A typical inspection takes two to three hours depending on the size and condition of the home. I always encourage you to be on site with me during the inspection so that once you get the written report you will have no surprises and will understand the contents of the report much better.

Thermal Imaging

I use thermal imaging on all of my home inspections. Thermal imaging can sometimes help me to see things that aren’t visible to the naked eye. While it definitely does not enable me to see through walls, it can help us to see moisture from a leak that isn’t visible on the outside of the wall or ceiling. It can also help to locate heating coils in the floor and insulation issues in your ceilings and walls.

Certified Professional

I am a member in a good standing of InterNachi or the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, www.nachi.org. I conduct my home inspections according to the Standards of practice established by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. You can read about those standards here.

Questions or Concerns

If you have questions after the inspection, don’t worry! I answer my phone! Call 484-903-8003 now to schedule your house inspection. I also speak Spanish.



Commercial Properties

If you have a commercial property that needs to be inspected, I can help you through that process as well.  I am a member of the Certified Commercial Property Inspector Association or CCPIA.  You can go to www.ccpia.org  for more information on the standards of commercial property inspection. 

Commercial inspections can be tailored to whatever your needs may be for the project you are embarking on.  Contact us today for more information.

Well Water


Ensuring water quality is safe.

Where public water supply is not available, your home will be served by an on site well.  On site wells can be quite shallow, less than 100 feet deep to several hundred feet deep.  The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recommends that well water be tested every year for coliform bacteria, nitrates, nitrites and pH.  Whenever I take a sample from a home, I deliver it to a state certified laboratory.  You can read more about well water testing here:  https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/My-Water/PrivateWells/Pages/Water-Testing.aspx

Septic System


Stay aware of your septic system

Where public sewer is not available, your home will utilize a septic system also known as on-site disposal system.  While most of these systems are relatively simple in design, they are mostly underground and easily forgotten.  If not maintained regularly, repairs on these systems can be quite costly.

I perform all septic system inspections according to the Pennsylvania Septage Management Association’s (PSMA) standards.  I am a member of PSMA and my certification number is 101372.  You can learn more about those standards here:  https://www.psma.net/system-inspections/



Say no to bad air quality.

If there is a leak or moisture intrusion into your home, chances are, conditions are ripe for mold growth.  Because there are a certain number of mold spores in every home, wet building materials can support mold growth in as little as 24 hours.  There are a lot of informative articles on indoor air quality at the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants which can be found here, https://iac2.org/articles/   I am a member of the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants and my certification number is IAC2-23540.



Odorless gas can be dangerous.

Radon is a non-visible, odorless gas that naturally occurs in the soil.  It is often present in our homes and is at its highest concentration in the basement or lowest level of the home since it is heavier than air.  Since it is a known carcinogen, it is wise to get your home tested to see how high the level is in your home.  I use devices called short term electrets to determine the level of radon in your home.  I am licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and my certification ID is 3156.  You can read more about radon in your home on the PA DEP website, https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/RadiationProtection/RadonDivision/Pages/Radon-in-the-home.aspx




Wood destroying insects primarily consist of termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and wood boring beetles.  Typically these insects prefer wet wood to infest and destroy.  I include the wood destroying insect inspection with every home inspection unless it is specifically declined or waived.  I am certified to perform wood destroying insect inspections through Internachi(www.nachi.org).


Termites and carpenter ants can pose a serious risk to the structure of a home if they are not identified and treated.  Termites can often go unnoticed by the average homeowner because the insects themselves are rarely seen.