Sewer Scoping: Serenity Inspections understands that purchasing a home is a large investment and as such it is important to know all the facts you can regarding the property. A sewer/septic inspection and scope are a very important element in gathering that information. This service can assist in identifying costly repairs, providing you with critical information early on and allowing for a more informed decision on your home or purchase. Unfortunately, sewer and septic lines can degrade or break over time and sellers of a property may not be aware that they have a problem. Performing due diligence by having your own sewer or septic inspection done by an unbiased third party will help you fully understand the homes condition prior to purchase. Let Serenity Inspections have our third-party licensed inspector conduct a sewer/septic scope for you. Schedule an inspection today.
Whole Home Infra-Red Thermal Imaging: Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows our inspector to identify possible issues about your potential home(s) or building(s) that can’t always be revealed using conventional inspection methods. This is done through thermal imaging cameras which spot small, but key changes in temperature within different parts of the building structure, identifying problematic areas that the naked eye never could and in some cases a visual inspection could only hypothesize were present. This inspection service can reveal moisture issues such as, hidden sources of mold, roof leaks, and posts that indicate termite nests. Thermal Imaging can also help expose possible electrical problems as well as heat and energy loss, foundation cracks, structural concerns, missing insulation, ventilation glitches, and rodent infestations. The information provided by thermal imaging inspections is extremely valuable to the homeowner or perspective buyer, as it helps identify problems early on before they have a chance to become severe. Contact us today to learn more about our thermal imaging services and how we can meet your inspection needs.
Basic Whole Home Energy Audit: A Basic Home Energy Audit is often used to identify simple and easy cost-effective ways to improve the comfort and efficiency of your home. It examines the amount of energy it takes for your home to perform a task such as cooling or heating your home (also known as energy efficiency), with the goal to identify the best practices to improve the energy efficiency and decrease your energy costs. Our certified energy audit inspection will assess the efficiency and physical condition of various characteristics of the structure such as the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, and skylights examining the leakage* or infiltration of air throughout the home. We will also evaluate the type and programming of mechanical systems such as the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and thermostat to ensure proper working condition and serviceability. This additional inspection service can help you identify and consider energy efficient upgrades that potentially may qualify you for additional savings or grants. Overall, having a Basic Home Energy Audit will help you save money, while making your home more comfortable to live in. Use our quick Schedule Now feature schedule your energy audit, your home will thank you.
*Note: This Energy Audit does not include a blower door testing.*
Wood Destroying Organism Inspection: Wood-Destroying Organisms such as termites, carpenter ants, beetles, bees, and fungi can cause extreme damage to the integrity and value of a property. A typical homeowner’s insurance policy might not cover destruction caused by wood destroying organisms, even though they can cause thousands of dollars in damage. There are some clear warning signs if you suspect your home or business has possible wood-destroying insects or fungi; such indicators include but are not limited to, soft wood that collapses when pressed (with an item such as a screwdriver) or mud tunnels on the foundation leading into hidden access points. Serenity Inspections will help you determine if there is an issue allowing for early detection and intervention, helping save you substantial costs in repairs. To learn more on how we can help you, contact Serenity Inspections today.
Radon Testing: Radon is a naturally occurring gaseous compound released from the ground, however when in your home it can cause health issues for you and your family. Radon is regarded as a Group A carcinogen and has been shown to cause cancer in humans with prolonged exposure. As radon rises into the air above, it can seep into your home through cracks and holes in the foundation. Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4pCi/L or more). As elevated levels of radon gas have been found in homes in various areas throughout Oregon, Brett Sherry, Radon Program coordinator at the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division advised “Every home needs to be tested, regardless of where it is located, you may have the only house on the block with elevated radon levels”. Our goal at Serenity Inspections is to help you make the most informed and safe decisions possible in your home buying process. Schedule your test today in conjunction with one of our residential inspections.
For more information on Radon please visit:
Oregon Radon Program: www.healthoregon.org
World Health Organization (WHO): www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/env/radon/en/
For an interactive EPA Radon map by state please visit: