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Pennsylvania counties serviced - Adams, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Delaware, Dauphin, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill and Wyoming.

General Home Inspection

$299.99*

*  = For any single family house having 1500 sq ft or less. Does not include multi-family structures. Please note that for payments via debit/credit card there will be a 3.7% transaction fee.  Call for inspection price of multi-family structures or any house/structure having more than 2500 sq ft

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What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home. In other words, as long as it is accessible and visible it will be examined and reported.

What can you expect?

A thorough home inspection that will be performed by a qualified, certified, professional home inspector.

 

A detailed home inspection report that will be issued within 24 hours  upon completion of the inspection, and will express all of the inspectors' findings with photos.

It's always good to know just-Houstrong- your house is!

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The purpose of a home inspection

If not the largest, a house is at least one of the largest investments that a person does make within their lifetime. Whether it is used as a home for your family to call their own, or simply a means to build wealth through renting or flipping, having a home inspection done will give you and/or your family a peace of mind. That peace of mind comes from knowing everything that is possible for you to know about the physical condition of the house. As with anything that a person considers to be an investment, it is commonly stated to be unwise to invest in anything without having your research done on it first (due diligence). Purchasing a house is not an exception. It could be the difference between being stuck with a structurally damaging leaky roof with no additional funds to allocate to its repair, or knowing about the leaky roof before purchase and having the choice to negotiate a lower price to assist with its repair or to walk away. Like our slogan states..."It is always good to know just -Houstrong- your house is". If you are looking to buy a house, let Houstrong home inspectors inspect it correctly for you.

What is iNspected by a Houstrong Home Inspector?

Inspection of the following home components:

Foundation & Structure    

The structure, is the frame, posts, pillars, girders and beams that erects the housing and the foundation gives the structure its base to erect on. Foundations come in multiple forms; basement, crawlspace, slab on grade. Understanding the strength of these units may be the difference between purchasing a money pit/death trap or...... a great investment/safe family haven. 

Attic & Roof

The Attic, if applicable, is the structural part of the roof , which is made to support the roofing material used to protect it. Roofing materials may come in various like rubber, tile, and the more commonly known asphalt, just to name a few. Aside from providing top side protection from exterior elements to a house or building, roofing materials may also add additional insulating properties.

Electrical System

The purpose of the  electrical system of a house/building is to receive power from a utility source and to distribute that electrical power throughout the structure, for lighting and site power access. Electrical service may enter a home through overhead or underground wiring. The service panel (breaker box) is the distribution center, and much like the brain it has a nervous system with a series of wiring throughout the structure to power lighting, receptacles, well pumps, water heaters, boilers, baseboard  heaters, etc. A properly functioning and grounded electrical system is an integral element of a house or building.

Plumbing System

The purpose of the plumbing system is to deliver freshwater and drain wastewater, through a series of pipes. Fresh water is distributed through what is known as the supply line which may come from a utility or well. Wastewater is drained  through what is commonly called DWV (Drain Waste Vent) pipes to either a sewage system or septic. Knowing that uncontrolled moisture can be one of the most common elements to the deterioration of a house structure.

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

The HVAC system varies greatly from structure to structure. Some may provide just heating and ventilation through the use of a furnace and vent system, and some may also include an exterior AC unit or heat pump to provide a complete central air system. No matter what units are used within an HVAC system, the purpose of the HVAC system is to create and/or maintain a comfortable interior air temperature within the home or building that it supplies.

Interior & Exterior Components

Interior and exterior components include stairs, siding (vinyl, wood, etc.) windows and doors, fireplaces, smoke detectors, etc. All aspects of the home that either serve to protect the structure of the home or its residents.

Garage

Basically, we inspect the home from the foundation to the roof. As long as it is accessible at the time of the inspection, it will be inspected.

Inspection Additions and Additional Cost

Wood Destroying Organisms (Termite)

Water Quality Test

House Components

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Coverage Area

As a rule of thumb to remember, Houstrong provides general home inspection services to most of the Pennsylvania counties that are to the east of Interstate 81 (I-81). The specific counties are listed below:

Adams County                      Delaware County                        Monroe County

Berks County                         Franklin County                          Montgomery County

Bucks County                         Lackawanna County                 Northampton County

Carbon County                       Lancaster County                      Perry  County

Chester County                      Lebanon County                        Pike County

Cumberland County              Lehigh County                           Schuylkill County

Dauphin County                      Luzerne County                        Wyoming County           

 

Home inspection service to Adams county, Berks county, Bucks county, Carbon county, Chester county, Cumberland county, Dauphin county, Delaware county, Franklin county, Lackawanna county, Lancaster county, Lebanon county, Lehigh county, Luzerne county, Monroe county, Montgomery county, Northampton county, Perry county, Pike county, Schuylkill county, and York county.