What We Inspect
The major systems and areas we will thoroughly inspect when we evaluate your home.
We provide full service inspections of the physical structure and systems of a house. From the roof to the foundation, everything inside and out. Whether you’re buying or selling the home we’ll provide an extensive yet easy-to-read inspection report detailed with photos and videos. We have straightforward pricing and additional services you need to complete your inspection overview. We know that buying a home might be the biggest purchase you ever make, and we realize how important it is to protect your investment. While some small quirks may be nothing to worry about, there could be more serious issues that only a trained home inspector can recognize.
Of the many systems present in today’s home one that is often overlooked is the sewer line. To determine the condition of the sewer line and if the system will continue to work properly it is always recommend to have the sewer inspected, regardless of the age of a home. Just because your sewer line seems to be functioning as normal doesn’t mean there aren’t any underlying issues that will cause a problem in the future. Having a sewer line inspection can prevent an unexpected emergency.
Radon is an invisible substance that emits radiation, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. behind cigarette smoking. The EPA, The Surgeon General, and The American Cancer Society all recommend that every home be tested for radon. Our equipment and testing procedures ensure accurate and laboratory certified results. We believe a simple 48-hour test is not something you should overlook, your family’s health is too important.
Our 24-hour guarantee is our promise to you. This means you will have the inspection report within one day of the inspection, or your money will be refunded. Although we’ve worked with inspectors who insist on printing the report on site, with our experience we’ve found that a “rushed” report can lack crucial photos, illustrations, notes, and format that allows you to understand our findings. Our easy-to-read HTML reports are mobile-friendly and highlight major issues with high definition images, filters and a table of contents all help you understand a little more about your home. We make our reports clean and easy-to-read so you can understand what the top priorities are.
PacWest Home Inspections offers aerial imaging at a no charge, as-needed service with every home inspection. In rare occasions we are unable to physically inspect a roof due to inspector safety or the safety of the home. In these instances we deploy a drone to assist in capturing what could otherwise go unseen. A comprehensive roof inspection is one of the most important parts of a home inspection. We look at the roofing material to ensure that the roof has been properly installed and maintained, and to estimate the remaining lifespan of the current roof installation. As roof repairs and replacement can be very expensive, this is a critical step in the home inspection process.
Thermal and Moisture Imaging are quite often the only way to understand why fresh paint, caulking, and texture has been applied to a specific area. This technology has been used for decades and in recent years applied to residential home inspections. These tools are always present and utilized if needed at no additional charge on every home inspection. Most commonly it is used to find moisture intrusion that can cause mold and mildew, though there is an additional fee for a full-scale mold test. They can be extremely costly to remove, so if you or your home inspector thinks that mold is present, it’s best to get some testing done.