HOME CHECK-UP will professionally inspect visible and accessible structural components, electrical, interior, attic, roof and exterior systems of the building and the grounds, while also performing operational checks on the appliances, ventilation, heating and cooling systems.


Regional 1-800-542-9590 (MD, VA, DC)   1-301-829-5706  
fax 1-301-829-5707
www.homecheck-up.com
Email: homeinspector@homecheck-up.com




INSPECTIONS

Having a professional home inspection can identify major problem areas before you buy, so you can avoid unpleasant surprises after your purchase.

We perform a visual inspection of the structure and its systems, as well as an operational check of the various mechanical systems. We evaluate their present condition and life expectancy. Our home inspections often reveal defects that even the seller is not aware of.

We use "state of the art" electronic equipment such as; receptacle / GFCI analyzer, thermometer, carbon monoxide / combustible gas detector, moisture detector, voltage detector, ampere meter, and infrared laser thermometer.

By following the inspector around the home, observing and asking questions, you will learn how various systems operate and get valuable maintenance tips, information that will be of great help to you after you've moved in.

Our home inspections, in accordance with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, are performed by certified members and candidates of ASHI, which are required to meet ASHI's strict professional and mandatory annual education requirements. Our home inspections meet or exceed the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI).

Our average time for a home inspection is generally 3 hours and 2 hours for a condo. Depending on the age, size, particular features of the home, and other structures, the inspection can last longer.

At the conclusion of the home inspection we provide you with a verbal summary of areas of concern and a completed 'Home Inspection Report', which describes the house and any deficiencies that were found during the inspection.

The knowledge you gain during the inspection, coupled with the inspection report information, will give you, the home buyer, the knowledge and confidence to make a sound decision in the purchase of your new home.

INSPECTION TYPES

Home Inspections

- pre-listing for home seller -
- pre-sale for home purchaser -

New Home Inspections
- foundation footing and wall prior to backfill -
  (priced as a Single Item Inspection)
- pre-drywall home inspection -
- pre-settlement home inspection -
- 6 month or 1 year builder warranty home inspection -
  (punch list and/or report provided)

ITEMS INSPECTED

(* included in condo inspection)
Exterior
Foundation
Siding, Trim
Windows, Doors *
Decks, Balcony, Patio *
Roof Covering
Gutters and Downspouts
Walkways, Driveways
Grading, Landscaping
 
Interior *
Floors
Stairs
Insulation
Ceiling
Walls
Windows
Central Heating
Central Air Conditioning
Ventilation
Plumbing
Bathrooms
Water Heater
Electrical System
Kitchen
Appliances
Attic

Construction Draw Inspections
- home in process of being built/new construction, for payment draws -

Maintenance Inspection
- roof cover, HVAC, electric, and plumbing systems -

Single Item Inspection
- moisture/water penetration, or roof cover, or furnace, or etc. -
- pre-sale addendum compliance for repaired/replaced items -

ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING


Having an environmental test can help give you peace of mind in knowing your home or building is environmentally safe or testing could identify possible hazards.

Our environmental collection, testing, and analyzing services are performed by state and/or agency certified personnel in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), and/or Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) protocols.

ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING TYPES

Radon Air Test

- short term testing conducted over a 2 - 7 day period, typical for -
real estate transactions
- long term testing conducted continuously for 91 days or longer -
- utilizing e-perm chambers or continuous radon monitor -

Radon Water Test
- if you have tested for radon in air and have elevated radon levels -
and your water comes from a private well, you should have the water tested for radon

Water Collection and Analysis
- for homes typically with private water systems, we analyze for -
the following

Conventional loan
Bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Iron, Turbidity

FHA/VA loan
Bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Iron, Turbidity, Lead, Total Nitrate/Nitrite

Hometest 12
Bacteria, Nitrate, Iron, Turbidity, Chloride, Color, Corrosivity, Hardness, Lead, Manganese, field pH, Sodium

Septic Dye Test
- a ground surface screening procedure that will minimally -
determine performance of the system

Lead Paint Test
- by sampling or whole house testing utilizing contractor -


FEE SCHEDULES  


HOME INSPECTIONS & NEW HOME INSPECTIONS
 Single Family, Townhomes, and * Condo
*Deduct $40.00 for condo
Base Fees

Sale Price

Inspection Fee
Up to 274K
250.00
275K to 299K
265.00
300K to 324K
290.00
325K to 349K
310.00
350K to 374K
330.00
375K to 399K
350.00
400K to 424K
370.00
425K to 449K
390.00
450K to 474K
410.00
475K to 499K
430.00
500K to 549K
460.00
550K to 599K
510.00
600K to 649K
540.00
650K to 699K
570.00
700K to 749K
600.00
750K to 799K
630.00
800K to 849K
660.00
850K to 899K
690.00
900K to949K
720.00
950K to 999K
750.00
1,000,000 and Up
Call for Quote
Additional Fees
Attached Garage
10.00
Detached Building
20.00
Additional Kitchen
15.00
In-Law Suite
25.00
Homes 40 years old
25.00
Homes 60 years old
50.00
(note: K = $1,000)

FREE testing for carbon monoxide and combustible gas at
inspections when appropriate

CONSTRUCTION DRAW INSPECTIONS
call for quote

MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
$200.00

SINGLE ITEM INSPECTION
$125.00 first hour,
$35.00 for each additional 15 minutes

ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING
(without home inspection additional $30.00 for travel)

Radon Air Test

Short Term
E-Perm Chambers
$100.00
Continuous Radon Monitor
$125.00
Long Term
E-Perm Chambers
91 - Days
$150.00
Radon Water Test
$125.00

Water Collection and Analysis
Conventional loan
$140.00
FHA/VA loan
$165.00
Hometest 12
$240.00

Septic Dye Test
$75.00

 

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Regional 1-800-542-9590 (MD, VA, DC)   1-301-829-5706  
fax 1-301-829-5707
www.homecheck-up.com
Email: homeinspector@homecheck-up.com

Payment by CASH, CHECK, or CREDIT CARD is due
at the conclusion of the inspection.

Our home inspections are performed during daylight hours
seven days a week.

Serving Maryland Counties
(Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard,
Montgomery, Prince Georges, Washington)