Acadian Home Inspection was established in October of 2009. Bob had years of previous inspection and construction experience prior to its founding.
A home inspection typically lasts around three hours.
Yes, all types of homes are inspected. Stone houses from the 1600s to 1700s are a favorite.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It gets into the air you breathe and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. New York State estimates that nearly half the home basements in Dutchess County have higher radon levels than the federal safety guideline, with about one in three homes in Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties also affected, based on short term tests taken in the basement of a home under closed-house conditions.
Under NY law a licensed mold assessor must develop a protocol for the remediation contractor to follow. Once the remediation is complete, a clearance survey is performed by the assessor for confirmation. The mold assessor must be independent of the remediation company. Bob is a licensed mold assessor and can help with your needs.
Samples are tested for coliform and E. coli bacteria. Coliform bacteria are unlikely to cause illness. However, their presence in drinking water indicates that disease-causing organisms (pathogens) could be in the water system. E.coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans. Its presence is a strong indication of recent sewage or animal waste contamination. Other water quality issues—such as hardness, PH, etc.—are also checked.
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.
While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.
The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies depending on different factors, such as the size of the house. In addition, optional services such as mold, water, or radon testing can also increase the price of an inspection.