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Smoke Detector Testing & Maintenance
I suggest replacing smoke detectors at least every 5 to 7 years, as their sensors will usually begin failing after that period (even though their alarms will continue to sound when their test buttons are pressed).
  Smoke detectors may be periodically checked for response to actual smoke by homeowners. (Try using a short candle at the bottom of a tall glass jar. The candle will tend to produce a lot of smoke due to lack of oxygen, and the jar will keep hot wax off hands and carpeting. However, if such testing is done too frequently, the smoke may prematurely coat the sensors with a film that could block their sensitivity.)
  I also suggest the installation of carbon monoxide detectors to protect all sleeping areas whenever combustion appliances are present in the home.



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A home purchase is one of life's biggest decisions.

 

We can't make that decision for you, but we can certainly make it easier. Your peace of mind is the heart of our business.

 

Buyers have a right to know.

Yesterday's philosophy of "Let the Buyer Beware" no longer works. Courts are now ruling that sellers must tell what they know (and even what they should know) about their homes to prospective buyers.
However, Idaho law requires only minimal levels of disclosure by sellers; so buyers are encouraged to obtain their own inspections.

We realize your anxiety is high about an unfamiliar house.
That's why we welcome your presence during the inspection. We want you to feel comfortable with our thoroughness and inspection practices.
Nonetheless, our detailed narrative-style reports are designed to ensure that you have all the information you need without having to attend the inspection unless you want to and are able to. (Many of our clients are out of state.)

 

Most of your concerns can be addressed before our inspector leaves the site.
Full copies of the completed report are often available the following day. They are typically provided as e-mail attachments in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. They can also be downloaded from our website or printed and delivered.
However, you don't have to wait for the inspector's formal report for facts that may be important and timely to your negotiations. We will gladly provide a verbal summary of the inspection before leaving the site if you need the information sooner.

 

You'll be amazed at how comprehensively we inspect and report.
We've developed rigorous routines to discipline the inspector's attention to a multitude of important details. The inspector can add many valuable comments for the final report during his tour. (Average homes can generate from 30 to 40 or more report pages.)

 

We deliver information that empowers you to make sound decisions.
Your final report will address all critical and important aspects of the property and will usually note cosmetic concerns, as well. Maintenance information particular to your house will also be included in the report.
Upon your request, the report can also address the estimated remaining lives of major systems and give cost-range estimates for their repair. (Additional charges for cost estimates may apply.)