Southern Maine Area Home Inspections
Atlantic Home Inspection Co. LLC offers home and commercial inspections, radon testing, and water quantity testing. Our home inspections include:
- Heat and Cooling Systems
- Ventilation and Insulation
Our home inspectors will provide you with a digital detailed report complete with pictures and a summary listing any major concern or safety hazard. The inspections we provide conform to and exceed the InterNACHI standards. Our reports are available online, CD, or packaged in an Oxford binder – see our Inspection Report here.
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify the proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, and air conditioning/heating systems are operated as well. The inspector will fill the sinks, tubs, run the showers, and flush the toilets. The inspector is making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion, a report will be distributed to you.
In addition to home and commercial inspections, we also perform condo inspections. We offer our services to buyers, sellers, and condo associations who are interested in an unbiased opinion regarding the condition of a property or part of a property. For the condo association, a second unbiased opinion may be a wise choice before making a decision to replace a roof, windows, or other major component of the dwelling.
Atlantic Home Inspection Co. LLC uses both active and passive radon collection devices. Our active device is a Sun Nuclear Professional Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM). This device can produce radon test results in 48 hours. The passive device we use is a Liquid Scintillation vial. Two vials are placed in the home for at least 48 hours. At the end of the collection period, they are sent to a lab for results. This process will take 5 to 7 business days. Click here to learn more.
Water Testing – Water Quality
Based on your particular needs, we offer a variety of water tests. Our water quality packages include Standard, Comprehensive, Comprehensive & Radon, FHA/VA Minimum Requirements, FHA Plus, Safety, Total Coliform Bacteria, Volatile Organic Compounds, and MtBe. Individual tests are also offered. When lab results indicate the presence of total coliform of E coli bacteria and there is no obvious source of contamination, consider giving your well a chlorine shock treatment.
Water Testing – Water Quantity
It is recommended that your water supply should yield five gallons per minute over a two hour period (600 gallons). Our water quantity test is conducted by installing a water meter and pressure gauge to an outside faucet. The water is turned on and measured to determine the functionality of the water pump, as well as the water recovery rate of the well. This test can be conducted for one, two, three, and four hours. This test will be conducted only with the owner’s permission. A permission form must be signed prior to testing.
Our inspection fees are fair and competitive with the area. Prices can vary depending on the size, type, and age of the structure. Please call us at 207-283-4663 for pricing details.