Services

Home Inspection with 10% Discount to All Active Military, Veterans, and First Responders

A process by which the inspector visually examines the readily accessible systems and components of a home/commercial property. The inspector operates these systems and components following the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice Guidelines. A complete home inspection includes the structure, site, grounds, grading, exterior, roof components, plumbing, electrical, heating & cooling systems, interior, bathrooms, kitchen, attic, basement, crawlspace, insulation, ventilation, attached garage/carport, driveways, and walks.

Trimmer Home Inspections provides an easy to read narrative report with photos for a positive reference of the property and items in the report.

Attendance of the client is encouraged at some time during the inspection to benefit from a visual and verbal explanation of repairs needed, and to answer any questions on preventative maintenance advice.

Septic Inspection with 10% Discount to All Active Military, Veterans, and First Responders

This is a PSMA/NOF Certified Inspection that satisfies most lending institutions for real estate transactions. This consists of a visual inspection of all exposed components of the system according to PSMA/NOF Standards of Practice including sizing, probing and up to three hours of site inspection time. Additional charges may apply if the main access to the septic tank is not open and accessible as per real estate contract, or if a hydraulic load test is required.

Wood Destroying Insect/Pest Inspection with 10% Discount to All Active Military, Veterans, and First Responders

Also known as a Termite Inspection, Trimmer Home Inspections utilizes the forms that most lending institutions require (Form NPMA-33 and WDII Report). This includes an inspection of a structure for the purpose of determining evidence of infestation, damage, or conducive conditions.

Follow Up Inspection

These inspections are done after a complete home inspection is performed by Trimmer Home Inspections with the intent to certify repairs made to unsatisfactory item(s) that were reported during the home inspection.

Radon Testing and Water Testing

Radon Tests are conducted according to EPA standards over a period of 48 hours or longer and are approved for real estate transactions. Commercial and school testing are also available.

A Pennsylvania certified testing individual places and retrieves the devices used in the test. Results are analyzed by an accredited laboratory and given in pCi/L, along with a recommendation.

Water Testing is done mostly on private water supplies and is also required by many lenders. Samples are taken by a certified inspector and analyzed by an accredited laboratory.

Conventional Home Owner, FHA, USDA, and VA group tests are available along with smaller tests. If the water is discolored or has an odor, (ex. sulfur, fuel, chlorine, detergents) this may be a good time to test.

We offer testing for e-coli, coli-form bacteria, pH, hard water, nitrates/nitrite, lead, iron, pesticides, and others.