Our home inspections follow the rigorous standards outlined in the InterNACHI Standard of Practice (SOP).
If you’re buying a home, this inspection service can help you minimize the risks by providing you with detailed insights about the home’s existing condition. We’ll inspect most visible and readily accessible areas, delivering a full report of our findings typically within 24 hours.The inspection will include the following areas of the home:
For Sellers, a 1st Choice Home inspection gives you a powerful marketing tool to set your home apart. We point out repairs that you may wish to make before you put your home up for sale. Our evaluation and report provide the information you need to make full disclosure prior to sale. A pre-sale home inspection can be your competitive edge when it comes to offering the buyer greater peace of mind. Sell your home with confidence – Our mission is your peace of mind
Our Radon Testing utilizes the most industry advanced Corentium Pro Monitors to measure harmful radon levels in the home.
Why is it important to have a Radon Test?
Radon is an odorless and invisible gas that originates from the ground and enters the home through air and water. Radon has been strongly linked to an increased risk of lung cancer. Many areas throughout Maine have elevated and unsafe levels of Radon. You cannot know for sure whether or not your prospective home or one that you currently occupy is affected unless you schedule a Radon Test by a licensed professional.
*CRM Air Radon Lic #SMC427
*Passive Air & Water Lic #PSM50327
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.Many 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. The inspection will include the equipment and water pressure. You can request just the well mechanical inspection or, as an added service and additional recommended precaution, you can request that we conduct a water quality test for safety. Your lender may require that the well pass a water test prior to loan approval.
Whether you are purchasing a home or have lived in yours for a long time, a private well should be tested for the most common contaminants: bacteria, nitrates, nitrites and lead. The EPA, University of Maryland Water Experts and the American Groundwater Trust recommend ANNUAL testing of private wells.
A Thermal Infrared (IR) Camera scan of key areas of the home to uncover issues that may otherwise not be visible to the naked eye. Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows our home inspector professional to show homeowners things about their homes that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. *Infrared scan is limited and is not a complete scan of all surfaces in the home
An Annual Home Maintenance Inspection is an inspection that is done on a yearly or biennially basis. This inspection is meant to discover problems with the home that homeowners would not normally find on their own. Often times the earlier a problem or defect is discovered the less money it will cost to fix. A roof leak that is found and fixed shortly after it starts may leave the homeowner with the cost of replacing a few shingles or a piece of flashing. That same roof leak left unchecked for years may result in structural repair, drywall repair, mold remediation, all at a much higher cost to the homeowner.
We offer commercial property inspections for properties such as strip malls, multi-level apartment complexes, and storage buildings. The inspection will reveal potentially defective areas leaving you confident in making an informed decision on a commercial investment.