When you are ready to purchase a home whether it is an older home or new construction you can count on your Golden Star Home Inspector to deliver a thorough inspection with a fully completed easy to understand inspection report.
New Home Construction
Newly constructed homes are no less apt to have deficiencies as a home that is 100 years old. An article by Reuben Saltzman at the Startribune.com sums up why it’s important to have a new home inspected before you take ownership.
A New Home Construction Inspection done by Golden Star Home Inspections is your last chance to identify errors the builder may have made during the construction.
Water Quality Testing
Water contains differing amounts of natural and artificial contaminants. Many of these contaminants are beneficial and sometimes essential to human nutrition. Although, at elevated levels, certain contaminants have been linked to a variety of health problems. We work closely with a local laboratory to provide accurate and timely results.
Infrared thermal inspections are an excellent way to assess the energy/moisture problems that a home or building may have. This nondestructive testing technique is the most accurate and effective method of determining deficiencies related to: air infiltration, insulation voids, damaged insulation, subsurface moisture, leaky ducts, poor workmanship, and pinpointing energy deficiencies.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends home buyers get their new homes tested for Radon. Please visit www.epa.gov/radon for more information about this harmful odorless, colorless, cancer-causing radioactive gas or click the icon.
A sewer scope is a video inspection of the privately-owned lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the publicly-owned city or HOA tap or septic tank. Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of.
Molds are fungi that live both outdoors and indoors. The CDC says there are as many as 300,000 different species of mold. Mold grows and reproduces quickly in damp, warm conditions. Any kind of mold can be a grave issue for people who have underlying illnesses and it can cause structural damage if left undetected and untreated. if you suspect you have mold in your home, don’t wait, address the issue immediately.
11 Month Warranty Inspection
Most builders offer a one year warranty on a new home. We’ll come out during the 11th month and perform a full home inspection before the builder’s warranty expires. Our non-invasive inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the interior and exterior of the structure including its major systems and components.
Pre-Listing (Move-In Certified) Inspection
Seller inspections (sometimes referred to as pre-listing inspections) are becoming more popular because they virtually eliminate all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the home inspection until a buyer is found. In many ways, waiting to schedule the inspection until after a home goes under agreement is too late.