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Home inspectors at NextDay Inspect® are licensed by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) for VA property inspections and the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) for MD property inspections. Upon completing the on-site inspection the inspector will prepare a report, including annotated pictures and videos taken at the property, and arrows with commentary detailing the areas of concerns.
Our goal is to protect our clients’ interests by providing a thorough and detailed inspection of the property. Safeguarding our clients’ investment is our priority. We provide Residential Home Inspections, Commercial Building Inspections, Pre-Drywall Inspections, Radon Gas Testing, Air Quality, Electromagnetic Field Testing, and Mold Sampling.
Property Inspection Services
Residential Home Inspections
A home inspection provides our clients with more knowledge about the property to make an informed decision in helping reduce the risk of purchasing the property.
Foundation & Footing Inspections
Footing Inspections performed at NextDay Inspect® help to identify any deficiencies prior to the concrete being poured for the properties foundation. Any defect in the foundation or footing can lead to catastrophic failure of the building after being constructed
Pre-Drywall inspection allows early detection of framing, plumbing, electrical wiring, mechanical ductwork, installation of house wrapping, and other components that would not be accessible after installing the drywall.
11 Month Warranty Inspections
After living in a newly built home for a few months, you may notice that not everything is perfect. With all the materials and components involved in building a home, sometimes things get missed or overlooked. Having an independent inspector perform an 11-month warranty inspection prior to your builders 1-year warranty expiration can help get these items corrected at your new home.
Deck inspections performed by licensed home inspectors who are certified and trained for deck inspections. The inspector will evaluate the general structure of the deck, proper headboard, proper flashing, guard rail, baluster space, starts and handrails, joist, beams, columns, footing clearances from the electrical powerline, exhaust, and other wall penetrations.
Infrared scans are performed with a FLIR camera to provide our clients with more knowledge about conditions that may not be visible to the human eye. These images might reveal areas with energy leaks, moisture penetration, or poor insulation. The information can be used to improve the energy efficiency of the property.
Commercial inspections are performed to document the building condition and evaluating it for any life and safety concerns. The inspection will include the exterior, the roof, interior, HVAC, electrical, escape systems, and signs
This can help identify defects and address them before putting the property on the market. This will help in better marketing and appeals to potential buyers and eventually netting more money from the sale of the property.
This inspection is conducted to evaluate roof shingles, roof penetration, flashing, eaves and rake, gutter, and downspout systems. Also, the roof will be evaluated from the attic and check the components such as the structure of the trusses, rafters, sheathing, ventilation, insulation, and roof penetrations. Getting onto the roof is a case-by-case basis and will require a review of the property beforehand.
Evaluating the different aspects of the interior and exterior of your property is at the core of the NextDay Inspect services. The NextDay Inspect inspector will evaluate all structural and system components of the house from bottom to top, from the foundation to the roof. There are numerous items that have to be evaluated by our inspectors during the home inspection, such as:
Property Site; grading and landscape
Electrical Systems; electric service drop, electric panel, electric branch circuits, and electric wiring
Gutters, downspouts, and Drainage
Foundation walls, beams, joists, studs, and building Structure
Decks, Porches, exterior doors, gates, and fences
Interior and exterior stairs and rails
Basements and Crawl Spaces
Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
Attics; roof structure, insulation, ventilation, electrical, and plumbing
Roofs; covering material, roof penetrations, chimneys, venting stacks, skylights, and areas of roof penetration with metal flashing to prevent water intrusion.
Plumbing Systems; water supply and wastewater pipes
Siding house with big fenced backyard. View of the terrace deck from the lawn
The inspectors at NextDay Inspect® are State Certified New Residential Structure (NRS) for performing inspections on new construction properties. Home Inspectors at NextDay Inspect® are licensed by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR).
Our philosophy with residential property inspections is to leave no stone left unturned, which means that all rooms and facilities will be thoroughly inspected. The general interior inspection will include checking the basement and crawl space to ensure that there is no problem with rainwater or excess moisture in these hard to reach areas.
There are four phases to the new home construction process.
Foundation & Footing Inspection
Final Walkthrough Inspection
11th Month Warranty Inspection
The inspectors at NextDay Inspect® are certified and licensed to conduct an inspection for all four phases.
Exterior or outside view of a new home under construction
Whether you’ve built a deck yourself or hired a professional contractor, deck inspections are essential to ensure the safety and longevity of this great home entertainment structure. Our InterNACHI certified inspectors are trained to inspect your deck for critical safety features and structural durability. Aspects the inspector will evaluate are a proper attachment to the home, adequate spacing for the deck boards, sufficient bracing underneath including infill spacing between balusters, secure posts and soil integrity, safe stair treads and graspable handrails, safe clearances from power lines electrical, and lighting features and more. Don’t let your outdoor gathering run the risk of being a potential disaster; schedule your stand-alone deck inspection today!
