In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have a profession home inspection performed. We are trained to identify all problem areas both small and large that may have been unknown to the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. A written report is furnished within 24 hours.
Re-Inspections are offered for components that have been repaired or otherwise modified since being noted in our original inspection report. We assess the component(s) in question for safety and correct installation so you can have sustained peace of mind with your investment.
Your builder’s warranty will expire usually one year after closing on your new home. Many times the one-year warranty expiration marks the final opportunity to identify, document, and inform your builder of items that need repair or replaced. All safety hazards, repairs, and adjustments should be professionally documented BEFORE your Builder is relieved of their responsibility under the one-year warranty.
We provide inspections/certifications for your HUD or FHA Manufactured home certifications. The Certification is provided by our Professional Engineer.
Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a Realtor, it’s always a wise idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power and all homes have strengths and weaknesses. We help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. A written report is furnished within 24 hours.
New construction home inspections allow you to be proactive about your home purchase. On a resale property, you can only inspect the home after the fact—meaning all you can do is repair an issue or cover it up. With a well-timed inspection in your construction process, your builder can actually get to the root of the problem and remedy it entirely before the build goes further.
Remember, don’t judge a book by its cover. Just because a new home may look flawless to the naked eye doesn’t mean it’s perfect below the surface. Calling in a qualified home inspector can ensure you’re making the best decision for your family and your finances.
Drilled wells penetrate about 100 to 400 feet into the bedrock. To serve as a water supply, a drilled well must intersect bedrock fractures containing ground water. Let us test your well for pesticides, organic chemicals, and heavy metals before you use it for the first time. It is also a good practice to test private water supplies annually for nitrate and coliform bacteria to detect contamination problems early.
When obtaining a mortgage or a mortgage guarantee to finance the purchase of a home, You most likely will be required to obtain a WDO inspection by the bank, the mortgage company, or the guarantor (FHA, VA, HUD, etc.). Although commonly referred to as a "termite inspection," WDO stands for "wood-destroying organism," and a proper WDO inspection looks for evidence of infestation by termites (both subterranean and dry wood types), wood decay, wooddevouring beetles, as well as evidence of past infestations, damage to wood, or conditions conducive to infestation; and evidence of past treatments.
Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant to issue Homeowner Insurance Policies on older homes (usually 25 years old or more).
Their common concern is that there may be conditions in an older home that could become a liability to them. For instance; a home with a roof nearing the end of its reliable service life may fail while under the policy and the homeowner may seek reimbursement from their insurance company for damages to the home or its contents. Similar concerns extend to the condition of the HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems in an older home. If these elements are in poor condition, in need of being updated or replaced or were improperly installed, they may fail and cause fire or water damage to a home.
An On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS), commonly known as a septic system, treats the wastewater on an individual’s property. Septic systems are installed on properties that cannot be served by a wastewater utility. Within Greene county a septic inspection is required for any real estate transaction. We offer a comprehensive inspection which also includes well inspection and water testing.
Commercial property inspections, sometimes called a Property Condition Report, are a growing portion of the inspection industry. Evaluation of a commercial property has many of the same attributes as a residential home inspection. Our qualified inspectors will evaluate the property under the guidance of the nationally accepted Standards of Practice for Commercial Buildings. If larger or uncommon systems are present, MHIP can manage other contractors to conduct specialty inspections that will provide complete information on a property to our clients.
Light Commercial Inspection Property Types Include:
Low Rise Offices
Hotels & Motels
Restaurants & Breweries
Please call for a complete list of properties we can inspect
What is Included in Your Commercial Inspection
MHIP will inspect access areas for hazards, the concrete flatwork, the foundation, structure, exterior finish, roof, HVAC system, plumbing and electrical (Test sample outlets & trip GFCI's, where possible) - with some limitation on the electrical system. The inspector will look at light fixtures and smaller panels and the whole system for general safety issues, but cannot disassemble 3-phase or larger panels if present. MHIP will inspect and operate all major systems, windows, doors, and plumbing systems, including restroom facilities. We look for visible deficiencies as well as safety issues that can also be liabilities.
The report will include color photos and recommendations as necessary, given the condition, and follow the guidelines of accepted Standards of Practice. We may refer additional critical services to an expert if conditions warrant. The report will be available within 48 hours of the physical property inspection.