Bob Arena - President - Arena Home Inspections:
Certified Professional - Member of The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), and exceeds all standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), which are the largest and most elite inspection associations. Member of the International Code Council (ICC), which is dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, and develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings. Scored in the top 1% on the prestigious National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE).
Experience - Engineering degree (Bachelor of Science - Rutgers University). More than 30 years of engineering experience, including residential home inspections, safety and environmental health inspections, equipment lease inspections, construction draw inspections, warranty inspections, and commercial inspections. Bob has personally inspected thousands of homes during the past 20 years.
High Tech Equipment - Advanced, highly technical detectors, sensors, and an array of other tools, will help confirm findings throughout your home. For instance, a SureTest Circuit Analyzer will help identify and locate any loose electrical wire connections, bad splices/receptacles, and high resistance grounds, which could potentially be a safety hazard. FLIR ONE Pro Thermal Imaging Cameras are used during every inspection to see things that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods.
Same Day Report - You will receive your highly detailed, comprehensive report, following your inspection. Typically, a minimum of 100 full color
digital photos, will be included in your report. Your report will be easy to read, and clearly categorized for easy understanding.
Reasonable Rates - Please call us to discuss your prospective home. You can reach us directly at 404-353-6968, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Customer Service - If you have any questions before, or after your inspection, our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We'll always give you the personal service you deserve.
Thermal (Infrared) Imaging as a Home Inspection Tool:
In terms of energy loss, an IR camera can detect:
heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors;
damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;
air-conditioner compressor leaks;
under-fastening and/or missing framing members, and other structural defects that can lead to energy loss; and
broken seals in double-paned windows.
In terms of detecting moisture intrusion, an IR camera can locate:
hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;
missing, damaged and/or wet insulation; and
water and moisture intrusion around penetrations and at the foundation and building envelope that could lead to structural damage and mold.
IR cameras are equally effective at locating hot spots in the home, including:
circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement;
overloaded and undersized circuits;
overheated electrical equipment and components; and
electrical faults before they cause a fire.
Additionally, based on the color gradients that thermal images provide, an inspector can locate:
possible pest infestation, as revealed by energy loss through shelter tubes left by boring wood-destroying insects;
the presence of intruders, such as rats, mice and other larger pests hiding within the structure and detected because of their heat signature that the IR camera captures; and
dangerous flue leaks, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning of the home’s residents.Type your paragraph here.
Thermal Imaging is used during every one of our home inspections!
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Inspected items include -
Roof, vents, flashings, siding, and trim.
Gutters and downspouts.
Skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations.
Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings.
Eaves, soffit, and fascia.
Grading and drainage.
Basement, foundation, and crawlspace.
Water penetration and foundation movement.
Main water shut-off valves.
Water heating system.
Plumbing fixtures, faucets, & drains.
Lighting fixtures and switches.
Electrical service line and meter box.
Gas meter and service entrance.
Main disconnect and service amperage.
Electrical panels, breakers, and outlets.
Grounding and bonding.
GFCI’s and AFCI’s.
Doors, windows, and appliances.
Stairs, handrails, and guardrails.
Fireplaces, dampers, and hearths.
Attic construction, insulation, and ventilation.
Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers.
Safety and code violations.
Thermal Imaging used on every inspection.
EMF Testing available by request.
Radon Testing available by request.
Mold Testing available by request.
Pool & Spa Testing available by request.