What We Do
Discover the items that will be covered during your home inspection. You will love our digital reports.
Radon Gas is and odorless, colorless killer. Get more info about the #2 cause of lung cancer in the USA.
Do you know whats in your water? Bacteria and other contaminants could make you sick! Test to be sure.
Common wisdom always says that it is cheaper to maintain than to replace.
Our inspectors bring years of field experience inspecting commercial buildings .
Welcome To The New Website For
Mountains To Sea Inspections
Mountains To Sea Inspections has added our third home inspections office and with the new addition it became necessary to reorganize our website to better serve our clients needs based on location. Our main company site will provide general information on all our home inspection services and blog content. Region specific information and all online scheduling is now located on the individual city pages. The links for those offices are located below. Please let us know if you have further questions by contacting us here.
Home Inspections in North Carolina and Florida
Mountains to Sea Inspections started business in the Asheville North Carolina market in 2013 and was founded by two general contractors, Brian Barrett and Shannon Williams, who wanted to bring their knowledge of construction to the home inspections market. Since that time Mountains to Sea Inspections has provided thousands of home inspection reports to not only pre-purchase home inspection clients but pre-listing clients and commercial investor clients.
It is our attention to detail attention to detail and deep knowledge of construction from the footer to the roof that ensures that our clients fully understand a properties good points and bad points before purchasing. The attention to detail and affordable pricing has allowed us to expand our geographic area and continue to provide these inspection services for more and more clients.
Each one of the cities that we perform home inspections in has its own website which will detail the individual services that are available in the cities and the fee structure for these home inspection services. The links for these home inspection offices can be found here and in other locations across the website. Our general website will now focus on the basics of a home inspection and the various other home inspection services that can be provided. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
What Is A Home Inspection?
So, the first question to answer, is what is a home inspection? A home inspection is a thorough examination of a home’s exterior grading, structure, plumbing system, heating and cooling system, and electrical system in addition to exterior finishes, roofing materials and the proper installation of a home’s countless other elements.
At Mountains to Sea Inspections, we spend the vast majority of our time looking at these systems and not cosmetic issues which are quite visible and easy for our clients to pick out. We want to focus on what we consider the big ticket items and those items which are not seen as a client looks at a home with their real estate agent.
It should be noted that while these inspections are exhaustive we are limited by what is visible and accessible at the time of inspection and the current conditions of the property as they exist at the time of inspection. State ordinances will not allow a home inspector to deconstruct or otherwise alter a property in order to complete an inspection.
How Is The Home Inspection Report Delivered?
How is the home inspection report delivered? At Mountains to Sea Inspections, we utilize the HomeGauge Reporting Software. This reporting software allows our home inspectors to produce a high quality digital report that not only allows to insert marked up photo details with a text description, but also allows for the insertion of videos and other customization to provide the most detailed home inspection reports in the market.
These digital reports are delivered into your inbox, generally within 24 to 36 hours of the completion of your home inspection. Once you receive the notification email you can view the report in PDF format, share the report with sub-contractors for estimating and can even prepare a repair request from the report. This is an extremely helpful feature that helps our clients and their real estate agents prepare a request of the items that must be addressed based on the home inspection report.
Your report will be saved on HomeGauge’s secure server and may be viewed 24/7/365 and may be utilized by the original client as needed, when needed.
Why Should I Test For Radon Gas?
What is Radon Gas? Radon gas is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is prevalent in the natural environment. Radon gas is created through the degradation of uranium. Uranium is found in igneous rock, such as granite, and soil, and can also be found in well water.
Why You Should Test For Radon Gas! According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General’s Office, radon gas is responsible for approximately 20,000 lung cancer deaths each and every year in the United States. Behind smoking, radon gas is the number two cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and costs over $2 billion dollars per year in both direct and indirect health care costs.
Radon Gas is easy to test for, so why not have your radon gas test performed today and remove any doubt about the air quality in your home. Radon gas is also easy to mitigate for, but you have to know that it is there!
