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Inspections

Jesse Knapp Paragon Home ImspectorsAn experienced inspector will prepare your Home Inspection Reports with easy-to-read details on:

Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.

In order to view a sample report, please click on the links below. You will need Adobe Acrobat in order to read the document.
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Pre-Purchase Inspection

A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.

Got Mold?

Are you itching, having sinus infections, fatigue, headaches, confusion, aches and pains? You might have mold! Mold can be found in several areas in a homes environment. A visual inspection is the initial step in identifying possible contamination problems. Air sampling is done to determine the type and amount of airborne contamination in your home's environment. This can help to determine not only if you have mold that you can't see (ie behind walls), but also what type of mold you may have and the side effects as well. Tape/swab inspections are done on visible moldy surfaces to help determine specific types. Call today for your inspection. ESA- certified for all you home environmental needs and IAC2 certified.

Infrared Inspections

The Infrared inspection not only can help provide you with the information and recommendations needed to improve heating and cooling efficiency, but it is also great for finding hidden leaks, pests, electrical concerns and much more.

New Construction Inspections

New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy.

The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before you final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.

Investor Property Inspections
Includes Multi-Unit Housing

Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs, for example, after a long term tenant's departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.

Seller Certified Home Program
(Pre-Listing Inspections)

Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are canceled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial step towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.

Termite Inspections

Properly known as the WDI—Wood Destroying Insect— Inspection, this inspection includes Termites, Carpenter Ants, Powder Post Beetles, Carpenter Bees and Old House Borers. Not only do we look inside and out to spot infestation, we help identify conditions that favor their infestation.

Water Testing

Whether you are looking for a basic Bacteria test for coliform and e-coli, to a complete water analysis of your water supply, Paragon Home Services adheres to strict procedures and requirements. We use only ELAP-certified laboratories.

Radon Testing

Radon is a gas that occurs naturally from a rock called uranium. Radon is the second leading cause to lung cancer behind only smoking. Paragon Home Services are certified by the National Radon Safety Board and are required to take continued education. Our results have a quick turnaround time to help meet your time restraints.

Septic Dye Testing

Florescent Dye testing is used along with visual and physical examination of the leach fields to help determine the health of the septic system.