Home Inspection Services in MD, PA, WV & VA
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection from a leading home inspection company will give you peace of mind and assist you in a fair and smooth transaction. 4 State Home Inspections wants you to be able to buy or sell with confidence. An experienced inspector will prepare your home inspection report with details that are easy to read. Our report will include the condition of every major component from the roof to the basement. We will dictate major and minor deficiencies. If any major expenditures are necessary, we will include them on the report. The report will also include what to watch out for, helpful home preservation tips and safety concerns. Our home inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions. Below you find a list of our services and brief inspection explanation. Call us today. We inspect within 48 hours, seven days a week.
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.
There are many areas in every home where mold growth can be hiding. A professional mold inspection can help you identify those areas where mold is actively growing in your home. Mold inspections will often reveal multiple areas of mold contamination, which effectively have a cumulative effect equal to that of a very large area. Mold and moisture inspections are always recommended even when mold contamination is not present in a building. These inspections are performed for individuals suffering from health problems believed to be related to poor indoor air quality, as well as, during real estate transactions, and litigation between buyers/sellers, tenants/landlords, or claimants and insurance companies. Because indoor mold is a direct cause of so many health problems, a mold inspection is a wise investment for everyone, not just those who are already suffering symptoms.
Radon is a cancer-causing, natural, radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend that all homes be tested for the presence of radon. 4 State Home Inspections is a qualified radon testing service, having completed the Radon Measurement Operator Proficiency course. We use measuring devices that are placed in the lowest level of the residence for a period of 48 hours, with the results available at the end of the test.
Septic Tank Inspections
When buying or selling a property with an onsite sewage system, most purchasers and lenders require an inspection and certification that the septic system is functioning properly. 4 State Home Inspections offers a standard and a comprehensive inspection that you can trust. We will:
- Check septic tank (and pump tank if applicable) for surface and/or ground water leaks.
- Assess pump operation (if applicable)
- Check that the drain field is being properly maintained
- Check accessible drain field lines
Well Water Inspections
The presence of contaminants in water can lead to health issues, including gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and neurological disorders. Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people whose immune systems are compromised because of AIDS, chemotherapy, or transplant medications, may be especially susceptible to illness from some contaminants. We will test your well water for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels.
Home Energy Reports
A home energy audit is an analysis of structure, which indicates how and where that structure can reduce energy consumption and save energy costs. Most homes, especially older ones, waste huge amounts of energy without realizing it. An energy audit reveals how and where energy is wasted, and methods for reducing energy waste and overall energy consumption. An energy audit can provide ways to reduce energy, and lower energy consumption means lower energy costs.
Additional Home Inspection Services
- New Construction Inspections
- Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
- Investor Property Inspections – Includes Multi-Unit Housing
- Seller Certified Home Program (Pre-Listing Inspections)