Home Inspections

When it comes to a home inspection, different companies have different ideas regarding quality. At Optima Home Inspections, we don’t skimp on a home inspection. In fact, we go above and beyond basic New York state requirements. Optima Home Inspections is the thorough, dedicated, professional home inspection company you can count on for the highest quality service and dependable results.

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Standard Home Inspection Services Guaranteed for Every Customer

Optima Home Inspections will methodically inspect all the major systems and components of your home or your home-to-be, both inside and out. Following the evaluation, we’ll compile our findings in an easy-to-understand report that includes descriptive narratives, checklists and high-quality digital photos. Together, these elements will provide visual details and in-depth insights into the issues we’ve discovered. We can email your report before leaving your property so you can download and forward it to third parties at your convenience. Our job isn’t finished until you understand everything in your report, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

When visible and accessible, Optima Home Inspections will inspect all of the following:

  • Roof
  • Structural Components
  • Attic, Ventilation & Insulation
  • Exterior Cladding, including EIFS
  • Porch & Deck
  • Attached Garage
  • Driveway
  • Foundation
  • Basement/Crawl Space
  • Electrical System
  • Plumbing System
  • HVAC System
  • Interior
  • Built-In Appliances and get this information from your associations SOP if you belong to one.

Additional High-Quality Services

Optima Home Inspections also offers additional services to buyers and sellers:

  • Free maintenance manual for the home (every new customer will receive one copy of a homeowner's manual at the end of the inspection)
  • Infrared inspection
  • Home energy reports that help you learn how to reduce your energy costs
  • Pre-listing seller's inspection - we identify problem areas and resolve them before you list
  • Free follow-up with updated report, which provides piece of mind for you, the buyer and the agent
  • Radon Testing, Air & Water
  • Mold inspection
  • Water testing including Dutchess County POC
  • Wood Destroying Insect Inspection
  • Asbestos Testing
  • Home warranty inspection - inspect before your new home warranty from your builder expires. This should be performed in the 11th month.
  • New construction phase inspections to make sure your contractor does not miss something

Book an Inspection Today

Optima Home Inspections is more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding a home inspection or a home project. To learn more or to schedule an inspection, give our family business a call at 845-210-9930 or complete our online form.

Detailed Energy Audit Services to Help Lower Operating Costs

It takes a lot of energy to heat, cool and operate a home. Most homebuyers purchase a home without first understanding what it will cost to operate it once they move in. That’s where Optima Home Inspections can help. We don’t want you to waste money on unnecessarily high operating costs. When we inspect a home, we provide a detailed energy audit that provides insight into what’s going on and what can be done to reduce energy consumption.

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Certified Inspections & Detailed Reports

As part of a professional energy audit, Optima Home Inspections provides a:

  • Home Energy Report. The Home Energy Report gives homebuyers a quick understanding of how much a home will cost to operate once they move in. It also lays out where energy is being wasted in the home and discusses what can be done to save energy, increase comfort and reduce costs. The Home Energy Report is a valuable tool, and the average homeowner can save over $500 every year on utility bills by following the prioritized recommendations within it.
  • Certified Inspection. To produce a Home Energy Report, our Certified Home Energy Inspector will collect over 40 data points related to home energy. Then, we’ll use an advanced energy calculator developed by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors to estimate the home’s yearly energy usage, pinpoint potential energy inefficiencies, develop recommendations for energy improvements and determine potential energy savings.
  • Home Energy Book. The Home Energy Book is included with a Home Energy Report. This companion e-book describes additional ways to save energy, increase comfort and protect the environment. It also includes do-it-yourself tips, including easy low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy.

Cost-Saving, Environmentally Friendly Home Energy Improvements

The benefits from making energy improvements include saving on your utility bills, increasing the comfort of your home and reducing your use of natural resources. For example, if a home will cost the homeowner $1,451 per year to operate and the family makes the recommended energy improvements after they move in, they could expect to save $571 every year. These estimates and recommendations are based on the energy calculations and cost databases administered by the U.S. Department of Energy and its Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Optima Home Inspections utilizes these and various other tools and experiences to help homeowners save money, help the environment and live better.

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Contact Optima Home Inspections Today

Learn more about Optima Home Inspections or schedule an inspection by giving our local team a call at [company_phone]. For added convenience, you can also fill out and submit our online contact form. We look forward to providing you with a professional energy audit that can save you money and improve the overall efficiency of your home.

Professional Termite Inspection Services

Termites can wreak havoc on homes. Optima Home Inspections has the skills and training to provide effective termite inspection services to protect your investment.

Termites are subtle, destructive insects that can be difficult to find, but we professionally inspect all major components and structural elements of a home. Our years of experience have taught us the warning signs to look out for, so if termites are compromising the integrity of your home, Optima Home Inspections will find out.

Certified Termite Inspection Specialists Save Money, Time & Hassle

Investing in an inspection by a professional termite inspector offers our customers several benefits, including:

  • Industry expertise. Optima Home Inspections is a professional company that knows exactly what to look for when it comes to termite infestation. We can recognize hidden clues and pinpoint exactly where termites are making a home unsound.
  • In-depth knowledge. Sometimes, we visit a home that shows signs of a past termite infestation. Optima Home Inspections is expertly trained to differentiate between current and past termite activity. We can report on the extent of any past damage and give homeowners peace of mind that termites are no longer present.
  • Honesty & integrity. As a local family business, keeping our neighbors protected is important to us. If we notice any signs of termite damage, we’ll be completely upfront and honest with our findings.

