Services

Services Offered:

  • Full inspection or partial inspection
  • Thermal Camera Inspection
  • Radon testing
  • Energy evaluations
  • Green certification inspection
  • Methamphetamine screening and testing
  • USDA inspection
  • Mold inspection
  • Mold testing
  • Swimming pools and spas
  • Well inspection
  • Septic inspection
  • Lead base paint test
  • Water test

Brief explanation of above services:

Full Inspection:

Abiding by Nachi’s standards of practice, this inspection reveals the entire structure, the plumbing system in full, the electrical system in full, mechanical components in full (HVAC), built in appliances, safety issues.

Partial Inspection:

This is when you want just the electrical system inspected, or maybe just the plumbing system, maybe just a roof inspection. It’s your call, it’s whatever you need inspected individually or bundled from the Full Inspection.

Thermal Camera Inspection:

Very revealing tool. The Fluke thermal camera can find things that conventional methods of inspecting can not determine. Read the details on the thermal camera page here on the site.

Radon Testing:

This is a test to determine the Radon gas level in a structure. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and East Tennessee has several counties that are Zone 3 (highest level of Radon gas). We are certified to properly test your prospective home.

Energy Evaluation:

This is where the inspector finds energy loss throughout the structure, such as air leaks, insufficient insulation, etc.

Green Certification:

This is an inspection that gives you a class certification concerning what materials a given house is built with including surrounding vegetation and how the house is positioned.

Methamphetamine Screening & Testing:

This is an inspection to determine if there was possible Meth activity at a given structure. Testing can be performed as well. Testing is taking wall and surface samples and submitting the samples to a lab. The lab when then render results of Meth residue within the structure.

USDA Inspection:

This is an inspection form that would need to be completed by a certified USDA inspector. This inspection is usually required for USDA loans.

Mold Inspection & Testing:

There are three approaches concerning mold:

An inspection is where the inspector is looking for mold

Testing can be performed in two ways:

Swab sampling & Air strip testing. Both must be sent to a lab where the lab will render test results.

Swimming Pool & Spa Inspection:

These inspections evaluate safety issues, pumps, viewable piping, electrical components, visible surfaces such as copings.

Well Inspection:

This inspection includes the pump, electrical components, visible piping, function of well. note: inspectors are not responsible for below grade components.

Septic Inspection:

This inspection includes rendering of leach field, distances from certain other components. This inspection is very limited and Alamo Home Inspections recommends having a septic system company inspect this system, they remove soil and check components below grade. Home Inspectors are not responsible for components below grade.

Lead Base Paint Test:

This is a test that is benificial to have done when a home was built prior to 1978. Lead based paint was used on interiors prior to 1978 but this does not guarantee lead base paint was not used after 1978. Testing can check for lead base paint in your prospective home.

Water Test:

This is a test that will check for E Coli and Coliforms in water supply. Many inspectors that are certified to perform this test claim it is only neccessary when a well is the water source, NOT TRUE. Even water supply from the city or county has potential of having E Coli or Coliforms in the water supply. The only way to know is to have your water supply tested.