Welcome to Legacy Home Inspections!
We have a solution to each of your unique building needs. Our services are listed below.
- Buyers Home Inspections
- Pre-Listing (Sellers) Home Inspections
- Single System Inspections
- Maintenance Inspections
- Radon Testing
- Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Physical Mold Testing
Buyers Home Inspections: A buyers inspection is the most common type of Home Inspection. It is conducted during the real estate transaction, typically after an offer has been accepted by the seller. In this inspection, the buyer will contract a Home Inspector to systematically investigate the home. The primary concern of the inspector should be Health & Safety items, such as stair and rail spacing, bedroom window sizes, and electrical concerns. Also, any observable structural concerns will be noted. A running list of maintenance concerns will also be recorded. During the walk through, it is strongly encouraged that the client is present. Although the old add-um states that ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, I find that a the scope and magnitude of major (and minor) concerns is much easier to convey in person as we move through the property. At the conclusion of the walk through, if the client is on site, major concerns can be discussed in greater detail, and any questions or comments of the client can be addressed. A written report with pictures will be sent out, typically within 24 hours of the walk through, that will give the client a comprehensive overview of the house’s observable health and condition.
Pre-Listing (Sellers) Home Inspections: A Pre-listing Home Inspection, often referred to as a ‘Seller’s’ inspection, is much the same as the buyer’s inspection, with the leading difference that the client is the homeowner. This inspection is best conducted 3-12 months before the home is placed on the market. The items inspected will give the homeowner an unbiased third party opinion on the observable health of the home. A buyers inspection has the potential to reveal things unknown about the home, typically hidden in the attic, crawlspace or roof areas of the home, that the homeowner is not aware of.
Single System Inspections: Do you need to assess the condition of a single system, i.e. roof, deck or crawlspace? Sometimes insurance companies need to have a third party verify functional condition. Other times, you may know something specific is wrong, but would like an unbiased third party to investigate and verify your findings before calling the specialists to make necessary repairs.
Maintenance Inspections: Single systems, multiple systems or the whole house….what condition is your home in? Identifying maintenance items early can save you money and time. Start planning today to keep your home in top condition, whether you plan to sell next year or stay put indefinitely in your dream home.
Radon Testing: Radon is produced from a natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. It is colorless and odorless. Some areas are known to have higher radon levels than others, but many factors can play together and can cause one home to have very low radon levels, and the house across the lot line to have levels that should cause concern. Alaska’s Radon Report Card shows the current statistics on radon in Alaska. For a graphic representation of radon findings in Alaska, there is an interactive map that pools findings from many sources of radon readings around Alaska. The only way to identify radon gas and determine the level in your home is to test. Legacy Home Inspections is a member of ARRST and has an NRPP certified technician to safely and accurately perform testing so you can rest easy in your home.
IAQ and Physical Mold Testing: Indoor air quality is a big part of our overall health picture. Most of us spend a lot of time in our homes, so the air we breath should be checked periodically or when events, such as water damage, occur. We are able to conduct professional IAQ and mold sampling through a professional lab, and can usually have results within 3 days of sampling your home.