HORNING HOME INSPECTIONS L.L.C.
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Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals, you will probably not get to meet me until you hire me. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, experience, equipment, reporting methods, and yes, different pricing. Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. When you select me to inspect your home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best.
A standard home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of the home. During an inspection, I will review the readily accessible exposed portions of the structure of the home, including
• Roof, flashing, trim & vents
• Gutters & downspouts
• Skylights, chimney, & roof penetrations
• Decks, stoops, porches, walkways & railings
• Eaves, soffit & fascia
• Grading & drainage
• Basement, foundation & crawlspace
• Water penetration & foundation movement
• Heating & cooling systems
• Main water shut off valves
• Water heating systems
• Interior plumbing fixtures & faucets
• Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
• Electrical panels, breakers & fuses
• Grounding and bonding
• GFCI’s & AFCI’s
• Fireplace damper door & hearth
• Insulation & ventilation
• Garage doors, safety sensors & openers
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
• Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.
• The Radon Test is a 48 hour test and we provide a report based on the test results.
WELL & SEPTIC SYSTEMS TEST
• Full Well Test includes: Testing bacteria (total coliform and e-coli), nitrates, nitrites and lead
• Septic System Loading and Dye Tests often requested by certain lenders, involve flushing a special dye down a toilet or other drain combined with a known quantity of water sufficient to put a working load on the absorption system.
If waste water leaks to the ground surface (an unsanitary condition indicating serious septic failure) one may find dye in that water provided the septic system is flowing at common rates.
Dyed effluent usually appears in 20-30 minutes on a failed system but can take up to five days to show up. If at a building inspection suspect wet areas are observed I recommend a dye test even if one was not previously requested.
When wet areas are not found (or created by running water into the septic system) on the property being inspected, dye tests may still be performed to meet requirements of some lenders.
HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
A maintenance inspection is essentially the same as a standard home inspection, but the inspection is done for the current owner. Most of these homeowners have been in their homes for over five years, and they may or may not have had their home inspected at the time they purchased it. One small difference between a buyer’s inspection and a home maintenance inspection is that we don’t test the appliances during a maintenance inspection. Homeowners already know about every little funky issue with their appliances; they don’t need me to test out the burners on their stove for them. We do inspect the installation of the appliances though.
An air sample taken and analyzed by using a "spore trap sample". Spore traps work by having a known volume of air pass impact a sticky surface as it passes through the spore trap sampling device.
During a termite inspection, I look for visible signs of termite infestation, including wood damage, mud tubes, discarded wings, termite exit holes and termite droppings. Also, I will look for moisture issues and wood-to-ground contact that can be conducive to termite activity.
•15 Year Armed Forces Veteran
•Abide by Indiana Code of Ethics
•Follow Indiana Standards of Practice
•State of Indiana Licensed Home Inspector
•Fulfill continuing education requirements for state licensing board
•8 Years of Electrical School training
•Multiple years’ experience in all trades
•Certified with NEHA (National Radon Proficiency Program)
•MIBOR affiliate member
•Licensed through the Office Of Indiana State Chemist for Termite Inspections
•Full Home Inspection, Termite Inspection (WDI) & Radon Test for $500 dollars for up to a 5,000 sq. ft. home
•10% off a Full Home Inspection
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I always refer Eric to my buyers, he is a great Home Inspector and someone I completely trust with my clients' Homes. He's a Veteran and a great all around guy!
Great Customer Service, Quality, and Timeliness. Eric was VERY thorough. Thank you so much!!
Eric Horning did an excellent inspection on a property. He was able to find flaws that other inspectors have missed that would have a great impact to the owner of the house.