Residential Services & Solutions
Many people ask what is a home inspection and why should I get one? If you ask us, a home inspection is a peace of mind. It is a time in the process of buying your future home when you have the opportunity to make sure your NEW home will stand for generations to come. When you order a home inspection with Tri State Smart Home Solutions, we will go through the home in detail. We will examine the interior walls, cabinets, windows, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems, attic, crawlspace, basement and all other safety aspects. We will then do an exterior inspection to check for cracks, missing siding, or damage to the roof, foundation examination, and anything else that could lead to water damage or pest infiltration. When the inspection is over, you will receive a detailed written report. So remember when you book with Tri-State Smart Home you are not just booking a home inspection, you’re gaining a peace of mind.
Next-Level Home Inspection Technology
My decades-long career as an IT professional gives Tri-State a distinct advantage among home inspectors. During your careful inspection, we use special software called Spectora—the fastest, easiest, most advanced home inspection tool available. In addition, we use advanced tools such as thermal imaging and drones to do the most complete inspection you will find. Our tech knowledge coupled with the aid of these tools and our dynamic software allows us to dive deep into your inspection, integrating high-def photos and detailed notes into the reports in real-time.
Above and beyond the others
Same Day Reports
Thanks to our technologically-advanced inspection, you’ll get a clean report that’s visual, concise, and intuitive on the same day your services are completed.
Extras Included at No additional Charge
If during your home inspection, we find evidence of insect infestation, water intrusion, bacterial growth, etc., that will all be included in your comprehensive report. If it’s observed, you’ll be made aware, and provided with guidance and recommendations to eliminate/mitigate potential unforeseen issues.
Residential Environmental Testing
licensed Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) inspection company.
The purpose of the WDI inspection and report in a real estate transaction is to provide the parties with a factual report of the inspector’s observations as to the presence or absence of visible evidence from WDI, damage due to any such infestation, and recommendation(s) for treatment(s) necessary for control of any infestation(s) noted, based upon a careful and professional visual inspection of the areas which were open and accessible for visual inspection within or on the structure(s) listed on the Real Estate Contract on the day that the inspection was performed.
We are licensed to perform what are often called “Termite Inspections” in the real estate industry. However, when we perform a WDI Inspection, we inspect for more than termites. Our WDI Inspections include looking for evidence of the following pests:
- Carpenter Ants
- Carpenter Bees
- Re-infesting Wood Boring Beatles
A Certified Indoor Air Quality & Mold Testing Organization
Our experience in finding, collecting, and analyzing mold samples comes with the promise of providing you with the most accurate results you’ll find anywhere.
Molds spores form and grow where it’s moist. In the right conditions, molds have the potential to cause health problems, producing allergens, irritants, and in extreme cases, toxic substances. If you have concerns about the growth and spread of mold indoors or would like to include mold testing as part of your home inspection, Tri-State is equipped to do an in-depth inspection. The inspection will come complete with detailed analysis, photos, sample collection/mold testing (if necessary), and recommendations for remediation.
Do you think you may have mold in your home?
We utilize the latest technology to locate, sample, and test:
- Indoor Air Quality Pump
- Air Sampling Cassettes
- Bio-Tape & Sterile Swaps
- Professional Laboratory testing of all samples
You will receive the results of your mold sample tests within one business day.
A Certified Radon Testing Organization
Did you know that behind only smoking, radon is the #2 leading cause of lung cancer? It’s a scary fact, with testing and prevention even more pressing in our tri-state region where radioactive radon gas levels are well above average. Virtually undetectable without the proper tests, radon can seep into buildings and homes by way of cracks in the foundation and other openings. The indoor air can then become polluted with high concentrations of dangerous gas, and the consequences can be dire.
Tri-State Smart Home Solutions is a National Radon Safety Board Certified organization, recognized as a certified radon tester in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Because we use the latest in active radon monitoring equipment, we are in a unique position to have results available immediately upon testing completion.
Is Radon Testing Really Necessary?
The EPA says yes! Here’s what they recommend:
- If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon
- For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested
- Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher
- Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases, may be reduced
Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test
If we detect high concentrations of radon in your home, the good news is it can be fairly easy to reduce indoor radon levels. Get tested and put your mind at ease today!
For more information on radon, radon testing, causes, and health impacts, visit www.nachi.org.
How much energy is your home using?
How much energy is your home wasting, and where is it being lost?
A home energy audit is the first step in discovering the overall efficiency of your house, so you can optimize it for maximum comfort and cost savings.
Tri-State Smart Home Solutions was built to excel in performing premium home energy assessments that will detail every aspect of your home’s energy use, identify problem areas, and provide efficient and renewable “smart home solutions.”
Aside from meticulous room-by-room examinations and detailed analysis of your utility bills and every appliance that draws power, our energy audit consists of two main components: blower door tests and digital thermal imaging, each executed using the latest state-of-the-art technologies. Each blower door or thermal imaging test can be purchased separately, or bundled for the cost-saving Full Home Energy Audit.
In the end, you’ll be presented with a detailed report of findings and recommendations—ranked by priority—for efficiency improvements.
Sneezing, Coughing, and All Stuffed Up but Not Sure Why?
We can help you find out what you might be allergic to in your home.
Tri-State Smart Home Solutions provides home allergen testing services where we detect, identify, and test for common indoor allergens including:
- Dogs and cats
- Dust mites
- Fungal package
- Mice and rats
Lead time for allergen testing lab results is typically 5-7 days. If we find evidence of allergens in your home that’s confirmed by the lab, you’ll get a detailed report with guidance and recommendations to help you allergy-proof your home.
For more detailed information on specific home allergens and the inspection process, refer to these resources:
Tri-State Smart Home Solutions Takes Your Water Quality Seriously.
Our expert collectors are acutely aware of all the factors that contribute to contaminants in your drinking water. And our analyzers are part of the #1 environmental testing laboratory for home inspectors and realtors.
The process is simple and straightforward, producing definitive results on the quality and safety of your tap water within 72 hours of testing.
Here’s more information on water quality and steps you can take to keep your water safe and/or improve the quality, as well as informative videos about well water testing.
FHA/VA Well Water Test
Bacteria (E Coli and Coliform), Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite
Complete Well Water Test
Bacteria (E Coli and Coliform), Lead, Nitrates, Nitrites, Chloride, Color, Copper, Hardness, Alkalinity, PH Balance, Iron, Turbidity (Clarity)
Chemical, Bacteria, and Lead Well Water Test
Bacteria (E Coli and Coliform), Lead, PH Balance, Nitrate, Nitrite, Iron, Turbidity (Clarity)
Bacteria Only Well Water Test
E Coli, Coliform
Does Your Home Have Lead?
If your home, or the home you’re looking to purchase, was built before 1978, there’s a good chance it could contain interior or exterior lead-based paint.
That can pose serious health risks, especially for children, or if you’re pregnant.
Tri-State Smart Home Solutions can take paint samples from your home and have them tested for lead, either as a standalone service or in conjunction with a home inspection.