Home Inspection Services in the Hagerstown, Md & Frederick Md, Martinsburg WV, & Chambersburg PA Areas
An experienced inspector will prepare your Inspection Report with easy-to-read details on:
The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
Major and minor deficiencies
Any major expenditures necessary
What to watch out for
Helpful home preservation tips
And much more
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.
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 your 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.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
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 following say 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 cancelled 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 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.
What We Inspect
Our program has been designed to assure you a thorough, easy to understand overview of the conditions of the home you are about to purchase. Buying a home is not something you do every day and we provide the information you need for peace of mind.
We assure the inspection of and report on, over 400 items
Detailed inspection reports are delivered within 24 to 48 hours after inspection is completed
Reports are easy to digest and understand. They are easy to read, navigate and prioritized by colors. Each inspection component is divided into easy to read sections such as: Interior, exterior, heating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, etc. This makes it easy to review our observations and determine which defects may need immediate attention.
We point out major and minor deficiencies to give you the complete picture on your new home’s condition
We identify any major expenditures coming up so you can budget these potential expenses
We identify any potential safety hazards present
We show you how various systems work
We review and explain the conditions found
What Does a Typical Home Inspection Cover?
External Conditions & Surfaces
Roof, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
Plumbing & Electrical Systems
Heating & Cooling Systems
Foundations, Slabs & Floors
Walls & Ceilings
Garage, Walls & Driveway
Arnold’s Home Inspection Services, LLC has an extensive service area. We service the Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Tri-State area: Maryland including Washington, Frederick, Allegany, Garrett, Howard, Carroll and Montgomery counties and the cities of Hagerstown, Frederick, Middletown, Cumberland, Oakland, Ellicott City, Westminster and Rockville. The West Virginia Eastern Panhandle area including Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties and the cities of Berkeley Springs, Inwood, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown Martinsburg and Charles Town. The Pennsylvania counties of Franklin, Adams, Fulton, Bedford and Cumberland and the cities of Chambersburg, Greencastle, Shippensburg, Gettysburg, McConnellsburg, Bedford and Carlisle.