Before you buy a historic home, you need to find a Cincinnati historic home inspector with experience and the training to understand the original structure and any changes that may have occurred to the home over time. That is why you should always call on American Verified Home Inspections.
AVHI offers several services for home-buyers to allow individuals to gain needed information on the condition and soundness of their potential new home purchase
The home inspection lasts approximately 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours. We will prepare a computer- generated report along with digital photographs, which we will review with you on-site. The final version of the report will be typed up and emailed to you the next morning. Once you have the report, and understand its content, you can sit down with your realtor and begin the process of deciding which items you want corrected, or money set aside so you can make the appropriate repairs upon taking ownership
Termites and other wood destroying insects are very prevalent in this part of the country. That is why with every home inspection, we look for and report on the presence of wood destroying insects (termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and powder post beetles) and this is included with your home inspection. (* See below about condominium inspections.) Why do we do look for wood destroying insects during your inspection? Because termites and other WDI’s cause billions of dollars in damage to homes each year. They primarily feed on wood, but also damage paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Termites can injure living trees and shrubs, but more often are a secondary invader of woody plants already in decline. It’s a critical part of the inspection.
*(Wood destroying insect inspections are not included as part of a condominium inspection, as this generally falls on the responsibility of the Home Owners Association. If you would like to have a WDI inspection done on your condo, or if it is required by your lender, please call our office to discuss pricing.)
Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. 1 out of 4 homes have high radon levels in Hamilton County, OH, and 1out of 3 homes have high radon levels in Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer death in the country, behind cigarette smoke, and is estimated to cause over 20,000 deaths annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. It is common for home buyers to test for radon during their inspection period. If high levels of radon are found, a mitigation system can be installed to greatly reduce the radon levels in the home.
Luxury Home Inspections
You have found your Cincinnati dream home and you want to know its exact condition. At American Verified Home Inspections, we provide Cincinnati luxury home inspection services to home buyers who may be making the biggest investment they have ever made in their entire lives.
Older Home Inspections/Historic Home Inspection
An older home can contain many problems, even if those problems aren’t visible with the naked eye. Outdated plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling and other systems can lead to break-downs and unsafe living conditions if not properly maintained.