At Touchstone Home Inspection we follow the Standard
of Practice as outlined by the American Society of Home Inspectors
(ASHI). In our inspections we will look at the structure, electrical,
plumbing, heating and cooling, general condition and identify any health
and safety issues.
With each full inspection we provide at no additional cost, the following:
Home Owner's Resource 90 Day Warranty
Radon Protection Plan
Platinum Roof Protection Plan
Foundation Certification Inspections are usually
conducted as part of a Manufactured Home Sale where the lender is
requiring an Engineer's Certification for the foundation.
Touchstone Home Inspection Services works with Harrison Engineering to gather the necessary data for the engineer to evaluate and determine if the requirements are met. You can schedule a Foundation Cert directly with Harrison at www.foundationcert.com/order.
At step 2 you will be asked if you were referred by an inspector. Enter my name and this email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I can gather the necessary information while conducting a standard home inspection which will save me time and you money.
I am a certified HUD FHA 203K Consultant #S0703. The 203K program is designed for buyers who find that perfect house but it needs some repairs or upgrades. With this program the buyer may purchase the home and then make the repairs after closing. Touchstone Home Inspection can guide a buyer through the process from first evaluation to completion. We follow the project all the way through to ensure that it stays on schedule and that the work is completed in a workmanlike fashion.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas which comes from the decay of Uranium and is found throughout the United States. The EPA has set a radon action level at 4 PCi/l, (PCi/l is a unit of measurement which indicates the amount of radon inside a home) meaning that it is recommended that action be taken to reduce the radon levels in homes or buildings that are found to be higher than 4 PCi/l. Radon poses more risk to health than drowning, fires, toxic waste, and pesticides. Have your home tested!
Touchstone Home Inspection Services can provide
various Infrared Scanning Procedures to include moisture, energy, block
walls and flat roofs.
Often we can help identify the problem source, saving time and money in repairs.
Using a Digital Manometer we can map the current state of the foundation as to how level it is. This "As of Date" will give you proof of condition so that should there be an earthquake, flood or other natural disaster you will have documentation for your insurance company before disaster compared to after disaster.
The following section details more information about our "Inspection Bundle". These services are provided with each home inspection at no charge. Please watch the included videos for more information and view and or download a PDF for the specific warranty coverage. We look forward to serving you.
Recall Chek will match your appliances with known
recalls and inform you with contact information to get the appliance
repaired at no cost.
Recall Chek Video
We provide a limited 90 Day Warranty on what we
inspect. This will work in conjunction with any other warranty provided
in the transaction.
90 Day Warranty Video
Sewer Gard is a 90 day warranty on the underground
portion of the sewer and water lines from the house to the connection
point to public or private systems.
Sewer Gard Video
This is for any new leaks that may develop within 5
years of the inspection.
Premium Roof Warranty Video
Plan will provide protection for 120 days following
radon test conducted by Touchstone Home Inspection Services if that test
is the first one done within 6 months and the results come back less
than 4PCi/l. Should another test be conducted by a certified individual
and come back above that threshold, this coverage will provide up to
$1200.00 after a $250 deductible is met.
Radon Protection Plan [PDF]
If you are selling a home, you’ll get the highest
price in the shortest time if your home is in “Move In” Condition. You
want to find out about any hidden problems before you put your house on
One of the key benefits of having the inspection done before the house is listed is that if there are any problems uncovered that need to be repaired, you can have the repairs done on your own terms, and on your own schedule. When a problem is found at a buyer’s home inspection, the deal you’ve worked so hard to get done may fall apart unless you act quickly to get the repairs done, or you lower your price to keep the deal moving forward.
This inspection is for those who may be having a house built. Inspections by the local building authority are few and far between in our area. The only inspections that many jurisdictions conduct are for electric, plumbing and possibly HVAC. A pre-drywall inspection allows the structure, insulation, electrical, plumbing and HVAC ductwork to be inspected before it is covered up with the drywall. This is a good time to verify that the structure is sound and that fire codes have been met. The most common issue I have found is no fire blocking installed in walls
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