Down Home Inspections, Inc.
Down Home Inspections, Inc.
Down Home Inspections, Inc.
Down Home Inspections, Inc.
Down Home Inspections, Inc.

(570) 943–2563
PO Box 365, Orwigsburg, PA
Fax: (570) 943–2569  |  E-mail: downhomeinsp@yahoo.com
Down Home Inspections, Inc.
Down Home Inspections, Inc.
Down Home Inspections, Inc.

 

Our Services

 

Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As trained professionals we have seen it all, and we'll provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. Home owners can identify problems in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. Sellers can understand conditions the buyer’s inspector may point out and put the property in better selling condition by making repairs. Our inspection services include:

Buyers Inspection
In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

Sellers Inspection
Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses: we help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

Warranty Inspection
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a "punch list" of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.

Environmental Hazards
Our job as your professional home inspector is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential environmental hazards in your current or potential house. Ours is a non-invasive visual inspection of your property which can alert you to possible problems. See our Environmental Hazards page for more information.

We inspect for these hazards: 
  • Radon: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. Radon is a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes to very high concentrations. See Radon FAQ.

  • Termites or other wood-destroying organisms: These pests cause serious damage to wooden structures and posts and can also attack stored food, household furniture, and books. See Termite Facts.

  • Water contaminants: Water contaminants take various forms. Bacterial contamination may cause severe digestive problems, fever, nausea, diarrhea and sometimes even death. Lead contamination leaches into the water from lead pipes and fixtures. Nitrate/Nitrite is a chemical that seeps into our drinking water from fertilizer, sewage, feed lots and other geological elements; high levels are considered an immediate threat to pregnant women and children 6 months to 1 year old. Our water testing encompasses FHA/FMHA mortgage requirements. See EPA’s Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water.