Round Tuit Home Inspection
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Round Tuit Home Inspection in Pittsburgh offers a full line of home inspection services for homeowners and soon-to-be homeowners.
Round Tuit Home Inspection fully inspects homes that are on the market for sellers and buyers. This includes inspecting the structure of the home: entry ways, foundation, siding, porches, insect damage, settlement, and exterior cracks. The exterior is inspected, including decks, balconies, eaves, soffits, fascias, drainage systems, vegetation intrusion, and garage door openers. Roofing is also checked thoroughly along with the plumbing, electrical system, heating and air conditioning, interior structures, and ventilation. Appliances are also inspected as well as fireplaces to ensure they meet safety codes and are functioning well.
As part of your home’s overall maintenance, a home maintenance inspection should be conducted every two years. This is a non-biased evaluation of your home’s current condition and can be an advantage when budgeting for repairs. You will receive a complete report and advice on what repairs you may need soon and what can wait. Home owner’s insurance may cover some repairs, so we can recommend using it when necessary.
When you list your home on the real estate market, it’s a good idea to get an inspection prior to publishing the listing so you can address any issues beforehand. If repairs are made before you sell your home, this will increase your property value and get you a higher price for your home. It can also allow you to be upfront with a buyer if you choose to sell the home “as is”.
Round Tuit Home Inspection offers electronic reporting for any service we provide the same day as our appointment. These accurate and timely reports allow you to get started planning any repairs or improvements right away.
Round Tuit Home Inspection specializes in radon testing to protect home owners from toxic levels of radon gas. Using continuous radon monitor devices, we quickly detect the level of radon in all areas of your home and determine if they are unsafe. If radon gas levels are determined to be at an unsafe level, radon mitigation will be recommended. The process of safely lowering radon gas levels within the home may be scheduled directly with a certified Radon Mitigator in your area.
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion, an electronic inspection report will be sent to you the same day.
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long term tenant's departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.
Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
Septic Systems can be costly to repair. Our inspectors are certified to conduct septic system testing. The Real Estate transaction approved testing procedure takes approximately three hours to perform. During this test, breaks in the leach bed pipes or the septic tank may be identified. A separate report is provided and given directly to you upon completion.
Having a new well drilled can be extremely expensive. By following Real Estate transaction approved testing procedures, our inspectors are able to determine if your well is able to supply your home with enough water. This procedure takes approximately three hours to complete and is often accompanied by a Septic System Test. Upon completion, you will receive documentation indicating the water-flow and replenishment of your well.
Our inspectors are trained in the proper sample-collection procedures to avoid potential contamination. Your water sample is hand-delivered directly to the analysis laboratory. It is tested for the presence of e.coli and coliform. Testing the sample takes a minimum of 24 hours in the laboratory. An electronic report is provided to you upon our receiving the lab test results. If there are positive results, the well treatment procedure will be forwarded along with your report.