Certified Home inspector Troy Baughman proudly provides quality home inspection services for DuBois, Treasure Lake, Clearfield, State College, Brookville, Punxsutawney, Philipsburg, Clarion, Saint Marys, Ridgway and all other surrounding northwestern Pennsylvania communities. (Call Today: 814-771-7737)
A brief overview of the inspection prior to the start of the inspection. Any initial questions or concerns should be addressed at this time.
A professional home inspection report which includes photographs will be sent to the client via email. Print copies can be given to client upon request. Most inspection reports will be completed within 24 to 48 hours, with the exception of older homes and houses larger then 3000 sqf. which can be more time consuming and may take longer to complete.
A thorough inspection of all components of the home. It is recommended the client be present during the inspection to ask any questions that may arise.
A typical inspection will last approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the size and age of the home. Any questions that arise after the inspection will be answered in a timely manner.
Basement: Foundation, Crawlspace, Water penetration, Basement Floor, Plumbing, Electrical and Signs of Water Damage.
Interior Upper Structure: Kitchen, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Closets, Windows, Walls, Ceilings, Floor Coverings, Plumbing, Fireplaces, Dampers, Electrical, Attics, Insulation, Bath Vents, Structural Elements and Signs of Water Damage.
Electrical Service: Representative number of Wall Outlets, GFCI’s, AFCI’s and Light Fixtures. Entrance service, Main Disconnect, Sub-panel board, Breakers and fuses, Grounding and bonding.
Plumbing: Fixtures, Faucets, Vents, Traps, Toilets, Showers, Tubs, Jet Tubs, Accessible Septic Lines, Main Shut-off and Signs of Water Damage
Components: Heating System, Cooling System, Sump-Pumps, Water Heaters, Ventilation Fans and Major Appliances that are included with the sale.
Additional Inspection Services:
Radon Testing: I place two simultaneous lab tests in the house at the time of your home inspection to get the most accurate reading. The tests are exposed for a minimum of two (2) days and a maximum of seven (7) days, then retrieved at the end of testing period. I will then complete the test site paperwork and mail the tests overnight to our certified radon laboratory for processing. Your test report results will then be emailed to you after lab analyzing.
Pest Inspections: I will thoroughly examine the house for evidence of any wood destroying insect, including: termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and powder post beetles. After my inspection you will receive a NPMA-33 pest report.
Septic Dye Testing: The visual septic dye test is combined with “loading/pushing” the waste system. This test involves the running of 3 plumbing fixtures simultaneously for 30-45 minutes to see if there is any slow-draining fixtures, backups, or surface breakouts. It also involves flushing colored dye into the waste lines looking for leaks. This type of test is acceptable to most lenders and is the most affordable.
Water Analysis: Millstone offers both total coliform bacteriological and comprehensive well or spring water testing. Most mortgage companies only require the total coliform bacteriological water test, however if you are financing either FHA, VA or USDA they may require a comprehensive water test for their own parameters. I can help with this testing as well.
Millstone Home Inspections provides services in the following PA counties and surrounding areas. Clearfield - Elk - Jefferson - Forest - Mckean - Venango - Butler - Armstrong - Clarion - Indiana - Cambria - Blair - Centre and Clinton Counties. For reference here are some larger communities in those counties.
Service cities include but aren't limited to DuBois, PA 15801 - Treasure Lake - Sandy Township - Clearfield, PA 16830 - Curwensville, PA 16833 - Brookville, PA 15825 - Clarion, PA 16214 - Punxsutawney, PA 15767 - Reynoldsville, PA 15851 - Brockway, PA 15824 - Ridgway, PA 15853 - St Marys, PA 15857 - Johnsonburg. PA 15845 - Kane, PA 16735 - Bradford, PA 16701 - Smethport, PA 16749 - Warren, PA 16365 - Emporium, PA 15834 - Philipsburg, PA 16866 - State College, PA 16803 - Bellefonte, PA 16823 - Indiana, PA 15701 - Clymer, PA 15728 - Johnstown, PA 15901 - Altoona, PA. We also service many other rural northwestern Pennsylvania towns not referenced here. Call for quotes in your area.