A-Pro® Home Inspection Tulsa Services include:
Information on A-Pro’s various types of inspections Services:
Home Buyer’s Inspection (Pre-Purchase Home Inspection)
A-Pro Home Inspection of Tulsa provides Industry-leading 500-point Pre-Purchase Home inspections that include a free foundation level survey ($150 value). A standard Pre-Purchase home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residential building, much like a physical exam that your doctor may perform on you. However, it should be clearly understood that a home inspection is not to be confused with an appraisal, warranty evaluation, building code inspection, a guarantee of any kind, and/or an insurance policy on the property’s condition.
Home Seller Inspection (Pre-Listing Inspection)
The Home Seller Inspection, sometimes called a pre-inspection, is a very intelligent but often underused selling tool for a prospective home seller. Getting the home inspection done before placing a home under contract or even on the market allows the current owner to exhibit transparency in a future transaction, thus potentially speeding up the selling process and eliminating last-minute deal points that could kill the sale. A significant benefit of a Home Seller Inspection is any repairs needed can be systematically and efficiently taken care of without the pressure of a pending deadline.
The inspector’s actions in this type of inspection mimic that of a Home Buyers Inspection, except that the report is delivered to the seller. Want to shorten the days the market that your property stays on the market? Call A-Pro Tulsa home inspection, order a Home Seller Inspection, and get us working for you.
New Builders Home Warranty Expiration Inspection
A-Pro offers new home builders warranty inspections to detect notable defects before your one-year builder’s home warranty expires. A-Pro Home Inspections will meticulously document and report visual defects within your new home that may be covered under your builder’s home warranty to maximize your home warranty coverage. The Home Warranty Inspection report will give you the leverage you need to obtain the repairs necessary before your builder’s warranty expires on your new home.
This could be your last chance to correct installation deficiencies common with new home systems and component failures. We highly recommend scheduling your home warranty inspection with us at the beginning of the 11th month. This will give you the time to coordinate and discuss our expert hardbound report with your new home warranty provider. Waiting until the last minute can force new homeowners into a disadvantaged negotiating position with the home warranty provider. Some home warranty providers charge high premiums for their warranties but are less enthusiastic about paying claims. Call A-Pro Tulsa home inspection today before your new home warranty expires, leaving you with safety and performance-related deficiencies that should have been corrected.
Sewer Scope Inspection
One of the more unpleasant surprises new homeowners encounter is the sight of filters backing up into their homes or the smell of raw sewage due to a clogged sewer line. That’s why you’ll find a Sewer Scope Inspection before you buy. Thanks to a mini video camera placed in your sewer line by a certified technician, you’ll know if there are problems—such as tree roots and foundation cracks—that demand immediate attention. Learn here what you can expect from your inspection.
Maintenance Home Inspections
The Maintenance Home Inspection is a service offered to exististing homeowners to help protect what, to most of us, is our most significant investment. This is one of the most comprehensive inspections since we have the opportunity to work with the homeowner to gain access to areas that are not available during a visual-only inspection. The Maintenance Home Inspection aims to detect potential system failures or other issues within a home to allow the homeowner to make informed and prioritized repairs while hopefully avoiding major home maintenance cost surprises.
We recommend Maintenance Home Inspections for all homeowners every year. We also have found that many clients hire us to inspect elderly parents’ homes, rental properties, and vacation homes.
Take control of your home repair budget and improve your ability to communicate with contractors by hiring A-Pro Home Inspection in Tulsa to conduct a Maintenance Home Inspection.
FHA Home Inspection
The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) Home Inspection is our standard industry-leading Home Inspection but formatted to meet the requirements of our clients utilizing an FHA loan. FHA loans provide an option for homeownership to borrowers who may not qualify with other lenders and often allow lower down payments and interest rates. An FHA-insured mortgage can be used to purchase a new or existing home. A home inspection is strongly recommended by the FHA as part of the loan process.