Thermal imaging helps the inspector to uncover problems that aren’t always visible to the human eye. The thermal camera employs a process that translates the heat signature in your home on a gradient scale, ranging from bright red to dark blue. Higher temperatures will translate as red, while darker colors are triggered by lower temperatures in wet areas.
In analyzing these images, the inspector can detect sources of energy loss, pinpoint dangerous electrical hot spots, flue leaks in the chimney that can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, locate wood-destroying insects and detect moisture intrusion (which can be a catalyst for mold). In short, thermal imaging can be an important preventative measure in protecting your home from potential hazards.
Recording Heat Loss at the House With Infrared Thermal Camera
At NextDay Inspect, our inspectors have the training, experience, and knowledge to perfectly inspect the commercial site. The commercial property can be of any kind such as an office building, warehouse, industrial facility, retail store, and shop. From top to bottom, our inspectors will thoroughly go over every aspect of the property to give you the most detailed and accurate report. These include:
If you plan on selling your home, you might want to consider getting a pre-listing inspection. NextDay Inspect® offers pre-listing inspection will allow the seller to uncover any potential problems that can compromise the sale of the home. It’s not very different from the usual home inspections, but there are significant benefits to getting a pre-listing inspection done.
By getting a pre-listing inspection done, the seller will be able to accurately priced their home as they will know the potential defects and can take care of them to improve the appeal of the house.
Knowledge of Defects
Generally, with a home inspection, the seller is not aware of the issues that are in their home. By getting a pre-listing inspection done, the seller will have full knowledge of their home’s defect.
Make Repairs Ahead of Time
The inspection report will indicate any defects or potential defects found during the inspection. The seller will be able to see which items need significant repair.
Saves A lot of Time
By getting a pre-listing inspection done, the seller will have more control over marketing their home. There are fewer inspection-related issues to negotiate, which in turn allows for a faster transaction.
The aspects the Inspector will evaluate the attic and roof structure of the home.
The Inspector will look for adequate fasteners in the attic and proper installation of roof sheathing within the attic. The Inspector will also look for any improper flashing around roof penetrations within the attic. The rafters and truss members within the attic will be evaluated for any deficiencies or alterations.
The roof covering materials will be evaluated, including the shingles, drip edge, and attachment to the sheathing. The roof will be evaluated for any bumps, buckling or otherwise uneven shingle placement.
Please understand there are some limitations, and we will not inspect every roof. Please contact the office for more details.
Mold is a toxic bio growth in the building. Mold spores float in the air and enter the human body, causing serious health issues. There are about over a dozen species, and their effect on the human body varies. Our test will reveal what mold species are present and the spore count and the level of toxicity and the potential impact on the human body.
Radon is a radioactive, odorless gas that cannot be detected by the human senses. According to the EPA and surgeon general, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer, with over 23,000 deaths per year in the U.S. Our tests are conducted by hourly, continuous monitoring and calculating the integrated average of radon levels, temperature and humidity, and pressure.
Air Quality Testing
There are pollutants commonly found in indoor air that are harmful to the human body. Having a professional air quality test can help you make informed decisions and take corrective actions. We test for formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, particulate matters not visible by the human eye, flammable and natural gases, and TVOC.
Electromagnetic Field Testing
Electromagnetic Field Testing for exposure to high and low electromagnetic fields. The most common sources for high electromagnetic fields include proximity to power lines, transformers or appliances, and flaws in the internal building’s wiring system and stray currents on utility pipes.
Mold is organic growth in the building, moisture is the main cause of mold presence in a building. Therefore, at NextDay Inspect we provide both services; moisture evaluation and mold detection:
Moisture Evaluations This constitutes a visual site evaluation of the areas you suspect of mold or moisture. Using a moisture meter and infrared camera, the inspector can help identify active leaks or areas with the potential for water intrusion. We will provide recommendations on how to correct these high-risk areas and help you decide if mold sampling would be beneficial at this time.
Mold Sampling There are two classes of molding sampling; (a) Swap & Bio-Tape (b) Air Sampling Air samples can be taken in each of your areas of concern. Laboratory analysis will indicate the types and amount of mold spores in the air if any. Swab samples can also be taken of visible growth on surfaces. The lab results will confirm whether or not the growth is mold, and provide details on the specific type and amount.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is known to cause severe health problems of which the most common is lung cancer. This gas can build up indoors, especially in the lower level of your home and put your family at risk. At NextDay Inspect, we offer Radon testing and provide recommendations for remediation in the case that the level of Radon is above the safe levels as stated by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to ensure that your property is safe.
