Buyer’s Home Inspection
A home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. S & J Property Services will provide a comprehensive inspection and report you can rely on to make a confident decision.
Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection
Having your home inspected before you even list it will inform you of any issues before prospective buyers discover them. Take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates, use your inspection report as a marketing tool (especially at open houses), and justify your full asking price by having your home inspected prior to selling.
Homeowner’s Home Inspection
As a homeowner, having your home regularly inspected helps you protect your investment by helping you stay on top of seasonal maintenance tasks and revealing minor problems now before they become expensive inconveniences later.
New Construction Inspection
Your newly constructed home is a complex structure of multiple integrated systems compiled by dozens of subcontractors and tradesmen. Having this home inspected upon completion will give you an independent review of the home so that you may have peace of mind that everything was done properly and nothing was overlooked. If there are any defects, major or minor, the builder will have more incentive to correct them prior to the closing.
Manufactured Home Foundation Inspection
Government guaranteed loans (FHA/HUD & VA) on manufactured housing requires a permanent foundation to be certified by a licensed professional engineer to be in compliance with HUD-7584. Many private lenders have also added this requirement for their loans. S & J Property Services has partnered with the engineers at Foundation Certifications to provide these certifications.
Using an Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera, S & J Property Services is able to detect issues that may not be visible to the naked eye such as water leaks that have been covered up with a new paint job, missing insulation or air leaks, over-heated circuit breakers, or breaks in radiant floor heating. Pest or rodent nests in walls can also be located.
Radon Testing (Air and Water)
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer deaths (after smoking). Maine has some of the highest radon levels in the country. According to the Maine Division of Environmental Health, 25% of the homes tested have elevated radon levels. Keep your family safe by having your home tested for radon.
Water Quality Testing
If your property has a private well, septic system, or older lead supply pipes, protect your family’s health by having your water tested for potability and contaminants, such as the coliform bacteria.
Indoor Air Quality
There are airborne chemicals present in your home that could potentially affect the health of you and your family. S & J Property Services offers the Prism Analytical IAQ Home Survey™ which will provide information on potential contamination issues in your home that cannot be detected by a visual inspection alone. The IAQ Home Survey™ will report the total amount of Volatile Organic Compounds in your home and will predict the source of the VOCs. It will also detect the chemicals that are released by actively growing mold whether it is behind walls or underneath carpeting or flooring. S & J Property Services also offers formaldehyde testing.
Get the outstanding service you expect and the peace of mind you deserve with S & J Property Services!
With S & J Property Services, you get a Certified Home Inspector who will provide you with a comprehensive, independent, and objective evaluation in narrative form, including color photos, delivered electronically.
Our inspections meet the rigorous standards of both the International Association of Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the Maine Coalition of Home Inspection Professionals (MeCHIPs).
For as long as you own the home, you can call with any additional questions – at no extra charge.
"Using S&J Property Services for our home inspection was a great decision. They were extremely thorough and informative throughout the entire process and made us feel very comfortable. It was a pleasure working with them and they were great at explaining things so we could learn as first time home buyers. We would highly recommend S&J Property Services to anyone for the best service possible."