WARRANTIES, FREE- Thermal Imaging Services-Tools- and Technology are what makes me different from other home inspectors.
I give ALL of my customers FREE!! ($225 Value) Thermal Imaging scanning with every inspection!! This is usually an expensive add-on service when you talk to other companies. But I believe everyone deserves this service because I know I would never want to have my own home inspection done without it. Great home inspections are what I am here to do but I just wanted to give you a glimpse into the tools and technology I use to separate myself from other home inspectors:
As a father and a husband, nothing is more important to me than the safety of my family. I treat every home inspection as if it were my own. That is why I use gas leak detectors, thermal imaging cameras, borescope inspection cameras, and electrical outlet detectors that go above and beyond what normal home inspectors do during a "visual inspection only". Radon, carbon monoxide, and other testing are made available at additional costs and when required.
I have found my drone to be more useful than I ever thought possible for my home inspections. While I make every attempt to "walk" every roof during a home inspection, there are times when second story houses and very steep pitches of roofs and weather make it impossible and unsafe to be on. Weather such as ice, snow, rain, or high winds are a home inspector's worst enemy, but I have found that by using the NEW DJI Phantom 4 camera drone, I can see high resolution pictures and videos of the roof safely during these conditions. It also allows me to see on the tops of chimneys and gables that I might not otherwise be able to inspect even when walking a roof during a home inspection.
Thermal Imaging Camera
THIS IS A FREE SERVICE!! This is one of the most amazing pieces of technology I have invested in for doing home inspections. Thermal imaging not only shows me hot and cold zones so I can help make your home more energy efficient, but it also gives me vision to things you can't see with the naked eye during my home inspection. For example, wet spots behind walls and leaks that could cause future damage and create harmful mold, pet urine under carpets, insufficient insulation, seeing rodents in wall cavities, termite detection, and possible harmful electrical issues.
Inspection Apps on Ipad
Apps for our IPads and IPhones are one of the best ways we have to help ensure we inspect all of our items by giving us a very good detailed list during my home inspection. These programs help me insert photos and add proper home inspection comments into reports easily so you can see upfront any issues I find. They also help ensure accuracy, and a lot more speed. Reports can be emailed, so you can get your inspection report faster and eliminate the delay in the purchase of your home. This technology has saved a lot of paper usage and helps make sure if you were to lose your reports them they can be resent to you quickly.
My Borescope is a huge help during my home inspections. It allows me to look into areas that our flashlight and eyes cannot see. It has the ability to not only take pictures but it can also record video when needed along with inspector commentary to help make your home inspection report even better.
UV Black light
When its dark enough in certain areas of a house I like to use a UV Black light whenever possible during my home inspections. It can show pet stains and detect human waste products as well. These are important to see if trying to negotiate new carpet or money off towards the purchase of the home. Black lights will also show anything that is fluorescent such as mineral deposits, particulate contamination, and is sometimes used in mold detection. Being able to possibly see things that my normal vision cannot help make me a better home inspector.
Electrical Outlet Detector/Circuit Analyzer
You will see a lot of inspectors "only" use a little outlet tester when inspecting outlets, those are OK but they do not show anything except if its wired correctly. I take things a step above most by using a outlet tester that is also a circuit analyzer. This lets us know if the circuit that outlet is on is properly grounded which is very important for safety It also shows me if the outlet is getting proper voltage or not enough. Every home inspection I do lets me know the house is wired properly and has plenty of power before recommending the home through my home inspection report.
Gas Leak Detector
During a home inspection of course our noses are our first line of defense when it comes to possible gas leaks. But they can be very minor and dissipate too quickly for humans to detect on our own. So I rely on an electronic gas leak detector. They are far more sensitive than my nose and provide me with a sense of security when checking connections that they are safe and sound during my home inspection.