National Home Inspection Service has several different types of inspections. A sample of the different types of inspections can be found below.
Standard Home Inspection: This is the most common type of inspection, consisting of a visual inspection of the home from roof to foundation. The objective of this inspection is to objectively identify material defects in the systems, structures and components of the home, in adherence to ASHI or NAHI Standards.
Partial Home Inspection: This is an inspection done only on a specific part of the home. A roof inspection or foundation inspection would fall into this category. Partial inspections do not take as much time as a full whole house inspection and usually can be completed under an hour.
Pre-Listing Inspections: This is a great way to get your listing sold. Your client will get more money if the house is in top shape. So why wait until your buyer’s inspector finds problems. Chances are they’ll want to discount your asking price more than the cost of an inspection.
New Construction Inspections: New Construction Inspections take place while the home is in the different phases of construction. Phase inspections usually include Footings & Foundation, Framing, Final and Warranty Inspections.
New Home Inspection: New Home Inspections take place when the home has been completed for occupancy but before the final walk-thru with the Builder. This inspection includes items in a standard home inspection, final punch-out items, and a quality “fit and finish” inspection based on local building standards. New Home Inspections provide the client with a list of items that need attention before moving into home. The inspection also provides the Builder with a Documented List of items that needs attention prior to settlement. Reputable Builders usually want to please the buyer and real estate agent for referrals.
Commercial Inspections: Commercial Inspection, like standard inspections, evaluates the electrical systems, mechanical systems, structure, plumbing, HVAC, roof and other major components of a building. Price for Commercial Inspections varies based on the type and size of the building.
Wood Destroying Insect Inspection: The Ohio Department of Agriculture requires WDI inspectors and their Business’s be licensed before filling out Form NPMA-33 for a real estate transaction. The most common type of infestations in Ohio consists of subterranean termites, carpenter ants, wood boring bees and powder post beetles.
Gas Line Inspection: This inspection utilizes special instrumentation to measure gas line leaks within the structure. Gas line warranty programs have become common due to the possibility of a leak developing in the home or along the underground service line to the home. Gas line warranties can be obtained from private insurance companies or from your local gas company. Prices will very based on the age of home.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It is a radioactive gas emitted from the ground that may seep into a home. The Ohio Department of Health requires that Radon Testers and Radon Mitigation Contractors be licensed and testing equipment calibrated annually. National Home Inspection Service uses a 48-hour electronic continuous monitor to determine the radon level in the
home. The EPA, Surgeon General and CDC all recommend radon testing.
Environmental Inspections: Specialized inspections that utilize special instrumentation such as Infrared Cameras, Air Quality Equipment, Moisture Meters, Lab Tests, and other Diagnostic Equipment to evaluate health related problems that exist in today’s homes. Testing specialist and remediation contractors have become an important part of today’s real estate industry.