"Feel comfortable with your home!"

802-356-3288

Contact

Jim Millay

VT Property Inspector License #132.0114798

jim@vtchi.com

8 Orchard Lane, Springfield, VT

802-356-3288

Pricing

Standard inspection as outlined in the InterNACHI standards of practice: $400

Note: Most homes fall within the above price structure, however, size of the home ( > 1800 sq ft ) and included details may contribute towards higher fees. Call for estimates


Other Services

We strongly recommend having your water tested when refinancing or purchasing a new home. Clean water is essential to our life (the most important nutrient), and if contaminated can be detrimental. Water is easily contaminated and should be tested and/or monitored on an annual basis and/or whenever suspicions warrant it. Following is a list of tests that we offer and cost for conducting the desired tests. The more you know – the more comfortable you will feel about your home!

Test Available
Test Includes
Price
MicrobiologicalTotal Coliform bacterial$75.00 [2 days]
FHA/HUD Scan 5 Item test- Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite, total Nitrate/Nitrite & Total Coliform Bacteria[meets all FHAN A requirements. $170.00 [5 days]
Home Owner Recommended Total Coliform Bacteria, pH, nitrate/nitrite, chloride, floride, sulfate, arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury, chromimum, uranium, copper, iron, sodium, potassium, manganese, hardness[calcium & magnesium]. $380.00 [5 days]
Comprehensive Scan Total coliform bacteria, lead, copper, pH, conductivity, nitrate/nitrite, chloride, floride, sulfate, arsenic, uranium, iron, manganese, potassium, sodium, hardness and alkalinity. $300.00 [5 days]
Radon in Water Radon in Water analysis $75.00 Add
Radon in Air Radon in Air analysis (48 hour) $125.00 * [3 days]
Common Health Risks Total coliform bacteria, lead, nitrate, nitrite, fluoride, arsenic and uranium. $200.00 [5 days]
Lead For indications of possible Plumbing corrosion and toxic lead levels. $50.00

Tests are conducted during the inspection and sent to Endyne Incorporated, Lebanon, NH
* Testing for Radon in air requires 48 hours minimum. Call for scheduling.

About

40 Years of experience in the building trades, both residential and commercial

Certified member of InterNACHI

Graduate of the New England School of Home Inspectors

Thorough, detailed, trustworth, affordable

Licensed and fully insured

Benefits of a Home Inspection

Protect your investment. A small fee now for a professional home inspection can save you from costly repairs!

Learn about the home you are interested in. Be educated on its integrity and components.

Understand how to operate your home efficiently and maintain it so you can feel safe and comfortable.

Standard Home Inspection

A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a residential dwelling, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of the home.

It is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the home. The inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on the date of the inspection, and not the prediction of future conditions.

A home inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the day of the inspection.


Included in a Standard Inspection

We will inspect:

Exterior

  • the siding, flashing and trim;
  • the exterior doors, dects, stoops, steps, stairs, porches, railings, eaves, soffits and fasciae;
  • the vegetation, surface drainage, and retaining walls when these are likely to adversely affect the structure
  • and report as in need of repair any spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles or rails for steps, stairways, balconies or railings that permit the passage of an object greater than 4 inches in diameter
  • a representative number of windows;
  • and descbribe the exterior wall covering

Roof

  • the roof covering;
  • the gutters;
  • the downspouts;
  • the vents, flashings, skylights, chimney and other roof penetrations;
  • the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs

Basement, Foundation & Crawlspace

  • the basement;
  • the foundation;
  • the crawlspace;
  • the visible structural components;
  • any wood in contact with or near soil;
  • and report on the location of the under-floor access openings;
  • and report any present conditions of clear indications of active water penetration observed;
  • and report any general indications of foundation movement that are observed, such as, but not limited to: sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames or floor slopes;
  • and report on any cutting, notching or boring of framing members that may present a structural or safety concern

Interior

  • the kitchen & components;
  • the bathrooms;
  • plumbing & fuel systems;
  • interior rooms;
  • presence of safety devices (fire, CO2 alarms, etc.)

Heating, Cooling & Ventilation

  • the heating system, using normal operating controls, and describe the energy source and heating method;
  • and report as in need of repair a heating system that does not operate;
  • and report if the heating system is deemed inaccessible; and
  • the central cooling equipment, using normal operating controls

Electrical Service

  • existing wiring type and size
  • panel size, type & visible defects