Frequently Asked Questions
Check out some frequently asked questions and blog posts to gain some insight on what to expect during your inspection.
Just like skilled trades need specialized equipment, so do home inspectors. Professional grade equipment I have obtained helps me to perform a thorough inspection and in turn provide a complete inspection report. The tools at my disposal such as my drone and crawlspace robot also enable me to inspect areas otherwise inaccessible to other inspectors due to opening size, physical limitations, safety concerns or weather conditions. Whenever possible Next Home Inspector, LLC will always walk a roof and personally enter a crawlspace.
Home Inspection Blogs
Here you will find information on different parts of a home inspection process, as well as, tools available to Next Home Inspector, LLC allowing for a thorough inspection of your next home or property.
Radon is known as the "Silent Killer" believed to be the second leading cause of lung cancer. Allow us to to use our professional grade equipmnet preform a state of the art test to obtain the radon levels in your home.
No one wants to wake up or come home to plumbing backing up in their living space. Sewer scope equipment will evaluate buried drain lines that otherwise go uninspected.
Drone inspections are used for those hard to maneuver roofs allowing for a first person view. To be a drone inspector, one must be licensed by the FAA and stay current with testing every two years.
Decks can be one of the most enjoyable features of your home, as well as, one of the most dangerous. Deck collapse injures on average six thousand people each year.
Chimneys are not only for Santa. Chimneys allow fuel burning fireplaces to properly exhaust fumes to the exterior of your home. Inspecting your chimney's components such as the damper doors, flue pipes and the firebox will help to ensure your system is up to safe operating standards along with proper maintanice.
Mold is not federally monitored. However, we probably all know someone whom mold has affected. We use high end technology and certified labs to help you make an informed decision on how to keep your home healthy and safe.
Infrared allows your inspector to see temperature differences like air vents covered up by drywall, cool water leaking around the base of a toilet, or conditioned air escaping under the front door. The list above are some of the possibilities a trained infrared inspectors can discover.
Boat docks allow you and your family safe passage to the water. Ensure they are properly anchored and all seasonal equipment is functioning.
Electrical home inspections provide a thorough examination of your entire electrical system, ensuring all electrical wires, systems, and components meet safety standards.
Heating and Cooling your home can be costly. Next Home Inspections will find the date of manufacture for each HVAC unit so you can better understand the age and efficiency of your unit and make a more informed decision.
Moisture getting into your home can wreak havoc on not only your homes structural stability, but also air quality as mold is more likely to grow in the presence of water. Our inspector will inspect for proper drainage around the foundation and properly installed plumbing.
Crawl spaces are an important part of a home. Sometimes they are a bit to small to navigate. Small spaces are when we deploy our Inspection Crawler so we can view those areas other inspectors cannot.
Septic tanks are the sewer lines of the countryside. Your inspector will remove the cover, inspect the tank structure, the tank health, functionality and drain fields operating condition.
Getting into the attic is an important part of any home inspection. Access to an attic allows for inspection of the roof decking, sufficient insulation, and proper ventilation.
The exterior of your home is one of the most crucial systems. Your homes exterior stands as the the first line of defense from the outside world protecting the internal structure.
Plumbing lines in the home can be made of several materials. The age of the home tends to decide what material is used. Some materials last longer than others and are more resilient to breaking down over time. We will test supply and drain lines in the home by loading the system.
Certified to inspect roofs for insurance claims. Samples will be collected and replaced with a new shingle. The collected sample single will be sent to the manufacture for evaluation. You must contact your insurance company to begin this process of a claim.