Hometown Inspection Services is your local leader for dependable home inspections and energy audits, serving areas of Southern and Central New Hampshire. We adhere to ASHI’s rigorous Standard of Practice.
This inspection service is a comprehensive investigation of a home’s condition that will reveal the strengths and weaknesses of most visible and readily accessible components. Expect to receive a full inspection report within just 24 hours.
We inspect these areas of the home:
- Roofing System
- Foundation & Crawl Space
- Attached Garage
- Structural Components
- Decks & Porches
- Exterior (doors, windows, siding)
- Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
- Attic, Insulation, & Ventilation
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
- HVAC System
Home Energy Audit
About 90% of America’s homes are under-insulated. A home lacking in insulation and air sealing wastes on average 30% of it’s energy, costing you more on your utility bills and decreasing the home’s comfort levels.
A Home Energy Audit is designed to identify the home’s deficiencies and set up an action plan to rectify them. Most of the time, solving these deficiencies also lead to increased air quality, increased home value, decreased carbon footprint, and decreased noise pollution. From concept to completion, we’ll be there to ensure your journey to an energy efficient home is easy.
What we do during a Home Energy Audit
- Combustion safety testing; operating and testing all combustion appliances (furnace, boiler, water heater, etc.) for safety and efficiency
- Inspect the home’s thermal and pressure boundaries to identify visual weak points (Basements, Exterior Walls, Attics, Kneewalls, Crawlspaces, Garages & more)
- Meter high-use electric appliances to measure electric usage
- Measure functionality and efficiency of exhaust fans
- Blower door testing to evaluate existing air leaks
- Utilize infrared camera to evaluate heat transfer.
- Evaluate any current or potential moisture issues.
- Keep you informed and explain all of my findings in simple terms.
We take pride in what we do. Not only will you have your report in less than 24 hours, but thanks to Jake’s extensive experience in the industry, we’re able to connect you with the right contractor(s) after the Energy Audit to help take your home from evaluated to efficient.
When called for, we’ll utilize thermal imaging, a moisture meter, and a carbon monoxide detector during the inspection for no additional fee.
Additional Inspection Services
If you want to sell a home on your terms, it’s a good idea to have the property professionally inspected before listing the property on the local market. We’ll provide a full rundown of the home’s existing strengths and weaknesses so that you have a chance to make improvements that will result in a smoother and more successful sale.
New Construction Inspection
Before construction is complete on your prospective new home, consider bringing in a professional third-party home inspector. We’ll evaluate the condition of new home construction as-is, learning about existing issues before the builder’s final walkthrough so that you still have ample time to request for repairs and improvements as necessary.
11th Month Warranty Inspection
If you recently purchased a newly constructed home, it likely came backed by a 1-year warranty issued by the builder. We’ll thoroughly inspect the home’s readily accessible components before the warranty expires, identifying potential deficiencies so that you can determine whether or not repair costs will be covered under the warranty agreement.
Home Maintenance Inspection
Routine home maintenance is what often separates a home in disrepair from a home that is safe, sound, and able to retain its value throughout the years. We can help you stay on top of your home’s maintenance needs by conducting this inspection service annually. We’ll carefully inspect the home to look for areas in need of improvement, giving you the information you need to carry out the necessary maintenance tasks.
Commercial Property Inspection
This inspection service is for light commercial properties, including office spaces, strip malls, and restaurants. Our process is to comprehensively evaluate the condition of all readily accessible structural components and installed mechanical systems, providing a full report of our findings so that you’re able to make a more informed investment.
For this inspection service, we’ll return to your prospective home for a second limited-scope inspection once the seller has notified you that requested repairs have been finalized. We’ll investigate the areas that were repaired, ensuring that the original issue is corrected and that no other deficiencies have emerged as a result of the repair work.
Using a state-of-the-art radon monitoring device, we’ll perform this inspection service to measure the levels of radon gas in your prospective home. Over a specific threshold, this odorless and invisible gas can be harmful to individuals who are exposed—in fact, the EPA cites radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. If the radon levels in your prospective home do exceed that safe threshold, radon mitigation services will be recommended.
If the home you’re purchasing comes with a pool, then we recommend scheduling this specialized inspection service. We’ll evaluate the condition of the pool’s structure, mechanical components, accessories, and safety features. If any issues come to light during the inspection process, we’ll make sure that you’re fully aware so that you can negotiate new terms as necessary with the seller of the home.
Schedule An Appointment
Hometown Inspection Services makes the facts known, uncovering the truth about a home’s mechanical and structural condition so that prospective buyers aren’t caught off guard by existing deficiencies.
Contact us today to request an inspection.
Pricing is available on our scheduling page, and is based on square footage of the home.
Ask about our 5% military discount. Weekend and evening appointments are available by request.