HOME INSPECTIONS- single family home $325 (single family home up to 1500 square feet.)
Price increases as square footage increases, more building size, more time involved. The age of a home increases inspection time. Older homes have many more issues, such as Knob and tubing electric, cast iron plumbing...
Up to 1,500 square feet = $325
1,501-2,500 square feet = $375
2,501-3,500 square feet = $425
3,501-4,500 square feet = $500
4,501-5,500 square feet = $575
For homes over 5,501 square feet call for quote.
Add $50 for homes built before 1920
A typical inspection lasts 3-4 hours. Our home inspectors are interNACHI certified and very professional. We use "Home Inspector Pro" software which compiles a complete concise report that will be sent to our clients within 24 hours.
Multi family apartments add $50 for each unit. Deduction for condos with HOA responsible for exterior: -$50
Pre-listing inspection for sellers: Deduct $50 from total price.
Other services included WITH home inspection:
RADON TESTING $100 (Highly accurate electronic monitors, no cheap charcoal canisters )
According to EPA Radon is a naturally occurring colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can cause cancer. Epidemiological studies have shown a clear link between breathing high concentrations of radon and incidence of lung cancer. Radon is a contaminant that affects indoor air quality worldwide. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking, causing 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. While radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, it is the number one cause among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates
This test consists of a trained professional placing a collection container in a specified area for a specific time frame, usually 48 hours. We will then return to collect the container and deliver to a lab for analysis. You will be given a complete concise and easy to read report shortly after that.
We offer our clients the Porch program for free, (A $350 value) with an additional $100 in handyman services that are good for a year after you move in! (porch.com) Our clients receive a 90 day buy back guarantee if our home inspectors miss something on the inspection! (details on our web page under certifications, interNACHI Buy Back Program)
WATER PURITY TESTING- $210
This is a test to determine the purity of your drinking water. We will collect the proper specimen from the home and deliver to a certified CNY laboratory. We will get the results to you quickly in an easy to read, We will test for:
- copper, iron, and lead
- Identify dangerous levels of Nitrates/Nitrites
- Examination for potentially harmful germs
- Discover your water’s pH balance
- Discover your water’s “hardness”
- Total Coliform ( coliform-bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli)
- Evaluate all of your results to EPA recommended levels
WELL WATER FLOW TESTING- $150 stand alone, $50 off with Septic testing
A well flow test determines the ability of your well to accommodate you daily needs. Homes in rural areas often rely upon a well for drinking water. Well flow tests are commonly required by banks and lenders for the transaction to move forward when there is a well. However a well flow test is helpful for most people that are buying a property with a well. A standard well water flow test is graded pass/fail based on a minimum 3 gallon per minute flow rate over a period of 2 hours. This confirms that there is at least 360 gallons of water on continuous demand at the time of testing.
Septic Dye Testing- $100 (Total $200 for septic Dye testing and well flow testing together )
Septic Dye Testing is a non-invasive procedure that is sometimes used to determine the condition of the components of a home's waste system. A septic dye test can expose obvious leaks and inadequacies in the system and indicate the need for repairs or alterations. It involves the introduction of a fluorescent dye into the septic system, which is "traced" to ascertain that the septic system can handle the volume of waste that is currently being put through it. This test is usually performed by a home inspector or a member of a local or state health department.
The septic dye test is sometimes REQUIRED as part of a Septic Certification by a lending institution before financing can be obtained from them for a home purchase.
Since this type of septic inspection is a VISUAL inspection, it has many limitations. A home inspector or health department official can only report upon what is observed above-ground, which does not always give an accurate evaluation of the health of a septic system. Some home inspectors will not perform a septic dye test due to these limitations, because so many factors can influence the results. If dye is observed on the ground surface, the home inspector will note this in the septic certification report, and may recommend a more thorough, invasive inspection by a septic contractor to determine the extent of the problem.
Wood Destroying Organism Inspection- FREE
We always look for this routinely on a home inspection.
Country Boy Special- Home Inspection, (up to 1500 square feet,) Septic Dye Test, Well Water Flow Testing, Water Quality Testing. ( $975 Value) - $775
Inspection (up to 1500 square feet), Septic dye test and well flow testing ($525 Value) for $475
Lead Testing in Paint Chips- $75
Stand alone pricing, without home inspection:
Radon testing: $150 (Mileage prices x 2 for travel)
Septic Dye Testing: $150
Well Flow Testing: $150 (-$50.00 with Septic Testing)
Water Purity Testing: $250
We also have bundle pricing and a $50 discount for active or previous military service with proof.
Additional fees may apply:
Crawl Spaces are time consuming and dangerous at times. Mold, wet environments, rodents and live electric wires are only a few of the situations we run into. Add $50 for crawl space evaluations.
Driving hours to an inspection prevents us from scheduling other tests that day:
Mileage fees: 40-60 miles=$15
86-120 miles= $50