Able Building Inspection Home Inspections ((540)636-6200) Provides Residential and Commercial Building Inspection Services Throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and DC.

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An ABLE Building Inspection

 

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ABLE Building Inspection offers home and commercial building inspection services as well historic home inspections in the northeastern counties of West Virginia, several Maryland counties and the District of Columbia.

Quality and Service:

  • Prompt scheduling of appointments. Please call 540-636-6200.
  • A thorough, visual examination of the property. Most residential inspections take between 3 and 5 hours depending on the size, age, and features of the building.
  • Comprehensive, objective, and detailed information about all the major components and systems of the building.
  • A computer assisted report covering every aspect of the inspection is available within 24 hours after completion of the inspection via email or fax, with a hard copy following by mail.
  • Answers to your specific questions about the building during the inspection.
  • All report items are referenced to detailed explanations and illustrations in the ABLE Home Book that accompanies the report. The ABLE Home Book is available as a print copy or searchable CD.
  • The ABLE Home Book is a permanent reference explaining the problems encountered, how to repair the problems, and how to maintain the home.
  • All ABLE home inspections meet or exceed the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the states of West Virginia and Maryland.
  • Radon testing to USEPA and VA Dept. of Health standards using a continuous radon monitor is available as an option. Test results are available immediately upon completion of 48-hour test.
  • Unlimited, lifetime telephone consultation is available at no charge after the inspection regarding the report or the building.


Home Inspection Reports:

Reports are available within 24 hours after completing the inspection via e-mail, fax and/or mail.

Your Building Inspection and Inspection Report will include: 

  • The structure, basement and crawl spaces, including evaluation of moisture problems. 
  • Heating and cooling (HVAC) systems of all types and ages. Fireplaces and chimneys will be visually examined. Gas fireplaces may be operated.
  • Plumbing supply, drain and venting, including fixture operation in the bathrooms, kitchen and laundry.
  • Electrical power systems including the service, lights, switches and receptacles. 
  • Appliances and kitchen cabinets.
  • Doors, windows, stairs, guard, hand rails and stairs.
  • Attics, insulation, vapor barriers, and ventilation.
  • Exterior finishes including roofing, siding, trim, gutters, downspouts and chimneys. Roofs that can be safely accessed and climbed will be inspected from the roof.
  • Porches, decks, garages, grading, and drainage.

We will also provide information about:

  • Recommended maintenance and safety considerations for the property.
  • Outstanding positive features and superior construction items of the home.
  • Information about systems and equipment that may be at the end of their useful life.
  • Recommended upgrades and improvements for the building.
  • Feasibility of additions and modifications to the building.
  • Estimated cost ranges of common repairs are available in the ABLE Home Book.
  • A summary of problems found during the inspection is included at the beginning of the report. Photos may accompany the report.