ATLAS Home Inspection
Whether you are the prospective home buyer, the home seller, or a homeowner, you will receive the same recommendations.
The severity of found issues varies from home to home and the same recommendation may be minor in one case and major in another.
The Inspector reports on property condition, energy efficiency, safety hazards, home maintenance, and best installation practices.
This is not a building regulation inspection, it is not pass/fail, and nothing reported on is required to be done.
The Client can use the report as a negotiating tool, as a checklist for repairs, or to get out of a contract.
A specialist may be recommended for specialized systems or for potentially significant findings.
An additional Virginia Licensed Inspector may be brought in to assist with large properties.
Ed takes the time to label most report photos with a description and location.
Many inspectors do not label the photos, label the photos with numbers, or include photos which are not pertinent.
Ed writes your report with your best interests in mind, all reports are proofread, and reports are typically delivered within 24 hours.
A radon test is recommended for real estate transactions, after home renovations, or for homeowner knowledge.
Radon is invisible and odorless and radon testing is needed to determine the radon level inside the home.
The radon test can be done with a home inspection or as a separate individual service.
EPA Radon Guide, Home Buyer's Guide, VA Radon Map
• Pre-Offer, Walkthrough, or Walk-n-Talk inspections.
Provides an overview of major concerns for the potential home buyer.
Typically done before offers are submitted and before a contract.
The same process as a home inspection, but no photos and no report are included.
• Homeowner Services
As an unbiased third party, Ed provides recommendations for repair or improvement.
Diagnose problems, prevent damage or injury, or a complete home overview.
• Area or Component Inspections
Siding, Trim, Roofing, Exterior, Interior, Structure, Attic, Crawlspace, Insulation, Ventilation, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, and Appliances.
• Deck Inspections
Ensure that your deck is safe; decks are a potential source of serious injury.
The average life span of hardware may be less than the wood, and many decks are poorly constructed.
We have come a long way in deck construction and many older decks do not meet current standards.
• Pre-Drywall Inspection
Inspection of structure and other installed components before drywall and insulation are installed.
Once insulation and drywall are installed, most of these components will not be visible.
• Builder's Final Inspection
The standard home inspection procedure including cosmetics.
A great deal of time may be spent looking for and documenting minor visual imperfections.
• Builder's 1yr warranty Inspection
A complete inspection, but documents deficiencies only.
No descriptions are included, unless a full inspection is requested.
What Is and What Is Not Inspected, Inspector and Client Responsibilities, Property Access, Payment, Limitations, Liability, etc.
Reading the details ahead of time will better prepare you for what to expect at the time of the inspection and in the report.
Please let me know if you have any questions after reading the home inspection details.
About Ed Snope
With over 35 years of experience in construction, carpentry, painting, repairs, renovation, restoration, landscaping, decks, trees, insulation, and ventilation,
Ed has the knowledge to provide you with the information that you need to know to make a decision at the time of the inspection.
Ed takes the time to explain the details and is available afterwards if you have any follow-up questions.
• Ed has trained and continues to mentor other inspectors
• Ed exceeds the minimum requirements for continuing education
• Ed keeps up to date on current building practices
• Ed does not pay for advertising, marketing services, or Ad.
1614 N Wakefield St, Arlington, VA 22207