Are you planning on buying a home in Alaska at some point in the near future? Before you do, you should definitely consider having a home inspector take a look at it to see if there are any potential problems that could make life difficult for you later on. There are plenty of people in who, for one reason or another, choose not to have a home inspection, and this decision can end up costing them thousands of dollars in unforeseen repairs down the road. Home Inspection by James LLC can help you avoid this scenario by providing you with comprehensive residential inspections throughout the state of Alaska.
When you call on Home Inspection by James to handle your residential inspection, I will personally see to it that every aspect of the home that needs to be inspected is checked out top to bottom. My goal is always to conduct thorough inspections that give home buyers the opportunity to see what might need to be fixed before they sign on the dotted line. I strive to be as efficient as possible, and in almost all cases I can have an inspection report completed and delivered back to you within just 24 hours. This report will contain photographs of the property, as well as narratives that highlight everything I observe during the inspection.
When I begin an inspection, I typically start by taking a walk around the outside of the home to identify any exterior issues with the foundation, roof and more. I can also conduct septic inspections to ensure the home’s wastewater treatment system is working properly. Repairing or replacing a septic system can be extremely expensive, so these inspections can save people a lot of money in the long run.
Once the exterior inspection is complete, I will move inside and continue to assess the home’s structural integrity and utility infrastructure. This phase of the inspection covers everything from electrical circuits to plumbing and drywall issues. Because Alaskan winters get especially cold, I can also evaluate the condition of the home’s insulation and HVAC systems.
Furthermore, any fireplaces will be inspected inside and out, basements will be evaluated for signs of water damage and sump pumps will be checked to make sure they’re in good working order. I’ll also conduct a detailed inspection of the foundation to identify any structural issues that might be cause for concern.
As part of a standard home inspection, I include radon and mold testing as well. Both mold and radon can cause serious health issues, so it’s important to check for these contaminants before you commit to buying a home.
These home inspections are designed to ensure that you are 100 percent happy with your purchase, and allow you to enjoy your home for years to come rather than spending all your time and money repairing it. Home Inspection by James has been serving home buyers and sellers in Alaska for more than a decade now, and I would love to help you next. This way, you can be sure you have all the information you need before you decide to close on a home. I’m also able to travel throughout the state of Alaska, which is why so many of the state’s residents have trusted me in the past for their residential inspection needs.
Would you like to schedule a home inspection with Home Inspection by James? Call me at (907) 460-2822 today to learn more about how a residential inspection can benefit you and your family.