Abe the Inspector conducts full service home inspections, based on the homeowner’s needs. Careful inspection and detailed reporting yield comprehensive, useful reports that identify safety, structural, and functional issues effecting the property. When you’re buying a home, Abe goes through the house to ensure that all issues are identified so you can be comfortable that it’s safe and secure to live there. Abe the Inspector has compiled a detailed Walkthrough Checklist to guide you when you do your final walk through before closing -- see it in Abe's Library.
When you have a leak…….it can be a very tricky, costly problem. Leak Inspection You know the feeling: it’s pouring rain outside and you see the water running down the sheetrock in your house. You know you need to fix the leak but you don’t know where it is!
That’s where Abe the Inspector’s InfraRed Camera makes a difference. The special camera lets Abe ‘see’ inside the walls and identify the source point of the leak. Armed with that information, a qualified contractor can repair that leak properly the first time.
Abe the Inspector is a Licensed Mold Assessor. He can perform testing, evaluation of the cause of the mold and preparation of a remediation plan for Mold Removal companies to follow. If you suspect or know that there is a mold problem in your home, you need to know the extent of cleanup needed, whether mold is cosmetic (inexpensive to clean), allergenic, or toxic (requiring special care). Mold evaluation is a very important part of home inspection as the bacteria from mold can lead to serious health problems for anyone living or working within the space.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that’s formed during the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon exits the ground and can seep into your home through cracks and holes in the foundation. Radon gas can also contaminate well water.
Abe the Inspector can visit your home and, using state-of-the-art tools and techniques, determine if you have radon exposure. Complete the online order form or call Abe today to schedule an appointment.
Abe the Inspector will conduct a thorough, visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of your home, looking for evidence of wood-destroying insects and wood-destroying organisms. Abe will also look for ants, bugs and fungus. Sometimes, in areas where Drywood termites are prevalent, and in houses where there are no sub-areas, Abe will go into the attic and look for Drywood termite pellets (fecal matter). Abe the inspector will visually inspect the entire interior of your home including any sub-space such as basements and crawlspaces, as well as the exterior of the property.
Abe the Inspector is specially trained in infrared photography and its application to property inspections. That means that Abe knows how to ‘see’ inside your walls to detect structural issues that can result in leaks and drafts in your living space.
Homes with private septic systems need to be inspected by a qualified professional. Abe the Inspector has extensive training and experience in dealing with septic systems issues and can inspect your home’s system specifically or as part of a full-service inspection.
Not every Home Inspector is qualified to conduct a septic inspection. Another reason you can count on Abe the Inspector!
A pre-listing inspection helps sellers discover flaws in their home that they might want to address before a sale. It’s important to know your home’s condition so you can take steps to maximize its value with an eye toward effective negotiation. And when you’ve had your home inspected by Abe the Inspector, you can be confident that structural, operational and safety aspects have been identified so you can deal with them in an appropriate manner.
Abe the Inspector can help you, even when you’re not buying or selling a home! Take a look at these examples
- More often in these trying economic times, parents are moving into the children’s homes in their later years. Is your house easily accessible for your aging parents? Are the bathrooms safe? Abe can review your home’s setup and make recommendations to ease the older adult’s move.
- You’re having a baby! Congratulations! Abe can show you numerous simple yet effective ways to make your home child-safe including areas such as doors, windows, stairs, cabinets, and appliances.
- Do you need a new roof? You’re having a big party — is your old deck secure enough to handle the load? Abe the Inspector can help you make sure your home is safe!
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