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Need a W.D.I.R ?

Commonly referred to as a “Termite Certificate”, a Wood Destroying Insect Report is an inspection performed by a licensed termite professional to determine if a property has any indication of wood destroying insects that may have caused damages or compromised the value of the structure.

Here at Cypress Home Inspections

We can set that up for you! 

 

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.

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 PIPELINE FROM THE HOUSE TO THE PUBLIC PIPING THAT IS NO LONGER YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.  

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

-INFRARED CAMERA THERMOGRAPHY

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

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.

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?...

 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.

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!

-Free display sign for your yard!