We are proud to offer home buyers, home sellers, and Realtors pool and spa inspections as an additional service to add value and knowledge to your pre-purchase or pre-listing home inspection options.
- Provide inspection reports that cover detail of the structure and equipment, the current condition and function.
- A modern report with photos and videos making it easy to recognize the issues that should be addressed.
- Include links to websites of rules and regulations pertinent to any issues being address in the report.
- A written comprehensive pool inspection report within 24 hours of the on-site inspection.
- Offer to schedule the pool inspection at the same time the home inspection is done to provide a verbal review and answer any questions while Realtors and buyers are present, if applicable.
Some home inspectors offer a “limited visual pool inspection” when they do a home inspection. The objective of these inspections is to determine if the pool and related equipment may benefit from a more thorough inspection by a qualified pool specialist.
If your offer to buy a home with a pool is accepted, it is important that not only you have a home inspection done by a professional, but also that you have a pool inspection done by a certfied pool inspector, not a home inspector who is using this service to increase revenue. We evaluate the following components of a pool and spa:
- Tile and grouting
- Interior finish
- Deck interface with pool and spa
- Caulking and expansion joints
- Pool Level
- Chlorine Level
- Assessment of p.H.
- Presence of Algae
- Ladders and Handrails
- Water Fill System
- GFCI protection
- Underwater Lighting Junction Box
- Underwater Lighting
- Equipment Bonding
- Service Panel Box
- Valves and Actuators
- Chemical feeders
- Cleaning equipment
- Time clocks
- Control systems
- Solar System
- Anti Entrapment Requirements from the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.
- Compliance with the Swimming Pool Enclosure and Safety Feature Requirements in accordance with applicable Building Codes.
Subterranean termites create mud tubes to travel from the soil to their food source – which may be your home. These pencil-thin tunnels retain moisture and protect the termites from drying out. Most often you will see mud tubes around a home’s foundation.
Why Inspect for Termites?
Early termite inspections can help homeowners save substantial repair costs.
Prevent the potential of extensive damage that cannot be repaired.
Timely inspections assess the conditions that leave your property vulnerable to termites and minimize the risk of attack
If you are purchasing a property, a thorough termite inspection can save you from inheriting costly repairs.
If you are selling a property, an inspection can help you fix the termite damage on time and prevent the infestation from adversely affecting the resell value of your property.
It may be a condition of your home loan to have a proper wood destroying insect inspection.
Powder Post Beetles
Infestations typically are discovered after noticing powder, accompanied by small, round “shot holes” in the wood surface. These are exit holes where adult beetles have chewed out of the wood after completing their development.