Optima Home Inspections offers honest, professional, reliable termite inspection services. When potential buyers understand the degree of termite damage to a home, they can make informed decisions about their next steps. Current homeowners can also benefit from termite inspections. By knowing what’s going on, they take actions that save time, money and hassle down the road.

Schedule a Termite Inspection Today

Optima Home Inspections offers dependable and efficient termite inspections. To learn more about our high-quality service or to schedule an appointment, call our knowledgeable team at [company_phone] or submit our convenient online contact form.

Radon Testing Services in Poughkeepsie, NY

Radon gas is a risk for any property. The odorless, colorless and tasteless gas can cause lung cancer and other grave health consequences for homeowners. Optima Home Inspections is an International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Certified Radon Tester. We have advanced, specialized training and equipment to locate radon gas and keep homeowners safe.

The Dangers of Radon Gas

Radon is a radioactive gas that’s virtually impossible to detect without proper training and equipment. Radon gas is naturally occurring and can exist just about anywhere, but it’s especially dangerous in buildings. As radon gas accumulates in a dwelling, it remains at higher concentrations and exposes homeowners to potentially harmful health consequences. Radon gas is a health hazard, but there is a simple solution. With radon gas testing, you can ensure that your property doesn’t have dangerous levels of radon.

How Optima Home Inspections Detects Radon Gas

Radon gas can seep into a property through cracks in the foundation or tiny openings in the floor. Even utility trenches may offer an entrance for radon gas to enter a home. At Optima Home Inspections, we use the best equipment and radon gas testing techniques possible to ensure we get an accurate radon reading at every property. Typically, we place the equipment in the lowest area of a home. Whether that’s the basement or first floor, we can detect the highest radon gas levels in a home and determine whether the levels are safe or not.

Should we find unsafe levels of radon gas inside your home, rest assured that it can be mitigated. We’ll be happy to make suggestions on how to deal with this issue so you can move past the inconvenience and make your property safe again.

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Schedule professional radon gas testing in Poughkeepsie, NY

A radon gas inspection is something every -responsible property owner should consider. Call Optima Home Inspections at 845-210-9930 or submit our convenient online contact form to schedule an appointment.

Expert Sewer Line Inspection Services for Homebuyers & Sellers

Sewer lines are an often-overlooked element of a property, but malfunctioning sewer lines can cause extensive damage to a home. Wastewater backups can promote mold growth, reduce air quality and damage floors, walls, appliances and much more inside a home.

Optima Home Inspections provides high-quality sewer line inspection services for buyers and sellers. Our professional inspections reliably diagnose sewer line damage so customers can restore optimal performance to their plumbing systems.

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Sewer Camera Inspections to Diagnose Damage

Clogs, invading tree roots, corrosion and debris can cause blockages and cracks in underground sewer lines. To efficiently locate sewer line damage, Optima Home Inspections relies on a state-of-the-art sewer camera. We carefully insert the camera into a sewer line through a small entry hole. As the camera maneuvers through the sewer line, it sends recorded footage to our = home inspector. Without having to dig trenches through your property, Optima Home Inspections can quickly and reliably assess the condition of your sewer line and pinpoint deteriorating pipes.

Not every home inspector is qualified to offer sewer line inspection services, but Optima Home Inspections has the training, innovative equipment and modern techniques to effectively locate sewer line issues. We are proud of the many accomplishments and recognitions we’ve received, including:

Licensed New York State Home Inspector.
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) trained and certified.
Association of Certified Home Inspectors membership.
American Home Inspection Training Institute (AHIT) trained and certified.
Additionally, Optima Home Inspections has been a General Contractor since 1980 and is currently a member of the Dutchess County Board of Realtors, Inc. We have the industry experience and expertise homeowners need for dependable and professional sewer line inspections.

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Schedule a Professional Sewer Line Inspection

Don’t ignore the value of a fully functioning plumbing system. Call Optima Home Inspections at 845-210-9930 or submit our convenient online contact form to schedule a sewer line inspection or to learn more about our services.

Affordable, Full-Service Roof Replacement Solutions

A roof is one of the most important components of a home, reliably protecting it from wind, weather and other damage. Optima Home Inspections offers the best roof inspection and roof replacement services in and around Poughkeepsie, NY. Our trusted contractors thoroughly inspect, analyze and evaluate roofing issues and offer budget-friendly, reliable roof replacement solutions.

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In-Depth Expertise, Knowledge & Skill

A roof that is not well-maintained will weaken over time. When this happens, leaks and water damage can put everyone and everything under the roof at risk. Optima Home Inspections works diligently to prevent these issues. We offer the highest quality roof inspections, asphalt roof replacement services and craftsmanship.

We’re proud that our roof replacements come with extended five-year workmanship warranties. A one-year warranty is the norm in New York, but we strive to be better than the rest. Optima Home Inspections goes above and beyond with quality and care you can count on.

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Top-Notch Products from IKO, Owens Corning & GAF

Quality products extend the useful life and performance capabilities of a roof. That’s why we partner with leading roof product manufacturers to give homeowners a wide range of affordable, durable, attractive roofing options.

Optima Home Inspections is certified by IKO and Owens Corning to professionally install long-lasting, structurally sound roof systems. To give homeowners additional style options, we also provide versatile GAF roofing products. Regardless of the roof replacement solution a homeowner wants, Optima Home Inspections has the products, training and experience to get it done right.

Book a Roof Inspection Today

Schedule professional roof inspection and roof replacement services from Optima Home Inspections. Our licensed and certified family business has 30 years of general contracting experience. In that time, we’ve provided tailor-made roofing solutions and exceptional results. To learn more about Optima Home Inspections or to book a roofing service, give our team a call at 845-210-9930 or submit our easy-to-complete online form.