I use a state-of-the-art infrared camera to find problems that aren't always apparent to the naked eye. An IR camera translates the heat signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, and lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors. By evaluating these images I can detect sources of energy loss, locate areas of moisture intrusion, pinpoint dangerous hot spots in the electrical system and uncover other problems. (What you are seeing here is an actual inspection where dryer condensation had damaged the laundry room wall and floor. With-
out infrared it would never have been seen.)
Although radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment, it is also the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States, according to the Surgeon General. Nearly one out of every fifteen (15) homes is estimated to have elevated radon levels. The Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency recommend testing all houses. Millions of Americans have had their homes tested for radon and you should too. We use the "Radon Sentinel" 1030 continuous radon monitor developed by SunNuclear an industry leader in radon detection.
Pools and spas require proper maintenance and regular inspection so that you can enjoy them for years to come. Your pool maintenance professional is responsible only for the pool's chemistry and cleanliness. Let me inspect it for all the other items that will ensure its proper condition and safety. I follow a comprehensive checklist and will inspect for the following: water level; leaks; valves; main drains, grates and inlets; blockages, debris, staining and biological growth; heater and thermostat; adequate fencing and gate security; deck safety; electrical safety, switches, alarms, lighting and more.
A home is the biggest purchase most people ever make, so it's important to understand the condition of your investment. Let Upstate Home & Property Inspections provide the thorough and accurate inspection you expect and a report you can understand and rely on to make a confident decision.
Our Standards of Practice ensures that you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection. I also abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts your interests first and protects your rights as a consumer. And as an added benefit all of my inspections have a limited warranty attached 90 days for the buyers and 120 days for sellers for added peace of mind. Not everyone offers this.
Other inspection services
POOL & SPA INSPECTIONS
THERMAL IMAGING INSPECTIONS
I'll inspect the structure, systems and components of the home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology.
I encourage you to attend your inspection, so that I can describe my process, explain my findings, point out important maintenance items and answer all of your questions.
As a state-licensed Certified Professional Inspector, I adhere to a comprehensive Residential Standards of Practice. This means that I will inspect all of the following, when visible and accessible: