Our inspectors at Golden Bear Home Inspections are able to identify deficiencies which are present in the home, can recognize prior repairs which have been made and in many cases can see the potential for future problems that may exist.
Having a pre-sales inspection performed will insure the potential buyers that you are concerned about their interest in the transaction and will give them more confidence to complete the purchase.
The professionals at Golden Bear Home Inspections will work with you as your one year builder warranty is about to expire. Once your home has been inspected, our licensed and certified inspectors will provide you with a comprehensive report so you have the knowledge and detailed documentation to discuss any problems regarding the quality of materials or workmanship with your home builder. Statistics indicate that an educated homeowner is better equipped at getting the builder to correct or repair any items that are not up to standard.
All foundation systems, new and existing, must meet the guidelines published in the Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Housing (HUD-7584), dated September 1996. A certification attesting to compliance with this handbook must be obtained from a licensed professional engineer.
We provide a great fully contained system to check your home’s sewer line connection. When Golden Bear Home Inspections arrives at your potential home we’ll use the main sewer clean out to check on the drain pipe that flows away from your home and out to the main sewer line.
Radon is a radioactive element that cannot be detected by the senses and requires a full-service home inspection company to perform a radon test. Radon enters your home through gaps in the foundation or poorly ventilated crawlspaces. Although you can’t smell it or taste it, radon is naturally occurring and may exist in dangerous levels in your home without you even knowing it. It generally seeps into the basement or crawlspace of your home through the soil. If left unchecked, radon can reach dangerous levels and cause serious problems.
If you believe that radon gas is intruding into your home, it's time to take action against it. Golden Bear Home Inspections can help you, by providing radon testing and a quote on the cost of a radon mitigation system in your home. It's easier than ever to get your home tested for a radon problem! We can perform an inspection and conduct a radon test in your home in as little as two days!
Golden Bear Home Inspections offers mold inspection in addition to our other services to help homeowners and buyers deal with this very real issue. Poor ventilation, leaky plumbing or roofs, and other conditions can cause mold to grow rapidly. This puts family members and occupants at risk.
Mortgage lenders often require water quality testing for properties with private wells and most will accept a home inspector as an independent tester. General results are usually available within 48 hours, although tests for certain minerals and other contaminants may require lab analysis and take longer.
Repair or replacement of your homes septic system can be very expensive. In fact, it may be the most expensive system in the home that is not designed to last the life of the home. Everyone who is purchasing a home should have the septic system evaluated by a qualified professional
We inspect the physical equipment including the well location, well head, pressure tank, pump, wiring, and pressure switch. If the water flow appears weak, we can time the well to determine the pumping rate. The minimum acceptable pumping rate as defined by FHA is 3 gpm. A low pumping rate indicates a problem with the equipment or the availability of ground water.
Our testing of lead paint is simply a swab test that will detect the presence of lead. It does not detect the amount of lead or on what layer of paint the lead is present. Lab analysis would be required for these more precise measurements.