As the FHA is a Federal program, the reporting requirements on Home Inspections supersede any state-mandated reporting requirements. Ensure your loan process is not slowed down due to the Home Inspection expectations and that your investment is protected by calling A-Pro Home Inspection Tulsa to conduct your FHA Home Inspection.
There are specific forms associated with HUD homes and HUD home inspections. A HUD home is a property acquired by HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) due to a foreclosure action on an FHA-insured mortgage. HUD becomes the property owner, offers it for sale, and then sells it at market value as quickly as possible. HUD properties are sold as-is without warranty, and no repairs should be performed on a property until after the new owner has taken possession. It is critical when purchasing a home sold by HUD to get a Tulsa home inspection by A-Pro® as soon as possible for several reasons:
(1) The inspection may uncover a condition that makes the buyer choose to back out from the deal and just forfeit the earnest money. A foreclosure is highly likely to have had maintenance ignored and the home to be neglected or even abused.
(2) The home is vacant, and the time to actual closing is often extended in a HUD transaction, any new damage occurring before closing has a realistic chance of being covered by HUD if well documented.
HUD 203(k) program
The 203(k) program was created in the early ’60s to obtain funds needed to complete repairs and refinance or purchase a home. The program’s complexity prevented it from being used effectively until the mid-1990s, when 203k consultants were first introduced to the field. Many of our A-Pro Home Inspectors are certified consultants and can help you navigate this complex process.
Certified Home Inspectors
At A-Pro Home Inspection of Tulsa, our home inspectors are CHI® certified, which means they conduct a 1,800-point home inspection. By far, the most comprehensive in the home inspection industry.
Call A-Pro Tulsa home inspection today.
New Home Construction Phase Inspection Program
The building of a home is critical at every step. Having an ITI® certified building inspector present at each step of this process is also vital. While most contractors are very good at what they do, it is imperative to have another set of eyes to verify the decisions that they have to make and the execution.
The A-Pro New Construction Phase Inspections Program consists of four (4) inspections for the home buyer.
For all new construction phase inspections, it is essential to get an idea from the builder of a date that they anticipate the building will be ready for each phase of the inspection – as soon as the date is given, notify us immediately.
PHASE I – Foundation
The foundation inspection is one of the most important and one of the most difficult to schedule. Builders can quickly get ahead or fall behind the initial schedule due to weather, among other problems. We recommend that the home-buyer constantly check with the builder about progress.
- Concrete Slab – This inspection phase is done after the exterior foundation fills are finished, the plumbing rough-ins are installed, and the concrete slab is poured.
- Basement – In this inspection phase, we come out after the forms (fills) are poured and before they backfill. This inspection must be done BEFORE they backfill.
- Crawl Space – A Crawl Space is simply a basement that you cannot stand up in. This inspection phase is done after the foundation is poured but before backfilling and framing begin.
PHASE II – PRE-Drywall
This phase involves inspecting the electrical, plumbing, heat, and framing. We usually perform this inspection one to three days before the contractor hangs the drywall. Note: All other inspections above must be completed before this phase.
PHASE III – FINAL Home Inspection
- This phase of the inspection is done after the building process is finished. This is when the buyer has a walk-thru inspection with the builder about a week or so before the home’s closing. We need to come out 1 to 3 days before this wall-thru. At this time, we perform a complete 500-point comprehensive home inspection with pictures of any problems, so the client still has time to address any issues with the builder before closing. At this time, we can also schedule additional services (i.e., foundation level survey, radon testing, etc.).
- This phase involves inspecting the electrical, plumbing, heat, and framing. We usually perform this inspection one to three days before the contractor hangs the drywall. Note: All other inspections above must be completed before this phase.
