Home Inspection Services in Omaha, NE
Getting ready to buy or sell a home in the greater Omaha area? Home Buyers Protection Company can provide you with the services necessary to give you the best chance to close on the home you want and make the process of buying go smoother!
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, our team is ready to handle all of your home inspection needs!
Individuals who are looking to buy a home have a lot of questions when it comes to the home they want. Is the foundation settling? Are there cracks in the walls or concrete outside? Are there clogged gutters? The list can go on and on, and that’s where we come in. Our team of trained home inspectors inspect more than 400 items throughout the home you’re looking to purchase to point out strengths, weaknesses, and areas in need of repair all in an effort to make your home buying choice quick and easy.
For anyone getting ready to sell a home in Omaha and its surrounding area, you should be proactive and get a pre-inspection completed. With a home inspection done before you put your house on the market, you give yourself a leg up on the entire selling process. A pre-inspection through Home Buyers Protection Company can provide you with the following benefits:
- Improved marketability
- A chance to correct problems or reflect them in the asking price
- Minimize last-minute re-negotiations for defects that could delay the closing
- Home may sell faster and often at a higher price
- Detailed computer-generated, on-site report with digital photos to provide potential buyers
- Yard sign to help market your home as pre-inspected
Want more details about our inspection process?
For a better understanding of just what we check while on-site, check out our inspection overview!
As an owner of an investment property, it’s important to conduct similar inspections before selling or leasing a home. Since these homes are often well-kept, a full inspection may not be what you need. To accommodate this, we offer a package designed specifically for property investors in the greater Omaha area. Our property investor home inspections cover the following:
Inspect the condition of the roofing. We will always walk on the roof for the inspection as long as it is safe and readily accessible.
Visually inspect the siding and windows for deterioration/wood rot.
Inspect the foundation walls from both the exterior and interior of the home for any signs of unusual cracking/shifting/settling. Report any signs of basement water seepage.
Inspect the electrical panel by removing the cover and checking the wiring connections. Report improper connections, amperage rating of the panel, and presence of aluminum wiring.
Inspect the attic from the access hatch area checking the roof framing, attic ventilation, and insulation.
Check the water pressure and water drainage in the home. Inspect the operation of the water heater and report its age and size.
Inspect the operation of the furnace. This includes a visual inspection of the burners while in operation, the visible portion of the heat exchanger, the blower fan motor, and the venting. Report the age and size of the unit.
Inspect the operation of the Air Conditioner (weather permitting). Includes a temperature drop test to determine if the unit is cooling properly. Report the age and size of the unit.
Home Maintenance Inspection
As one of the largest investments you’ll ever make, protecting your home is important. To keep your home from needing what may seem like large and unforeseen repairs, we suggest setting up a home maintenance inspection once every two to three years. This helps you identify small issues before they have the chance to become a big problem.
What’s Checked During Home Maintenance Inspections?
Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, gutters, and downspouts
Siding, windows, doors, sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches, wood decks, foundation grading, retaining walls
Insulation, ventilation, rafters, and other visible related items
Floors, ceilings, walls, windows, doors, fireplaces, stairs and railings, smoke detectors, and safety-related items
Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation
Foundation walls, floors, floor joists, support posts, support beams, subflooring, settling, water penetration
Plumbing and Fixtures
Water pressure and distribution system, water heater, sinks and faucets, bathtubs, showers, toilets, whirlpools, drain/waste/vent system
Service panel, switches and outlets throughout the home, wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components
Type of furnace, age, size, pilot, burners, heat exchanger, heating elements, blower fan, flue pipe, humidifier, thermostat, humidistat, ductwork, co testing and electrical wiring
Type of air conditioner, age, size, condenser, compressor, fan motor, wiring, operational check of system, and other visibly-related HVAC components
Roof, exterior, ceiling, walls, floor, foundation, overhead doors, garage door opener operation and safety controls, passage doors, wiring
Builder Warranty Inspection
If you’ve moved into a brand new home, don’t forget that within the first year of your home being completed, you most likely have the ability to schedule a home maintenance inspection through your builder’s warranty at no cost to you. Even though your home is new, problems can still exist. Catch them early and get them fixed by the builder.
Water Testing & Sewer Inspections
Upon request, Home Buyers Protection Company will provide water testing services for homes, as well as sewer camera inspections to determine any possible blockages or other issues that could lead to foundation damage over time.
Our water testing services, which are conducted using laboratory-supplied vials that are then evaluated by an approved laboratory, include:
- Measurements of water pressure (pounds per sq. inch – psi) and water flow (gallon per min. – gpm). This testing is performed in compliance with established guidelines.
- Water quality testing:
- W-4 Tests for nitrates and purity
- W-3 Tests for nitrates and purity, sodium, calcium, magnesium, pH, total hardness, conductivity, dissolved solids, nitrogen, iron, manganese, sulfate, chloride, & fluoride
Sewer Camera Inspections
Sewer lines have always been difficult to inspect thoroughly, but with the help of cameras, we have the ability to check sewer lines that are underground, in cement, and under your home’s foundation. We utilize specially-designed cameras that allow us to check on the hardest-to-reach corners of your sewer pipes all with high-definition, real-time video being relayed back to our expert technicians.
These sewer camera inspections allow us to identify potential problems, such as:
- Tree root intrusion
- Misaligned or broken pipes
- Grease buildup
- Other obstructions
A sewer camera inspection by Home Buyers Protection Company will ensure that sewer lines are free of problems that can be expensive to repair later on. Contact our team today to schedule your water testing and sewer camera inspections!
What You Receive with Every Inspection
Following any inspection conducted by one of our trained inspection experts, we will provide you with a detailed, easy-to-read report with photos that describes any issues we’ve encountered. This report will make it easier for to understand where the problems are and what you should do to fix them.
Contact Home Buyers Protection Company
Are you in need of a home inspection or home maintenance on a home you’re looking to buy, sell, or lease? Give us a call today at (402) 334-7926 or send us a quick message asking to schedule an appointment! Our team is ready to help!