Home Inspection Services
Stewart Property Inspections, LLC abides by the InterNACHI Standards of Practice in our inspections. We perform a non-invasive visual inspection of the following structures and components as part of our Buyer’s Inspections:
- Roof, vents, flashings and trim
- Gutters and downspouts
- Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
- Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings
- Eaves, soffit and fascia
- Grading and drainage
- Basement, foundation and crawlspace
- Water penetration and foundation movement
- Heating systems
- Cooling systems
- Main water shut off valves
- Water heating system
- Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
- Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
- Electrical service line and meter box
- Main disconnect and service amperage
- Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
- Grounding and bonding
- GFCI’s and AFCI’s
- Fireplace damper door and hearth
- Insulation and ventilation
- Garage doors, safety sensors and openers
- And much more
Additional Inspection Services
Commercial Property Inspections
With decades of experience in commercial construction, we understand the many nuances of inspecting commercial properties. From smaller properties to larger multi-story buildings, we have the knowledge and expertise to identify defects particular to commercial buildings. Commercial Property Inspections begin with a consultation visit to the property, and due to the variance in scope, each inspection will require a custom quote.
Before listing a property on the market, we recommend scheduling a Pre-Listing or Seller’s inspection to identify defects that are going to require repairs or service before the buyer hires a home inspector to perform their own inspection. By correcting these problems and making recommended improvements before you list the property, you can speed up the process of closing with the buyer and increase the likelihood of receiving your asking price.
Newly constructed buildings seem to be a safe investment at first glance. However, it is vitally important to evaluate the condition of these properties before you purchase them. There are many people and trades involved in building any structure from the ground up, and errors at any point in the process can result in defects that will be expensive to correct in the future. By scheduling a New Construction inspection prior to the final walkthrough, issues caused by poor quality materials or negligent workmanship can be addressed before they grow into larger problems.
New Construction Phase Inspections
Phase Inspections allow us to evaluate and report on the ongoing progress of buildings under construction. Standard Phase Inspections occur at a number of key points during the construction process. It can be extremely helpful to have a trained pair of objective eyes inspect the construction zone to find issues that the builder may have overlooked before they get covered up, where they can become larger and harder to access.
11th Month/Builder’s Warranty Inspections
Builders will often warranty certain work and materials against defects for one year following construction. We recommend scheduling an inspection before this warranty expires to ensure that no issues have revealed themselves since the final walkthrough. By scheduling the inspection in the 11th month, it allows time for your contractor to correct any discovered defects while they are still covered under the warranty and keeps you from having to take on the financial burden for the repairs.
Our 4-Point Inspections consist of a non-invasive visual assessment of the four systems considered most vital by insurance companies. When purchasing an older home, insurance companies often require these inspections to ensure that these systems are in good condition. During a 4-Point Inspection, we will assess both the condition and age of the roofing, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems.
Radon is a radioactive, colorless gas with no odor or taste, and the EPA has also found it to be the 2nd most frequent cause of lung cancer. Radon is undetectable except through professional testing. Our Radon Testing will determine whether dangerous levels of this health threat are found on the property.
When defects are found in the original home inspection, it is important to follow up on any repairs that might be required. Our Re-Inspections involve assessing these repairs to make sure that the initial issue was corrected and that the workmanship is of sufficient quality to meet your needs. Schedule a Re-Inspection with us to make certain that all problems have been fully resolved.
Loan Draw Inspections
Loan Draw Inspections are typically required by lenders to ensure that construction is happening in accordance with the terms agreed upon when the loan was originally issued. We evaluate the construction’s adherence to established timelines and inspect the materials being used. These inspections help mitigate the risk to lenders and also prevent interruptions to the work by making sure that the construction is proceeding in a way that complies with the loan’s conditions.