WITH EVERY REPORT
Thermal Imaging Inspection
Thermal imaging is a non-invasive, nondestructive way of evaluating conditions below the surface. Because everything from faulty wiring to the presence of termites to mold to wet insulation affects the surrounding temperature, heat-sensitive photography can reveal these and other issues that just cannot be seen by the naked eye or with conventional or digital photography. In providing thermal imaging reports we can document a hidden fault for corrective action or to prioritize repairs. For an energy audit we can show exactly where cold air is entering the home or heat is being lost, along with energy dollars. We can also document the safety of a property by revealing dangerous electrical hot spots or the presence of moisture, which can promote harmful mold. Thermal photography lets us deliver a more thorough and in-depth report to our clients when we can show them what lies beneath the surface.
We are often hired to help our clients with preventive maintenance programs or to pinpoint leaks in homes and businesses. While we provide thermal imaging free with every inspection, we also provide stand-alone Infrared Inspections.
Stucco is an attractive exterior cladding that has superior insulation value, weather resistance, and longevity. It can be applied over a range of surfaces, including masonry, metal, and wood. Stucco requires an expert to properly apply and repair it. Stucco also requires specialized knowledge to accurately identify its different components. Seaside Home Inspection Services is certified by the Moisture Warranty Corporation. We’ll preform a visual inspection and an infrared scan to determine the type of stucco system on your home, and make recommendations for maintenance and repair, if needed.
We also offer a Comprehensive Exterior Moisture Analysis which includes an invasive moisture test of the apparent anomalies found through visual and infrared inspected components of the property. We pinpoint the moisture content in the underlying substrate and provide a detailed report including photos, infrared images, moisture mapping, and remediation recommendations. This inspection is recommended if water is suspected to have entered behind the system and caused damage.
Mold Testing / Inspection
There are thousands of different types of mold, ranging from the allergy-inducing penicillium (often found on water-damaged wallpaper, decaying fabrics, carpet, and fiberglass duct insulation) to the toxic black mold stachybotrys that can grow in excessively damp areas of a home.
Mold is a nasty guest to have in your home, and just because it’s not visible doesn’t mean it’s not there. Mold spores can trigger symptoms like stuffy noses, sore throat, and irritated eyes and skin. They can even cause fever and difficulty breathing in the case of people with severe allergies or asthma.
If anyone in your home is experiencing these symptoms and you’re unable to discover where the mold is growing, it’s a good idea to have our International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2) Inspector test your home for mold. Once found, the mold can be removed properly and any unpleasant symptoms should disappear quickly.
Well Water Sampling
A private water well system on your property should be inspected prior to your closing. There are many issues that can face the homeowner or potential home buyers concerning water wells. The location of the well, the depth of the well, the type equipment used and the operation of the system should all be inspected. Having to replace or relocate a well is a large and costly project.
Most rural properties will have a water well system. As a homeowner or potential buyer you should consider the health issues involved with all ground water systems. A professional inspection of these systems is recommended along with proper water quality tests to ensure your families safety.
Seaside Home inspection services, LLC has partnered with a local laboratory to offer private well water sampling and analysis. We will ensure collection is in compliance with Field Sampling Guidelines, which describes appropriate sampling procedures, collection vessels, and transportation requirements. Once sampling is complete, laboratory analysis will be available in approximately 2-3 days.
Pool and Spa Inspection
Swimming pools and spas fall outside the scope of a traditional home inspection, but that doesn’t mean having them inspected isn’t critical. We are certified to perform pool inspections by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) and use InterNACHI guidelines. Our first and primary concern is to check for anything that creates a safety hazard to the occupants of the home. Our pool inspections include a visual inspection of the equipment and pool structures, and a water quality test for PH, free Chlorine, total chlorine, bromine, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and total dissolved solids.