When it comes to making the relocation inspection process positive, hassle-free and affordable...
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TOP-QUALITY PROPERTY INSPECTIONS
Our top quality inspector partners are some of the highest-rated in the industry, are knowledgeable and consistently provide the most comprehensive and accurate details you need to know for many different inspection types. Whether you need a home, roof, electrical, mold study, plumbing, structural, septic or any other inspection type... ReloOlogy has you covered.
(General) Home Inspection (GHI)
An accurate property assessment is critical to identify the true value for a property and the ultimate equity position for the transferee. Obtaining an objective and accurate general home inspection on a Worldwide ERC® Relocation Property Assessment Form (or Property Inspection Report in Texas) is an absolute must prior to extending an appraised value offer. This inspection will identify the overall condition of the property (barring items requiring specialized inspections) better than any other single inspection. As with all of our inspections, the inspector is instructed to adhere to all policy, industry, local, state and national regulations and standards.
Wood Destroying Insect Inspection (WDI)
A wood destroying insect inspection (WDI) is performed to determine if visible evidence of destroying insects are present and active. In most resale transactions and all transactions in which a HUD/FHA secured mortgage will be placed on the property, a WDI inspection is required.
A roof inspection is not always required, but is recommended based on the age and location of the property. A roof inspection or certification is typically separate from a general home inspection. Home Inspectors do not normally perform thorough roof inspections and if they do accomplish an inspection, the roof is generally viewed from the ground. On the other hand, roof inspectors typically climb-up and “walk” the roof prior to issuing their reports. They consider and report on:
- Condition of the roofing materials
- Existence and condition of ridges, caps and drip edges
- Soundness of drains, downspouts, and gutters
- State of the flashing around roof pipes, chimneys, vents, valleys and mounting of HVAC units
- Estimated remaining useful life of the roofing materials, if applicable
A well should be tested for both potability and water supply / flow rate in addition to the overall condition of the applicable onsite equipment. On occasion, residential wells can run dry, directly affecting property value. Well inspections are beyond the scope of a general home inspection. In some cases, as required by the state and/or locale, we utilize well specialists to visually evaluate the overall condition and operability of the well system and/or individual components, in addition to testing the water. Repair recommendations are also provided, where necessary and possible.
A properly operating septic system is a vital component of many homes located in more rural areas and can directly affect the resale value of a property. Although it is a critical part of a home, it is common to overlook the importance of inspecting the system and identifying its condition. Unfortunately, there is no absolute way to predict how long a septic system will last or if it will be able to handle an increased load (e.g., a larger family). However, a septic inspection can provide useful information on the condition of the system as it exists at the time the system is inspected. While predicting the future with regard to the septic system is not the intent of a septic inspection, the inspection often uncovers defects which can save your customer significant unexpected expense.
Additional Specialty Inspections
- Asbestos Abatement Estimate
- Asbestos Air Test
- Asbestos Visual Inspection
- Backflow Certification Inspection
- Chimney Inspection
- Crawl Space Inspection
- Electrical Inspection
- Expansive Soil Report
- Geological Survey
- Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Inspection (HVAC)
- Hot Tub Inspection
- Lead Paint Test
- Moisture Inspection
- Mold Abatement Estimate
- Mold Study / Microbial Investigation
- Plumbing Inspection
- Pool Inspection
- Radon Test
- Radon in Water Analysis
- Roof Inspection
- Seawall Inspection
- Septic Dye Test
- Septic Open Tank Inspection
- Septic Inspection & Pumping
- Septic Pumping
- Septic Title 5 Inspection (Massachusetts)
- Siding Identification Inspection
- Soil Sampling
- Spa Inspection
- Sprinkler System Inspection
- Structural Inspection
- Stucco Identification Inspection
- Stucco Moisture Survey
- Swab Sample
- Underground Storage Tank (UST)
- Water Penetration Inspection
- Water Specialty Inspection
- Well Inspections (several available)
There is a broad body of regulations and laws encompassing the area of environmental protection. Environmental laws -- whether local, state or federal – provide for protection in such diverse areas and activities as protection of air and water resources, control of the storage (or previous existence) of hazardous materials in underground tanks, and the warning of the risks of exposure to hazardous substances. The current and sometimes previous existence of any of these environmental risks can have significant impact on the viability and, therefore, value of real estate.
The goal of our environmental inspections is to help our customers identify and understand the risks associated with a property in a clear, but thorough manner. We can accomplish an environmental assessment that will alert you of any potential environmental risks. This will allow you to provide sound advice to your customer, which in turn, positions the corporation to make an appropriate decision regarding the acquisition of a relocation property.