Whats In That Glass of Water?
Why You Should Test Your Water
In the U.S. we are spoiled in that when we get thirsty we simply walk to the sink and turn on the tap and get a drink of water. But, do you stop to think whats else is in the water?
Water can contain contaminates such as E. coli and bacteria that can make you very sick and in rare cases, KILL YOU! Besides making you sick your water can stain your plumbing fixtures, cause accelerated deterioration of plumbing systems and lead to costly repairs.
The good thing is water testing is relatively inexpensive and can provide a wealth of information about what is contained in that glass of water. Water testing can range from a simple E. coli test & bacteria test, to make sure it is safe to drink, all the way up to a well scan that can provide further information such as concentrations of nitrites, nitrates, iron, copper, lead and also tell you the pH, the turbidity and levels of chlorine.
Stop guessing about the contents of your water and have a water test performed today!
Commercial Property Inspections
At Mountains To Sea Inspections, we are well known for our residential home inspections, but did you know we have been performing commercial building inspections as well? Drawing from years of construction experience in the retirement and hospitality construction industry, our commercial property inspectors know the difference between your commercial building and your home. Make sure you choose an inspector who brings that field experience to your next commercial investment property.
While home inspections in Asheville can follow a pricing structure based on square footage, commercial property inspections are as varied as the available properties in the market and a fixed pricing platform simply will not work. Contact us today and let our experienced team customize an inspection and price that is right for your commercial inspection needs.
Annual Home Maintenance Inspections
We spent $100,000’s of dollars buying our homes and yet we spend less time and effort maintaining these investments then we do our cars!
Your home is just like any other machine. It must be maintained and cared for to keep it running as long and as efficiently as possible. Thats why Mountains to Sea Inspections provides annual home maintenance inspections on variety of tiers to meet any budget.
Items Investigated During Maintenance Inspection
The roof is quite possibly the single most important element that protects your investment. Tiny leaks and missing shingles could lead to costly water damage and expensive replacements. Or, if caught early could be a cheap repair!
Electrical & Plumbing
Are all your electrical safety devices working? Have you looked recently to make sure your plumbing valves are not leaking?
You could avoid catastrophic foundation issues if you have your foundation periodically inspected for settlement issues!
Your largest consumer of power may not be running as efficiently as you think. Just because its running does not mean its running well. A properly tuned HVAC system will run years longer and for less $$$.
One of the most damaging items we discover during the course of inspection is moisture problems which can lead to structural problems and environmental hazards such as mold.
Not Just Home Inspections We Know Construction
Our inspectors have YEARS of experience in the construction industry. Need referrals to qualified sub-contractors and remodelers, just ask!
What Our Clients Are Saying
Schedule An Inspection Today
Ready to schedule an inspection? If your ready to schedule an inspection please choose the the office that is closest to you from the options below and then choose SCHEDULE on the main menu of that city’s website. Should you have any questions or problems you may contact us by clicking here.
Mountains To Sea Inspections has two offices in NC, Asheville & Boone NC, and we just opened our newest office in Gainesville, FL
Mountains to Sea Inspections was founded by by two licensed NC General Contractors, Brian Barrett and Shannon Williams, who both brought a unique construction background to the home inspections industry. Brian, brought years of residential construction experience. While Shannon, brought years of commercial construction experience.
From that point forward we have staked our reputation on the fact that every inspector we bring into the field must have an extensive background in the construction industry. We have always felt that it is simply not enough to take a class and pass a test! Each and every one of our inspectors knows the intimate details of how a structure goes together from the digging of the building’s footers to the installation of the roof’s ridge cap and everything in between.
This deep knowledge has allowed us to successfully complete 1000’s of home inspection reports and save our clients countless dollars in home repairs and many sleepless nights worrying about the condition of their home. That is why we are one of the most reviewed and highest rated inspections companies in the market. Put our knowledge and reputation to work for you.