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    Residential Inspections

    Maryland Home Inspection Services

    A residential inspection is a tool for homeowners and buyers to understand the real condition of the property they are about to purchase, or have purchased without an inspection. Our home inspectors are trained to identify potential problems in all areas of the building, from foundation to roof. Performing an inspection helps you address concerns and potential issues that can become costly during homeownership. Knowing what to repair now and/or budget for, gives you the confidence you need to make an intelligent decision. As my celebrity colleague, home inspector Mike Holmes, aka Mr. Make it Right, puts it “Getting a home inspection is just SMART!”

    Smart Home Inspects is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service, and infrared technology is now part of our standard inspection process.

    Under our Residential Inspection umbrella we offer the following:

    • Buyers home inspection/ pre-purchase home inspection.
    • Sellers home inspection / pre- listing inspection – this has become a great tool for sellers that want to guarantee a quick sale without surprises.
    • Walk and talk / pre offer inspection – a modified home inspection, designed to give buyers confidence in placing an offer without a home inspection contingency. This inspection usually takes 1 hour and no written report is provided.

    Commercial Inspection

    Whether you are a building owner, property manager, leasing agent, lender or tenant, you can rely on Smart Home Inspects to provide an accurate assessment of your commercial building for optimal decision making.

    • Apartment building & multi-unit residences
    • Warehouses & light industrial inspections
    • Retail & office inspections
    • Special purpose facilities
    • Hotels
    • Lease inspections

    Sewer Scope and Septic Inspections

    A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city or HOA tap or septic tank. A lateral sewer line is the privately-owned pipeline connecting the property to the publicly-owned main sewer line, HOA tap, or septic tank. Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of. For example, if there is a damp depression in the lawn above the sewer line, or if there is backflow into the home, or if contaminants have been discovered in the potable water supply, a sewer scope inspection can be critical to identifying and confirming these problems, which must be addressed immediately.

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    MOLD, Water Intrusion and Damage Inspection and Air Quality Testing

    Maryland Home Inspection Services

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    An inspection for those unsure of the problem or potential problem. Many of us can recognize a mold problem fairly quickly. The grossly looking, greenish, sometimes black discolorations and “moldy” smell are all signs we all recognize. However our inspections go beyond the aesthetics, we try to recognize, why there is a problem, how to prevent it from getting worse, and how to treat it. We provide air quality testing with our Mold and Water Damage Inspections. Testing helps identify potential problems occupants may be experiencing, or the need for a more detailed cleanup.

    New Construction / Pre-drywall Inspection

    It is reasonable to assume that just because a building passed local codes and ordinances it should be in good shape. Don’t be so sure! Rushed and limited inspections by local code enforcement agency may miss the opportunity to connect all the dots when the building is considered as a whole. Additionally, builders may make modifications to a building after code inspections have already taken place.

    New-home buyers should capitalize on the fact that builders are still on site and willing to correct issues. Most builders welcome inspectors to check on their work, as they prefer to correct a problem on its initial stages, rather than when it has become a chronic issue.

    A new construction building should be checked in 2 stages: before drywall goes up, and before delivery of keys.

    We also offer the following services

    • Deck Inspection
    • Investor’s Inspection
    • Termite Inspection
    • Homebuyer Seminars
    • Classes for Real Estate Agents Groups in any specific area
    • Renovation Inspections – during and after
    • Rental Inspections

    CONCIERGE SERVICES PROVIDED BY PORCH

    Making your move easy

    You can do all this yourself, or let your Concierge Services provided by Porch do it for you!

    Research your new neighborhood

    • Find your nearest grocery store
    • Find a convenience store and coffee shop
    • Consider switching gyms
    Update your homeowner’s insurance
    • End or update your current plan
    • Purchase new insurance plan
    Contact utility companies
    • Stop service for your current unit
    • Start service for your new unit
    • Remember to set up electricity and gas
    Contact cable & security companies
    • Stop service at current unit
    • Start service for your new unit
    • Consider new security needs for new unit
    Register address change with USPS
    • Contact USPS to change your address
    • Select individual or family form
    • Select forward date
    Consider furniture and storage options
    • Buy new furniture if you’ll have more space
    • Consider storage if you are downsizing
    Schedule movers
    • Schedule and hire professional movers
    • Notify them of the time and addresses
    • Give them an estimate of how much stuff you have
    Pack and clean
    • Gather packing supplies, boxes, wrap, and tape
    • Label boxes on the side and keep an inventory
    • Clean your unit
    Contact your realtor
    • Pick up keys
    • Double-check move-in date

    Concierge Services provided by Porch can help

    Maryland Home Inspection Services

    Personalized, dedicated move-in expert

    • Talk or text with the same person every time
    • Get 24/7 support when you need it most
    • Schedule and arrange moving services on your behalf
    • Expert in coordinating moving services – moving companies, security systems,
      everything you need!

    Schedule work and quotes for your to-do list

    • Helps line up repairs from inspection report
    • Arranges key tasks so new home is ready for move-in
    • Get $100 off handyman services when you join

    Expertise in every move; cross town to cross country

    • Coordinate the utilities; cable, water, gas, sewer & electric – it’s different in every city
    • Makes sure the timelines work – home closing dates, moving company arrival and more

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