George M. Forney Home Inspections
 
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Home Inspection Services

Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As a trained professional with an extensive construction background, I'll provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. 

My inspection services include:

Real Estate Buyer Inspection
In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have a professional home inspection. With my experience and training, I can identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and identify those which require immediate attention. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

New Home Inspection
In a new home, the quality of construction is often not what it used to be some years ago, therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their properties during various stages of the construction process, including slab, frame, and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about.

One-year Warranty Inspection
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a "punch list" of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain my home inspection list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.

Sellers Inspection
Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. All homes have strengths and weaknesses which I can bring to your attention.  Having knowledge of any deficiencies, or knowing there are no problems, will help you decide on a realistic obtainable price for your property potentially cutting down on the time it takes to close the deal.  See our
Inspection Overview for more details.

Commercial Inspection
I provide my services for many types of multi-family and non-residential buildings. While most firms only perform general property condition assessments, we provide thorough and detailed evaluations of the structure, roofing, fire safety, access, flatwork, grading and drainage, plumbing, and electrical and HVAC systems.

Single Item Inspection
At times there arises a need for just a single item to be evaluated. Examples being, extent of termite damage, foundation walls, water intrusion in basements. If you have owned your home for a long time, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and recommend preventive measures, which might avoid costly future repairs.

Historic Home Inspection
Historic homes need special consideration. Having done extensive work and study on historic structures these are one of my favorite inspections. I will evaluate the current condition and determine the remaining service life of major systems, and their adequacy in supporting your ongoing needs. The potential problem areas will be explained and how to keep the building maintained.  We will assess the energy efficiency of the home and its systems, and identify any areas of potential health concerns, such as asbestos and lead paint.

Energy Improvements
The cost of climate control in our homes is constantly increasing. Is your home as efficient as you think it is? We can help you determine where energy improvements could be made. Older houses generally can be greatly improved.
 
Environmental Hazards
Our job as your professional home inspector is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential environmental hazards in your current or potential house. Ours is a non-invasive visual inspection of your property which can alert you to possible problems. Here again is a field I have hands on experience in having been in charge of managing projects that included asbestos abatement and hazardous material clean up.  See our Environmental Hazards page for more information.