Optional Services

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INFRARED (THERMAL) IMAGING

This optional service is totally amazing. I basically utilize my infrared camera to detect hidden issues behind the finished surfaces of your building. If there are finished walls or ceilings in the living areas, basement or attic that are situated on the exterior shell of the structure, my IR camera can detect insulation voids or concealed issues that can be revealed without destroying or removing the wall/ceiling material. It’s simply an infrared imaging and measurement camera that can actually "see" and "measure" thermal energy emitted from an object. I can then map out and interpret these thermal readings which can reveal serious issues that cannot be seen by the naked eye or with any conventional or digital photography.

Infrared Scanning - $150.00 an hour ($150.00 for a professional IR report)

 

DRONE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

If I ever come into a situation where I am unable to safely view 100% of an inaccessible area of a roof with my own two eyes, I will then utilize my remote-controlled Phantom 2 Vision+ drone to safely fly over your prospective home to view and obtain aerial photos and videos of all hard-to-reach areas of the roof (and its components) from above the property.

Massachusetts Aerial Photography - NO CHARGE - As Needed Service

 

WOOD BORING INSECT INSPECTION

Without a Home Inspection $125.00

Wood Boring Insects

Termites

Powder Post Beetles

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Bees

 

 

CERTIFIED RADON TESTING - (Tested by Local Lab)

Air Testing...(2 canisters) $95.00 w/ postage paid

Radon in Water...$75.00

Radon Testing (without a HOME INSPECTION) will incur an additional $125.00 travel charge.

 

What is Radon

Health effects associated with Radon

How does Radon get into your home

View a Radon Mitigation System Installation

 

Go online (below) to obtain your Radon results. You will need your canister number which is located on the front page of your Home Inspection report.

radon test results

 



CERTIFIED WATER ANALYSIS - (Tested by Local Lab)

Testing Your Drinking water

 

BASIC WATER ANALYSIS ..............................................$130.00

Hardness, Iron, Manganese, Chloride, Sodium, Nitrate, PH,

Coliform and E. Coli Bacteria.

 

BASIC WATER ANALYSIS and Arsenic.............................$150.00

 

BASIC WATER ANALYSIS with Fluoride...........................$140.00

 

VA ANALYSIS .............................................................$130.00

BASIC ANALYSIS TEST and Copper.

 

FHA ANALYSIS (Min) ..................................................$130.00

Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite, Coliform and E.Coli Bacteria.

 

FHA ANALYSIS (Max) ................................................$140.00

BASIC ANALYSIS TEST and Copper, Lead, and Nitrate.

 

FHA ANALYSIS (Max) and Arsenic...............................$150.00

 

CHEMICAL ONLY........................................................$110.00

Hardness, Iron, Manganese, Chloride, Sodium, Nitrate and PH.

 

TOXIC METALS SCREEN...............................................$210.00

Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium,

Copper, Lead, Selenium and Thallium.

 

This is the most common water test that most clients prefer...

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COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS ........................................$240.00

Hardness, Iron, Manganese, Color, Sodium, Nitrates, Nitrites, PH,

Arsenic, Calcium, Fluoride, Coliform and E.coli bacteria, Copper,

Lead, Turbidity, Color, Odor and Radon in water

 

COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS PLUS................................$285.00

COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS with Magnesium, Potassium, and Uranium.

 

COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS and VOC's package...........$465.00

 

VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds)..........................$225.00

Sixty-four (64) compounds such as Vinyl chloride, Chloroform,

Benzene, Tolnene, Styrene, Bromoform, Bromobenzene, MTBE,

Naphtalene, Carbon Tetrachloride, etc.

 

water test interpretation

 

 

LEAD PAINT TESTING

New LEAD LAWS enacted on April 2nd, 2010

All Contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Where can Lead be found?

 

IS YOUR PROSPECTIVE HOME IN A FLOOD ZONE? CLICK IMAGE BELOW...

flood zones

For a more detailed government flood map of your area GO HERE and enter your street address.

 

 

LOCATE REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS

Hover over and tap "Bulldog" to see where registered sexual offenders live and work around you.

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Dave had an impressive website that seemed to be too thorough to be anything but genuine. The thing that seemed to sell me was that he says right on his website that you may pay a little more for his service, but that his quality is higher. So I decided to give him a try even though I had no reference from another person hoping for someone of top quality. I was not disappointed. He was at the home early as promised and had done an inspection of the exterior and was writing up notes so that when I arrived, he walked me through the exterior first. Even with his early arrival, we were still there for about 3 hours looking through every little corner and cubby. He would occasionally stop and fill out his inspection forms which were easy to follow and read; he gives you a full folder of his notes that are well organized.

Dave was open to all questions and concerns so every time I saw something that was potentially concerning to me, he would look, give his opinion and often shared other experiences with similar circumstances. He also had a good sense of humor which helped to lighten what can be a stressful experience (having someone pointing out problem items that you didn't see). I would highly recommend Massachusetts Home Inspections.

Michael

                                               

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Last updated on  Mar 07, 2016