Neighborhood Environmental Report
The Neighborhood Environmental Report is a detailed analysis the area near your home. Compiled from over 1400 sources, this extensive report lists confirmed environmental hazards and those currently under investigation. These include hazardous waste sites, drug labs, radioactive material, hazardous substance release, emergency response notification sites, brownfields, superfunds, leaks, spills, investigations, and cleanups. If you are ordering a home inspection and may want this report please let me know. I will be glad to provide you with a sample report.
Whole Home Infrared Inspections
Infrared Inspections can be used to find areas of hidden moisture intrusion, damaged HVAC ducts, insulated windows with broken seals, missing insulation behind walls/ceilings/floors, deficiencies in radiant heat systems, hot water lines inside slabs, gaps in hazardous exhaust systems, roof leaks, hidden cracks in walls, overheating electrical panels, air gaps near windows/doors/siding and much more.
Thermography is used in many industries including medical, defense, and manufacturing. Imaging equipment in general is used similarly insomuch as temperature differentials are observed and sometimes measured. The quality of imaging equipment and images produced varies greatly even with industries. The brand and model of cameras we have is the most advanced of those used in the home inspection industry.
The project begins with a detailed examination of the home. Mechanical systems, structural components, floor plan, building materials, roofs, fireplaces, chimneys, foundations, windows, doors, grading, drainage and information relative to how all of these fit together in the specific home are taken into account.
Then comes an extensive preparation of the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, exhaust, air flow and other systems throughout the home. Conditions throughout the entire house must be created in order to allow for the best inspection environment possible. These may vary seasonally and from house to house.
The third step is a methodical, foot by foot, top to bottom thermographic scan of the home. Constant technical adjustments are made in order to uncover various ranges of major and minor temperature differentials. Deciphering what the photos actually mean is where the detailed initial examination, the prep work and, above all, and experience comes into play.
Once the data is collected a report will be complied with my findings. It will show detailed imaging along with an analysis of home conditions and further suggestions for improvements.
Wood Destroying Insect Inspections & Reports
The Veterans Administration requires pest inspections for home loans in some parts of Michigan. These include Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, St. Clair, Livingston, Washtenaw and Monroe Counties in the Detroit area. Please let us know if you are applying for a VA or FHA home loan when you schedule your Home Inspection.
Water quality is a major concern of most homeowners. Many contaminants contribute to poor water quality. Sometimes, the source of contamination is simply a natural occurrence in the environment. Rocks containing contaminants such as lead, arsenic, and nitrates can contribute to unsafe levels in the water and can only be identified through testing water. Other times, the source may be man-made, such as a failed septic tank, waste from households or industry, or lawn and home pesticides.