Home Inspection Services

Our Services Include

Radon Testing  // Water  // WDI Analysis // Septic Inspection

We offer affordable home inspection services for:
Pennsylvania and Delaware.


Our home inspection services consist of a thorough and methodical home inspection of structural, mechanical and safety components and systems, and a written building report of the observed conditions.
 

Our full home inspection services report includes a description of the observed conditions, an explanation of the implications of any deficiencies in order to answer any home inspection questions you may have, and appropriate recommended remedial actions based on your building report.

An inspection normally takes about two to three hours on site. Reports contain two main parts.

The first is a summary section that lists all of the major defects found in the home and the second is a full narrative report of all of the inspected systems and components broken down into three subsections: Description, Limitations, and Recommendations. This section includes photos of any areas of concern found by the inspector.
 

Items inspected include:
 

  • Roof, vents, flashings and trim;

  • Gutters and downspouts;

  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations;

  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;

  • Windows and exterior siding;

  • 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;

  • GFCIs and AFCIs;

  • Fireplace damper door and hearth;

  • Insulation and ventilation;

  • Garage doors, safety sensors and openers;

  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors;

  • Major appliances;

  • and much more.

 

Radon Testing

We do thorough testing for dangerous Radon.
 

Radon in homes is a naturally occurring soil gas which the EPA has concluded is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in America, second only to smoking. House Radon levels need to below 4.0pCi/L (Pico Curies per Liter), a level set by the EPA or Radon in your home can become detrimental to your health.

 

If you test a home following the approved protocol and you receive a radon average at or above that level, the EPA recommends that you fix the problem. To understand how we get rid of radon, you first have to understand how radon enters your home.

 

Radon enters the lower levels of our homes because it is being drawn in from the soil below.

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This is primarily because warm air is constantly rising out of the lower levels of the home. This air movement leaves the home’s interior slightly depressurized compared to the outside. This air movement leaves the home’s interior slightly depressurized compared to the outside. It is this slight negative air pressure which draws radon into the home. In order to counteract this action a standard radon mitigation system is designed to create more suction under the concrete slab floor than the basement is naturally exerting.

A1 Home Inspection, LLC will detect and advise you on ways to mitigate radon presence in a property.

Water Testing

We test your water quality through a certified laboratory.

A1 Home Inspection provides professional and affordable water quality analysis for a wide variety of potential water contaminants. Regular water quality reports are required for public and commercial water supplies and is usually required when financing or refinancing private well water supplied residences.

Contact us or request a quote for a licensed and insured spring or well inspection and be assured there are no dangerous water contaminants in your drinking water.
 

Wood Destroying Insects (WDI)

 

Full investigation for subterranean termites, carpenter ants, wood boring beetles and carpenter bees.
Form NPMA-33 included.


 

Septic Inspection

We test your septic system using tracer dye.
 

A1 Home Inspection Service can perform a dye test on your septic system. This dye septic testing is done by flushing a tracer dye into the toilet along with a pre-determined amount of water and walking the grounds in the area of the septic field looking for signs of dye on the ground surface.
 

We request that the lid(s) are exposed for the test and when possible we will probe in the area of the drain field of your home septic system.
 

Through this test we can determine if your home septic system meets septic system requirements and can help you prevent problems in the future.

 
 
 

We inspect properties in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Call us or request a quote for our home inspection services.

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(570) 436-5988

PO Box 275, White Haven, PA 18661

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