Information is your best tool for managing risk!
We work directly for YOU! Our job is to insure that you understand every item that may be reported during the inspection. The majority of our business is from client referrals and from recommendations by real estate agents that appreciate how our attention to detail protects them and their clients.
Offering more is part of what makes Legacy Inspection a more Valuable Inspector
We provide a computer generated report using Home Inspector Pro, the very best inspection software available in the industry today. Not only is it comprehensive, but also it is extremely easy to read and pleasant to look at. The report features a summary section with critical items listed in red.
The Photo Documentation
There are two well-known sayings "A picture is worth a thousand words" and "Seeing is believing". The digital photos we provide will further document, and make clarification of the issues easier for everyone.
The Post Inspection Value
If your home inspection doesn't reveal any significant issues, do not feel that you have wasted your money, you received peace of mind.
The Report Delivery
The inspection report is emailed within 48 hours of the inspection (usually next day)!
The Types of Home Inspections We Offer
Our full inspections for buyers meet or exceed the Standards of Practice of The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and The California Real Estate Inspection Association
Bank Owned/ REO / Foreclosure Inspection
With many home purchases being made on homes in foreclosure, and sold "as is" condition, it's important to use an inspector who knows what to focus on for these inspections. You must know all the major defects up front, because there will be no recourse once your purchase has been finalized. This inspection follows the same Standards of Practice as our full inspections for buyers
Home Sellers Inspection
One of the main reasons a home sale transaction can fall apart, is the discovery of defects as a result of a full inspection, or in the seller's case, lack of an inspection. A seller's report is not meant to replace buyer's inspections. It's to uncover defects in advance so that the buyer's inspections don't become deal-breakers. Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.
Move In Certified Inspection
Move IN Certified inspections are very similar to a listing inspection, but it takes it up a notch. MoveInCertified homes have been pre-inspected by member inspectors and the sellers confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement and no known safety hazards. The inspection reports are hosted on http://www.fetchreport.com/ Ask the listing agent or seller for access to view. Please read recent Los Angeles Times article about seller inspections. http://www.nachi.org/latimessellingtactic.htm
New Home Warranty Inspections
You bought yourself a new home, but now your 1 year builders warranty is about to expire. The warranty was your life raft, let us inspect your home before your warranty expires. Why risk having to pay for repairs that could have been discovered with a thorough inspection? Let the builder pay to fix any found deficiencies. You certainly don't want to pay to repair or replace any items when you sell your house.
New Construction | Phase Inspections
Don’t expect your local municipal Inspectors to do a thorough inspection on your new house. In this day of go and blow construction, you need your own personal inspector to look after your greatest investment - your home. The best choice is to have the inspector inspect the property in various phases as it is being constructed, if this is not possible then have your brand new home inspected, this way the builder has to repair the deficiencies. Many times there are more issues with a brand new house, than there is with older houses.
FHA/HUD Compliance Inspections
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ID Number N127
Commercial; Retail, Light Commercial, & Residential Properties
Ancillary Inspections (provided by affiliates or sub-contractors)
You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
The EPA states that, "It is important to take precautions to limit your exposure to mold and mold spores. Avoid breathing in mold or mold spores". The EPA also recommends that if you suspect you have a hidden mold problem you should consider hiring an experienced professional to avoid exposure to potentially massive doses of mold spores. Mold damages what it grows on. The longer it grows the more damage it can cause. If there is a mold problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly. Mold can be hidden, growing on the water from a hidden leak, and can develop into a potentially large problem if not caught in time.
Wood Infestation | Termite Inspection
As a protective measure, banks and lending institutions often require that homes be inspected for damage from termites or other wood-destroying insects before closing the sale of the home. A Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection Report (WDIIR) is a document prepared only by a licensed pest control business that informs the lending institution and buyer about termite damage or presence. Member inspectors may be licensed to conduct their own wood infestation inspection, or they may work with a licensed pest control company.
Lead is a naturally occurring element present in the earth's crust. It has received attention over the years as a contaminant in drinking water for good reason. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) calls it, "a highly toxic metal the agency considers a major public health threat" (1). It can cause damage to both adults and children, although in children the effects tend to be greater (i.e. mental retardation, kidney damage, delayed development, etc.). Lead leaches into drinking water from lead containing plumbing fixtures, pipes, and solder.. If you are concerned about possible lead contamination in your drinking water, have an inspector test the water.
Energy Loss | Energy Star Inspections
If you are interested in getting specific recommendations for improving the efficiency of your home, consider contacting a professional Home Energy Auditor. A professional auditor can use a variety of techniques and equipment to determine the energy efficiency of your home. Thorough audits often use equipment such as blower doors, which measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope, and infrared cameras, which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.