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RHI takes great pride in offering several different types of inspections and services. We inspect commercial and residential properties and offer a wide range of services from termite to radon. Click below to see a complete list of all our services.
Chimney Scope Inspections
A chimney scope is a more detailed inspection of your chimney. During our home inspection we will do a visual inspection of the exterior chimney and test its components such as the flue door and gas inserts. With a chimney scope, your inspectior will utilize our 360 camera to get a much more detailed look inside your chimney. Click below to learn more.
Commercial Property Inspections
Our goal for a commercial inspection is to provide you with all the information and knowledge necessary to make the best decision about your real estate purchase. After your inspection, you will have a better understanding of the five major systems of the building and property. This information is vital when deciding to buy or create a budget. Click below to learn how we can help with your investment.
Decks can add outdoor living and dining options that increase the appeal and function of your home. However, decks that are not properly constructed or maintained can be dangerous for your family. If you are buying a home with a deck, click below to see how we can help keep your BBQ game strong.
An electrical inspection will cover all parts of the electrical system that is accessible to your home inspector. This inspection will include service to the home, meter, disconnect, main panel, and sub-panels. All accessible outlets, switches, lighting, ceiling fans, baseboard heaters, etc. will be inspected. Click below to read more about how to avoid any shocks.
Foundation inspections are part of our residential home inspection. However, there are times that clients just want to have a foundation inspected. Cracks, buckling, warping, stains, etc. are all signs there could be foundation problems. If you feel that you may have foundation issues, click below to see how we can help.
Heating and Air Conditioning Inspections
A heating and air conditioning inspection is a check of your home’s heating and cooling system to see that they are running properly at the time of inspection. The heating and cooling systems are not only vital in your comfort level, but they are also key to keeping your home regulated. Don’t sweat it, click below to see how we can help you keep your cool.
Historic Home Inspections
The term “historic” can mean something different for individuals. It could just mean it is an older home or it may have some significance to the buyer or community. It could also be that it has been “landmarked.” No matter how one defines it, it is important to understand that there are different guidelines used to inspect older homes. Click below to learn more.
A yard irrigation or sprinkler system can help you maintain a healthy lawn and landscape, but if things are not working properly, it can lead to problems. Having an inspection to check out the sprinkler or irrigation system can save costly repairs to landscaping and your yard. Click below to see how we can help you keep your green thumb.
Lead Based Paint Testing
Lead is a very toxic metal that can cause several health problems, especially in young children. When absorbed into the body, lead can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs such as, the kidneys, nerves, and blood. If you are purchasing a home that was built before 1978, lead based paint may have been used in the home. Click below to learn more about our lead based paint testing.
Log Cabin Inspections
Nothing beats the beauty of a log cabin or A-frame style home. These homes are primarily made of wood on the exterior as well as the interior and do come with a bit more maintenance than a traditional style home. Our inspectors are specially certified in evaluating these homes to help you better understand the condition of the framing exposed to the elements. Click below to learn what extra steps need to be taken.
Manufactured Home Inspections
A modular home is sometimes confused with or called a manufactured home. A modular home is manufactured in parts and then delivered to the site and put together. A manufactured home is completely assembled into two pieces and then delivered. A manufactured and modular home inspection will have all the major components of a regular home inspection. Click below to read more.
Mold or organic growth is part of the natural environment. It plays an important role by breaking down and digesting organic material. Mold is usually not a problem indoors unless mold spores land on a wet/damp spot and begin growing. If you think you have a mold issue, click below to learn more about our mold test.
A pre-drywall inspection covers framing/pre-drywall elements in the home. Your inspector will come out at this crucial point in the building process before drywall to make sure construction was completed properly. If you plan to build, click below to learn more about our pre-drywall inspection.
A plumbing inspection checks out all the plumbing that is visible to the inspector inside and outside of the house. It is the bloodline of your home. Plumbing feeds key parts of your home such as the bathrooms and kitchen. Proper plumbing ensures high function out of these vital spaces in your home. Click below to learn more.
Pole Barn Home Inspections
Pole barn homes are becoming more and more popular as people want to find land and not have the major costs associated with building a traditional home. These homes are not typically built on a foundation with a footer like you would see in a normal house. These houses are built with poles in the ground and a concrete slab on grade. Our inspectors are here to help you better understand these homes. Click here for more information.
Pool and Spa Inspections
Owning a home with a pool or spa can be a bonus or it could be way more work than some homeowners would like. Items such as pumps, filters, and pool liners can cost anywhere from several hundred to several thousand to replace if they are not working correctly. However, pools can add tremendous value to your home and lifestyle. If you want to prepare for owning a pool or spa, click below to learn more.
If you are ready to sell your home and you want the sale to go smoothly, you might want to consider a pre-listing home inspection. RHI will provide you with an inspection report showing the current condition of your home. This helps you uncover any concerns that might compromise the sale. Read on to learn more.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas in the environment that is tasteless, odorless, and colorless. It occurs when uranium, thorium, and radium break down in water, rock and soil. It is naturally found in almost all soil and in the air we breathe every day in trace amounts. However, exposure in unsafe amounts can be deadly. Click below to learn how RHI can help protect your family.
During a re-inspection, your home inspector will return to the home to re-inspect any items that were requested to be repaired or replaced. This ensures that all repairs were completed properly. See more about this process below.
Residential Home Inspections
Our home inspection process is a professional, objective, visual examination of the current condition of a home. Home buyers now entering the marketplace use inspections to gain valuable information about the potentially largest purchase in their lifetime. It helps you to determine whether there are any major defects or system inadequacies at the time of purchase. If you are thinking about getting a home inspection, click below to learn more.
The roof is one of the first major defenses in protecting your home from the elements. Hail, high winds, and other weather can take a toll. Proper ventilation and installation are also key in the longevity of a roof. Repairs can be time-consuming and costly. Click below to make sure your home is properly protected.
Septic Tank Dye Test
A septic dye test is a non-invasive investigation that is used to determine the condition of a home’s waste system. This test can expose obvious leaks and inadequacies in the system and indicate the need for repairs or alterations. To avoid a smelly situation, click below.
Sewer Scope Inspections
A sewer scope inspection is a video of the lateral sewer line that runs from the home to either the city sewer line or the home’s septic system. It can help the homeowner or potential buyer view obstructions such as roots, damage to the sewer line, offsets, bellies, and/ or other issues. Click the button below to save yourself from a smelly situation.
Wood destroying insects describes a group of insects that can damage wood and other building materials in many ways. The most common types are termites, carpenter ants, bark beetles, and wood borers, powder post beetles, and carpenter bees. Read below to see how you can protect your home from future damage.
Well Water Testing
A well water test will assess the water to see if there are any potentially harmful microorganisms in your water. The test will look for coliform, E. coli bacteria, and salmonella. If you have a well as your water source, click below to learn how RHI can ease your mind about clean water.
RHI takes pride in continuing to educate ourselves and others. We are always learning and finding ways to improve. Continue to check back often to see our new services!
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