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

 

Start with a Stable Foundation

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.