Our Free Radon Testing Program
We Really Offer a 100% FREE Radon Test – to Residents in Utah
(a $150+ value!). EPA and NRPP Certified – for Real Estate Transactions.
What is Radon?
Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the decay of uranium in the soil. Uranium is present in the ground all over the world, with some areas having higher concentrations, including Utah. Utah’s uranium and Radon levels are 5 times greater than the average level in the United States.
Areas with higher uranium concentrations will typically have more Radon problems than areas with lower concentrations in the ground. A higher concentration of Radon in your home is dangerous to your family’s health. In fact, per the EPA radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Only smoking causes more lung cancer.
Thermal Imaging is FREE with Full Home Inspection
& Includes the Entire Home.
Thermographic inspection refers to the nondestructive testing of parts, materials or systems through the imaging of the thermal patterns at the object's surface.
Thermal Imaging Reports. Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can't be revealed using conventional inspection methods.
What is an infrared inspection?
Before an electrical component burns up, it heats up. Infrared thermography is used to perform Pd/Pm inspections on electrical equipment because excess heat is usually the first sign of trouble on electrical (or mechanical) apparatus.
How does thermography work?
In a similar way, an infrared camera creates an image by converting radiant heat energy into a signal that can be displayed on a monitor (and later printed). The infrared energy emitted from an object is directly proportional to its temperature. Therefore temperatures are accurately measured by the infrared camera.
We Offer Meth Sampling to Those Homes
Who are Suspected of Having Meth.
Methamphetamine (also known as “Crystal Meth” or “Meth”) is a Highly Addictive & Illegal Stimulant. A Meth Lab is an Illegal Drug-Manufacturing Site, often a House or Apartment, Containing Equipment and Potentially Toxic Chemicals Required to Produce Meth. Cases of Meth Labs in Purchased Homes Have Cost Homeowners $36,000 + to Re-mediate and Health Hazards Incurred on the Family.
Some Example of Possible Meth Use:
Presence of Equipment Used to Cook Meth, Such as Pressure Cookers, Jugs, Blenders, Aluminum Foil, Ph Test Strips, Turkey Basting Wands, Rubber Gloves, Thermometers, Funnels, Strainers and Duct Tape;
Unusual Odors, The Odors Associated with Meth Labs Often Smell Sweet or Bitter, and Some People have Described it As Burning Popcorn. An Ammonia Smell, Similar to That of Pet Urine, May Also Be Present. Waste Products May Have Been Dumped Down Sinks, Drains or Toilets. These Waste Products Can Collect in Drains, Traps and Septic Tanks and Can Give Off Fumes;
The Electrical System Consists of the Line from the Pole, a Meter Where Electrical Usage is Tallied, a Main Circuit Breaker Panel (Sometimes Called “Load Centers” and, in Older Homes, Fuse Panels), Separate Wiring Circuits to all the Rooms in the Home, Outlets, Light Fixture Boxes, and Various Hard-Wired Appliances.
An Electrical Home Inspection Covers:
Switch and Wall Outlet Operation and Condition.
Shock or Electrocution Hazards.
Verification Arc Fault Circuit interrupters (Afcis) Are Operating Properly.
Confirmation of Grounding Systems.
Validation of Appropriate Surge Protection.
Verification of The Proper Placement of Smoke Detectors.
Testing of Smoke Detectors.
Testing of Carbon Monoxide Detectors.
inspection of The Electrical Panel for Appropriate Labels, Amps, and Operation.
An Examination of Outdoor Electrical Systems.
A Detailed, Prioritized Report on All Areas of Attention Concerning the Electrical System of Your Home.
Some mold problems are obvious & you can see it growing. If you can see mold, or if there is a musty odor in your home, you probably have a mold problem.
“Molds have the potential to cause health problems and allergic reactions such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. If you already have a problem, act quickly; mold damages what it grows on. The longer it grows, the more damage it can cause.
If you have visible mold, Champion Inspect can conduct a swab or air test to identify what molds are present. After Champion Inspect collects the samples from your home you will receive a comprehensive, easy-to-read report from an EPA-certified laboratory identifying the level and type of mold in your home.
