NPI professionals are trained to perform a visual, unbiased home inspection. The inspectors assess the home from roof to foundation to identify safety issues and describe the current conditions on the property. Your inspector will walk you step-by-step through significant findings. Following the inspection, you will receive an easy-to-read, thorough report for your records. This can assist you in purchase negotiations, warranty repairs or when making future maintenance decisions.
We encourage you to allow time to attend at least the final portion of the inspection. This allows us to walk through the home with you, pointing out findings and explaining elements of the report. Following is a short description of some of our inspection services:
- Homebuyer’s pre-closing inspections
Sometimes referred to as a "general home inspection," these are booked prior to closing on either brand new or existing housing. The inspection covers hundreds of components in the home and includes a written report clearly outlining safety concerns and the current condition of the home. Any concerns noted are documented with both description and pictures to ensure clarity. The report gives buyers the information they need to make the best decision and prepare for future maintenance. The report is delivered to you that evening via a secure web site connection that only you and, with your permission, your realtor, can access.
- Homeseller’s pre-listing inspections
A general home inspection completed prior to listing or selling the home to give current owners an idea of maintenance items to address. A pre-listing inspection also helps inspire confidence in prospective buyers regarding the condition of the home and reduce time spent in contract negotiation because an unbiased, independent inspector has reviewed all major systems. Reporting is identical to the general home inspection except the seller has the option of posting the report on the web site for MLS realtors and clients to review.
- Termite inspections
A termite inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of a home for evidence of wood-destroying insects (WDI) and wood-destroying organisms (WDO). The inspector will visually inspect the entire interior of a home (including accessing and entering any sub-space such as basements and crawlspaces) and exterior of the property. In areas where Drywood termites are prevalent, and in houses where there are no sub-areas, the attic may also be accessed and inspected. After the inspection has been performed, the findings are reported on the applicable/appropriate form.
- Construction draw inspections
Construction draw inspections are conducted for property owners or construction lenders during the construction process to determine the percentage of completion at various stages of the construction process. NPI’s construction draw inspections allow for the appropriate amount of funding to be released to the contractor at specific points in time over the life of the construction project. Timing and reports for these inspections are customized to fit the needs of the client.
- New home construction inspections
NPI inspects new homes for home buyers or builders upon the completion of construction. This protects the home buyer by identifying any deficiencies which can be corrected prior to taking possession of the new home.
- New home builder’s warranty inspections
Most brand-new home builders provide homeowners with a 12-month Builder’s Warranty. Ordering an inspection before the warranty expires gives the homeowner a professionally-prepared report to go over with the builder addressing possible issues. If repairs are not needed, it provides peace of mind regarding the quality of the new home.
- Employee relocation home inspections
Time is generally of the essence when a family is relocated for business purposes. Prior to beginning negotiations for purchase of a home, relocation companies generally order a home inspection to determine the need for repair and maintenance.
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