What we offer

Excellent Home Inspection Services offers a wide range of inspection and testing services at affordable prices

INSPECTING NEW CONSTRUCTION

There is a common misconception that new construction homes do not need to be inspected, since the municipal code inspector just inspected it and the house comes with a one year warranty.  Yes these inspectors do a very good job of finding problems, but they miss or overlook problems all of the time.  In fact, I've never inspected a new construction home and not found something that needed corrected.   Additionally, it is easier to get the builder to correct problems before closing, than if you wait until after closing.

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RADON TESTING
Red Counties Indicate High Levels Of Radon

Many people do not know that there is a danger lurking in their homes. It's called radon gas and can cause lung cancer.  If you have a basement, then I encourage you to get it tested by a licensed radon tester for radon now and once every other year.  The cost is minimal and can save your life or the life of someone you love.

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Septic Dye Testing
WHAT IS A SEPTIC SYSTEM?

Septic systems are common in county homes and a few city homes to handle waste water and sewage.  Septic systems need cared for and will need to be replaced from time to time. Replacing a septic system is very expensive, but if properly maintained, sized, and installed, septic systems can last decades.

  • Asking the sellers the last time the tank was pumped and the name of the septic company that performed this task.  Tanks need to be pumped generally every 3 to 5 years depending on the size of the tank and number of occupants.
  • Getting a site map from the county health department. Trees, large shrubs, and buildings should not be located on or near the leach field.
  • Having a septic dye test completed, which can help discover a failed septic system.  However, this test will not discover every defect that could be present and no part of the system will be opened or dug up.  
  • ​Further inspection of the system can be completed, but it will require a septic pumping contractor to do it and typically costs between $200 to $300.  
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Termite Inspection
FREE TERMITE INSPECTION

Excellent Home Inspection Services understands that your home is your most valuable asset. Termites are capable of doing thousands of dollars in damage that can go unnoticed. I am a licensed “Wood Destroying Insect" Inspector by the state of Indiana.

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THERMAL IMAGING
GOING BEYOND A BASIC HOME INSPECTION

Thermal Imaging is a technology that allows me to find moisture problems that would otherwise go undetected.  While this technology has become more reasonably priced, most home inspectors still do not use it, yet. If your inspector is not using this cutting edge technology, then is he or she really seeing everything they can? 

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Log home inspection
I AM EXPERIENCED INSPECTING LOG HOMES

Log homes are beautiful structures that are significantly different than a normal stick built home with siding.  For starters the logs are structural, which can be very expensive to repair. Therefore, maintenance on a log home is critically important. In fact, there is a line of products designed specifically for maintaining log homes.  Not only do you have to maintain the exterior stain, but the logs will crack which will require sealing.  Furthermore, the log extensions, also known as log ends, are especially susceptible to wood decay and require a special sealant periodically.  

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