Residential - Existing Homes
|Buying a new,
or used. Home, townhouse, or condo is most likely one of the
biggest purchase decision that you’ll ever make. With such a
large investment, it only makes sense to avoid taking any
professional inspection of the home will give you a better
understanding of the condition, significantly reducing your
risk, making the decision process easier. A good inspection
should include all the components in a house.
- Gutters, and
- Attic, Insulation &
- Lot Grade
Residential - New Homes
We Offer 3 Types of New Construction Inspections
the right home inspector can
be difficult. Different inspectors come from different
backgrounds, use different equipment, have their own
preferences on how to write a report, and yes, different
One thing for sure is that a
home inspection requires a lot of knowledge, which of course
goes back to their experience. If you
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Sometimes things simply go wrong when building a new
Things get broken, not installed correctly, or
non-functioning. There are three times during a new
construction you should/could conduct an inspection:
pre-drywall and upon completion, and then after 11 month of
occupancy before your one-year warranty is up.
Pre-drywall will check to be
certain that electrical, plumbing, and even framing have
been done correctly. A property inspection upon completion can
uncover things such as debris left by subcontractors in an
attic and crawl spaces; non-function bathroom vents; nails
left behind across roofs and in the grass beneath; and
improperly installed doors.
it’s necessary to have a Certificate of Occupancy by
county inspectors, they don’t inspect your property with
the same level of detail as a property inspector would.
Before you release the general
contractor of liability things can go wrong. They do not
always stand the test of time.
Asbestos was a very
common building material up until recently. While great
efforts are being made to remove this exceedingly harmful
material, asbestos can still be found in
homes. Extended exposure to asbestos is a
recognized cause of malignant mesothelioma and other
seriously health hazards. According to OSHA, the is no
safe level of asbestos exposure, and leaving an asbestos
problem unchecked leaves you liable to the harm it can
After a flood, or
interior water problem, a home
owner starts to think about Mold. When it comes to
diagnosing mold in your home, you
want to use someone that you can trust, and who will dig
deep to understand your issues. NED Chicago brings over 20
years of experience, and is licensed by the state of
Lead is a well-known
toxin that can show up in many sources in new and old
buildings and industrial facilities. Lead can have
a variety of negative impacts on the body, and is
particularly harmful to children with developing brains
and nervous systems (it has been linked to lower IQ’s and
other development issues).
If these termites encounter your home or building
foundation while foraging they will follow any crack or
crevice with an opening of 1/32" wide into the structure.
Once inside they will seek and destroy their source of
food: lumber, wood panels, flooring, sheetrock, wallpaper,
and any structural elements made of wood.
Clear Perspective has sub-contracted termite
technicians that provide complete inspections of homes for the detection of
termite activity, conducive conditions that might lead to
activity, and any potential entry areas.
Radon is an odorless, tasteless and
invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring
uranium in soil and water. The EPA estimates that about
20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are
radon-related. Exposure to radon is the second leading
cause of lung cancer after smoking.
moves up through the ground to the air above and into your
home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.
Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your
home can trap radon inside.
Any home can have a
radon problem. This means new and old buildings, well-sealed
and drafty buildings with or without basements.
Nearly 1 out of every 15
home in the United States is estimated to have an
elevated radon level.
If you are buying a home...
that you know what the indoor radon level is in any
you consider buying. Ask the seller for their radon test
results. If the home has a radon-reduction system, ask the
seller for information they have about the system.
If the home has not yet been tested, you should have the
If you are having a new home built, there
are features that can be incorporated into your home during construction to reduce radon levels.
Should Test for Radon...
Testing is the only way to
find out your home's radon levels. The EPA and the Surgeon
General recommend testing all home below the third floor