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Termite Inspection

Termites can cause serious structural damage to your home because they live in colonies that can number from several hundred thousand to several million.

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Sewer Scan

HIA LLC offers full array of real estate inspection services including the best home inspections available, radon, mold, SewerScan and indoor air quality testing.

Infrared thermography

Infrared thermography

Infrared Thermography Scan is a valuable add-on service to your home inspection. We can “see” thermal signatures and locate air infiltration points at walls and ceilings, find worn/damaged window and door weather seals

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Chimney Level II inspection

Infrared Thermography Scan is a valuable add-on service to your home inspection. We can “see” thermal signatures and locate air infiltration points at walls and ceilings, find worn/damaged window and door weather seals

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Swimming pool & Spa inspection

A pool inspection ensures that there are no surprises when you go to use your pool for the first time. This inspection includes critical information on the condition of the pool’s structure, filtration, heating systems…

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Radon testing

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas, which is colorless, odorless and tasteless and occurs naturally in soil. It is produced from radium, a byproduct formed in the decay of uranium.

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Mold testing

Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins).

Indoor air quality testing

Indoor Air Quality testing

Children are more susceptible to air pollution because they breathe a greater volume of air relative to their body weight.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I CHOOSE A GOOD HOME INSPECTOR?

Choosing a good Home Inspector is key. There are many out there so be sure to do your research first. Look for an inspector with extensive experience, certifications, credentials and insurance.

WHAT CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR CREDENTIALS SHOULD A GOOD HOME INSPECTOR OFFER?

Look for an Inspector that is affiliated with ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors.) An Inspector with certifications in areas of importance such as Radon Testing, Mold Testing and Remediation, is also key to providing you a thorough inspection.

WHY CAN’T I HAVE SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY WHO IS VERY HANDY OR A CONTRACTOR, INSPECT MY NEW HOME?

This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, most likely, they are not trained or experienced at professional Home Inspections. Professional Home Inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional Inspectors have a keen instinct for problems. This instinct takes extensive training and years of experience to develop.

HOW LONG WILL THE INSPECTION TAKE?

Most Inspections take about two to three hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.

SHOULD I BE PRESENT DURING AN INSPECTION?

Yes; we recommend that clients not only be present during the inspection, but also involved. Home Inspection Professionals strive to be the best and a big part of how we do that is by educating our clients about the property they are looking to purchase. By being a part of the process, clients not only become familiar with the subject property but also become informed about the investment opportunity they are faced with.

CAN A HOUSE FAIL AN INSPECTION?

There is no pass or fail. While it is true that a thorough home inspection may uncover areas of concern, some which may present costly repairs, a need for updates and improvements or future maintenance and upkeep challenges, the evaluation may also bring to light attractive and valuable assets which sometimes lie hidden under the surface. HIA’s 1600 point home inspection gives clients a piece of mind, allowing them to be confidence in their buying decision.

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All of our uniformed home inspection professionals are Licensed, Insured and members of ASHI, which has the highest standards of practice and code of ethics. We’ve performed thousands of home inspections and work with some of the top real estate professionals in Washington DC area.