Capital Region Home Inspection Services

Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC provides detailed and easy to read reports helping you to understand all aspects of your home inspection. With more than two decades of experience in the residential and commercial construction industry, you can be sure that your inspection report will be of the highest quality.

Serving all areas of Upstate New York, including Saratoga Springs, Malta, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Schenectady, Troy, Rensselaer County and upper Albany County. We will travel further for an additional fee.

Quality, complete and affordable home inspections is my number one priority.

What is a Home Inspection?
  • Per New York State Department of Labor – A Home Inspection is defined as the process by which a home inspector observes and provides a written report of the systems and components of a residential building including but not limited to:
    • Heating System
    • Cooling System
    • Plumbing System
    • Electrical System
    • Structural Components – foundation, roof masonry structure, exterior and interior components or any other related residential building component recommended by the Home Inspection Council and implemented by the Department of State through the regulatory process.
Who should get a Home Inspection?
  • Anyone purchasing a home on the open real-estate market
  • If you are purchasing a newly constructed home
  • Planning to list your home for sale
  • If you are required per bank or financing requirements
  • If you are moving into a rental apartment or a rented home you should consider performing a home inspection

Certified Home Inspector

Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC is an International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Certified Professional Inspector.

InterNACHI Professional #15120411


General (Structural) Home Inspections

All General Inspections include:

    • Full exterior inspection of roof, chimneys, vents, skylights and attic ventilation.
    • Full exterior inspection of exterior walls, windows and doors, electrical meters, gas meters and their respective penetrations and distribution infrastructure, including testing of exterior receptacles.
    • Full inspection of the exterior property immediately surrounding the structure inclusive of  foundation walls inclusive of water damage, cracks and movement, grading, patios and decks, railings and handrails, A/C compressors, well heads, driveways, sidewalks, fences, gates and landscaping.
    • All garage types are inspected for safety elements including garage doors, garage door openers, man doors, proper electrical protections such as GFCI’s, framing of walls and ascetics of finishes including but not limited to floors, ceilings and walls within the area.
  • ATTIC:
    • Full attic inspection for evidence of roof leaks, proper ventilation, proper insulation, mold growth and roof framing. Any existing attic electrical and duct systems are inspected if present.
    • All bathrooms are inspected for leaks, proper electrical protections such as GFCI’s, flow of tubs, showers, sinks and toilets, proper ventilation, necessary caulking, and ascetics of finishes including but not limited to floors, ceilings and walls within the area.
    • Laundry area includes operation of existing appliances, proper connections, drain lines, exhaust ducts and ascetics of finishes including but not limited to floors, ceilings and walls within the area.
    • Kitchens are inspected for proper operation of all existing appliances, cabinetry and counter top condition, proper electrical protections such as GFCI’s, flow of sinks and operation of garbage disposals, proper ventilation, necessary caulking, and ascetics of finishes including but not limited to floors, ceilings and walls within the area.
    • All fireplaces include a level 1 inspection of firebox interior, damper operation and interior chimney condition.
    • Full interior inspection for proper operation of doors, windows, skylights, receptacle safety, proper installation of smoke detectors and CO detectors, stairs, handrails and ascetics of finishes including but not limited to floors, ceilings and walls within the general interior.
    • The electrical panel cover is removed and the panel is inspected for proper electrical practices, service conductor materials, branch wiring materials, presence of double tapped breakers, unsafe breakers, proper grounding and service size.
    • All water heaters are inspected for proper operation, energy source, capacity, and presence of safety features.
    • The plumbing system type is identified and inspected for proper operation including pipe, distribution and infrastructure type, location of shutoffs and service entry, drops in pressure, presence of vent pipe, waste traps, cleanouts and proper well operation.
    • The heating system is inspected for presence of safety elements, proper operation, distribution systems including vents, returns, supplies and ducts, presence of oil tanks, fuel type, proper exhaust and combustion air.
    • The air conditioning type and energy source is identified and all elements are inspected.
    • Full inspection of the basement area including ventilation, foundation walls inclusive of water damage, cracks and movement, leaks, electrical, HVAC and plumbing distribution and infrastructure, structural components, drainage, framing, insulation, chimneys, dampness and ascetics of finishes including but not limited to floors, ceilings and walls within the area.
    • All interior safety conditions and elements are inspected, identified and reported when adverse conditions exist including identification of mold-like substances where visible.
    • Mold inspection is included free with every inspection where visually identifiable. 

Bald Eagle Inspection Services follows all New York State Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. 