Final Walk Thru Home Inspection
Having A-Pro Home Inspection Tulsa on your side during the final fill thru Inspection is a wise decision. A final walk-through is executed a few hours to five days before closing. It is not a home inspection nor a time to begin negotiating repairs. The primary purpose of the final walk-through inspection is to make sure that the property is in the agreed-upon condition you agreed to buy it in. (agreed-upon repairs/improvements, if any, were made satisfactory) Many clients re-hire us to conduct the walkthrough after our initial home inspection when there were changes, repairs or improvements negotiated to come to a purchase agreement.
There are additional inspections outside of the scope of a standard Home Inspection. Most home inspectors in the State of Oklahoma follow minimum standards of practice required. A-Pro provides a 500-point inspection which covers over 1,800 systems and/or components. Contact your A-Pro inspector today for further details.
Below are ancillary services that may interest you now or as a homeowner.
Home Repair Verification Inspection
Many clients hire A-Pro to Inspect and verify that specific Home Repairs have been done satisfactorily. The significant advantages to using A-Pro to verify home repairs are when the client does not have the technical background or time simply does not allow them to address. We work for remote landlords and adult children of elderly parents who live independently to ensure our clients get everything agreed upon before making a final payment to a contractor.
Roof Damage Inspection
A-Pro takes Roof Inspections to new heights! Have you ever wondered if the insurance company’s inspector sends out (or doesn’t) to inspect a roof after a storm involving high winds or hail is working for you or the insurance company? A-Pro Tulsa Home Inspectors are certified to inspect roof damage for you. With the use of drones, licensed aviator Timothy Workman a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University is one of the first home inspectors in Tulsa to use drone technology to inspect roofs. This drone roof inspection technology has many advantages since many roof types should not be walked on or may have too steep of a pitch and can endanger the inspector. The drone roof inspection technology can help identify hail damage, wind damage, damage caused by trees, and more. Senior Inspector Workman states that he uses it primarily for new home buyers since the roof is a high-cost item that all buyers want to know about. For a fair and balanced assessment of the damage to your roof, call A-Pro and make sure you have a professional on your side.
Lead Paint Inspection
The use of Lead Paint in homes was eliminated in 1978. If your home was built before 1978, getting an Inspection specifically to detect lead paint could be advisable but is critical before you do any type of home improvement project that require even mild demolition. Many of our A-Pro locations are certified in lead paint inspection.
The health implications associated with lead paint are profound, the toxins from lead paint are most dangerous when the paint is disturbed in some manner, and the dust particles infused with lead come in contact with people. Children and women who may become pregnant are the most susceptible to the adverse effects of high lead exposure.
Carbon Monoxide Testing and Inspection
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas, and all fuel (gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or coal) burning appliances have the potential to produce CO to some degree due to incomplete combustion. Appliances (including fireplaces) that are not installed, maintained, and used properly run the risk of causing CO accumulation to dangerous levels. Extreme CO exposure can cause death, considering the gas is colorless and odorless proper detection is vitally important.
You’re A-Pro Inspector can test for Carbon Monoxide in the home and the appliances and fixtures that may be causing a dangerous level. You’re A-Pro Inspector will also advise you on the proper detectors and the recommended locations of the detectors, as well as the proper maintenance needed for offending appliances.
Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) report aka Termite Inspection
There are many Wood Destroying Insects, but termites are the most common and cause the most damage. A WDI Inspection is often referred to as a Termite Inspection when all wood-destroying insects are inspected.
Whether you’re buying, selling, or refinancing your home, there is a high probability that you will need a (WDI) Wood Destroying Insect report. WDI reports provide evidence of possible infestation by wood destroying insects or damage caused thereof that is visible and accessible at the time of inspection. In addition to identifying possible infestations and previous treatment, a WDI report will alert a lender or buyer of potential problems within the home.
Termites are slow eaters, so if a termite infestation is discovered, it is usually not a panic situation. Treatment is effective and can be handled in a few months without causing additional problems.
