North Lake Tahoe and Truckee home inspection services:
Standard Home Inspection: We will inspect your roof, siding, foundation, driveway, grading, electrical system, plumbing, heating, ventilation, furnace, windows, doors, interiors, and more. You will receive a detailed and descriptive report that will explain any deficiencies in the house. Photographs will point out exactly where these issues are, and if these are a safety issue. At the end of the inspection, you will have the chance to meet with the inspector on-site, and/or contact the home inspector afterwards to discuss any part of the report. See InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for more information. Click here for a sample report.
Pre-Listing Inspection: Inform yourself about all the issues in your home before putting it on market. This inspection gives you the same detailed and thorough report of the Standard Home Inspection to let you decide what to repair so there are no surprised when your home goes into escrow. We will put you in touch with honest and proficient contractors to take care of any plumbing, electrical, structural, HVAC, or finish work that needs to be done to give you the confidence needed to close the deal.
Commercial Inspection: As a Certified Master Inspector and licensed Civil Engineer, I will be able to inspect all aspects of commercial properties up to 100,000 square feet. There is no need for a separate structural inspection, since your inspector will include the structural inspection with the commercial inspection report. After reviewing all plumbing systems, electrical systems, structure, retaining walls, attic, crawlspaces, finishes, and more, we will meet for a walk-through to discuss all issues found. See InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice for Commercial Properties for more information on what is included. I am also available to review plans, discuss remodel options, and more.
Radon Testing: Have your home tested for radon concentration using a continuous radon monitor. Stephen Saturno is a Certified Radon Measurement Professional. We place a radon monitor in the home for a minimum 48 hours and will deliver a report detailing our findings and recommendations. Due to the health concerns of radon, we now recommend a Radon test with every home inspection.
Infrared Thermography: During most inspections (weather and temperature permitting), we use a Flir E8 infrared camera to help evaluate the home for thermal anomalies which can indicate moisture intrusion, verification of heating system, and identify hot spots in electrical panels. Stephen Saturno is a Certified Residential Thermographer.
Draw Inspection: If you are building a home and obtain a construction loan, your bank will hire a Draw Inspector to verify that you have completed the areas of construction that you have stated, in order to make another draw on your loan. We provide this service to banks and third party companies who work with banks.
Serving Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, West shore of Lake Tahoe, and surrounding areas