American West Offers A Variety Of Home Inspection Services


We know the home-buying process can be very stressful, and nothing could be worse than suddenly finding out that there are major defects with the property you just purchased. Our thorough and professional home inspections help ensure your familiarity with the home and the condition of its major systems; our findings are then presented to you in our comprehensive American West Report. Once armed with this knowledge, it will help you feel more secure about your purchasing decision.

A complete general home inspection helps:

  • Provide assurance that you’ve made a sound buying decision.
  • Reveal any necessary repairs and investments before you buy.
  • Give you valuable details about each aspect of your new home.
  • Help Reduce the risk of unwanted “surprises” after you move in.
  • Alleviate buyer’s remorse.

Please review our sample Inspection Agreement for details regarding the scope of inspections and exclusions.

Commercial Property Inspection

A baseline commercial property inspection (referred to as a Property Condition Assessment, or PCA, by the standards set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials) relies on a walk-through survey, document review, and interviews to determine the property’s condition. The results of the PCA are reported in a Property Condition Report (PCR). The report includes information obtained from the PCA, as well as opinions on probable cost for suggested remedies.

Radon Gas Inspection

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is a bi-product of the radioactive decay of uranium and radium, and studies of humans exposed to both high and low levels of radon have shown an increase in lung cancer.
Radon gas is:

  • Colorless
  • Odorless
  • Tasteless

The only way to know the level of radon in your home is to test for it. Our radon inspection service includes the placement of testing devices to measure the ongoing level of radon in the habitable areas of the home. These measurements evaluate the level of radon to determine if any form of improvement is required. Per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you should take steps to resolve the issue if the radon level is 4pCi/l or higher. The EPA does a great job of providing the basic information everyone should know about radon.

EIFS Inspections

This inspection is performed to review the application and condition of artificial stucco on an existing property. It may be a nondestructive visual inspection, or a destructive analysis. The inspection is performed in order to reveal conditions conducive to, or the presence of, moisture inside the siding of the surface. Here’s a link to a great site that shows a variety of EIFS defects.

Water Sampling

This service is a sampling of drinking water within the home. The purpose of the inspection is to provide information about the quality of the water in the home at the time of the inspection. The test will be performed in accordance with the laboratory and/or manufacturers guidelines for the collection of water samples. Once again the EPA does a great job providing basic information about lead in your drinking water.