Inspection Services

Buyer’s Inspection

The MHI buyer’s home inspections are completely comprehensive. I will accompany you through a walkthrough and inspection of the home you’re interested in buying, and assess its condition using our multi-point home inspection checklist. The buyer’s home inspections include a comprehensive report noting all issues and unlimited follow-ups and support from your home inspector.

SELLER’S PRE-LISTING INSPECTION

Some homeowners want to make repairs to their house before they put it on the market and will make repairs using their inspection report as a baseline reference. Please understand that most buyers will still want to perform their own inspection even if the seller has already had an inspection done.

RADON TESTING

A homeowner may want a list of repairs to work off of. Sometimes, it’s difficult to objectively evaluate your own house. An objective inspection report can help the homeowner prioritize home repairs.

Water Testing

Most new home builders include a one-year warranty with the purchase of their houses. A homeowner may want to have a professional inspection done on their home before the builder’s warranty expires. The homeowner can then pass the report on to their builder’s warranty department for adjustments, repairs or replacements of home components.

Mold Inspection

A homeowner may want a list of repairs to work off of. Sometimes, it’s difficult to objectively evaluate your own house. An objective inspection report can help the homeowner prioritize home repairs.

Wood Destroying Organisms

Getting a wood destroying insect (WDI) inspection will help you determine if there are pests in your home, and what the next steps will be.

Septic Dye Test

MHI uses a non-toxic, liquid powder tracing dye to determine where the wastewater from a home is going. The dye travels through the system and shows up a bright fluorescent green if it is discharged to a stream, ditch or surface of the ground.

Home Energy

McIntosh Home Inspections can inspect homes in the Chattanooga area and give an official score based on energy efficiency.

MHI Inspections Include the Following:

CONDOMINIUM / MANUFACTURED HOUSE

A condo inspection EXCLUDES the Roof, Site, Exterior, Insulation, Attached Garages/Carports and sometimes the Structure. These systems typically are owned/maintained by the Home Owner’s Association. A typical manufactured house does not provide access to the attic space. Rarely is there an attached garage.

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE

Inspection fee varies by size and age of house

DUPLEX

Includes the entire roof and both units

4-PLEX

Includes the entire roof and all units.

APARTMENT BUILDING

Includes entire roof and 4 to 8 randomly chosen apartment units.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

Please call for a price quote. A commercial building is more involved and may require a field visit for an accurate price quote.