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Smiling owner Jonathan Gach carrying a collapsible ladder up a stairwell with double hung windows in the background

Foremost a Building Science Consultant, Jonathan's whole-home system thinking approach acknowledges the interconnectedness of building systems and the role each plays in optimal home performance.

Basic Real Estate Inspection

This traditional inspection is a limited visual observation of a home's condition performed according to state-regulated standard of practice; think of this like buying a car based on how it looks.

Including:

Structural, Roofing, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems, Fireplaces, Appliances, Attic, Insulation, Exterior, Interior, Windows, Doors, Garage, Crawl Space

Premium Real Estate Inspection

Going beyond state standard of practice this inspection also includes the technical details of a home’s performance; think of this service like checking out a car with computer diagnostics.


In addition to the basic inspection, a premium inspection includes:

Building Performance Guidance, Air Leakage Diagnostics (Blower Door), Infrared Thermography, Evaluation of Mechanical Systems, Water Temperature & Pressure, Appliances

Add-ons

Air Leakage Diagnostics (Blower Door Test)

Drafts are the primary cause of poor building performance. Specialized equipment quantifies and locates undesirable air leakage (included with premium inspection).

Short & Long Term Radon Monitoring

While the source of radon is well understood understanding occupant exposure in your home is only known through accurate monitoring.

Pest Inspection

Scheduled and coordinated by Energy Home Inspection, performed by a third-party specialist real estate pest inspector provides a Wood Destroying Insect Report (WDIR) within 24 hours.  

Septic Inspection & Pumping

Scheduled and coordinated by Energy Home Inspection, performed by a third-party specialist septic inspector results typically available in 24 hours.

Well Inspection

Scheduled and coordinated by Energy Home Inspection, performed by a third-party specialist septic inspector results typically available in 24 hours.

Mold Testing

Three air samples taken, one OUTSIDE (baseline) and two inside the home in areas of interest. Surface testing AVAILABLE upon request. Results are typically available in 5-7 BUSINESS days.

Water Quality Testing

All results typically available in 5-7 business days

-Simple Test: Coliform and E. coli

-Basic Test: Arsenic, Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite, Coliform, E. coli

-Pro Test: Analyzes 51 Parameters