In nearly all states, a State Agency provides oversight of WDI Inspection and Treatment, and in all cases, this inspection is outside the scope of a traditional Home Inspection. Your A-Pro Tulsa Home Inspector can consult with you on your options and, in many cases, provide the WDI Inspection.
All Home Inspections should include a visual inspection of the foundation as a minimum requirement. At A-Pro, we understand that a home’s foundation condition ranks very high with our clients relative to concerns about a property, and we go over and beyond the visual inspection standard when inspecting the foundation.
The A-Pro Inspection includes a foundation level survey™ ($175.00 value) as part of every standard home inspection. Call us now if you need a comprehensive foundation inspection.
Pool and Spa Inspection
Swimming pools and spas are often excluded from a standard home inspection because they require special training and a separate report. This is not to say that Pool and Spa Inspections are not necessary, they are. A pool and/or spa are often vital components of that dream home. When mechanical, chemical, and especially safety issues surface with a pool or spa, the dream can become a nightmare compounded with liability. Protect yourself and ask your A-Pro Tulsa Home Inspector for a Pool and Spa Inspection. Our in-depth Inspection will not only uncover critical issues present but also help you in the planned maintenance of your pool and/or spa.
Most of us have heard the horror stories associated with mold in a home; an elevated mold condition in a home is indeed a health danger. Certain mold spores can lead to respiratory disease, allergic reactions, and other health issues. All mold and the conditions for mold growth (Moisture) can compromise the home’s structure. For Mold to grow, it needs three things: (1) Food Source, (2) Moisture, (3) Warmth.
An A-Pro Mold Inspection can help prevent serious problems and significant expenses.
It may surprise you that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and nearly all homes have some level of Radon. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that emits radioactive uranium and breaks down in the soil, filter, or rocks. Radon enters a home in many ways, such as through cracks in slabs, fill joints, and filter supply. An elevated amount of Radon in a home is a health hazard. The standard Home Inspection does not include Radon testing.
The EPA has recommended that every home is tested for Radon and that if the test comes back at an exceeded level to fix the home. The good news is that repairing a home to normal Radon levels is not usually a high-cost proposition.
If you need A-Pro’s help in testing for Radon and/or reading the results, please call us.
Thermal Imaging Inspection
Thermal Imaging Inspections are not included in a standard home inspection. Many people like to think in terms of a Home Inspection as compared to a Doctor’s visit. A standard Home Inspection compares to a Physical performed by a doctor when he does a thorough visual check on you. A Thermal Imaging Inspection compares to going in for an MRI.
Thermal imaging inspection is performed with an infrared camera. The Inspection can provide home buyers, sellers, or homeowners with a wealth of information such as:
- Structural defects caused by wood-destroying insects
- Energy and heat loss
- Moisture penetration and or leaks
- problems with electrical wiring overheating
- And much more
Call A-Pro Home Inspection Tulsa for a Thermal Imaging Inspection when you need to know more.
A standard home inspection includes many elements of a structural inspection but is not as in-depth as a stand-alone Structural Inspection. During a Structural Inspection, the A-Pro Inspector will be looking for and reporting on only a home’s foundation and supporting elements, investigating for various distress indications that may result in repair or further evaluation recommendations.
If you notice a problem such as a sagging roof, bowing walls, or cracking foundation, or your home has been subject to severe storm damage, flooding, or fire, call your A-Pro Tulsa Home Inspector for a Structural Inspection.
Commercial Building Inspections
Commercial property is the building structures and improvements located on a parcel of commercial real estate. These may include buildings with residential units operated for profit, mixed-use buildings, strip malls, motels, factories, storage facilities, restaurants, and office buildings.
A commercial inspection requires the inspector to observe, conduct research, and report findings. A-Pro Home Inspection Tulsa will conduct Commercial Inspections for you.
The A-Pro Inspector will collect information through visual observation during a walk-through survey and research the property, including key components and reports relative to the property. A-Pro will then generate a meaningful report about the property’s condition based on the observations and research conducted.
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