Services

Ampwood Home Inspections is dedicated to providing reliable service and detailed reports on:

  • The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
  • Major and minor deficiencies
  • Any major expenditure necessary
  • What to watch out for
  • Helpful home preservation tips
  • Safety concerns
  • And much more

Our home inspections generally last three hours and we request  you to join us as we point out any required work and also the positive aspects of your home.  Ampwood Home Inspections does not preform inspections without the client present during the inspection.   In addition to the inspection, we will provide you with a detailed report, ensuring that you understand everything and answer any questions you may have.

Our services include:

  1. Buyer /Pre-Purchase Home Inspection
  2. New Construction Inspections – PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspections)
  3. Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections – Tarion Home Warranty 30 day, 1 year and 2 year Inspections
  4. Investor Property Inspections includes Multi Unit Housing
  5. Seller / Pre-Listing Home Inspection / Seller Certified Home Program
  6. Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspections
  7. Maintenance/Preventative Care Inspections

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Purchasing a new home can be a tedious task, however a pre-purchase inspection can relieve your stress and educate you about the home you have your hopes and future dreams set on. All aspects and items of a home are typically reviewed and tested to verify proper operation or installation during a home inspection. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.

New Construction Inspections – (PDI – Pre Delivery Inspection)

Upon the completion of new construction projects, an inspection is important to ensuring the safety of future tenants. We inspect before the final Builder’s Customer Service or Superintendent walk through.  Ampwood Home Inspections will verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the builder depending on the builder’s policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection, a completed report will be distributed to you.

Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections – Tarion Home Warranty

Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty.  The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.

Investor Property Inspections – Includes Multi-Unit Housing

Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long term tenant’s departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.

Seller Certified Home Program (Seller / Pre-Listing Inspections)

Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer’s shock at the “functional condition” of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner’s knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing it on the market is an ideal way to identify and either repair or reveal the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can’t make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.

Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspections

Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-destructive technology that allows me to show you things about your home that no one can show you with conventional inspection methods.
An infrared inspection can identify:
  • electrical faults before they cause a fire;
  • overloaded and undersized circuits;
  • circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement;
  • missing, damaged and/or wet insulation;
  • heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors;
  • water and moisture intrusion that could lead to mold;
  • hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;
  • air-conditioner compressor leaks;
  • under-fastening and/or missing framing members;
  • structural defects;
  • broken seals in double-pane windows;
  • energy loss and efficiency;
  • dangerous flue leaks;
  • damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;
  • unknown plumbing leaks;
  • overheated equipment

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