ARCO Restoration Offers Home Inspections
If you are selling or purchasing a home, it can be beneficial to have a home inspection done. A home inspection aims to provide an unbiased evaluation of the property’s overall condition, identify any existing or potential issues, including water and storm damage, and offer insights into the maintenance or repairs needed. A team of experts at ARCO Restoration offers home inspections for properties throughout Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact us today for more information.
Water Damage Inspection
Water damage inspection is a specialized assessment conducted by the team at ARCO Restoration. This inspection evaluates the extent and causes of water-related damage in a property and typically includes:
- Visual Inspection – Visible signs of water damage are examined, such as discoloration, staining, warping, or peeling of walls, ceilings, floors, and other affected areas.
- Moisture Detection – Moisture meters and other specialized tools may detect hidden moisture within walls, under flooring, or in other concealed areas. These readings help determine the extent of water damage.
- Source Identification – The source of the water intrusion is determined, such as leaks from plumbing fixtures, burst pipes, roof leaks, faulty appliances, or external factors like flooding.
- Damage Assessment – The damage’s severity and impact on structural integrity, electrical systems, insulation, and other components are assessed. Impacted materials, such as drywall, flooring, and insulation, are evaluated to determine if they need repair or replacement.
- Mold Inspection – Since water damage often leads to mold growth, the inspection will check for signs of mold and assess the extent of contamination. If mold is found, appropriate measures can be recommended for remediation.
- Documentation – All findings are documented in photographs, notes, and detailed reports. These records are valuable documentation for insurance claims, repairs, and future reference.
- Recommendations – Based on the inspection results, recommendations may be made for remediation, repair, or mitigation of the water damage.
Fire Damage Inspection
Fire damage inspection is an assessment performed by experts, like the team at ARCO Restoration, to evaluate fire damage at a residential or commercial property. This assessment typically examines:
- Structural Damage – The property’s structural integrity is assessed, including the foundation, walls, floors, ceilings, and roof. The inspector looks for signs of structural compromise, like weakened supports, charred or damaged materials, or sagging areas.
- Fire Spread Assessment – The inspector determines how far the fire has spread within the property and identifies areas directly affected by flames, heat, and smoke. This helps in understanding the extent of damage and guiding the restoration process.
- Smoke Damage – The impact of smoke is evaluated. This includes walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, and personal belongings.
- Electrical and Mechanical Systems – Examining electrical wiring, outlets, appliances, and mechanical systems to identify fire-related damage or potential safety hazards.
- Water Damage Assessment – If water was used to extinguish the fire, the inspector checks for water damage from firefighting efforts. They assess the extent of water intrusion and potential secondary issues, such as mold growth or structural damage caused by excessive moisture.
- Content Evaluation – Personal belongings, furniture, and other items impacted by the fire are closely inspected for their salvageability or need for replacement.
- Documentation – Findings are recorded through photographs, notes, and detailed reports. These records are crucial for insurance claims, restoration planning, and future reference.
- Recommendations – Based on the fire damage inspection, the inspector may provide recommendations for fire damage restoration and repairs. This can include cleaning, deodorizing, structural repairs, and content restoration.
Storm Damage Inspection
When a severe weather event happens, it can cause and leave behind significant damage. A storm damage inspection is an assessment to evaluate how much damage has been done to a property. This inspection includes:
- Roof Inspection – The inspector thoroughly examines the roof for signs of damage, including missing or damaged shingles, dents, cracks, or other visible indicators of hail or wind damage. They assess the overall condition and integrity of the roofing materials and identify areas that may require repair or replacement.
- Exterior Inspection – Exterior components of the property are evaluated, such as siding, gutters, windows, doors, and fences. They look for signs of impact, wind damage, or water intrusion that may have occurred during the storm. This includes checking for loose or damaged siding, broken windows, bent or detached gutters, and other visible issues.
- Structural Assessment – Examining structural components, including walls, foundations, and support structures, to identify storm-related damage. They look for cracks, shifts, or other structural issues that high winds, falling trees, or debris may have caused.
- Water Damage Inspection – The inspector checks for water damage inside the property if the storm involves heavy rain or flooding. This includes assessing the condition of walls, floors, ceilings, and insulation for signs of water intrusion, mold growth, or moisture-related issues.
- Electrical and Mechanical Systems – The inspector evaluates the electrical wiring, HVAC systems, and other mechanical components for storm-related damage or safety concerns. This includes checking for water infiltration, power surges, or damage caused by debris or fallen trees.
- Documentation – Findings are documented through photographs, notes, and detailed reports. These records are crucial for insurance claims, repairs, and future reference.
- Recommendations – Depending on the inspection findings, recommendations could be made for proper remediation.
You Can Trust ARCO Restoration for Your Inspections
ARCO Restoration has served Raleigh, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas since 1995. We have built a reputation for excellent customer service and for completing high-quality projects for residential and commercial properties. If you are looking for seasoned professionals to help you with any type of home inspection, ARCO Restoration is here to help.
The home inspection services available through ARCO Restoration can provide valuable insight into the condition of a property. Our team of experts can help evaluate a property for water, fire, or storm damage and provide our professional recommendations for remediation. For more information about the available services, contact ARCO Restoration today.