AmeriSpec Inspection Services
This inspection service is a comprehensive analysis of a home’s visible and readily accessible components. Thermal imaging is included for free when necessary as a diagnostic tool to determine if there are existing issues related to energy loss, electrical hazards, or moisture intrusion within the home’s structure. You’ll receive a full inspection report within 24 hours of the completed service.
We inspect over 400 items, including:
- Roofing System
- Foundation & Crawl Spaces
- Structural Components
- Attached Garage & Carport
- Grading & Drainage
- Driveways & Walkways
- Exterior (doors, windows, cladding, soffits, fascias)
- Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
- Attic, Insulation, & Ventilation
- Fireplace & Chimney
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
- Heating System
- Air-Conditioning System
- Built-in Appliances
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, a by-product of the decay of uranium and radium. Studies of humans exposed to both high and low levels of radon have shown increased occurrences of lung cancer. Radon gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless, so the only way to know the level of radon in your home is to test for it. AmeriSpec® radon inspection service includes the placement of testing devices to measure ongoing levels of radon in habitable areas of homes. These measurements evaluate the level of radon to determine whether any form of improvement is required. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, you should take steps to resolve the issue if your radon level is 4pCi/l or higher. The EPA document, A Citizen’s Guide to Radon (Third Edition), provides basic information everyone should know about radon. For more information on how to reduce risks to your health posed by radon, call your State Radon Office for copies of these guides:
- Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon
- Radon in Schools
- Radon: A Physician’s Guide
- Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction
- How Radon Works
For more on indoor air quality, visit EPA Newsletters and Publications.
Test Results in Metro Detroit
Below is a map of several years of testing we have done through the Metro Detroit area. Even though this is a very small sample considering the size of the area you can see that no areas are exempt from testing positive for radon. We suggest all home be tested. There are many documented cases where two adjacent properties have very different levels of radon. The EPA suggest remediation when levels are above 4 pCi/L and additional testing between 2 & 4.
The results of 403 test:
28% with levels above 4.0
33% with levels between 2 and 3.9
39% with levels below 2
Note: Pin locations are in the general area of the test and does not reflect the actual test location.
Additional Inspection Services
A Pre-Listing Inspection is designed to give sellers a clear idea of a home’s condition before they put it up for sale. By scheduling this inspection ahead of time, you’ll know what areas of the home need improvement and can arrange for repairs before putting your home on the market—and by disclosing this information, you’ll earn the buyer’s trust when their own inspector’s assessment confirms the information you’ve shared.
Re-InspectionsIf we discovered any defective items when we inspected your prospective home, you should consider scheduling a Re-Inspection once repairs or improvements have been made. By ensuring that the previously defective component is now in good condition, you can have peace of mind moving forward with a real estate transaction.
New Construction InspectionFor this inspection service, we’ll perform a comprehensive evaluation of a newly constructed home before the builder’s final walkthrough. If defective building materials or other safety issues are discovered, you’ll have time to request repairs from the builder before moving in to the home.
11th Month Warranty InspectionA newly constructed home can sometimes develop issues within the first year that may be covered by the builder’s warranty. Before your 1-year warranty on the home expires, we recommend scheduling this comprehensive inspection of the property. If issues are discovered, you’ll have a chance to consult your warranty to see if the builder is liable for assisting with the cost of repairs.
Investigative Home Inspection ServicesAt AmeriSpec Inspection Services, we firmly believe that bringing in a qualified home inspector is one of the best steps you can take toward making a protected investment. We’re dedicated to helping you acquire every ounce of knowledge it takes to make a great buying decision. Contact us today to request an inspection.
In addition to normal business hours, Saturday appointments are available.