An alarming amount of home or commercial buyers don’t fully understand the importance of a thorough home or commercial inspection. What truly is a home inspection? A home inspection is an inspection of your hard earned money, your dreams, your hopes and your family’s future memories that should last a lifetime. You want to feel safe and secure with the purchase. Your choice in hiring a home inspection company to represent you is an important part of buying a home. Our home inspection experts take your investment through a digital 400 point home inspection plan (with pictures) that will minimize your risk and provide you with ALL of the facts regarding the physical conditions of your future home or commercial property so that an informed investment decision can be made – without undue stress, costly repairs, or delays. Some home sellers will try to hide minor and major problems with the home.
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Every property is a little bit different, so prices can vary depending on square footage and other home factors.
Our flexible scheduling options allows you to choose an appointment that is best suitable for your lifestyle, schedule, and overall needs. We can inspect your home on your time, and provide you with all of the details you need to move forward with your transaction. Available 7 days a week!
Home maintenance inspections are available as a one-time service, or can be performed as a routine option. These inspections ensure that all of your home’s systems are continuously performing as they should.
A typical home inspection will take approximately three hours and will provide you with as much information as possible about your potential new home or commercial property.
Our home inspection experts take your investment through a digital 400 point home inspection plan (with pictures) that will minimize your risk and provide you with ALL of the facts regarding the physical conditions of your future home or commercial property so that an informed investment decision can be made – without undue stress, costly repairs, or delays.
There are many areas in every home where mold growth can be hiding. A professional mold inspection can help you identify those areas where mold is actively growing in your home. Mold inspections will often reveal multiple areas of mold contamination which effectively have a cumulative effect equal to that of a very large area.
Three Little Birds Property Inspections conducts mold inspections and testing for both residential and commercial buildings. During a mold inspection, we determine the presence of mold on surfaces or in the air. We do not offer mold remediation services, so rest assured that we will give you an unbiased inspection of the property.
EPA estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are radon-related. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen. Lung cancer is the only known effect on human health from exposure to radon in air. Thus far, there is no evidence that children are at greater risk of lung cancer than are adults.
Radon in air is ubiquitous. Radon is found in outdoor air and in the indoor air of buildings of all kinds. EPA recommends homes be fixed if the radon level is 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) or more. Because there is no known safe level of exposure to radon, EPA also recommends that Americans consider fixing their home for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L. The average radon concentration in the indoor air of America’s homes is about 1.3 pCi/L. It is upon this level that EPA based its estimate of 20,000 radon-related lung cancers a year upon. It is for this simple reason that EPA recommends that Americans consider fixing their homes when the radon level is between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L. The average concentration of radon in outdoor air is .4 pCi/L or 1/10th of EPA’s 4 pCi/L action level.
For smokers the risk of lung cancer is significant due to the synergistic effects of radon and smoking. For this population about 62 people in a 1,000 will die of lung-cancer, compared to 7.3 people in a 1,000 for never smokers. Put another way, a person who never smoked (never smoker) who is exposed to 1.3 pCi/L has a 2 in 1,000 chance of lung cancer; while a smoker has a 20 in 1,000 chance of dying from lung cancer. Figure A compares the risks between smokers and never smokers; smokers are at a much higher risk than never smokers, e.g., at 8 pCi/L the risk to smokers is six times the risk to never smokers.
The radon health risk is underscored by the fact that in 1988 Congress added Title III on Indoor Radon Abatement to the Toxic Substances Control Act. It codified and funded EPA’s then fledgling radon program. Also that year, the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General issued a warning about radon urging Americans to test their homes and to reduce the radon level when necessary (U.S. Surgeon General). Unfortunately, many Americans presume that because the action level is 4 pCi/L, a radon level of less than 4 pCi/L is “safe”. This perception is altogether too common in the residential real estate market. In managing any risk, we should be concerned with the greatest risk. For most Americans, their greatest exposure to radon is in their homes; especially in rooms that are below grade (e.g., basements), rooms that are in contact with the ground and those rooms immediately above them.
It’s never too late to reduce your risk of lung cancer. Don’t wait to test and fix a radon problem. If you are a smoker, stop smoking. Consider quitting. Until you can quit, smoke outside and provide your family with a smoke-free home.
Builders often give the seller a 12-month warranty to fix any issues found in or around the home. This type of inspection should be done one month prior to the expiration of that warranty to ensure that any problems found, will be the builder’s responsibility to cover those costs.
(Wood Destroying Insects) also known as Pest Inspections- If you are buying, selling, or refinancing a home, or if you are worried about the possibility of your dwelling having Termites, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, and other wood destroying insects. We work with inspectors that are licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to offer WDI inspections.
Pre-Listing Inspections are great for homeowners who aren’t totally familiar with the current condition of their property. A sale can potentially be cancelled due to the buyer’s shock at the condition of the home. The home may look good, yet experience serious technical, safety, or functional issues without anyone’s knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing it up for sale is the ideal way to identify and repair or disclose the issues found in the inspection reports. Disclosing items of concern up front and pricing the home based on these items will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
Three Little Birds Property Inspections inspects commercial properties to assess the condition and risks for buyers, sellers, managers and lease holders. This enables them to make informed decisions regarding the purchase of the property.