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Home Inspections

Adam Gagnon | 518-309-2030 | [email protected] | UID# 11111111111

I strive to be thorough and efficient in all my home inspections. I got into different aspects of the real estate world a few years ago and was shocked at the amount of misinformation floating around.

Buying a home without knowing everything about it is a daunting experience. When I heard about the innovative and effective teaching methods at C.A.T.S. of Albany I jumped at the opportunity. I am always learning and always looking for ways to better serve you.

I look forward to helping you during this stressful time.

Services

Home Inspections

Buying a home can be stressful. Your home inspection report will easy to understand and tell you all you need to know.

The majority of items will be minor repairs and maintenance items. However, you'll also want to know is a larger problem exists.

Don't worry! A home inspection isn't to alarm you. It's to equip you with what you need to have the home you desire.

Pre-Listing Inspections

Identify any potential issues before buyers inspect your house. Getting ahead of repairs, safety, and maintenance will increase your likelihood to close.

Your buyer will have a home inspection done. The less there is to find, the smoother the transaction.

Even a house in excellent repair can have small and common issues. These issues can pile up for a nervous buyer and feel overwhelming. A simple to understand list is helpful in getting you ahead.

Radon Testing

To some degree, Radon exists in almost all soils. The gas moves up through cracks and holes in your foundation. The only way to check for this odorless gas is a Radon test.

Elevated levels of Radon are the number two cause of lung cancer in the United States. It's recommended that Radon tests occur on the lowest livable floor. Generally the basement.

Average Radon levels are about 1.3 pCi/L. 2-4 pCi/L a fix is recommended. Above 4 pCi/L should be dealt with immediately. Once again, do not panic. Adding a passive Radon system to any home is possible.

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection

Also known as a Termite inspection; I'll check your house for more than termites. Many signs exist for the different wood destroying organisms. I will point out any structural damage related to wood destroying insects.

Common signs to watch out for:

  • debris stored against exterior walls
  • wood siding in contact with soil
  • grade that does not slope away from the foundation
  • mulching materials
  • landscape timbers
  • deteriorated wood such as rotted stumps

Well Flow Test

Well Flow Tests determine if a given well can supply enough water for a family of four. The Well Flow Test will also uncover issues with the well itself or associated equipment.

The test requires running water for a full hour at the rate of three gallons per minute. Running the water like this is also a good way to check the plumbing.

*The well flow test does not guarantee or warranty the well or its components.

Water Quality Test

Testing water quality for any home with a private well or lead supply lines is a good idea. The test will uncover any possible contaminates in the drinking water.

Where the home is located could lead to different potential contaminates. All water quality testing is done by industry professionals at a local lab in Albany, NY.

Service Area

Transparent Home Inspections travels to and services the following areas:

Albany County, Altamont, Amsterdam, Avrill Park, Ballston Spa, Berne, Broadalbin, Brunswick, Cohoes, Columbia County, Corinth, Delanson, Delmar, Duanesburg, East Greenbush, Edinburg, Esperance, Fort Edward, Galway, Gansevoort, Glens Falls, Gloversville, Grafton, Greenfield, Hagaman, Johnstown, Knox, Lake George, Latham, Mayfield, Mechanicville, Milton, Niskayuna, Northville, Petersburg, Queensbury, Rennselear, Rotterdam, Round Lake, Saratoga Springs, Schaghticoke, Schenectady County, Slingerlands, Sloansville, Speigletown, Stillwater, Troy, Voorheesville, Waterford, West Sland Lake, Westmere.

Arrangements can be made for other areas. Contact me to set it up.

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