Testing is the only way to determine if you have a mold problem and what type it is.
Find Out if Lead Poisoning is a Risk Factor in Your Home.
We Offer Lead-Based Paint Sampling for an Additional Fee to Those Want to Know if There is Exposed Lead-Based Paint in The House.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Consider Lead Poisoning to be The #1 Environmental Health Threat to American Children. Lead Paint in Home Building was Not Regulated Until 1978, So Most Houses Built Before 1978 Contain Some Lead-Based Paint. When Lead-Based Paint Deteriorates, it Creates an Invisible, Tasteless, and Odorless Toxic Lead Dust.
The Older the House, the Greater the Risk is for Having Lead Contamination. Lead-Based Paint is Not Dangerous if it is Properly Cared for. The Good News is That You can Protect Your Family with Lead Testing from Champion Inspect to Determine if Any Mitigation Should be Performed.
We Offer Asbestos Sampling in Homes that May Have Asbestos-Containing Materials.
Examples Include Siding Tiles, Floor Tiles, Duct Wrap or Tape, Popcorn Ceiling Texture, and Ceiling Tiles.
We Take a Physical Sample and it is Transported and Analyzed by a Local Lab Which then Sends A Report with the % of Asbestos, Usually within 48-72 Hours.
Houses Built Prior to 1979 are Most Likely to Have Items, Materials or Parts Containing Asbestos. Asbestos Fibers have Been Used in a Wide Range of Manufactured Goods Like Roofing Shingles, Ceiling and Floor Tiles, Paper and Cement Products, Textiles, Coatings, Insulation on HVAC Parts and Duct Work. Exposure to Asbestos can Increase the Chances of Lung Disease, So it is Important to Know Whether or Not a Home Contains Asbestos.
Older Homes Take More Time to Inspect and Require
a Deeper & Longer Look.
What Is an Older Home?
As a general rule of thumb, homes built after 1990 are considered newer, and homes built before 1920 are considered “old” or “antique.” But housing age is a subjective condition that turns on numerous factors.
America has lots of old houses. According to HUD’s 2013 American Housing Survey, the average owner-occupied structure is about 37 years old. For reference, that’s higher than the U.S. median age.
On average, owner-occupied housing in Utah is more than 43 years old.
By contrast, newer homes and bona fide new construction homes are more common in Southern and Western cities in general, and in suburban and exurban communities across the country.
Older Homes will Require More Time to Inspect and with More Time Comes Additional Fees, Remember You Don't want Anything Missed in an Older Home.
A new way of thinking about your crawl space
Science has actually shown us how to build crawl spaces that make homes cleaner, more comfortable, healthier and much more energy efficient. Research has taught us that most homes should have crawl spaces that are encapsulated – not covered with a thin layer of plastic – but sealed with a thicker plastic liner that effectively blocks moisture from the dirt below and doesn’t develop holes under normal wear and tear.
The seams are taped to prevent moisture infiltration. Foundation walls are insulated, keeping conditioned air from escaping the crawl space and hot summer air or cold winter air from getting inside that crawl space. The plastic liner encapsulating the crawl space continues up the foundation walls, effectively sealing out moisture from the dirt below and from the foundation walls.
Homes with Crawl Spaces will Require More Time to Inspect and with More Time Comes Additional Fees, The Older the Home the Less up to Date the Crawl Space will be, Meaning the Longer it will Take, Neglecting the Structure of the
Home is a Mistake You Soon Won't Forget.
We offer the ability to have your Property Inspection paid out at closing by the Title Company.
Most of the time the Home Inspection is paid up front at the time of Scheduling or at the Home where the Inspection accrues; Champion Inspect offers the opportunity to have the Home Inspection charges included in the closing costs.
This allows for the surplus of seller agreed closing costs to be applied to any money left over that was not able to be applied to loan fees, in most cases can be applied to Property Inspections or Appraisal Charges.
Appraisal Fees — The cost of paying a professional to assess the fair market value of the property. Usually required as a condition of the loan.
Inspection Fees — The fees charged for home, pest and other inspections.
Pay at Closing — The Inspection fees that would normally be paid at time of Inspection. Inspection fees to be paid out by buyers title company at settlement.