ReloOlogy can assist with the following inspections or surveys to address environmental concerns:
- Air, Soil, and Water Sampling and Analysis
- Asbestos Surveys
- ASTM Transaction Screening Assessments
- Due Diligence Assessments
- Geologic Assessments
- Hazardous Waste Testing
- Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
- Phase III ESA/Remediation
- Water Pollution
- Well Installation (Monitoring)
- Wetlands Delineation
When winter arrives, potential damage often follows. Pipes can freeze and burst. Windows can crack. What’s left? Tons of damage and unexpected costs…
ReloOlogy HAS YOU COVERED.
Our goal is to prevent you or your customer from spending any money on costly repairs
TOP QUALITY PLUMBERS - Only accredited plumbers perform winterization services on properties to protect the home from harsh cold weather. ReloOlogy does not involve a “middleman” to handle our winterization services. We have developed and continue to develop our own network of independent plumbers in cities across the country. This helps control costs and streamlines the process to ensure accuracy and easier communication.
PRIORITY - Winterization orders are top priority as we know the harsh and cold weather comes quickly. Our de-winterization service prepares the property for selling and your next inspection too.
BROKER & AGENT - Let us do the work for you. Our services include scheduling, performing the winterization services and notifying the agent/broker… taking the burden off you.
COMPETITIVE PRICING - Our fees are based on geographic zones, providing additional cost savings directly to you for the many different areas across the U.S. where homes are winterized.
CONSISTENT & STANDARDIZED - Our winterization services follow consistent and standardized processes, along with a comprehensive set of guidelines and checklists to ensure the property is safeguarded.
COST SAVINGS - Incidents can result in spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on broken pipes and flooded homes. With these services, your homes are winterized, preventing costly repairs. SAVING YOU MONEY
Proper winterization of your vacant inventory property is essential to avoid expensive plumbing issues associated with freezing pipes. ReloOlogy can conveniently and cost-effectively coordinate the professional and thorough winterization of your vacant properties.
A quality winterization job generally includes, but is not limited to:
- Shutting off water supply to the property
- Draining water heater and all heating lines
- Draining any filtration system that may be in the property
- Turning off gas and electricity to the boiler/water heater
- Disconnecting the meter (where necessary and appropriate)
- Opening all appropriate water valves (from the top of property to the bottom)
- Forcing air through all plumbing to ensure all water has been removed
- Glycol antifreeze is added to hot water systems/boilers
- Placing non-toxic antifreeze in all toilets (water emptied first), traps and dishwashers throughout the house
- Taping all toilets shut and placing winterized signs on them and throughout property
- Testing the heating system and setting the thermostat to an appropriate temperature
The process generally takes a few hours of labor and can include the use of specialized materials. A winterization report is created and submitted for each property, at which time you will be notified of any plumbing issues discovered during the winterization process.
When warm weather returns, or when the property goes under contract and the buyer needs to complete their inspections, we can coordinate the de-winterization of the property. This is the process of returning the normal water use back on at the property and is accomplished by essentially reversing the steps followed during winterization. As before, a de-winterization report is created and submitted for each property, at which time you will be notified of any plumbing issues.
RADON ASSURANCE PROGRAM
When it comes to safeguarding against the cost of remediating unexpected radon problems…
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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that you cannot see or smell and can have a big impact on indoor air quality. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of lung cancer. Testing is the only way to know the level of exposure and remediation is necessary when a radon level of 4.0pCi/L occurs.
Our Radon Assurance Program provides 3 options to address your specific needs and relocation policies.
Our premium service. A radon detector is AUTOMATICALLY PROVIDED to the homeowner. The homeowner performs the testing in accordance with the provided, simple instructions and submits the results to a pre-selected laboratory at no cost to the homeowner. Remediation assistance is provided if the property test results reflect a radon level of 4.0pCi/L, or higher for U.S. properties and 200 Bq/m³ for Canadian properties.
Our mid-level option. A radon detector is provided upon request. The homeowner would accomplish the test and submit the results to a qualified, approved laboratory. As with our Level 1 / Platinum program, remediation assistance is provided if the property test results reflect a radon level of 4.0pCi/L, or higher for U.S. properties and 200 Bq/m³ for Canadian properties.
With our silver program, the homeowner is required to contact a licensed radon testing company to complete an air test per EPA guidelines (or Health Canada for properties in Canada) at their expense. If the property fails the test, as with our Level 1 / Platinum program, remediation assistance is provided if the property test results reflect a radon level of 4.0pCi/L, or higher for U.S. properties and 200 Bq/m³ for Canadian properties.
ReloOlogy provides a Radon Assurance Program to safeguard against the cost of remediating unexpected radon problems. We offer several variations of our program to address the specific needs and relocation policies of qualified national accounts. Our programs eliminate the need for pre-sale radon testing by beginning protection while the property is in inventory and being actively marketed. Once the property is sold and closed, the coverage extends for an additional twelve (12) month period.