A home or property inspection can help you make well-informed decisions and negotiate with confidence. Whether you are buying or selling, your best deal starts with knowledge. It is important for both sides to fully understand the condition of the property.
Our inspection services include:
A buyer inspection will identify existing and potential problems and educate you on what needs to be done in order to make a property safe as well as what can be done to avoid costly repairs. We are trained to identify problems, small and large, that may have been overlooked or masked by previous owners. Our buyers know exactly what they will be getting into if they decide to purchase a property. The more you know about your home, the better prepared you will be for negotiation. We have extensive experience with historic homes and offer inspections for properties as old as 1800. But, we are also familiar with the newest systems and materials found in modern properties. See our Inspection Overview for more details.
Whether you are selling your property on your own or using a realtor, it’s always a good idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All properties have strengths and weaknesses and we will inform you of how serious the problems are, which must be immediately addressed, and which can wait. We will also key you in to which conditions a buyer’s inspector might point out and what repairs or updates might be worth making in order to put the property in better selling condition. See our Inspection Overview for more details.
In a new build, the quality of construction is often not what it used to be. Many buyers, to set their minds at ease, elect to have a new property inspected several times throughout the construction process, including slab, frame, and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection will protect your purchase, prevent unpleasant surprises, and ensure the quality and safety of the home you’ve been dreaming of.
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. During this period of time the buyer develops a “punch list” of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. However, some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. Let RBS&K provide an inspector’s list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder under warranty. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems can be addressed before developing into more costly issues down the road.
Are you at risk for radon poisoning in your own home? You won’t know if your home is safe unless you have it tested because radon cannot be seen or smelled. Radon is a radioactive gas that naturally occurs in soil, rock and water. It seeps in to our homes and, at high concentrations, can pose serious health risks. The good news is that radon testing and mitigation is often easy and affordable. The first step is to know if your home has a radon problem. Get it checked.
We care – RBS&K Home & Building Inspectors, Inc. carries errors and omissions insurance for the protection of our clients.