Inspection Services

Residential Home Inspection – $300

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 is our typical home inspection that catches common defects so you understand the investment you’re making.

Flat $300.00 for all homes located in Warren County
Flat $325.00 for all homes located in Elk County, Forest County, McKean County and Corry Area.

Multi-Family Home Inspection – $400

This inspection is the same as our typical residential home inspection except we are doing it for multiple units within one building.

Flat $400.00 for duplex buildings located in Warren County
Flat $425.00 for duplex buildings located in Elk County, Forest County, McKean County and Corry Area.

For larger multi-unit buildings, please call (814) 584-2265.

Septic Dye Testing – $175

W/Home Inspection – $150

*Well Flow Tests are done free of charge with all septic dye tests.*

**The home must have an outside water spigot in order to perform the Well Flow Test.**

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 – $100

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

Typically FHA standards are used, which consists of running the well for 1-hour at the rate of 3 gallons per minutes.  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.

*The home must have an outside water spigot in order to perform this test.*

Water Quality Testing

Basic Water Bacteria Analysis – $100

Comprehensive Water Quality Test – $200

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 (Lead, Nitrite, Nitrate, Radon, Copper, etc.) can be performed based on the customers concerns and mortgage requirements. It is recommended at a minimum that you test your water every year for total coliform bacteria, nitrates and total dissolved solids.

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.

A Basic Water Quality Analysis 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 3-5 days to be completed.

A Comprehensive Water Quality Test includes the bacteria testing performed in the basic test (TC/EC) as well as checking for the presence of lead, nitrites, nitrates, and total dissolved solids. This test takes approximately 10-20 days to be completed.

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

Homeowner Maintenance Inspections

A homeowner may want a list of repairs to work off of. Sometimes, it’s difficult to objectively evaluate your own house. An objective inspection report can help the homeowner prioritize home repairs.

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Let us make the closing process a lot easier to navigate! A certified home inspector can be a true ally in helping you make the right decision for the future. Bring us in, and we’ll put your worries to rest.

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Contact Us

Address: Warren, PA 16365
Phone: (814) 584-2265
Email: tiptoninspections@gmail.com

Service Area

Tipton Inspection Services provides Residential Home Inspections, Multi-Family Home Inspections, Septic Dye Testing, Well Flow Testing & Water Quality Testing for Northwest Pa, including: Warren County (Based), Corry Area, Elk County, Forest County, & McKean County.

Contact Us

Address: Warren, PA 16365
Phone: (814) 584-2265
Email: tiptoninspections@gmail.com

Service Area

Tipton Inspection Services provides Residential Home Inspections, Multi-Family Home Inspections, Septic Dye Testing, Well Flow Testing & Water Quality Testing for Northwest Pa, including: Warren County (Based), Corry Area, Elk County, Forest County, & McKean County.