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The main reason to consider a sewer scope inspection is when you purchase a home you are now responsible for the sewer system that the previous owners may or may NOT have been properly maintaining. In the transaction of Real Estate, a typical home inspection does not include a sewer camera inspection. Because a sewer repair or replacement can range from $3500 to tens of thousands of dollars, paying around $200+ for the peace of mind of knowing the condition of the sewer is important.

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Common sewer line problems are root intrusion, holes, pooling, cracks, and pipe separation. A functioning sewer line may have problems that do not currently affect the performance of the line. However, these problems may cause a future sewer backup leading to an unexpected emergency line repair or replacement.

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

DIGITAL VIDEO FOOTAGE AND PICTURES IN THE REPORT OF THE MAIN SEWER LINE FROM THE HOUSE TO THE PUBLIC'S SEWER LINE. BEYOND THAT IS NO LONGER YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.  

 

Got Mold?

How can mold cause

damage to the home?

Mold can eat away at

-drywall.

-wooden studs.

-floorboards.

-and other structures.

How can mold cause

health problems?

-Chronic coughing.

-sneezing.

-irritation to the eyes, nose and throat.

-rashes.

-chronic fatigue.

-persistent headaches.

(epa.gov)

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Test Options

-$50 Swab Test

-$75 HVAC Test

-$100 Indoor/Outdoor Air Quality Test

-$100 Optional Lab Analysis (per sample)

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WHAT WILL YOU GET?

-Confirmed mold growth.

(Within 48 hours)

-Optional lab analysis

to identify the type

of the mold

(Within 3 weeks)

 
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SWIMMING POOL/SPA

A Pool/Spa Inspection is as important as the home inspection. The components can be very expensive to replace. Knowing what you are getting is important to prepare yourself in the beginning rather than finding out issues later.

 

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The pool and plumbing system should be solid and free of any leaks. The filters, pumps and heaters (if present) need to be inspected for functionality.

The electrical equipment should be free of any safety hazards. The surfaces around the pool including concrete, pavers or decking should be evaluated for condition.

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YES! When you buy a brand new home, you're essentially the guinea pig, testing how well the HVAC system works and whether the roof leaks during a storm. An old home, by contrast, may have more wear and tear, but the owner is required by law to disclose any known problems.

New homes aren't always built to code.

We know what you're wondering: Don’t parish building inspectors make sure construction on a new home is up to modern codes? They should, but that doesn't always happen in reality. Parish inspectors work for the municipality and make sure new construction lives up to a minimum building code—repeat, minimum—plus these public servants don’t work for you. 

How does this work?

Once construction is complete, Contact Cypress Home Inspections and ask us to review the house a few days before your final walk-through with the Builder/Agent. The inspector is trained to notice details that escape the unpracticed eye. Add these issues to your final punch list, and don't fork over the final payment until each problem is solved.

DOWNLOAD A FREE BRAND NEW HOME SAMPLE REPORT!

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-INFRARED CAMERA THERMOGRAPHY

can identify and document moisture intrusion, energy loss, and even unexpected hot spots.

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In terms of energy loss, an IR camera can detect:

  • heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and  doors;

  • damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;

  • air-conditioner compressor leaks;

  • under-fastening and/or missing framing members, and other structural defects that can lead to energy loss; and

  • broken seals in double-paned windows.

In terms of detecting moisture intrusion, an IR camera can locate:

  • plumbing leaks;

  • hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;

  • missing, damaged and/or wet insulation; and

  • water and moisture intrusion around penetrations and at the foundation and building envelope that could lead to structural damage and mold.

IR cameras are equally effective at locating hot spots in the home, including:

  • circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement;

  • overloaded and undersized circuits;

  • overheated electrical equipment and components;  and

  • electrical faults before they cause a fire.

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Additionally, based on the color gradients that thermal images provide, an inspector can locate:

  • possible pest infestation, as revealed by energy loss through shelter tubes left by boring wood-destroying insects;

  • the presence of intruders, such as rats, mice and other larger pests hiding within the structure and detected because of their heat signature that the IR camera captures; and

  • dangerous flue leaks, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning of the home’s residents.

 

A Move-In Certified Seller Inspection

(PRE-LISTING INSPECTION)

What if you could...

Speed up the sale?...

Avoid negotiations and delays?...

Help buyers to feel at ease?...

Make your home stand out?...

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 GET PRE-INSPECTED!

which means that the seller can confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement, and no safety hazards. A Move-In Certified Seller Inspection informs you of any defects or problems with your home, so that you can address them before the prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your Home Pre-Inspected now.

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Price: Same as Regular Home Inspection

- See Rates.

What will you get?

-Home Inspection Report with HD PHOTOS!

-Free follow up Inspection to update the report at desired date to document some/all issues have been resolved!

 

-11th Month Warranty Inspection

If you have just purchased a newly built home direct from the builder you probably feel confident that everything has been inspected and completed correctly and to the highest standard. The builder will usually offer up to a one year warranty that covers any problems with the construction build itself. During this first year, while your home is still under warranty is the best time to have an independent inspection done to find building mistakes. These mistakes can be sent in a report to the builder to cover the cost of the repairs are per the terms of the warranty. Be sure to take advantage of the warranty that is offered and have your newly built home inspected without delay.

Why Do I Need A Builder Warranty Inspection?

The thought that your home is brand new and doesn’t need an inspection within the first year is false. The builder will not have made any mistakes intentionally but things can easily get overlooked; especially with all the components that go into the building of a house. The many contractors that had a hand in the building of your home could have made errors that will only get worse over time. These mistakes, if left unrepaired can turn into bigger problems and end up causing you stress and inconvenience; and costing you more money out of your pocket later on. It’s best to let the builder cover the costs of problems while they are detected early and can be repaired quickly and easily!

What Does the Commercial Property & Home Inspector Look For?

Cypress Home Inspections offers a full service, top to bottom, builder warranty inspection. 

We will be able to check all the systems in the home including:
– Heating and Central Air Conditioning Systems
– Plumbing Connections and Fittings
– Electrical Outlets, Wiring and Panels
– Lighting
– Attic
– Insulation
– Floors
– Windows and Doors
– Drywall, Walls and Ceilings
– Fireplace and Chimneys
– Roofing
– Gutters and Downspouts
– Foundation
– Drainage
– Decks and Wood Structures
– Appliances

All of these areas will be looked over and reviewed for any and all manufacturer defects as well as installation mistakes. The building inspector will test to be sure that all systems are working the way they were intended and check for any dangers as well. Our office will expedite a report that can be sent to the home builder to start the process of having these repairs done under the warranty.

If you have purchased a home and are still under the builder warranty, call Cypress Home Inspections today to have your home inspected from top to bottom.

 

This service is intended to identify areas of high moisture content in the substrate and framing.

What is included?

-Stucco Type Verification.

(Hard Coat Stucco or EIFS)

 

-Potential areas of moisture intrusion.

 

-Areas that need repair or improvement.

 

-Probing of areas of concern to verify moisture intrusion.

 

-Probing known weak areas of the material.

(window sills, kick-out flashing, lower wall sections, and more)

 

-Use of specialized probing tools built for these tests.

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 Small (up to 1/8”) holes will be placed in the areas of concern to conduct this intrusive inspection. Every effort will be made to hide the probe holes. These holes will be sealed after the test is conducted with an appropriate sealant that best matches the stucco color.

 

Seller’s permission is required.