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New Hampshire Home Inspections

Standard Home Inspection

Criterium-Bennett Engineers Standard Home Inspection is a limited visual inspection consistent with the standards of practice of the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE), designed to identify significant deficiencies and/or repairs needed in the major systems of a home (structural, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, roof, exterior) and to provide a general understanding of the property's current condition.

We look at the following areas during our Standard Home Inspection:

Structure Interior
Wood-Destroying Insect Activity Exterior
Basement Water Roofing
Ventilation Life and Fire Safety
Heating and Cooling Energy Efficiency Pool and Spa
Plumbing Environmental
Electrical  

We write our home inspection reports in plain English that our clients find easy to follow. The most popular feature of a Criterium report is our Home Maintenance Plan, which provides home owners with useful information about their home's expected condition for the next ten years.

Call Criterium-Bennett Engineers at 603-610-2446 for a free quote. Our pricing is determined by the age, size and location of the home and the service(s) requested.

Additional Home Inspection Services

Exhaustive Home Inspection

This includes a standard inspection plus invasive testing and/or equipment disassembly (as approved in advance by you and the property owner). The purpose is to gather all available and relevant information about the property. This more extensive inspection goes beyond the available visible evidence and provides an even more thorough analysis.

Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

Sometimes problems arise that require the expert diagnosis and evaluation of an engineer. That's where Criterium-Bennett Engineers comes in. We can diagnose specific problems and give you concrete answers to questions like "why is this happening?" and "what should I do to correct it?". Our inspections are objective and unbiased. The results are practical and reliable. Working with Criterium-Bennett Engineers can help you avoid paying for unnecessary repairs or overlooking a growing problem that will cost you much more later on. Never leave something as expensive as you home or investment property to chance. Count on Criterium-Bennett Engineers for the right solution.

Water Quality

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services offers a very comprehensive website of fact sheets with regard to drinking water and ground water. Criterium-Bennett Engineers works with a local lab for testing water quality of the following:

sodium, fluoride, chlorine, pH, hardness, nitrate-N, nitrite-N, iron, manganese, total coliform bacteria, E. coli bacteria, copper, lead & arsenic

The testing parameters can be somewhat tailored to your request and we can also provide lead and copper testing for the water quality of the first drawn water. Samples collected by Criterium-Bennett Engineers are delivered to the lab on the same day and results of these tests are generally provided within 3-5 days after that.

Radon

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has provided the following Radon in Your Home fact sheet to help educate residents about radon. Criterium-Bennett Engineers works with a local lab in testing for radon either in the air, or in the water supply. Water testing follows similar procedures as described in the section above - Water Quality. Air testing however, requires placement of a kit on the day of inspection and is collected 48 hours later. It is important that you or your Realtor make arrangements for our return access. Results of the radon air test are generally provided within 2-3 days from submission.