Home Inspection Services
Michigan Home Inspection
Thumb Home Inspection provides a thorough, non-evasive, visual inspection of the structural and mechanical systems found in and around the home. My job is to find deficiencies or potential issues within the home and convey this information to you.
My inspection report will identify items in need of repair to help you make a more informed decision moving forward.
In addition to our thorough Home Inspection we offer the following add-ons:
Radon Testing & Inspection
1 in 4 homes in Michigan is found to have elevated radon concentration. Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and invisible gas. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. THI uses a 48 hour ion chamber that is sent to a local laboratory for test results. There is a minimum two-day waiting period to get quality results. Homeowners have the option to do their own continuous radon testing. THI will begin the testing two days prior of the scheduled home inspection, allowing the quickest results for the overall inspection.
Lead Based Paint Testing & Inspection
Thumb Home Inspection can inspect your home for signs of Lead Based Paint. We have a state certified laboratory to test Lead Based Paint Chips or dust wipe sampling. Lead Based Paint is harmful to anyone but especially children. These inspections are meant to be used to inform the client if any Lead Based Paint is present in the home. These inspections are not for EBL investigations or to certify for a HUD grant. We do a physical inspection first and if Lead Based Paint is suspected we take paint chip samples for further analysis. Keep you and your children safe from Lead Based Paint.
Well Testing & Inspection
Our Well Inspection takes a closer look at your homes well pump, pressure tank, and we check for any mechanical defects, like a rusting tanks, faulty gauges, or a leaking seal. Low water pressure can encourage water contaminants such as bacteria. Every Well Inspection includes a well water test. This typically will go with our Septic System Inspection but doesn't have to necessarily.
Water Testing & Inspection
Water is our most important resource. But how do you know if the water in your home is safe for consumption? More importantly, how do we test your home’s water?
Each home owner will have different needs for water testing. THI does testing for FHA Loans, Rural Development Loans, & much more. Every home, water system, and water source is unique. THI (Thumb Home Inspection) uses local and reliable laboratories for the quickest and most accurate results. THI will deliver tests to the laboratory each evening . This assures the fastest results for the overall testing.
Sewer Line Scope & Camera Inspection
Some systems in the house we are unable to see from the outside. Your sewer line is one of these. All of the water that drains from your house goes into this line and drains into a public or city sewer system. This inspection is not done on homes with a well. Older homes can have blockage from roots growing into the pipe, collapses, improper disposal of items, and much more. Unfortunately newer construction can be faulty as well and at THI we recommend a sewer scope inspection for all home buyers.
Mold Inspection & Testing
Each person reacts different to mold, depending on the individual and the strain of mold. Things that can affect this but are not limited to age, compromised immune systems, allergies, and asthma. THI can test air quality and surfaces, as well as specific strains of mold. THI cannot give health advice, it is best to consult with a doctor. But we can suggest a testing for mold if it is a concern. Samples are collected and sent to a local laboratory for results. If time and accessibility are permitting, THI will perform the testing days prior to the scheduled testing. This allows for the quickest overall inspection.