Certified Home Inspector Serving Maryland
Home Inspection Services in Maryland
Termite Testing | Pre-Listing Home Inspection | Radon Testing | Well Water Advanced Testing
Whether you are buying, selling, or maintaining your home, DS Home Inspection Services, LLC provides professional and quality Home Inspection services across Maryland. All Inspections include our Full Package of Warranties at no additional cost. Our years of expertise combined with our attention to detail and service will leave you feeling confident in your real estate transaction.
What can you expect with DS Home Inspection Services in Maryland? Now that you have picked out your dream home, investing in a home inspection will provide insight about the home to allow you to make an informed decision. Before completing your purchase, you will learn more about the home systems and components to ensure they are functioning properly. We thoroughly inspect the structure from the roof down to the foundation and nearly everything in between.
Even if you have owned your home for a while, a home inspection can still be of value to you. Do you know how old your furnace, AC or water heater are and how much longer they will last? Are there some areas of regular maintenance that you were not aware of and have neglected? Paying for unexpected repairs can put a strain on your finances. An annual inspection is a great way to help identify items that you could be budgeting for. Alternatively, you may simply want to ensure everything is in top shape. Afterwards, you can feel more comfortable booking your dream vacation or buying that new set of wheels.
Maryland Home Inspection Services
We have three home inspection packages (Standard, Elite, Premium) to choose from. We also provide Pre-Offer, Pre-Listing and Annual inspections. Each of our full inspections include our full package of warranties at no additional cost.
Maryland Termite Inspections
During a termite Inspection, we look for signs of activity of termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and powderpost beetles. Often, a termite inspection is required by your mortgage company before closing. Whether or not your mortgage company requires it, a termite inspection can provide you with peace of mind.
Maryland Radon Testing
Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas found all over the United States. This gas comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It moves up through the ground and can infiltrate your home through cracks and other joints in the foundation. If testing indicates elevated radon levels, there are several proven methods to reduce radon in your home. We have our own equipment that will allow you to get your radon result in 48 hours.
Maryland Water Quality Testing
According to the EPA Safe Drinking Water Act, there are two categories of contaminants. Primary contamination encompasses contaminants that have health-related effects. Secondary contamination includes contaminants with aesthetic effects. It’s possible for your water to have no traces of Primary contaminants above the recognized limits but still contain Secondary contamination that yields a bad odor, color, and taste. Fortunately, we have the tools and expertise necessary to identify any contamination in your water so you can ensure your family’s safety, health, and peace of mind.
Maryland Mold Inspection
Mold is a type of fungus that exist almost everywhere. Mold does not need a lot of moisture to grow. A little condensation in a bathroom or around a window sill, for example, can be enough. Common sites for indoor mold growth include bathroom tile and grout, basement walls, and areas around windows and sinks. Common sources of water or moisture include roof leaks, condensation due to high humidity or cold spots in a building, slow leaks at plumbing fixtures, humidification systems, sprinkler systems, and floods. The most common types of indoor mold types are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus and Alternaria.
Maryland Lead Inspection
We are accredited by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) to perform Risk Reduction lead paint inspections. The Maryland Lead Risk Reduction in Housing Law requires lead paint inspections for rental units in structures built prior to 1978 and certain other situations. The MDE Lead Registration page and the MDE Landlord “Standard of Care” Document (PDF) have additional information about these requirements.