INSPECTION SERVICES

DK HOME INSPECTIONS

Home Inspection Services

My complete home inspection includes the home’s interior, exterior and free thermal imaging. This state-of-the-art technology can turn up issues in inaccessible areas, such as between wall studs or beneath sub-flooring. Thermal imaging can reveal items of concern such as heat loss, possible pest infestations and water intrusion.Daniel Keough

I complete an unbiased, comprehensive 120-point inspection report. Each point is addressed in turn, with documentation for every line item. When I discover something noteworthy, a high-resolution digital photo will accompany my notations. Your report will be detailed, easy to read, and delivered within 24 hours.

I do not consider my job complete until you understand everything contained in your report. You are encouraged to phone or email me with any questions. There is no expiration date for this offer—once your inspector, always your inspector.

Home Inspections

My complete home inspection includes the home’s interior, exterior and free thermal imaging. This state-of-the-art technology can turn up issues in inaccessible areas, such as between wall studs or beneath sub-flooring. Thermal imaging can reveal items of concern such as heat loss, possible pest infestations and water intrusion.

I complete an unbiased, comprehensive 120-point inspection report. Each point is addressed in turn, with documentation for every line item. When I discover something noteworthy, a high-resolution digital photo will accompany my notations. Your report will be detailed, easy to read, and delivered within 24 hours.

I do not consider my job complete until you understand everything contained in your report. You are encouraged to phone or email me with any questions. There is no expiration date for this offer—once your inspector, always your inspector.

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Complete Home Inspection

As a Certified Professional Inspector® trained by InterNACHI, I adhere to comprehensive Residential Standards of Practice and a strict Code of Ethics. This means that I will inspect the following components, when visible and accessible:

  • Roof
  • Structural Components
  • Foundation
  • Basement and/or crawlspace
  • Attic, ventilation and insulation
  • Exterior cladding, siding and trim
  • Porches and decks
  • Attached garage
  • Driveway
  • Fireplaces
  • Electrical system
  • Plumbing system
  • HVAC system
  • Interior walls, ceilings and floors
  • Windows, including glazing and thermal seals
  • Built-in appliances
  • Interior and exterior doors

Additionally, every inspection I conduct includes state-of-the-art thermal imaging at no additional cost. This valuable service can reveal hidden concerns including pests, water intrusion or poor insulation.

Specialty Home Inspection Services

Your needs may be more focused than usual and require a different approach. In addition to my standard home inspection, I offer the following specialty services:

Annual Home Maintenance Inspection

Annual Home Maintenance Inspection

For homeowner peace of mind, I offer annual home maintenance inspections. This will help you to stay ahead of upkeep issues before they become major—and expensive—problems. My report will help you prioritize which repairs or improvements to make over time.

Builder’s Warranty “11th Month” Inspection

Builder’s Warranty “11th Month” Inspection

New homes come with a one-year warranty from the builder. This covers defects in materials, workmanship and systems during your first year of ownership. Scheduling an 11th-month inspection will help to ensure you don’t pay the price for warranty-covered repairs.

New Construction and Draw-Down Inspections

New Construction and Draw-Down Inspections

Homes have a surprising number of systems and structural components that will become difficult or impossible to access once building is complete. Periodic new-construction inspections will help guard against flaws in workmanship or materials that could lead to big trouble later on. In some instances, your lender may require these inspections before certain phases of construction may proceed.

New Home / Pre-Occupancy Inspection

New Home / Pre-Occupancy Inspection

While your builder has made sure everything in your new home meets current building codes, there can still be defects in product or workmanship that you’ll want to have the builder address before you move in. Issues such as loose carpet, poor insulation and other flaws are not uncommon in newly-constructed homes. My decades of custom homebuilding experience have given me a keen eye for just this type of defect.

Home Energy Inspection

Home Energy Inspection

Many homes, particularly older or historic houses, may contain dated technology that consumes energy inefficiently. If you feel that your energy bills are too high, my home energy inspection can help you determine what needs to be upgraded or replaced. In many instances, this home energy audit can pay for itself in a short period of time.

Aging-in-Place Inspection

Aging-in-Place Inspection

Many individuals who give up their homes—and their independence—for physical or health reasons could remain at home, with the right planning. For seniors who wish to remain in their homes as long as possible, my aging-in-place inspection offers a detailed, specialized checklist of suggested modifications for safety, accessibility and comfort. For your peace of mind, my aging-in-place inspection report adheres to InterNACHI standards.

Renter’s Inspection

Renter’s Inspection

Keep more of your security deposit by having a detailed inspection report to present to your landlord after you move out. Having a pre-occupancy and post-move-out inspection to compare can protect you in the case of any dispute.

Commercial Properties

Commercial Properties

Commercial buildings can have different systems and infrastructure when compared to homes. My commercial property service is geared specifically toward structures such as retail, office and light industrial buildings.

Investment Properties

Investment Properties

If you plan to rent your property, whether a single-family home or multi-family unit, you’ll want to ensure you have a detailed record of its condition before you collect a deposit. It’s particularly important to address any safety concerns, to avoid future liability.

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Radon Testing

As an InterNACHI-Certified Radon tester, DK Home Inspections offers Radon Testing in addition to inspection services. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is harmful to your health.  Our region is notorious for high radon zones so it is imperative that all homes are tested for Radon so that if high levels are found, mitigation steps can be taken. Protect the health and safety of your family by having your home tested for Radon today.

Which Building Inspection Services are Right for You?

Whether you’re in need of my standard analysis or a more specialized service, I stand ready to help you act with the confidence that comes from a professional, expert review of a home’s condition. Just give me a call at 505-440-1776 or send me a quick email. I’ll get back to you right away and help you determine your needs.