I understand that purchasing a home is a huge investment. Every party involved should be educated about the property's condition. I take pride in providing quality services. As your Home inspector I will check all the major components of the property including the roof, attic, electrical, plumbing, HVAC system, fireplaces, crawlspaces, basements, foundations and much much more. Servicing all of the Columbus, Ohio area
The United State Environmental Protection agency recommends every house in America be checked for radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer only behind smoking. The State of Ohio averages for indoor exposure to Radon are high in comparison to other states. Studies show that Columbus has an average of 9.2 pCi/L. Action level is 4.0 pCi/L or higher. Order your radon test with your home inspection today.
If you see the following signs in your home, you might have an issue with "Wood Destroying Insects" :
• sawdust-like droppings;
• dirt or mud-like tubes or trails on the structure;
• damaged wood members (such as window sills); and
• swarming winged insects within the structure, especially in the spring or fall. We service all of Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas.
Full Loop Inspectors - Columbus, Ohio
Full Loop Home Inspections - We service all of Columbus and surrounding areas. Inspectors are certified by InterNACHI which is the largest home inspection organization in in the country. They require a yearly exam along with required continuing education training. State licensed to perform radon testing. OH License # RT742. Also holds a Mold and Radon certification with IAC2 (International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants) as well. In addition to those certifications Full Loop inspectors must become Infrared Certified. This certification is to train inspectors the correct ways to understand what an infrared thermal imaging camera is telling you.
Infrared (IR) cameras are quickly becoming an
indispensable tool for home inspectors. Reading the thermal images produced by an infrared camera during an inspection allows for quick and accurate identification of defects that may not always be immediately apparent to the naked eye.
The pictures to the left demonstrates how using an infrared thermal camera during an inspection can locate areas of concern. There is a lack of insulation in the wall area connecting to the attic in the first picture. Using this example, if repaired, it could save a significant amount in energy cost.
The second photo was taken by an inspector during the Electrical section of the Home inspection. Note that if we were not using the infrared camera this would go undetected. An overloaded breaker can possibly led to a house fire. Just two examples of were using infrared cameras during a home inspection is beneficial.
Infrared cameras translate the heat signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, and lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors. Also known as thermal imaging and thermography, IR technology captures the light that exists just outside the visible spectrum. Thermal images show surface-heat variations, which is why an IR camera is such a diverse tool for commercial and home inspectors that can be used for a variety of applications.
Abnormally hot electrical components and connections can be viewed during an electrical inspection. Areas of moisture that may lead to leaks and structural damage can be located based on apparent temperature differences. Heat loss and air leakage in a building envelope, and even areas of insufficient insulation, can be pinpointed quickly and accurately during an inspection.
- Columbus Inspection Serives
Home Inspections - Radon Testing - Mold Sampling and Thermal Imaging
- Columbus Radon Testing
Testing for radon in and around the Columbus,OH area. State Licensed (#RT742)
- Home & Commerical Inspector
Certified Commerical and Residential Inspectors. Cert# NACHI11070701
- Infrared Thermal Imaging
Certified Infrared Thermographer
- Mold Inspections
Certified Mold Inspector. Cert# IAC2-02-3377
- Pest / Termite Inspections
Ohio Licensed WDI ( Wood Destroying Insects ) Inspector #122067