Home Inspection Service Process

My home inspection process typically involves 2-3 hours of onsite analysis and 3-4 hours of report writing. Reports feature several components, a highly detailed checklist report, highlights of feature areas and written explanations of defects observed. This is a unique format that will provide you important information about the property and also list defective areas needing attention including bringing very important “Substantial Defects” aka “Major Defects” (substantial defects are considered any repair exceeding $1,500 in cost) to the top for immediate review. Complicated defects are written in detail explaining, what, how, why and any recommendations that can be offered. Defects will be accompanied by a photograph to help you understand the magnitude of what it is I’m talking about. All of my reports include 100+ photographs with detailed illustrations highlighting and pointing to important information. All reports are typically delivered the same day of inspection, but no later than 24 hours, guaranteed!

Maybe you found yourself here because you are about to make the biggest purchase of your life? A new home can be a challenging and intimidating endeavor and without the right people on your side, you could be left with apprehension and confusion. Allow me to take all of the fear and worry out of your home inspection process. Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC provides the most thorough and highest rated home inspection service in the area, bottom line. No where else on the web will you find a larger compiled list of positive reviews from satisfied clients. Regardless of how other companies market their services, there is no better indication of quality and commitment than a long list of satisfied clients. I have always believed, success is measured by the amount of happy customers. I would like the opportunity to make you another one of them.

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Fully insured

100s of 5 star reviews across Google, Thumbtack & Facebook

Over 20 years of experience

Fast turnaround

Numerous licenses and certifications

Locally owned small business

Broad range of knowledge and experience

favicon How Do Our Reports Compare?

Dual written reports with high detail checklists and fully written conditions for all observed defects

Well written with proper grammar and correct punctuation

Over one hundred photographs that are narrated and highlighted to display observations the way we are seeing them

Detailed diagrams and illustrations to explain defects

Reports are designed to be as thorough as possible, but also clear, concise and balanced

Links to supporting websites adding additional level of detail and back-up to defects for further discussions with agents and sellers

Included photos of appliances, hot water tank, heating and cooling systems in operation

Our reports are thorough and detailed, designed to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision

Visit our sample reports below

What Our Most Recent Clients Are Saying:

Amazingly thorough home inspection. Very professional and prompt service. I truly appreciated that when we had questions before and after the inspection, Jason didn't hesitate to spend time explaining (and reexplaining) in detail. Highly recommended.
Jason's response was prompt and the communication was great. He performed indoor air testing (quick results). He was very professional and accommodating. He even took the time to answer some questions I had inspecting areas of the house that did not have to do with the service we requested. I highly recommend Jason and I would hire him in the future.
Jason was very accommodating and thorough in his inspection of our potential home. Very personable and easy to communicate with, which is important when discussing an investment of this magnitude. Would highly recommend his services to any one in need of a home inspection .
Jason was fantastic and we are grateful that we worked with him. He was responsive, easy to communicate with, and as first-time home buyers, we learned a lot just spending time with him. During the inspection, he walked us through what he was doing, why he was doing it and the pros and cons of what he was seeing, and we received his detailed inspection report within hours. We came away from the process feeling much more knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
We hired Jason to take a look at our basement and inspect areas of mold before finishing off an area. He was very professional and knowledgeable, and was able give us insight into what was causing recurring mold issues on the foundation wall. He also took the time to discuss what could be done to prevent future mold growth if the room were to be remodeled and finished. Jason is a knowledgeable and trustworthy person to have do home inspections and help you come up with solutions rather than just telling you the problem.

Home Inspection FAQs

What do home inspectors look for? 

There are many things that a home inspector will look for when conducting an inspection. Some of the main items that they will check include: the condition of the foundation, framing, and floors; the condition of the roof and gutters; the condition of the windows and doors; functionality of mechanical items such as overhead doors, locksets and well systems; and the condition of the plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems. They will also check for any signs of radon gas, water damage, mold, pests and asbestos where possible. In addition, they will also look for any safety hazards that could be present in the home.

What is a deal breaker in a home inspection?

While every home inspection is different, there are some general things that can be considered deal breakers. These can include: major structural damage, significant water damage, mold growth, friable loose asbestos and infestation by pests or rodents. Additionally, any safety hazards that are present in the home could also be considered a deal breaker.

What are the most common problems found in home inspections?

Some of the most common problems found in home inspections include: water damage, mold growth, pests or rodent infestation, and electrical or plumbing issues. Additionally, any safety hazards that are present in the home could also be considered a problem.

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