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OUR SERVICES

Services 1

Home Inspection

Home Inspection Process
Make sure your home is safe, sound and secure. We provide peace of mind. Our process typically takes anywhere from 3 to 4 hours depending on the size of the home. We begin with the exterior and work our way to the interior and mechanical areas of the home. Within the same day of your inspection, you will receive a computer generated report with pictures sent to your email as well as a hard copy upon your request.
Services 2

Commercial Inspection

Commercial Inspection Process
Make sure your commercial property is ready to provide a maximum return on investment. It does not matter whether a property is a new private residence or a commercial investment; having an inspection will provide you with peace of mind and confidence in making informed decisions. We have performed inspections on multi-family dwellings, office buildings, mixed-use buildings, light industrial, and warehouse properties.
Services 3

Pest Inspection

Pest Inspection Process
Termites, carpenter ants and powder post beetles are just a few of the wood destroying organisms that can provide substantial damage to your property. We are trained and certified to recognize and identify insect damage. We report through the NPMA-33 Form required by lenders.
Services 4

Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging Process
Being that home inspections are non-invasive, our process can, in some ways, become limited. We counteract this limitation by the utilization of a thermal imaging camera. Thermal imaging shows the differences in the thermal bridging and gives us an indication of what is going on behind the walls. Such technology allows us to detect moisture, missing or defective insulation, structural shortcomings, HVAC problem areas, sources of heat loss, plumbing leaks, roof leaks, electrical issues and more. Thermal imaging is included in every inspection, commercial and residential.
Services 5

Septic Testing

Septic Testing Process
When it comes to on-lot sewage systems, you want to be sure that the waste from your property is being disposed of properly. When financing a home, most banks, especially if a loan is going to be sold into the secondary mortgage market or a government backed loan, require an inspection on such a system. We are trained and certified by the Environmental Solutions Association to perform dye tests to ensure your septic system is functioning properly.
Services 6

Water Analysis

Water Analysis Process
Through certified laboratories, we are able to provide water analysis on private drinking water sources, making sure your water is safe and suitable for drinking.
Services 7

Municipal Services

Municipal Services Process
Is your Pennsylvania municipality offering the HOME Program? The Pennsylvania HOME Program is a federally funded program that provides municipalities with grant and loan assistance to expand and preserve the supply of decent and affordable housing for low- and very low-income Pennsylvanians. We have been providing inspection services and consulting for municipalities utilizing the HOME program since 2010. We work with homeowners, contractors and the municipality to rehabilitate housing to standards required by the program code.
Services 8

Blower Door Testing

Blower Door Process

New energy codes require all new homes to receive a compliant blower door test. The air infiltration rate cannot exceed 5 air exchanges per hour, based on the UCC RAC modification to the code. Based on R303.1, if the tested rate is less than or equal to 5 air exchanges per hour, a whole home mechanical ventilation system is required to be installed. We work with builders, homeowners, and building code officials to ensure proper compliance with the code. Mike is a certified individual with the Building Performance Institute, BPI ID#:5025171.

Services 9

Radon Testing

Radon Testing Process
Radon is a radioactive gas caused by the natural decay of uranium. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that a level 4 pCi/L of radon or more can be harmful and should be mitigated. Radon originates from uranium in the ground. Uranium has a half-life of billions of years. Uranium decays into radium, and radium decays into radon.  Radon becomes harmful when it enters your home and is inhaled. Radon, which has a half-life of merely a few days, in turn, decays as well. The radioactive particles (Alpha, Beta and Gamma Rays) in radon also decay and cause microscopic damage to the delicate tissues of your lungs. Prolonged exposure to such trauma has been linked to cancer in lungs and esophagus. Radon is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that can only be detected through special equipment. Michael O. Gelsick (PA DEP ID#: 2809) is a licensed individual by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, allowing him to both test your home and analyze the results. A typical short term test gives you a snapshot of radon levels in your home. We currently utilize the short term electret (e-Perm ®) method. We recommend all properties be tested for this gas. Remember: knowing is better! Mike is licensed and qualified to test residential, commercial, and multi-family properties, as well as schools.
Services 10

Expert Witness Testimony

Testimony Process
We are no stranger to a court room on behalf of clients. We have been hired by attorneys and homeowners to provide testimony for litigation between homeowners and contractors.
Services 11

Mold Testing

Mold Testing Process
During a mold inspection, we determine whether the indoor area provides a suitable environment for mold to grow. If it is determined that testing is recommended, samples of the air and surfaces will be taken to find out if and what kind of mold is present.
Services 12

Office Meetings

Presentations & Seminars
Whether the occasion be a sales meeting at your real estate office or an exposition. Contact us for an informative presentation.