Services

Inspectrum Offers A Complete Line of Inspection Services

We offer inspections of condos, single family homes, multi-unit buildings and small commercial properties for buyers, sellers, condo associations and investors. We discuss the inspection options with each client to make sure we give the maximum value for the cost of the inspection. Fees are based on the type of property inspected and its price. Condo “unit-only” inspections begin at $295.00 and single family homes begin at $525.00. We have chosen to remain home inspection generalists, and do not offer radon, lead, asbestos, termite, insect or mold inspections, as these are best done by specifically licensed professionals. However, we have been trained in these specialty areas, and if we suspect problems may exist, we will advise clients to pursue specialized testing. Inspections can normally be scheduled within 72 hours of your call. At the end of the inspection the report is reviewed with the client and the final report is emailed within 36 hours. Payments are due at the time of the inspection in the form of cash, checks, or Visa/MasterCard.

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Single Family Home Inspections

Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it.

A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape.

After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.

If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.

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Condominium Inspections

“Should I have my condo inspected?” is a question we hear a lot. Even though the condominium owners association is often responsible for the exteriors, there are still a lot of components that the condo owner is responsible for.

The list of defects we have found in condos would surprise most people. In older complexes it would not be uncommon to find windows with multiple failed thermal panes. Rotting decks. Electric baseboard heaters that are inoperative. Plumbing defects such as failing galvanized plumbing, leaks, and water damage. Aluminum wiring is a potential safety hazard in 60’s and 70’s era condos.

Newer condo units are not exempt from defects either. Combustion air and missing firewall protection is common as well as improperly installed appliances and mis-wired electrical outlets.

There are a lot of newer complexes that have had siding problems. These are commonly associated with unsealed concrete block, poorly tuckpointed brick, improperly installed vinyl and EIFS Stucco (i.e Dryvit) exterior cladding materials. Siding replacement is very expensive and not normally covered by monthly dues. As a result the condo associations have had to assess owners to have repairs of the faulty siding performed.  Unfortunately there are still complexes that have not repaired their siding.

A prospective buyer should not take comfort that they do not have to worry about the exteriors. Often the association is unaware that common systems have failed, making the problem worse and therefore more expensive to repair. The trained eye of an inspector can see when there are problems and alert you as a prospective buyer.

The purchase of your home is a large investment, and it is important to find out as much as you can before you close on the property. It is too late to ask the seller to fix defects after closing. Even if the seller did not disclose the defects on the Form 17. An inspection will help you document defects, and give you an opportunity to address potential issues with the seller.

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Multi-unit Inspections

“Inspectrum also offers a high level of inspection expertise to owners and investors of 2 flats, 3 flats and multi-unit apartment buildings.  Our checklist-based computerized inspection report (see example below) ensures the same level of thoroughness you get from a one bedroom condo unit.  Photos are also included to enhance the quality of the inspection report making it easier to read and understand.

If available, we will assign multiple inspectors for those larger inspections increasing the efficiency and reducing the inspection time.  Inspectrum will provide a complete and objective inspection of the building and property to ensure that the condition meets your expectations.  Knowing the condition of a building and it’s units will allow you to budget more accurately and provide for expenditures down the road. Whether it’s a new roof, HVAC or simply maintenance related items.You can stand firm in your offer knowing what to expect.

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Commercial Inspections

Inspectrum focuses on helping you assess the risks and costs of commercial and high-end residential properties.

Types of properties we’ve inspected:
Restaurants, storage facilities, industrial properties, retail stores, churches, warehouses, medical centers, office buildings, apartment buildings and vacant properties.

Inspection services we offer:
Commercial property inspections, pre-listing seller inspections, annual maintenance inspections, new construction, thermal imaging, and discreet residential inspections for public figures.