AUXILIARY & SPECIALTY
Services That Just Make Sense!
TYPES OF ADDITIONAL INSPECTIONS
SEWER LINE SCOPE
Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of.
Maintenance of the sewer lateral is the responsibility of the property owner.
Our inspectors perform a sewer line scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city tap, HOA tap, or septic tank.
All house plumbing drains into the lateral.
These inspections typically take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
Please note this is not scoping the plumbing system, which can only be completed by a licensed plumber.
Why choose a home inspector who can’t perform a pool and spa inspection? When choosing your swimming pool inspector, it is important to choose one who is certified. Our knowledgeable team is both certified and trained to provide a thorough inspection of your pool or spa setting from top to bottom. From plaster to electrical and everything in between, we’re here to ensure your safety.
GreenWorks inspectors operate according to National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) and Certified Pool Operator® (CPO) standards. Our inspection includes an overview of the exterior and all visible areas of the pool. This includes the shell/coping and pool equipment (heater, pump, filter, and electrical components).
Even if your pool or spa appears safe and in good working order, GreenWorks inspectors are trained to detect potential issues that could end up costing you a fortune. Our goal is to ensure that a home buyer/seller knows the current condition of a swimming pool or spa and whether it needs extensive repairs, updates, or replacement parts.
POOL & SPA
See beyond your eye's view!
Infrared (thermal imaging) is just one of the many advanced technologies we use to allow our inspectors to show property owners what they otherwise couldn't see using conventional inspection methods.
Infrared inspection can identify and document moisture intrusion, energy loss, and even unexpected hot spots. The FLIR Thermography Camera creates an image based on temperature differentials that will indicate present deficiencies.
For certain inspections, we include infrared complimentary to our clients. The following inspections and our custom packages always have infrared included:
New Construction Phase 3: Final Inspections
Home Warranty Inspections
The inspector tests the interior plumbing to ensure everything is draining properly and not slow or backing up; then a visual inspection of the lid and tank.
If it is an aerobic, we test the pump and make sure the heads are working. We also test the scum/sledge and water levels with a sludge judge. Lastly, we do a visual inspection of the drain field to look for any signs of issues.
Please note, we do not pump, do die testing, or any invasive inspection of the interior of the tank/drain field.
Know what's in your water!
If you want to know about any issues or contaminants in your water well, our certified inspectors are the best choice for you.
Our inspectors are trained to look for signs of issues, such as rusting, damaged electrical wires, and leaks.
Additionally, they conduct a comprehensive water test, which meets EPA standards, to determine if water is potable (drinkable).
Some of the 13 contaminants they test for are:
Our Structural Engineering team provides a full scope of services to suit your needs.
They can assist with your Foundation Inspections, Foundation Design, Structural Plan, Load Bearing Wall, Remodel/Addition, Drafting, and Consulting.
Additionally, GreenWorks Engineering provides structural design services to architects, contractors, design professionals, federal, state, and local owners.
Our project experience ranges from designing large custom homes up to 28,000 SF to 3-story commercial structures to large wood frame barns.
Our Environmental Experts offer mold inspection and testing.
A GreenWorks mold assessment starts with a full visual inspection of the given property. The inspector will be searching for any visible mold growth as well as conducive conditions. A plumbing inspection is also included in this process, as well as an infrared inspection to observe any hidden areas of leaking within the walls, ceilings, or floors.
In addition to the inspection described above, the GreenWorks initial mold inspection will include air or surface samples.
Depending on observations made during the visual inspection, the inspector will determine the type of samples taken.
If your home or commercial building was built before 1980, it more than likely has some type of asbestos in it... but don't worry! Our Environmental Experts have you covered.
Our inspectors can ensure your safety with an evaluation that can not only tell you whether you have asbestos, but it can also let you know the level of risk involved if it is present.
Remember: visual identification is not enough to determine the presence or absence of ACM. Only an asbestos test, which involves a sampling and laboratory analysis of the materials, can accurately identify and quantify asbestos fibers in building materials.
Why is it important to conduct a lead-based paint inspection?
Lead-based paints were used in many homes prior to 1978, which is the year that the federal government banned lead-based paints. Most documented cases of lead poisoning can be traced to lead contamination resulting from the degradation of such paints. Lead-based paints that are in good condition pose little risk, but those that begin to peel, chip, chalk, or crack do pose a health risk.
Our inspector will come to the home and use a refined tool called an XRY Analyzer. This tool is the EPA's recommended tool for testing lead paint because the test is completely non-destructive. The home will be completely undisturbed as we test up to 200+ areas on the interior of and exterior of the home.
Inspection results can be given at the time of the inspection if payment has already been made, and we also follow up with a fully written report the day after the inspection.