Our report will offer you a professional and objective visual examination of the mechanical and structural systems of your home. The inspection report will include written details and photographs and is organized in an easy-to-read format.
The Proper Property Inspection Includes:
- Structural Condition
- Electrical System
- Plumbing and Water Heater
- Heating and Air Conditioning
- General Interior
- Insulation and Ventilation System
- Basement and Crawl Space
- Kitchen and Bathrooms
- Windows and Doors
- Roof, Chimney and Drainage
- Landscaping and Grading
TK Home Inspection brings in full-time experts in their field to perform each inspection for radon, wells, water flow, pests and septic. Because of this, your home inspection can usually be completed in under two hours. A single home inspector typically takes nearly twice as long and only has enough knowledge to pass the certification.
We provide you with a modern report with diagrams and color pictures, which is formatted to be easy to read. Other inspectors use out of date reporting programs which lack photos and readability. A superior report is easier to read and has all the information in one place. Book your home inspection now and you'll be glad you did.
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Radon gas exposure is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers! Unfortunately, Ohio residents are not aware of the dangers of radon gas exposure even though most of Ohio is in the Action 1 Zone. Radon gas develops due to the breakdown of uranium in the soil. It then comes into the house through cracks or openings in the foundation of the structure. It is a gas that you cannot see or smell and radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
Radon levels in Stark and Summit are elevated above the EPA’s recommended indoor limit of 4pCi/L. If you live in any of the red areas on the map you need to have your home tested for radon, even if it is not involved in a property transfer. Most cases of lung cancer are not discovered until stage 3 or 4. Testing now for prevention is the best solution.
A professional radon test uses a Continuous Radon Monitor that is placed in the lowest livable area in the home and takes 48 hours or more to complete the test properly.
If the property does test above the recommended levels, mitigation is suggested. Mitigation removes the bad air before it enters the home. Installation takes less than a day and an additional radon test is required after the mitigation system is installed.
Water System Evaluation
Knowing the condition of your well and water supply is a very important since water is used in so many areas of the home. The well test includes a galloon per minute test of the water flow, a visual inspection of all the visual components and a potability test.
Additional tests for lead, nitrates and nitrites as weel as radon in the water can be tested upon request.
Wells that sit vacant typically test high for bacteria. Water well disinfecting is available upon request.
Termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles and carpenter bees are very common in Northeastern Ohio and can potentially cause harm to a home.
The inspection takes approximately 30 minutes and is conducted inside and outside of the house. The inspector looks for both old and active nests for an assortment of local wood boring insects.
If treatment is needed, a free quote is available.
Mold Inspection and Removal
Mold testing is available by swabs or air samples. Both tests will indicate what kind of spores are present. There are all types of mold, many of which are black in color. Regardless of the color or size of the area affected, the mold needs to be removed immediately!
Mold and mildew comes from moisture penetration over time. Terry will inspect for areas of moisture and mold problems in the basement, crawlspaces, interior areas and attic. Determining the cause of the water penetration, and fixing it is just as important as cleaning up the mold.
Never use bleach to clean mold. Bleach releases the mold spores into the air which makes a dangerous situation. Some mold can be easily removed by the home owner, other situations will require a specialist to perform the mitigation.
TK Home Inspection can provide you with a referral for a mold mitigation pro upon request.
Homes built in 1978 or earlier have the potential of having lead paint within the home. The possibility of lead being used in these structures is very high.
The main concern with lead is not the paint chips, but the lead dust. Over the years, the paint eventally turns to dust, which can cause serious problems, especially in children under six years of age. For more information about lead, visit the Canton City Health Department website here.
You can test your own home for lead. Lead tests can be found at many large retail stores.
The Resale Septic Inspection is an in-depth look at the septic and leaching system, and its functionality. The septic inspector will check for correct water drainage for clear water, grey water and black water, do a visual inspection of the tank and components, and a hydraulic load die test.