Here at Footprint Property Inspections LLC, we love doing home inspections in Concord NH. This is our hometown and you will love the service our home inspector Bob provides.
We will look that home over from head to toe. We follow the NH Standards of Practice for a home inspection. If this is your first home inspection you might be wondering what does a home inspector do. Your home inspector will look over all the major components of the home. If you are at the inspection he will give you info on how some of these components function and how they need to be maintained.
A lot of Concord NH is on city water. This water is tested by the town and you can review their water testing results. Concord does have some rural areas that do not have town water and in that case, you will want to get your water tested. Here is the list of water testing that we offer…
Standard Water Test $110
Includes Total Coliform & E.coli Bacteria, Nitrate, Iron, Manganese, Hardness, pH, Sodium, Chloride
Comprehensive Water Test $150
Includes Total Coliform & E.coli Bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Iron, Manganese, Hardness, pH, Sodium, Chloride, Arsenic, Flouride, Copper, Lead, Conductivity, Alkalinity)
Comprehensive Water with Radon Test = $175
FHA/VA/RD Water Test $120
Includes Total Coliform & E.coli Bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Lead, Iron, Manganese, Sodium, Chloride, pH, Hardness
We use the same lab that most home inspectors in NH use. Nelson Water Lab they are located out of Manchester NH. they also do some testing in Canterbury NH as well.
Radon Air Testing
The good old state of New Hampshire is full of granite and Concord is no different. This granite holds the radioactive gas radon. I would say most of the inspections we do about 80% get the radon tested. The EPA recommends mitigation at 4 pCi/L. Nelson lab out of 15k tests has found the average of those homes in NHwas 5.2 pCi/L. The highest they have ever tested was 769 pCi/L that’s why we recommend having it tested.
The EPA has a lot of info on their website. One thing to keep in mind is the standard test that we do is typically 48hrs but Radon can fluctuate a lot with a lot of different factors. More tests over a year will give you a better idea of the Radon levels in your home.
There are so many ways to save energy in a home. This report is generated from all the info that your home inspector will collect at the inspection. This will give you a snapshot of the costs you will have to heat and light your home. I have a lot more info about the home energy report… Home Energy Report.
What we inspect
We cover most everything in a home. What sets us apart from the other guys is that we find more defects than the competition. Your home inspector will inspect…
What we do not inspect
Most home inspectors do not inspect the list I have below.
Water treatment systems
Types of Home Inspections in Concord NH
Buyer Home Inspection
This is by far the inspection I do the most of. All buyers should get a home inspection in my opinion. this inspection typically lasts about 2 hrs depending on the size and quality of the home. Typically you want to be there for the inspection and I recommend walking with your home inspector to get more info about the home.
Seller Home Inspection
This sometimes is called a Pre-listing home inspection. This by far is one of the best ideas for a Seller of a home. This inspection would save sellers so much money when selling there home. I wrote a blog post about this subject and I hope more sellers will catch on.
New Construction Home Inspection
This is another inspection that is not being done. Everybody thinks because the home is new and the town inspected it that they are all set. I had a home inspection on a brand new home and you would believe the issues that I found. This home got the CO to move in! New Construction Home Inspection.
What does a home inspection cost in Concord NH?
There a few things that determine the cost of the inspection. It is typically sq ft and age. It typically will cost you more when the home is over 100 yrs old and if the home has crawl space. These two links will give you all the costs.
Concord NH resources
Chamber of Commerce – This is a great resource for info on all the great business that are in the area. It also has info on things to do in Concord and also the restaurants and shops to visit.
Concord NH Website – The website will give you information on certain events in town and also questions you might have about the property you are looking at purchasing.
Concord Patch – looking for news in this small town? Concord patch will give you what you are looking for.
We are one of the best! Bob your inspector is a Board Certified Master Inspector. You will only find 7 of them in the State of NH. We put you first, we work for you not the seller and not the agent. Read what others have said about us on our page that goes over home inspector reviews.
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I hope you have gotten all the info that you need to decide to use us for your home inspection. Feel free to contact us anytime and if you want to get the ball rolling fill out the contact info below.