Home Inspector Services

 
Home Inspections

A home inspection is the most economic way to discover the condition of a home. Don't skimp on this. It is critically important to conduct a home inspection to avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a property in need of a major repair(s).  A good home inspection will assist a buyer in understanding exactly what they are about to acquire. Parkview Home Inspections prides itself in providing technically detailed visually enhanced reports of what will become one of the largest purchase you will ever make. 

  • Roof, Gutters, Ventilation & Flashing

  • Attics & Insulation

  • Exterior Walls, Windows & Doors

  • Interior Walls, Ceilings, Stairs & Floors

  • Basement, Foundation & Structure

  • Crawlspaces

  • Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Systems

  • Electrical  Service, Outlets, Panels & Breakers

  • Garages, Driveways & Walkways

  • Grading & Drainage

  • Kitchen, Baths & Fixtures

  • Appliances

  • Fireplaces

Well Water Testing

Water is everywhere in life and in everything you eat or drink. If you own a home with a private well, or are buying one with a well, you alone are responsible for assuring that it is safe. It concerns your health and the health of your family, so testing before the property sale is critical as well as periodic  routine testing.   There are a number of contaminants that can exist in your water supply. Chemicals and bacteria can come from many different sources. Parkview Home Inspections offers various water testing services. Have your water tested with your home inspection.

  • Well Water Sampling

  • Certified Lab Report

  • Coliform Bacteria, Fecal Escherichia coli (E. coli)

  • pH

  • Total Dissolved Solids - salt, metals, and other minerals in the water

  • Hardness - calcium carbonate – calcium and magnesium ions 

  • Nitrates

  • Iron & Manganese

  • Copper

  • Lead & Arsenic

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

 
Radon Testing​

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it one of the most serious problems in New York homes. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. NY State estimates 1/2 of homes in Dutchess County, 1/3 in Orange, Putnam and Ulster Counties and 15% in Rockland and Westchester Counties have higher radon levels than the federal safety guideline. If you have a private well, Radon can also enter your home through your water supply. Parkview Home Inspections offers both Radon Gas and Radon in Water testing services. We highly recommend having these tests included with your Home Inspection. 

  • Radon Gas

  • Radon Water

Prelisting Inspection for Sellers​

To avoid the unpleasant surprise a home inspection may bring to light, homeowners looking to put their house on the market can opt for a prelisting home inspection which provides sellers with an opportunity to see their homes through the eyes of a critical non biased third party.  Sellers will have more time to make necessary repairs before issues are identified during the closing process and avoiding difficult negotiations or the dread 'deal that falls through'. Selling your home is a big deal. Why not perform the same due diligence as if you were buying a home?

 
Wood Destroying Insect and Termite Inspections

We can provide a Termite and Wood Destroying Insect Report (Form NPMA-33) with our home inspections. During this inspection we check for termites and other wood destroying insects like Carpenter Bees, Carpenter Ants and Powder Post Beetles along with conditions that may be conducive to future termite infestations.  We will make recommendations about what you, as a homeowner, can do to ensure that your home is properly protected.  If termites are discovered, we will recommend remedy with a licensed pest control professional.  Note that an inspection is not a guarantee that you do not have termites or that you will not get them. However, the federal form NPMA-33 is usually required for FHA loans and now often by other property lenders during the real estate transaction process. Check with your lender or attorney to see if the inspection is required during your transaction process.

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