Inspection Services

Residential Home Inspection

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Before you buy, you should have a home inspection to avoid potentially costly repairs that would otherwise go undetected until they become even more costly. This inspection is used to inspect the homes Roof, Exterior, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical Systems, the Interior, Foundations including Basements and Crawlspaces, and Attic.

Multi-Family Home Inspection

Buying a home that can house multiple families can be a great investment. Like any investment you want to have a  sense of security. The same inspection standards used to inspect a residential home will be used to inspect each individual apartment within this home.

Septic Dye Testing

A septic dye test is sometimes REQUIRED as part of a Septic Certification by a lending institution before financing can be obtained from them for a home purchase.

Tipton Inspection Services, LLC offers Septic Dye Testing which is a non-invasive procedure that is used to determine the condition of the components of a home’s waste system.

It involves the introduction of a fluorescent dye into the septic system, which is “traced” to ascertain if the septic system can handle the volume of waste that is currently being put through it.

A septic dye test can expose obvious leaks and inadequacies in the system and indicate the need for repairs or alterations. Being that this type of inspection is a non invasive visual leak inspection, it does have limitations. All that can be reported upon is what can be viewed from above-ground, which does not always give an accurate evaluation of the health of a septic system.

Well Flow Testing

Tipton Inspection Services’ Well Flow Test will provide you with an accurate pressure and flow rate of your well to ensure your well is capable of keeping up with the supply and demand your home requires.

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) standards are used, which requires a flow rate of 3 to 5 gallons per minute for older wells and a rate of 5 gallons per minute for new wells to pass inspection. Measurements are taken every 15 minutes to calculate an average flow rate.  The well flow test does not guaranty or warranty the well, or the condition of the well or related components.  It is intended to determine the condition present at the time of the inspection and testing.

Water Quality Testing

Safe drinking water is important to all homeowners.  Sometimes, a lender may even require water quality testing for properties with well water.  The type of water testing performed may vary depending on the lender or buyer’s preference.

Normally, a Total Coliform bacteria/ E-Coli bacteria analysis is done to verify that the water is safe to drink. Additional water quality parameters (Copper, Lead, Nitrate Nitrite, pH, Radon, etc.) can be performed based on the customers concerns and mortgage requirements. Both the EPA and DEP recommend having your well water tested annually for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels.

Collected water samples will be sent to PA accredited drinking water laboratory for analysis. Tipton Inspection Service, LLC will then provide you with a unbiased water quality analysis report.

Bacteria Water Test will check for the presence of bacteria including total coliform (TC) as well as e.coli  (EC).  This test may also be referred to as a “TC/EC”.  This test takes approximately 1-3 days to be completed.

Metal Water Test will check for the presence of Copper, Iron, and Lead. This test takes approximately 7-14 days to be completed.

Standard Home, FHA & VA Mortgage Water Test includes the bacteria testing performed in the bacteria water test (TC/EC) as well as checking for the presence of iron, lead, nitrates, nitrites, pH and total dissolved solids. This test takes approximately 7-14 days to be completed.

Radon Water Test will check for the presence of PiC/L levels of Radon in well water.

*Additional testing parameters are available. Call us for more information and pricing.*

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