The risk of finding an oil tank means there should always be a tank sweep when buying a house built before 1985, or if the neighborhood existed before 1985.
You should get an oil tank search during the inspection period when buying a home because finding a tank during the tank sweep lead to three main problems:
Problems selling the house
SEWER SCOPING INSPECTION
The purpose of a sewer scope inspection is to determine the condition of the property's sewer line and to determine if the system is functioning as designed. ... A standard scope inspection for a single family residence takes approximately one hour to complete and costs $150 in the Portland metro area.
Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they may find by getting there first.
It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party.
It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that …
Defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTION
A standard home Inspection is a
visual inspection of your property from top to bottom, including all the main systems using the latest tools and technology with an informational walk-through at time of inspection.
RESIDENTIAL POOL / SPA INSPECTION
buying a home with a swimming pool can easily turn from a huge asset to a huge headache. That is why a home inspection with a swimming pool is absolutely necessary before closing the deal on a house. Much like purchasing a used automobile, you cannot gauge the overall health of a swimming pool simply by looking at it. A general rule of thumb is never purchase anything used without inspecting the unit first.
RADON MEASUREMENT TESTING
The EPA recommends that all houses, regardless of what radon zone the house is located in, be tested for radon during point of sale. The most common procedure for radon testing during real estate transactions is for the potential buyer to request the radon test as part of the overall home inspection. The radon test is generally a separate service and must be requested. If the radon test is 4 pCi/L or greater, the EPA recommends the potential buyer negotiate with the seller to have a radon mitigation system installed with the stated goal of bringing the radon level in the home below 4 pCi/L.
Have the property winterized until needed.
REMOTE CRAWLSPACE INSPECTION
It can investigate crawl space, detect structural damage, shoot video, inspect for energy auditing, insect damage etc., listen, and record the live video feed without a human ever having to get into the crawl space.
FLOATING HOME DRY INSPECTION
MOLD INSPECTIONS / AIR SAMPLE
THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA
Mold Inspections - A mold inspection consists of a visual inspection and use of a thermal imaging cameras which allow for easy, damage free, leak detection. This comes standard with all of our mold and home inspections. We look for leaks without cutting into drywall! We are a third party and avoid the conflict of interest inherent in this business with companies that test and remove. We are a test only company.
UV BLACK LIGHT
I use a UV Black light when ever possible during a home inspection.
The light revels Pet stains and human markings. It allows the buyer to see what the naked eye is not seeing. This makes negotiating for flooring easier. Black lights will show anything florescent such as mineral despots and particle contamination. Some time black lights are used for mold detections.
THIS IS A FREE SERVICE. This is one of the most amazing items that I use for my inspections. It give me that ablity to see cold and hot zones along with wet spots behind drywall. The ablity to see insufficent insulation , seeing rodents in walls cavities. ask if you inspectior uses this during the inspection.
This is considered the dry half of the inspection ( above water line )