.

If you have it, we can inspect it!  If we don't have the expertise, we know someone who does.

  • While a general home inspection is a very thorough inspection, it is limited in that it is essentially a visual inspection.  There are times when a more intusive inspection may be needed.  

  • We offer non-invasive and invasive stucco inspections.  Almost every home with stucco for exterior cladding should have a thorough stucco inspection performed.  Minor installation oversights can create serious problems that can be hidden below the surface.

  • Thermography is another service we offer, using infrared technology to see potential moisture issues as well as insights into energy inefficiencies. 

Termite Inspections

Wood destroying insects like termites cause an estimated $5 billion dollars of damage to homes each year. 

  • It's actually more than just a termite inspection.  We offer a "Wood Destroying Insect" inspection which includes termites as well as carpenter ants and bees, wood boring beetles, among other things.  

  • We utilize our own licensed inspectors as well as licensed pest control companies to provide quality inspections and simple scheduling.

Pier, Bulkhead, Seawall,

and other Inspection

Water front property is some of the most sought after, but also comes with some unique challenges.

  • Water front property comes with some major upside, but the harsh environment can also wreak havoc.  We have trained inspectors and a network of contractors that can thoroughly inspect your pier or dock, seawall, boat lifts, etc.  We will provide a detailed report of any repair or maintenance needs so that you can enjoy boating season stress free.

Chimney Inspections

A fireplace in your home can make it feel warm and cozy, but you have to use it safely.

During a chimney inspection, we will inspect the exterior of the chimney and use a camera to inspect the interior of the flue.  This is critical for wood buring fireplaces to ensure you can safely operate your fireplace.  Below are a few safety tips.  Click the image below to print out the full list.

Always Safely Operate Your Fireplace and Stove

 

  • Burn only DRY, seasoned wood.

  • Be certain the damper is OPEN and properly functioning before use. 

  • CLEAN the inside of your stove or fireplace.

  • Allow ashes to COOL before disposing of them.

  • NEVER LEAVE a fire in the fireplace unattended. 

  • Have your chimney and fireplace/stove INSPECTED and cleaned by a certified professional regularly.  Depending on use, this may be needed annually.

  • Minimize your child's chance of burns from the hot glass front of some fireplaces. USE safety screens to reduce the risk of burns.

  • INSTALL and maintain carbon monoxide alarms.

  • INSTALL and maintain smoke alarms.

  • KEEP A FIRE EXTINGUISHER NEARBY.

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