Mercer Home Inspection Services
Mercer Home Inspections offers Certified Professional Inspection services that strictly adhere to InterNACHI’s excellent Standards of Practice. Our non-invasive inspections are comprehensive and client-oriented to support you in making an informed decision about your investment.
Complete Home Inspection
In our residential property inspection, we’ll perform a thorough evaluation of most visible and readily accessible areas of a home. Outbuildings are inspected upon request.
Inspected areas of a property include:
- Structural Components
- Exterior (cladding, doors, windows, soffits)
- Foundation and Crawl Space
- Attic, Ventilation, and Insulation
- Driveway and Walkway
- Deck and Patio
- Garage Door
- Fireplace and Chimney
- Interior (doors, windows, floors, ceilings, stairs)
- HVAC Systems
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
- Built-in Kitchen Appliances
We offer these additional services:
Mercer Home Inspections is able to provide comprehensive inspections for commercial and investment properties. In a Commercial Inspection, we’ll carefully assess the condition of a commercial property by evaluating material safety, structural soundness, and the functional operation of any mechanical systems. We’ll then deliver a detailed report so that you have the information you need to invest confidently.
When a homebuyer schedules an inspection before committing to the purchase, the contents of their report can sway the direction of negotiations. To ensure that you’re getting the right value from the home that you’re selling, we highly recommend scheduling an inspection before the property hits the market. Mercer Home Inspections provides a comprehensive evaluation that aims to keep you informed so that you’re able to address any findings at your own discretion.
New Construction Phase Inspection
A valuable asset to the construction of a new home, Phase Inspections help to keep the process timely and the quality in check. When contracted for a Phase Inspection, we’ll arrive on-site at several critical stages of construction to make sure that used materials are safe, the structure is sound, and that all components are compliant with current building codes.
11th Month Inspection
An 11th Month Inspection is performed during the months leading up to the expiration of a new home’s 1-year warranty. By having your home inspected before the warranty is up, you can potentially save yourself both time and money. When an 11th Month Inspection is scheduled, Mercer Home Inspections will carefully look your property over to see if any deficiencies have emerged since your final walkthrough. Once any issues are identified, it can then be determined if repairs should fall to the builder’s responsibility as detailed in the terms of your home’s agreement.
Home Maintenance Inspection
For a home to truly flourish, it must be maintained. An annual Home Maintenance Inspection can help to guide you on the prioritization and procedure for necessary repairs and improvements. When performing a Home Maintenance Inspection, we’ll provide the same comprehensive assessment that’s included in our Complete Home Inspection. Additionally, we’ll offer tips for maintaining particular components and helpful strategies for the overall preservation of your living space.
Mice, termites, ants, roaches, and countless more—pests are a common nuisance to homeowners and a detriment to a property’s good condition. In a Pest Inspection, we’ll carefully examine readily accessible areas of your home for any sign of pest infestations. After compiling the findings, we’ll discuss them with you in detail and offer effective strategies for pest eradication and prevention.
Well-Water Testing & Septic Dye Test
Water quality and a properly functioning septic system are imperative to a safe and healthy home. Mercer Home Inspections offers Well-Water Testing to ensure that no contaminants are present in your water source that could have negative implications for your or your family’s health. We also offer a Septic Dye Test, in which we flush a specialized type of dye through a home’s plumbing. If the dye emerges from the drainfield, then we know that damage is present.
Radon is a dangerous naturally-occurring gas that forms as a byproduct from the breakdown of certain types of rock and soil. Undetectable by sight or smell, it can emanate from the ground and into our homes without ever being discovered. Known to cause certain types of cancer and serious respiratory problems, radon is a hazard that all homeowners need to be aware of. When we test a home for radon, we rely on our extensive training and the sophisticated instruments necessary for detection.
Winterization is an important home maintenance procedure that should be performed every year by Indiana homeowners to protect an investment throughout the cold season. When we examine your home for the purposes of winterization, we’ll focus on areas that need amended for better energy efficiency and to protect sensitive components. After assessing the winter readiness of your property, we’ll sit down with you to offer the necessary guidance to prepare your home for the cold months ahead.