HOME SAFETY CONSULTATION:
This is a unique service that I offer to both the Seller and Buyer of a home. Basically, with this service, I meet with my client and do a visual only inspection of the house. This service DOESN'T include a Home Inspection Report. I take time to walk around the house pointing out potential safety issues that I would include in a written report, had I been performing a General Home Inspection. Although, I always recommend a Home Inspection with a report, this service can best be utilized by those who wish to waive a Home Inspection as a Buyer/Seller. This service DOESN'T qualify for the Buy Your Home Back Guarantee.
WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS:
If you have a privately owned well, or are buying a home with a private well, the EPA has no jurisdiction over your water supply. Therefore, it becomes the owner's responsibility to assure their water is safe to drink and use. Some lenders such as FHA and VA require water testing as a requirement for financing of your new home. If you are a homeowner or looking to buy a home in which your water needs to be tested, I offer a wide variety of water quality tests. I offer a Home Owner's Basic Package which includes Total Coliform, pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, Nitrate, Nitrite, Chloride, Fluoride, Sulfate, and Iron. The FHA Series typically requires Total Coliform, E. Coli, Nitrate, Nitrite, and Lead. The VA Series typically requires Total Coliform, pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, Nitrate, Nitrite, and Iron. However, before ordering a water quality test please check with your lender to assure all the right water tests are performed. Sometimes lenders deviate from the set lists above. Prices I quote here are for the set lists stated. For a more accurate quote, please call me.
NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION
As I continue my education I will soon be able to offer the following services...... Mold Testing, and Septic Inspections
PRE-LISTING INSPECTION $300.00*
GENERAL HOME INSPECTION $300.00*
ANNUAL HOME INSPECTION $225.00**
SINGLE WIDE $250.00
DOUBLE WIDE $300.00
HOME SAFETY CONSULTATION $150.00*
WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS $75.00 WITH GENERAL HOME INSPECTION $50.00
FHA SERIES $135.00
VA SERIES $150.00
HOMEOWNERS BASIC $180.00
OTHER TESTS PLEASE CALL.
RADON TESTING $150
With a Home Inspection $125
INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS $100.00
*FEES ARE GOOD FOR INDIVIDUAL HOMES UP TO 3000 SQ FT
**FEE AFTER FIRST INITIAL INSPECTION IS PERFORMED AT REGULAR PRICE
***FEES IF PERFORMED WITH A HOME INSPECTION
CALL FOR MORE ACCURATE QUOTE FOR HOMES LARGER THAN 3000 SQ FT. OR THAT HAVE MORE THEN ONE UNIT TO BE INSPECTED
OUT BUILDINGS SUCH AS A DETACHED GARAGES OR GUEST HOUSES ARE ALSO NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE. PLEASE CALL FOR A MORE ACCURATE QUOTE.
This inspection is for you the seller. It would greatly benefit you, the seller, to have a pre-listing Inspection performed. It will attract more buyers knowing a Home Inspection was already performed. If it is found to have any issues with the house, you can have that issue resolved and attach any repairs performed, to your Home Inspection Report. Thus, giving you peace of mind, as well as the upper hand in negotiating, when it comes to agreeing on a price of your home.
This Inspection is performed by a Certified Pesticide Applicator such as myself. My License number is BU13402. Wood Destroying Insects such as Termites, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, & Wood Destroying Beetles, can wreak havoc on a home's structure with no obvious visible signs of damage. This inspection is non-invasive in nature, which means that wall/floor coverings, furniture, shelving, insulation, stored items. & etc. will not be disturbed or moved. During the inspection, I will look for past or present signs of Wood Destroying Insects infestation such as shelter tubes, frass, bore/exit holes, and any visible signs of damage left behind by Wood Destroying Insects. I report my findings on the form NPMA_33, which is the Industry standard form used by all mortgages companies. This service can be performed as a stand-alone service, or included in a General Home Inspection.
What is Radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring, radioactive, inert gas that you cannot see, smell or taste. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in Non-Smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall. The EPA estimates that radon is responsible for about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. In South Central PA the Radon levels are amongst the highest in the state. What does that mean? This means that homes in South Central PA have a have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter). The action level as designated by the Environmental Protection Agency is 4 pCi/L. Any home testing over the action level will need a mitigation system installed. Any individual who performs Radon testing in the State of PA must be certified by the PA Dep to do so. Here at Rife Home Inspections LLC we use a continuous radon monitor method to test for the presence of Radon. This testing method allows for quick results. Is your home safe? Have your home tested today.
GENERAL HOME INSPECTION:
So, you have found a home; whether it's your dream home or you're just for now home, it should be a safe home. I truly believe in never judging a book by its cover. The home may look great for all intense and purposes, however, there could be issues your not aware of. That is where I, your Home Inspector, come in to play. I will inspect your home as if it were my own, while providing you with an unbiased and honest assessment of your home. Thus, giving you peace of mind that it is indeed a safe home. You will know this before signing those final papers at closing. Don't forget, I offer the Buy Your House Back Guarantee.
So, you just built your dream home. It's almost time for that final walk through. It won't be long and you will be moving your family into your newly constructed home. Well, even newly constructed homes can be found to have issues or defects, and a Home Inspection should be performed prior to your final walk through with the builder. A Home Inspector can act as a fresh set of eyes on your investment, and give you an unbiased opinion of the condition of your new home. It's like doing a final walk through before your actual final walk through with the builder.
RIFE HOME INSPECTIONS, LLC
"Reliable Inspections For Everyone!"
WATER QUALITY TESTING: