I hired Kelk to do a home inspection for me and was very pleased with the service. Steve from Kelk Inspections was on time and efficient. I felt that I had an excellent understanding of the house (which I eventually purchased) and he prioritized any concerns for me (most important to least important). His manner was friendly, forthright and honest. Basically, he came across as a hard-working “good guy”. I found that he was also affordable and he came back free of charge for a follow up inspection. I received my report within hours of the actual inspection. I would highly recommend Steve and he is my “go to” guy from now on.
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Do you need a pre-purchase or buying home inspection?
Purchasing a home can be stressful, as is likely to be the largest expenditure you will make. Arranging for a Buyer Pre-Purchase Inspection from a friendly, certified master home inspector with a background in not only home inspections, but actual home building is the intelligent thing to do. Kelk is a full time residential inspection company that helps to provide a little peace of mind when making real estate purchases. At Kelk we specialize in defect recognition, and safety concerns.
An Inspection helps to reduce the risk of costly surprises, and will allow you to make an informed purchase decision. Your home inspector will not only inspect your new home, but educate you and teach you how to maintain it. We provide a fully customized, pictured filled, easy-to-read report with tons of useful information pertaining specifically to your home. By the end of you home inspection you will have the information and tools needed to make an informed real estate decision.
With an inspection from an experienced master inspector with 1000’s of inspections performed and a sterling reputation, you can feel confident that you have made the right choice hiring Kelk Inspections. We never rush our inspections, we want you present for the inspection to learn and ask questions, we are not finished until you are completely satisfied.
WETT stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer, a WETT inspection is an inspection of a wood burning appliances such as a stove or a fireplace by a certified WETT inspector. A WETT inspection can give you the peace of mind you need when buying or selling a home, living in a home, and can also be a requirement when securing insurance.
Why would I need a WETT inspection?
When your home has a wood burning appliance, the potential for harmful pollutants to be released into your home as well as combustible materials to ignite is increased, so it is important that these appliances are regularly inspected and properly maintained. Level 1 site basic WETT inspections are also now being required as a part of the home insuring process. If purchasing an older home that includes any of these wood-burning appliances, a WETT inspection is an absolute necessity.
What is included in a WETT inspection?
A WETT inspection is an inspection that must be conducted by an inspector who is WETT certified, it includes an inspection of all the visible readily accessible elements of a wood burning appliance, to make sure that it has been installed correctly and is installed with compliance to building codes and regulations.
The inspection might include an examination of a wood stove, flue pipe, chimney, and wood-burning fireplace. An inspector should look at the positioning of the system, and its distance in relation to any combustible materials.
The bottom lines is that a WETT inspection is more than just something to offer you peace of mind, if wood-burning appliances are a part of your home’s features, it is of paramount importance that these appliances are both installed properly and inspected for your safety.
Do you need a Warranty Home Inspection?
Building your new home was a long process that has finally ended, you are about to or have just moved into your wonderful finished home, but you want to make sure that the home is up to standard, and that any building deficiencies or safety concerns will be corrected. Unfortunately, we tend to find even more issues in newly constructed homes then we do older houses. Arranging for a Warranty Home Inspection from a friendly, certified master home inspector with a background in building is the right choice.
Your home is under a warranty and any issues that are found can still be fixed. This way any issues can be resolved before they turn into larger problems down the road.
At Kelk we use only the newest technology on the market to offer the best inspection available. Kelk Inspectors are Certified Infrared Thermographers, allowing them to properly use specialized thermal imaging cameras, paired with calibrated moisture meters to produce thorough, quality inspections.
We provide a fully customized, pictured filled, easy-to-read report with tons of useful information pertaining specifically to your newly built home. You will have the information and tools needed to make/file your Home Warranty Claim Form and get the process of repairs started.
Are you thinking of putting an offer in on a house, and worry that you have too many conditions?
Purchasing a home in can be stressful, as is likely to be the largest expenditure you will make. Arranging for a Buyer Pre-Offer walkthrough consultation from a friendly, certified master home inspector with a background in not only home inspections, but actual home building experience is the intelligent thing to do.
Kelk is a full time residential inspection company that helps to provide a little peace of mind when making real estate purchases. At Kelk we specialize in defect recognition and safety concerns.
Sometimes having someone with experience accompanying you to one of your 1 hour showings can help to identify issues you may not have noticed, this type of consultation may help you decide if this is the house for you.
We always recommend a home inspection, but these days many buyers are going in blind with their offers and are up against multiple clean condition free competitors who are offering above asking price, not knowing what the attic or electrical panel look like inside, if there is any moisture in the basement or how old the furnace and air conditioner are.
If you are looking for a second opinion on your home and would like Kelk Home Inspections to accompany you for one of your 1 hour showings to provide a consultation, then give us a call to schedule a walkthrough consultation today.
With an inspection from an experienced certified master inspector with 1000’s of inspections performed and a sterling reputation, you can feel confident that you have made the right choice hiring Kelk Inspections.
Do you need a listing or selling home inspection?
It is becoming more common for sellers to arrange for Pre-listing or Selling Home Inspection as a part of their listing marketing strategy; along with professional photographs, de-cluttering, home staging, virtual tours, and overall cleanliness. We complete an objective examination of your home, informing you know of any issues before it’s too late and a potential buyer finds them.
This way necessary repairs can be completed and/or competitive estimates can be gathered before the house is shown to potential buyers. With this strategy you are able to show buyers a house with less defects, reasonable repair quotes, or with an overall clean bill of health. Reducing the time on the market and helping to eliminate back and forth negotiations based upon buyer inspection findings. Arranging for a Seller Pre-Listing Inspection from a friendly, certified master home inspector and receive a great inspection with a fully customized, pictured filled, easy-to-read report with tons of useful information pertaining specifically to your home.
With a selling inspection from an experienced master inspector with 1000’s of inspections performed and a sterling reputation, you can feel confident that you have made the right choice hiring Kelk Inspections. We never rush our inspections, we are not finished until you are completely satisfied.
Whether you are buying, selling, renting properties, or just want to ensure your present home or building does not have elevated levels of mold or toxic mold, we can provide the professional service you need.
Kelk considers matters of Health, Safety, the Environment and Air Quality as being among the most important aspects of an inspection. This is why we offer a variety of services with your family in mind.
These days’ houses and building are much more sealed then they used to be, and people are spending approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. The health risks may be greater due to exposure to indoor air pollution.
Are there ongoing health issues within your family?
Does your family feel sluggish and symptoms appear heightened the more time they spend indoors? Has your home ever been used as a grow op? Is your mortgage lender looking for professional air quality testing?
Our IAC2 Certified team of air quality testing and moisture intrusion specialists and consultants has the knowledge and experience needed to uncover hidden contaminants and make the recommendations needed to restore your environment back to a safe and healthy space.
Let Kelk Inspections provide you with the inspection, testing and consulting that you need to restore you indoor home comfort. Our indoor mold inspection is more then just an inspection; it is a full mold assessment, giving you results plus professional interpretation.
We will perform a complete indoor mold assessment of the residences problem areas and test the air in your home for Microbial Growth or MOLD, our indoor air quality testing services work to uncover potentially health hazardous airborne contaminants within your home to help keep you safe, and breath cleaner air. We provide industry leading assessment reports that outline the laboratory results paired with our detailed inspection.
We inspected the residence for signs of visible mold and/or moisture intrusion and take air samples and/or swab or tape lift from the home. Air and bulk samples are then analyzed by a 3rd party reliable laboratory. The laboratory report will identify the type of mold and the spores count detected, as well as air any contaminants present. The concentration and the relationship between interior and exterior samples are used to determine if elevated levels of microbial growth exist within the home.
You can trust that Kelk’s Certified Inspectors will give you unbiased results, as we only offer Assessment, Inspection, Sampling, Reporting and Consulting Services, we do not preform any construction or remediation work.
We use the latest technology to take indoor air samples and measure temperature and humidity levels within the home to ensure optimal home comfort while minimizing contaminant growth. We are your residential indoor air quality experts.
Having your indoor air quality tested is the first step in your relationship with the professionals at Kelk Inspections. After you have received your air quality results, you are encouraged to call or email us with questions or concerns.
