For All Of Rhode Island and Massassachusetts
Hearthstone Home Inspections provides investigative home inspection services that help our clients cut back on the risks that are typically involved with a pending real estate transaction. We adhere to the rigorous Standards of Practice as defined by the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Our full residential property inspection is a detailed evaluation of the home’s readily accessible and visible components. Expect to receive a convenient digital inspection report within 24 hours of the completed service.
The inspection includes the following areas of the home:
- Roofing System
- Fireplace & Chimney
- Gutters & Drainage
- Foundation & Crawl Space
- Structural Components
- Exterior (doors, windows, siding)
- Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
- Attic, Ventilation, & Insulation
- Kitchens & Bathrooms
- Electrical System
- Heating & Cooling Systems
- Plumbing System
- Built-in Appliances
A moisture meter will be used during the inspection to measure water content in certain components, helping us pinpoint areas of exterior moisture intrusion.
Additional Inspection Services
When we’re brought in to inspect a home before it’s listed for sale, it gives us a chance to diagnose previously unknown deficiencies at the most ideal time. A Buyer’s Inspection is ultimately going to reveal these deficiencies anyway, but when you’re made aware of the issues before negotiations begin, you can schedule repairs and maintenance to help ensure that a transaction proceeds smoothly.
New Construction Inspection
This inspection service is a comprehensive evaluation of new home construction. When scheduled prior to the builder’s final walkthrough, it will bring defective areas of construction to light so that the buyer can seek out ways to protect their interests before officially closing on the home.
Commercial Property Inspection
Our inspectors are fully qualified to conduct inspections of light and heavy commercial properties, including strip malls, storefronts, restaurants, industrial facilities, warehouses, and much more. We’ll take our time to thoroughly assess the condition of the entire property, clearly explaining the defects we discovered so that you’re able to properly plan for final negotiations.
Radon measurement is an important inspection service to schedule for any prospective home-buyer. Many radon hotspots are yet to be discovered, and although radon gas naturally occurs underground, that doesn’t make it any less dangerous. Radon is a known carcinogen, and our team is determined to help protect our clients by using cutting-edge equipment to test homes for unsafe levels of radon gas.
WDO / Termite Inspection
Wood-destroying organisms can inflict serious damage to the structure of a home, and it’s important to have the property inspected for termite damage before you make a buying decision. We’ll assess each readily accessible structural component, identifying previous termite damage if present, as well as looking for any signs of an active termite problem.
For this inspection service, water samples are collected from the well sourcing the home and the tap. These samples are promptly sent off to a local specialist that will analyze the water for evidence of contamination. The contaminants that the water will be tested for include lead and other heavy metals, coliform bacteria, nitrates, nitrites, and more.
Mold inside a home is problematic for a number of reasons, the most pressing of which concerns the health of residents and potential damage to building materials. Mold follows moisture, and if there is water in the walls or the ceilings, then that can be a major issue—not to mention, mold spores can cause persistent allergies. We’re able to comprehensively inspect and test a home for the presence of mold, taking samples from the air and surfaces as necessary for testing at a local laboratory.
Well Flow Testing
For this inspection service, we’ll conduct a pressure test on the well servicing the home. This will indicate to us whether or not the water supply is adequate for the home’s needs, an important piece of information to have before you make a final buying decision.
Hearthstone Home Inspections is committed to meeting and exceeding expectations, performing each of our inspection services to a remarkably high standard. Contact us today to request an inspection.
Weekend appointments are available when requested.