Residential Home Inspections
Our residential home inspectors shall observe and report on readily accessible, visually observable installed systems and components as set forth in the NYS Division of Licensing Services Standards of Practice for home inspection. We will accompany you through a walkthrough and inspection of the home you’re interested in buying or selling, and assess its overall condition using our multi-point home inspection software. On the date of inspection, we shall also provide you with as many preventative maintenance recommendations as possible to educate you on maintaining your newest investment for years to come. We can also accompany you just prior to closing to confirm that everything is in working order and the house is in the same condition as it was during the inspection – with the exception of any changes you negotiated in the contract. Contact VERIFY for details on inspections, a closing walk-through, scheduling, fees & more.
Home Energy Score Assessments
Developed by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its national laboratories, the Home Energy Score provides home owners, buyers, agents and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use. Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the Home Energy Score is based on a standard assessment of energy-related assets to easily compare energy use across the housing market.
The Home Energy Score Report estimates home energy use, associated costs, and provides energy solutions to cost-effectively improve the home’s efficiency to save you money. Click here for more info: About the Home Energy Score | Better Buildings Initiative. Contact VERIFY today as an add-on to your home inspection ($175 value for Only $50 with a home inspection), as a standalone service or in conjunction with our Blower door testing & thermal imaging services.
Termite & Wood Destroying Insect Inspections
Termite(s) & other wood-destroying insects (WDI) (inspectapedia.com) can go unnoticed until they cause catastrophic damage to your home. Whether you’re shopping for a home and suspect a termite (WDI) issue, or you think your current home may be affected by termites, we can provide you with a comprehensive visual inspection, and help you understand your options for termite remediation if we do discover an infestation. WDI inspections can be added on to your home inspection and be performed at the same time. WDI inspections are common when the home is being financed through FHA, VA, and other types of government loans and only a NYSDEC Pesticide Technician can legally complete a NPMA-33 WDI form. Call VERIFY today and schedule a WDI inspection with a NYSDEC Certified Pesticide Technician (NYSDEC License # T3893816).
Water Testing (Essential, Basic, Pro & Plus)
We work with EPA-certified laboratories to examine and assess water quality in your home. We can check for contaminants such as lead and heavy metals, radon, bacteria, parasites, and other organisms and contaminants. If you have concerns about water quality or are scheduling a home inspection, just give us a call to schedule a consultation right away. Click here for more facts about water quality testing or click here to see details on our water testing packages.
Commercial real estate is a huge investment. Just like when buying a house, it’s a good idea to get an inspection on a commercial property if you’re considering purchasing it. By hiring an inspector to look for issues with the property and prepare the findings in a report, you will have a better idea of the future costs associated with the building – and whether or not to walk away from the deal. We also offer commercial ADA compliance checks. Contact VERIFY for more information about Commercial Property Inspections.
Thermal Imaging Services (Leaks and Energy Loss Detection)
We use Thermography (thermal infrared imaging) devices to assist us in every home inspection we conduct, as needed. In conjunction with other tools, we can better identify moisture, insulation, electrical, HVAC issues, and many more. Full structure thermal imaging scan services are also available with a blower door test to locate air infiltration / exfiltration locations that are costing you heating and cooling costs. Call VERIFY for full details, fees and scheduling. For more information on Thermal Imaging click here.
Radon is colorless, odorless, and extremely carcinogenic (cancer-causing), in fact, it is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and second to lung cancer from smoking tobacco. The Hudson Valley, NY area is considered “High Potential”, a red zone area that has a predicted average indoor radon screening average level greater than 4 pCi/L and the only way to check for elevated levels of radon in your home is with radon gas testing. Homeowner tests are available at stores, but we always recommend our knowledgeable, trained NRPP certified professional(s) to conduct air and water testing for a peace of mind. To read more on red zone area(s) click here.
Blower Door Testing Services
A blower door test uses equipment and technology to measure the airtightness of buildings. It can also be used to measure airflow between building zones, to test ductwork sealing efficiency, and to help physically locate air leakage sites in the building envelope. For more information click here for Blower door testing information then contact VERIFY to schedule an appointment. We can also integrate Thermography (infrared thermal imaging) technology to inspect for wall / ceiling insulation install deficiencies.
Yearly Maintenance Follow-Up Checks
Our certified home inspectors at VERIFY Home Inspection, LLC are professionals who will perform an inspection of the general condition of your home any time you need us. Our bi-annual maintenance follow-up checks can include inspections of the roofing, plumbing, electrical , foundation, attic insulation, building structure, home energy and air leak assessments, radon, mold, termite & thermal imaging scans. As a repeat customer you will receive 20% OFF ALL services we offer.