Frequently Asked Questions
How to find the best Home Inspector in Georgia?
Home Inspectors do not have to be certified or licensed in the state of Georgia. Anyone can claim to be a Home Inspector. You should hire a Home Inspector who is Certified, qualified and insured.
Our home inspectors are nationally certified through InterNACHI, we go through extensive training check to ensure a great inspection experience! Not only are we certified, but we’re also experienced.
Inspectics Team director is a Certified Master Inspector (CMI), the highest professional designation in the Home Inspection Industry. Certified Master Inspectors are the best Inspectors in the world.
What is a Home Inspection?
A Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by INTERNACHI’s Standards of practice.
What is NOT a Home Inspection?
– Do not determine the market value of the property.
– Is not an advice of the purchase of the inspected property.
– Is not a code Inspection.
– Is not technically exhaustive and will not identify concealed or latent defects.
– Will not determine the life expectancy of the property or components.
– Is not a certification of the property or its components.
Who needs a Home Inspection?
Anyone buying a Home, Condominium, Mobile Home or Commercial building should have it inspected by a certified, experienced and impartial Professional Home Inspector before the transaction closing.
What parts of the house will be Inspected?
Our inspectors follow the INTERNACHI’s Standards of Practice, which can be found “here”. The following are some of the many items we will be inspecting:
• Structural Components
• Attic,Insulation& Ventilation
• Exterior of Structure
• Porch & Deck
• Garages, Carports, Workshops, or other external buildings
• Surface drainage
• Gutters and downspouts
• Safety controls
• Water heater
• Heating System
• Air Conditioning System
• Built-in appliances
• Windows and doors
• Sump pumps
How long will a Home Inspection last?
A home inspection takes from 2 to 3 hours, depending on the house size, age and features.
Do I need an Inspection even if I am buying a new house?
Even brand new homes has defects.
If you are building a brand new house you should have a Phases Home Inspection throughout the build process to prevent unsafe concealed defects like unsafe foundations, incorrect rough framing, faulty electrical, HVAC, and plumbing, and improper dry wall and insulation installation, as well as a final inspection to ensure everything is safe and up to standards.
What is the standard price for a Home Inspection?
Each inspection company has different qualifications, credentials, warranties and insurances. Inspectics is one of the highest qualified inspection companies in the state of Georgia.
Our home inspections range from $330 to $825 and above; as our inspections are based off square footage, the bigger the property the more expensive the inspection. Our inspectors look at the property from top to bottom, inside and out. This is why we base pricing off square footage
However, we offer a 110% Best Price Guarantee. If you find a company with similar qualifications, credentials, warranties and insurances, we will match their price and then beat it by 10%.
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium in soil, rocks and water, and gets into the air you breathe. Radon gas moves up through the ground into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water. Radon is said to cause over 20,000 deaths per year (according to the EPA)..
Any home can have elevated radon levels no matter the type of foundation, including new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes. Your home can trap radon inside, exposing you and your family to get the greatest radiation exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.
How does radon get into a home?
Radon gas moves up through the ground into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside, exposing you and your family to get the greatest radiation exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.
What should I do if Radon level is high?
Acording to EPA a Radon level above 4.0 pCi/L is proven to increase the risk of developing Lung cancer, in fact, it is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
The EPA recommends that you take action to reduce your home’s indoor radon levels if your radon test result is 4 pCi/L or higher, installing a Mitigation (Radon reduction) System.
Inspectics Radon Mitigation design and install top of the line Radon reduction systems in the State of Georgia. We provide Radon testing and Radon reduction services to homeowners, home buyers, home sellers, commercial, Government and Institutional buildings who are concerned with the health risks attributed to radon exposure.
Can a new house still have elevated radon levels?
YES! Any house can have high radon levels. New and old homes, well- sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.– EPA – “A Citizen’s Guide to Radon”
Is Radon exposure that serious?
YES! The Surgeon General Health Advisory in 2005 says: “Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.”
Why Radon Causes Lung Cancer?
Radon causes lung cancer because it is radioactive.
Are my children at risk?
There is no conclusive data on this matter, but children have been said to be more susceptible to certain types of cancer. If you don’t test your home, you could be putting your children’s safety and life at risk.
How do I know if my radon levels are high?
The only way to know is to test your house. Even when you have a system, it is recommended by the EPA that you test every 2 years to ensure your system is properly working.
What does a radon mitigation system do?
Radon mitigation systems are vent pipe systems with a fan. This type of system sucks the radon from underneath your home and discharges it outside. When crawl-spaces are present, they must be sealed with a vapor-barrier to ensure that radon levels are brought down as much as possible.