If mold remediation is needed, it can be very costly, it is important that you have multiple specialized companies offer you quotes in writing, and that you are comparing apples to apples (make sure the scope of work is equal throughout). It is not recommended that remediation companies preform their own air sampling (even if they do have outstanding reviews).
The homeowner and the homeowner only should choose the company to preform the air sampling
Are you concerned about the potential of asbestos in building products or the insulation of your home?
If you are planning on doing renovations to you home or disturbing materials within, and it was build prior to 1980 or even with in a few years of that, it is a good idea to have building materials that you will be disturbing tested for the presence of asbestos. Asbestos was a great product and was in over 3000 building products, although unfortunately later we learned of the negative health concerns. Some materials may include, but are not limited to; drywall/plaster, joint compound, floor tiles, pipe wrap on heating system, roofing and/or siding, insulation, concrete mortar, etc. This way you will know what you can and cannot disturb.
Vermiculite insulation was commonly used in attic spaces, crawlspaces, walls, fireplaces, etc. it can be sampled and tested for the presence of asbestos; three samples will be take from different locations in the attic (or concern area) to give an accurate representation of the material. Vermiculite insulation MUST be analyzed using the TEM “Transmission Electron Microscopy” method, any other method may return a false negative.
If you have previously purchased a home and been presented with a laboratory report stating that your vermiculite insulation tested ‘negative’ for the presence of asbestos, or have had it tested yourself by a professional…refer to the laboratory report, many laboratories will use the testing method they are asked to use (*and include a disclaimer stating that the method used may not have been the most accurate, also many laboratories will also remove this disclaimer if asked by the client), and in many cases inspectors only get the basic and cheap test and not the TEM test. If your laboratory test result for vermiculite insulation does not say that the method of analyzation as the TEM method, you should consult the laboratory and re-test before disturbing the insulation, as you may be at risk.
Plan to renovate?
Identify materials that you plan to disturb or remove during renovation process, we will sample and have testing performed on those materials the samples are examined for asbestos by a 3rd party reliable laboratory.
Asbestos Air Sampling
We can perform sampling of the air within your home to determine if asbestos particles exist. Clients usually choose this option if they have distured building materials in the home, have vermiculite insulation that has or may have been disturbed, or after asbestos remediation has been performed as a clearance test to ensure that not asbestos exists in the air.
**Our prices reflect the testing that we perform, we avoid tests with disclaimers that note a negative result, but that testing was not conclusive.
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Steve was amazing. He was very thorough and explained everything. He made us comfortable and confident in moving forward with the purchase of our home. I would highly recommend Kelk Inspections. Thanks Steve!
This was our first time using a professional inspector . It was worth every penny and Steve was excellent to work with . He was very patient , professional , and answered all our questions (and we had a lot!)
There is always anxiety when buying a new home as it’s a big investment. Steve put our mind at ease , and after our visit with him, we are confident we made the right decision on this purchase.
I highly recommend Kelk Inspections if you are looking to buy a home. You won’t regret it!
Stephen did a home inspection for us. He was on time, courteous and clearly knowledgeable. He took the time to explain things to us, and answered our questions with patience. The report arrived to us via email within 4 hours of the inspection. It was nicely laid out and provided the important information along with pictures as needed to clarify.
Thank you Stephen!
We had Kelk Inspections provide an inspection and report on a home we were in the process of buying. The report was very detailed and clear. Definitely worth having Kelk Inspections inspect the home. Highly recommended.
I needed an inspection for my country home we purchased. Born and raised in the city, we needed someone familiar with country homes. I found Kelk Inspection on Google and also noticed the great reviews he received on multiple websites such as Homestars. Steve was not only prompt in answering our call and booking an appointment but also giving us an on the spot quote in such a friendly and professional manner. During the inspection Steve was very thorough and clearly knowledgeable in his expertise and explained everything as he went through it. The complete report was provided within hours of leaving the premises, and he was even happy to answer a question I had regarding the inspection that my buyers were going to have with my home weeks later. I very highly recommend Kelk Inspection to anyone needing inspection services. You will not be disappointed.
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