At Superior Property Inspection Services® we provide an all inclusive service. By selecting to work with our company you also have access to a team of reputable consultants and professionals for additional services you may need.
Because we understand the purchase you are looking to make is one of the greatest investments you will make, it is our goal to provide you with the services you need and nothing but the best.
The following is a sampling of additional services needed by some of our clients that we can provide as part of our regular services:
If your house have a septic system, it is important to evaluate the system once at least every 5 years or prior to sale of the house. Our Septic professionals can inspect the system, pump the tank, run cameras through the waste lines to ensure everything is in working order and evaluate all the components from the tank to the field. We will make sure you understand the system and its components and how to best protect and maintain the system. You will receive a detailed Septic Report completed by our licensed Septic Inspection vendor company.
Oil Tank Sweeps
Many older homes were initially heated with oil. After a natural gas conversion, tanks may have been forgotten about or never completely removed. The history of many properties is unknown because some towns did not initially record the location of oil tanks.
Although we look for any visible signs of an existing oil tank throughout our inspection, we cannot confirm with 100% certainty that an abandoned oil tank does not exist on the property.
We highly recommend that an Oil Tank Search or sweep be conducted to determine if an abandoned heating oil tank remains on this property. Unknown or abandoned tanks are common place. A Tank Search or sweep is performed with specialized sub-surface tank detection equipment.
Finding a tank after sale of the property can result in a significant expense for removal or cleanup to for the new owner.
Testing of an active heating oil tank or the search for an abandoned heating oil tank is beyond the scope of a regular home inspection.
Superior Property Inspection Services will arrange for a professional scan and/or sweep of the property using a variety of cutting edge methods to find hidden tanks, and probing of suspected underground tank locations. Our vendor will provide a certificate guaranteeing the inspection results. Everything is done by a licensed and insured company.
Oil Tank Testing
The existing tank and soil around it can be tested to determine if there are any potential contamination hazards.
We highly encourage that an oil storage tank be professionally tested. We recommend that a tank specialist perform a precision tank integrity test and / or sub-surface soil sampling. A complete tank investigation will determine tank integrity and identify soil contamination.
Testing the soil around any home heating oil tank is paramount. Verifying soil contamination is most important, should you ever want to remove the tank and convert to another fuel.
The clean-up cost for a “Simple” leak averages $15,000-$30,000. All lab work and sampling will be done by a licensed and approved DEP vendor and guaranteed. A detailed report with explanation and relevant lab work will be provided in an easy to read format.
Mold exists everywhere, outdoors and indoors. It is impossible to completely remove the presence of mold. You can find mold in the air, entering through windows, doors, or HVAC system or even with people entering the property. Since moisture is the main culprit for developing mold, mold can grow quickly into a colony when exposed to water or humid conditions.
Mold can quickly develop in a home or commercial space with the introduction of water and sources of food (such as wood). It can spread through a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce alergies and other respiratory conditions that may affect your health.
Our consultants will evaluate your property to ensure mold inducing conditions and humidity levels above 45% are not present throughout the structure.
As there are over one thousand (1000) types of mold bacteria, it is important to properly identify what your specific case may be to develop the best course of action and remediation plans.
Once identified, a plan of action can be developed, testing can be done to properly identify the type of mold and recommendation made for treatment with plans for retesting once treatment has been done. Our professional vendor can preform spot and biological testing as well as air quality testing.
Lead base Paint Testing
Homes that were built prior to 1978 may contain lead base paint. Lead was used as an agent in the paint of many manufacturers prior to 1978 and can be found mainly on railings, frames, closet spaces ceilings and walls. Many homes have since been repainted and remodeled but some remained with the older paint that may provide a health risk especially if you have young children at home.
Superior Property Inspection Services and/or our professional third-party vendors will provide you with a through inspection of all walls, ceilings, trims, railings and any painted surfaces.
The technician will identify any area of concern that may contain lead. The property will be mapped and an action plan developed to remediate the property. The property can be reinspected once remediation has been done and certification issued as needed. This service can provide you with a “Lead-free Certificate” or “Lead-hazard Free Certificate” once the property is clear.
Prior to the 1980s, the use of asbestos in many materials was common in buildings both commercial and residential. Asbestos materials were used in insulation, walls, siding, floor tiles and piping due to its ability to hold heat very well (as well as being non-combustible).
The risk from asbestos material comes from particles released into the air from frail asbestos material.
Superior Property Inspection Services® and/or our professional third-party vendors will conduct a comprehensive site survey to identify asbestos-containing areas. We provide a sampling of suspected material and a detailed report identifying the locations and condition of asbestos-containing areas. We can conduct an asbestos clearance test to see if all asbestos fibers have been cleaned up to meet EPA standards.
All prices are specific and tailored to the property you are looking to purchase. Call us for pricing and details and we will be more than happy to put a quote together to reflect your needs.
The services listed above are provided via third party vendors.