Home Support Property Inspection Services
General Home Inspection
Our inspection services are thorough and affordable, starting at just $350 and abiding by the state of Maryland’s Standards of Practice (SOP). During the General Home Inspection, we perform a thorough and non-invasive walkthrough of the home while checking the condition of all accessible systems and components. The results returned in the inspection report help homebuyers make decisions about requesting repairs and purchasing the home. As long as they are safely accessible, the following areas will be inspected:
- HVAC system
- Electrical system
- Plumbing system
Every inspection includes a FREE preventative maintenance booklet and life expectancy chart.
Inspections start at $350.00 and are based on property age, location, and square footage. Call (240) 435-4709 for a free price quote. We accept cash, check, and credit cards.
Tools We Use During the Inspection
Thermal Imaging Camera
We use a Thermal Imaging Camera to provide infrared scanning as needed during the inspection. With the camera, which picks up on infrared thermal energy, we can find areas of overheating or heat loss within the ceilings, walls, and other surfaces of the home that we couldn’t see otherwise. This helps us detect issues with the home’s insulation or areas where moisture intrusion is present.
We sometimes use a Humidity Meter when we feel that it could be helpful during an inspection. This tool helps us measure the amount of moisture in the air, which can be useful in determining if moisture intrusion or mold growth is of concern.
Carbon Monoxide Meter
Carbon Monoxide is odorless and can’t be detected without the use of a Carbon Monoxide Meter or detector. We use the tool continuously during our inspections to check every area of the home and keep you and your family safe from this dangerous gas.
Other Items Inspected
Siding, trim, windows
Landscaping, grading, drainage
Driveways, patio’s and decks
Gutters and downspouts
Chimney, flashing and valleys
Walls, floors and ceilings
Other Tools Used
CO meter and humidity meter
Combustible gas detectors
Drone (used for roof inspections)
Water Pressure Gauge
AC Circuit Load Tester
After we complete a General Home Inspection and a buyer decides to move forward with their deal, the seller should address the buyer’s repair addendum. To provide additional peace of mind before closing, we can complete a Re-Inspection of the home once repairs are made. We will ensure that all repairs were completed as agreed upon and that the home is now ready for sale.
Sellers should know what issues are present in the home before buyers find out on their own. During a Pre-Listing Inspection, we check the condition of the home’s systems and components while looking for any damage that sellers should consider addressing before listing. By taking this step ahead of time, sellers can increase the home’s value and make it more attractive to buyers who schedule inspections of their own.
New Construction Inspection
Before the final walkthrough with the builder, a newly-constructed home should be inspected for the defects that sometimes go unnoticed. We perform a thorough New Construction Inspection on the property, allowing builders the time to address any issues in preparation for the walkthrough.
11th Month Warranty Inspection
To take advantage of a year-long builder’s warranty, homeowners should have their property inspected during the 11th month. We will inspect for the defects and damages that your warranty may cover, making sure that you can request repairs before your time runs out.
4 Point Inspection
4 Point Inspections are often requested for insurance purposes. Rather than the entire property, this inspection includes only the 4 most significant areas of the home: the roof, HVAC system, plumbing system, and electrical system.
Loan Draw Inspection
To cooperate with a lender who is releasing funds, you may be required to offer proof of a Loan Draw Inspection. We will inspect the home’s condition and make note of any damages so that the information can be shared easily with your loan provider.
Additional Stand-Alone or Add-On Inspection Services
Mold in the home can be a serious air quality issue that negatively affects health and aggravates allergies or asthma. We can test the air in a home for moisture and mold spores so that buyers or sellers can remedy the situation.
Termites and other wood-destroying organisms can be attracted by moisture in the home. If an infestation goes unnoticed, these small pests can begin causing major structural damage. We will inspect the home for any signs of an infestation or pre-existing damage so that the proper steps toward remediating the problem can be taken.
Radon is a very hazardous gas that is invisible, tasteless, and odorless. It can rise into your home from the soil and become trapped inside, putting you and your family at risk for long-term health conditions as severe as lung cancer. We use specialized equipment to measure radon levels in the home and ensure your safety.
We value our clients and want you to feel confident with the services we provide. For your additional peace of mind, we offer a variety of Concierge Services that help protect your investment. Read about the services we offer here.