HOME INSPECTION & CONSULTING SERVICES
Accent Home Inspection provides comprehensive home inspection and consulting services for various types of dwellings, including single and multi-family homes, townhouses, condos etc.
FOR HOME BUYERS
Our inspection starts with the exterior grounds and the building envelope (roof, chimney, drainage, siding, windows, decks etc), then the garage and the basement (if present). We examine the structure and the systems (plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling etc) and then all the interiors (kitchen, bathrooms, doors, lights, floors etc). Our procedure ensures that all the accessible and visible components of the home are examined. Deficiencies and concerns are clearly communicated and explained. A detailed report with photos, descriptions and recommendations is sent to the client within 24 hours.
FOR HOME SELLERS
A pre-listing inspection can benefit the seller, by alerting them to problems and defects, some of which they may not be aware of. Knowing these things in advance can prevent unpleasant surprises later.
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas which is sometimes present in buildings.
We cannot sense radon, testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk.
We offer two types of radon testing:
1. Charcoal test kits (prepaid by the inspector), that are exposed for 48 hours, picked up by the buyer’s agent and mailed to the lab. Results (average level) are emailed to the client 2-3 days later.
2. Continuous radon monitor, an electronic device which samples the air for 48 hours and is picked up by the inspector. Results (detailed graph) are emailed to the client promptly after the monitor is picked up.
WOOD DESTROYING INSECT (WDI) INSPECTION
The WDI inspection checks for infestations, evidence of past treatment and damage by wood-destroying insects including termites, carpenter bees, carpenter ants and powder post beetles.
Ron is a Wood Destroying Insect Registry Inspector with the New England Pest Management Association. Findings and recommendations can be documented in the report or on the official NPMA-33 form if needed.
We are based in Brookline and we serve all communities in the Greater Boston area.
Service may be available in farther locations, with additional travel fee.
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Pricing varies based on the property type, age, size, complexity and location. Fees may be slightly higher on weekends and holidays. Please contact us to receive a quote.
Condo inspections start at $540
Single-family homes start at $640
Two-family homes start at $740
Radon testing: $80 for charcoal kits, $180 for electronic test
Wood Destroying Insect inspection: $80
Cancellation or rescheduling fee:
Cancellation or rescheduling in less than 48 hours of the appointment: $75.
Cancellation or rescheduling in less than 24 hours of the appointment: $150.
Please understand that the fees are meant to protect the inspector’s livelihood, since he loses a day of work with little to no chance of booking another job for that day.
Pricing varies based on the property type, age, size, complexity and location.
Fees are slightly higher on weekends and holidays. Outbuildings or special
considerations also affect the price. Please contact us to receive a quote.