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)

 
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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Here is what my clients have to say about my home inspection services:

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Buying a home is arguably the most important, exciting and nerve-wracking purchase a person will ever make.  This is the reason you need a great home inspector, and Dave Valley is just that.  He is empathetic – he understands and appreciates the various emotions a potential home-buyer goes through.  Most importantly, Dave provides you with objective information so you can make the most informed decision possible. 

 

It was a pleasure working with Dave – he contains all the qualities that make a great home inspector – he is the consummate professional, prompt, courteous, meticulous in his detail and honest.  Dave was reasonably priced – in fact Dave charged me the same amount I spent 10 years earlier on a smaller house and provided a far better work product. 

Prompt

I arrived at the house at the agreed upon time on a cold and nasty day, and found Dave outside inspecting the exterior of the home.  He was already a half hour into his inspection – I think this exemplifies and is symbolic of the fact that Dave is respectful of his client’s time. 

Courteous

Dave was pleasant to deal with, personable and thoughtful not only to his client but also to the buyer’s real estate agent.  

Detail-oriented

Dave spent almost four hours in his investigation of a 2,000 square foot house.  He answered all my questions and reviewed every observation he had with me.  David provided a detailed report, and encouraged me to call and email him to discuss the report and to ask questions. 

Conclusion

The highest compliment I can give Dave is to say that I would use him again and will encourage and recommend him to others. 

Michael S. Giaimo

                                               

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Last updated on  Feb 09, 2018