Included Systems and Components
8 Points Home Inspection follows the Massachusetts Standards of Practice during a home inspection to guarantee the quality and accuracy of the written report.
- Exterior Siding and Trim
- Foundation and Framing
- Basements and Readily Accessible Crawl Spaces
- Heating and Cooling Systems
- Electrical and Mechanical Systems
- Water Supply, Drainage, and Plumbing Fixtures
- Insulation and Ventilation
- Built-in Kitchen Appliances
- Doors and Windows
The Licensed Inspector will examine the visible and accessible structures, systems, and built-in appliances of the home. After completion of the inspection you will receive a detailed report of the home’s current condition within 24 hours of the inspection.
Pre-listing / Sellers Inspection
Having a current inspection report can really help in selling a home. Through our comprehensive inspection and report you will be made fully aware of the existing problems with the home that could create major issues when listing. This information will allow you to make repairs or disclose information to potential buyers. Being prepared and honest with buyers will help you close quickly and avoid a long and drawn out selling process.
New Construction Inspection
Before the builder’s final walkthrough, a professional inspector will search for flaws in the construction. New homes can have just as many issues as older ones, and having the home properly inspected may save you big in the long run. This way you can request repairs from the builder before you have officially closed on the home.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can be harmful to your health in high concentrations. As an NRPP-certified radon measurement professional, the Inspector can perform an optional test that will help you understand if you are at risk. Knowing that your property is within acceptable levels will give you peace of mind for your family’s safety and health.
WDI / Termite Inspection
Termites and other wood-destroying insects are common throughout New England. When you choose this service, we will investigate for current activity and past infestations. These types of pests can cause actual damage to the structural stability of your home. Staying on the lookout is a wise choice!
If your home has a private well, the Inspector can take a water sample and send to a lab for a complete analysis. The results will show you any contaminants and the makeup of your home’s water.
This service is especially for buyers that needed to forego a detailed inspection in order to bid on a house. After your sale is complete, the Inspector will perform the same in-depth inspection as they would pre-purchase in order to teach you about your home’s condition and make sure you are fully aware of all its strengths and weaknesses.
Tools and Technologies
By definition, a home inspection is limited to readily accessible systems and components. When having more information could be helpful, the Inspector may draw from a collection of specialized tools to provide you with additional insight.
- Thermal Imaging Camera
- Digital Clamp Meter
- Moisture Meter
- Gas Leak Detector