Residential Inspections

A Residential Home Inspection is an examination of a one to two family dwelling home. The inspector will perform a visual inspection of the structure and components of the home to find items that are not performing correctly or are unsafe. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found during the course of our inspection services, we will include a description of the problem. Aaron’s Home Inspections will also provide a report using an electronic reporting system w/photos inserted into the report. We may also recommend further evaluation on the date of the inspection.

Rental Inspections

A rental property inspection allows for the landlord and their tenant to review the condition of the property before the move in date, and sets the expectation of the condition in which it should be returned to. We provide this service to Baltimore City & Baltimore County rentals only.

Structural & Mechanical

Aaron’s Home Inspection Services include evaluations of the following:

Foundation

Cracks, settlement, deterioration, moisture influx, and piers.

Exterior

Siding, trim, entry doors, garage doors, windows, and chimneys.

Structure

Framing of sub-floors, stairs, walls, ceilings, and roofs.

Roofing

Roof coverings, flashings, skylights, gutters, downspouts, eaves, and soffits.

Pest & Dry Rot

Plumbing

Water pressure, piping, fixtures, faucets, drains, vents, and water heaters.

Electrical

Service conductors, main and sub-panels, breakers and fuses, grounding, switches, receptacles, fixtures, fans, smoke detectors, GFI function, etc.

Insulation

Attic, ceiling, wall and floor insulation, and vapor barriers.

Ventilation

Attic, crawlspace, kitchen, bath and laundry ventilation

Built-in Appliances

Ranges, ovens, microwaves, disposals, dishwashers, and trash compactors.

Interior

Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, woodwork, cabinets, bathroom finish, fireplaces, etc.

Heating

Furnace or boiler ducts, radiators, registers, woodstoves, and central air conditioning.

Site

Land contour, drainage, driveways, walkways, porches, decks, retaining walls, parking structures, and evidence of abandoned oil tanks.

Radon Testing

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that you are not able to see, smell, or taste. By breathing in air containing radon, you increase your chances of getting lung cancer. The Surgeon General of the United States has also warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US.

Radon problems can be found and fixed. Aaron’s Home Inspections is experienced and qualified in identifying the existence of radon and recommending methods of removing it.

Mold Detection

Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth.

Some people are sensitive to molds. In these instances, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Other people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. These reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. Individuals with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs (CDC).

Aaron’s Home Inspections can find molds and recommend methods of eliminating them in your new or existing home/property.

Lead Paint Visual & Contractor

Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Health effects from this exposure to lead range from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children 6 years old and under are most at risk, because their bodies are growing quickly (EPA).

Research suggests that the primary sources of lead exposure for most children are:

This service is for Maryland rental properties only. More information about lead paint and what Aaron’s Home Inspection’s can help with is available after a home inspection. To learn more about our inspection services, contact Aaron’s Home Inspections today.