At HomeTeam, we take great pride in being fast, trusted and accurate. The buyer is about to make a major investment in a home and our job is to help them make sure that they protect it with a comprehensive home inspection by HomeTeam Inspection Service. Our team of professional home inspectors will cover every area of the client's home, inside and out, including the ancillary options listed below.
After the home inspection is complete, the buyer will receive a personal introduction to their home, accompanied by a thorough and easy to read report that contains information they will find valuable for years to come.
Services We Offer
Houses built prior to 1950 are most likely to have items, materials or parts containing asbestos. Asbestos fibers have been used in a wide range of manufactured goods like roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper and cement products, textiles, coatings, insulation on HVAC parts and duct work. Exposure to asbestos can increase the chances of lung disease, so it is important to know whether or not a home contains asbestos.
For many business owners, the building they choose to conduct business in can also be considered their “home.” When purchasing or leasing commercial property, it is important to know the property’s current condition. Choosing HomeTeam to perform your commercial inspection will ensure that you receive the highest quality and most professional inspection available.
Historically, builders used drywall (sheetrock, gypsum board, or wallboard) that was manufactured in the United States for residential construction. However, during the construction-boom years of 2002–2007, a shortage of domestic drywall forced many builders to purchase products that were manufactured in China.
The first step to having an energy-efficient home is to find out which parts of your house use—and waste—the most energy. A home energy audit from HomeTeam will examine, measure, and evaluate the factors that affect energy use in your home, finding energy-saving opportunities.
A four-point inspection may be an important part of purchasing a new homeowner’s insurance policy or renewing an existing policy. It helps the insurance company determine whether to insure the home in its current state or what improvements would be needed to obtain insurance. The focus of a four point inspection is also to determine the approximate age and general condition of major system components.
Indoor Air Quality
Maintaining good indoor air quality is important for your health. According to the EPA, indoor air quality poses a greater health hazard than outdoor air pollution, with pollutant levels averaging 2 to 5 times higher than outside air.
Ensure the Air in Your Home is Safe to Breathe.
Sprinkler system leaks and failures can lead to high water bills and potential damage to your new home or property. Before you purchase a home with a sprinkler system, have it inspected. Even though most of the sprinkler system is located underground, an inspector should assess the sprinkler operation, including a visible inspection of the controllers, connections, sprinkler head locations, etc.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider lead poisoning to be the #1 environmental health threat to American children. Lead paint in home building was not regulated until 1978, so most houses built before 1978 contain some lead-based paint. When lead-based paint deteriorates, it creates an invisible, tasteless, and odorless toxic lead dust.
Some mold problems are obvious — you can see it growing. If you can see mold, or if there is a musty odor in your home, you probably have a mold problem. Others are not so obvious. Mold growth may be found underneath wallpaper and baseboards, behind walls, or may be evidenced by discolored plaster or drywall. Testing is the only way to determine if you have a mold problem and what type it is.
If you are in the process of building your new home, you are probably sifting through architectural drawings, color schemes, and fabric swatches. Before you get too far into the building process, you should ensure that your home is being built with the careful eye of a trained home inspector. Unless deficiencies are caught early, they may be costly—or even impossible—to correct.
Pool & Spa
Swimming pools and spas can be enjoyable additions to any home. Not only should the pool equipment be inspected for proper operation, but the equipment should also be inspected to ensure it conforms to the proper safety parameters. HomeTeam can provide you with an affordable pool inspection, conducted by a knowledgeable inspector that will identify safety concerns and ensure proper operation.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive natural gas that you can’t see, smell, or taste and its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family’s health. According the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second-leading cause of lung cancer in America, claiming about 20,000 lives annually. A simple and inexpensive radon test can determine if you have an elevated levels of radon.
A properly operating septic system is a vital part of homes without city sewer systems. Because the septic system is primarily underground, it is impossible to visually inspect all the components of a septic system without excavating around the holding tank and leach field. Therefore, a non-invasive inspection of the septic system can help determine if the system is operating properly.
Sewer scoping is a video recording of the main sewer line in a home. This type of service is highly recommended as many homes (20 years or older) have clay or other type of sewer piping which is prone to breakage and root intrusion. This can be a very costly repair and sewer scoping may detect the severity of this condition and assist in assessing the damage and cost of repairs.
A professional storm assessment inspection from HomeTeam can provide you with a comprehensive verbal and written report that will give you an accurate assessment of the damage from a recent storm. Rather than a claims adjuster, who works for the insurance company, homeowners across the nation choose HomeTeam to perform their storm assessment inspection.
Pest / Termite
Wood-destroying insects and other organisms can cause serious problems in a home if it goes un-diagnosed for long periods of time. This service has different names in different areas of the country including: Pest Inspections, Termite Inspections, Wood-Destroying Insects Inspections and Wood-Destroying Organisms Inspections, etc.
Water quality is extremely important for any family. Poor water quality can lead to health problems, unpleasant taste and odor, costly treatment systems, and more. While the law mandates that public water systems test and treat the water they provide, this testing only covers the water before it leaves the treatment plant. All of our testing is performed through certified laboratories that will deliver accurate and timely results.
Wind mitigation inspections report on the wind resistance features of a home, building, or structure. These inspections were developed to save homeowners money on home insurance by crediting them for features that mitigate the amount of damage that may occur during a hurricane. A wind mitigation inspection can help you protect your home from damage caused by severe weather and save you money on your home insurance.