Pollutants commonly found in indoor air can cause many harmful effects, there is considerable uncertainty about what concentrations or periods of exposure are necessary to produce specific health problems. People also react very differently to exposure to indoor air pollutants. It is prudent to try to improve the indoor air quality in your home even if symptoms are not noticeable.
Indoor air quality testing for indoor air pollutants
At NextDay Inspect®, we offer electromagnetic field testing or EMF for short. EMF looks for exposure to high and low electromagnetic fields. The most common sources for high electromagnetic fields include proximity to power lines, transformers or appliances, and flaws in the internal building’s wiring system and stray currents on utility pipes. Exposure to high levels of EMF can cause serious health issues. We use the latest technology to help you detect where there are high levels of EMF in your house.
The inspector reports are written in accordance with the Standard of Practice (SOP) of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
You need more than just a home inspection, you need the professionals that you can depend on even after the job is done. That’s why we back all of our inspections with a 90-day Limited Structural and Mechanical Warranty. Structural coverage up to $2,000 and Mechanical coverage up to $500.
We have Sewer Line Protection from SewerGard – the world leader in underground repair coverage. Buy with confidence and worry less knowing that main water and sewer collapses and breaks are covered, up to $4,000.
If an inspector performs a full home inspection for you in compliance with the inspector’s designated standards of practice, and you later find a deficiency that was required to be inspected and is not in the original home inspection report, then Porch will reimburse you as described below, up to the cost of the inspection fee ($1000 maximum).
Warranties Provide Coverage for 90 Days after the Home Inspection or 22 Days After Closing, whichever Comes Later
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we will assist you During & After The Inspection
We provide assistance to our clients after the inspection is complete. Home maintenance books and home warranties are available for purchase. We have a dedicated staff to answer your questions.
I requested a radon inspection for my new home and NextDay inspect came out in truth, the next day! Also picked up their equipment at a time that was good for us as well. We had our report within two hours of their pick up and that helped with our radon remediation!
We had a big deadline with a fast turn around and NextDay Inspect was more than willing to accommodate our requests! Our inspector was friendly, timely and respectful. We had a great experience!
NextDay Inspect is just like the name says. No matter your timeline, these guys can make it happen. I was on a short schedule from ratification to close and NextDay was able to schedule my inspection right when I needed it. Keith and his assistant were on time, and were very knowledgeable. They encouraged my questions and were not afraid to share their knowledge. The very thorough inspection report was emailed to me the next day. 10/10 definitely recommend.
Gerald arrived to the property before I did (and I was there 10 minutes before the appointment) and was already inspecting the outside of the home. Gerald was very thorough in his inspection and answered all the questions I had. The report I received was very thorough and detailed with pictures and breakdowns of each room and the components of that room. I would recommend NextDay Inspect and Gerald to anyone who needs a home inspection!
We used NextDay Inspect for home inspection, radon test and termite inspection. Scheduling was so easy - I did it through the online chat at their website. Prices are reasonable and in line with other inspection services. Customer service is excellent. Inspection report is thorough and inspector was professional and answered all my questions. Would definitely use them again.
The inspector was very knowledgeable, it was extremely easy to sign up. If you have questions on the report afterwards you can call and they will answer any questions you have. I was hesitate to hire a large company like this due to large companies seem to loose quality, this was not the case.
I was lucky to have Nextday Inspect's Mr. Azmi to inspect my new home. Mr. Azmi was extremely detail oriented and thorough. He identified many items that needed corrections or repairs by the Builder before my "Walkthrough". This helps me tremendously as a new home buyer who has little knowledge about new homes or how to identify defects or problems before signing off any "Walkthrough" documents. Nextday Inspect has a great responsive team. They all work very well together. It is one of the best home inspection companies that I have encountered. I highly recommend NextDay Inspect !
We found NextDay on Yelp, and were able to quickly make an appointment over e-mail. The process was simple and painless. On the day of the inspection, we were met by Keith and another inspector, both of which took time to introduce themselves and explain the process. The inspection took about 3 hours and was very thorough. Even our realtor was impressed in how meticulous they were. The report itself was 56 pages long and helped abate any worries we had about the property. We additionally requested a radon and a WDO inspection, both of which were just as positive of an experience. The pricing was definitely fair for all three inspections.