Inspections & Services

We serve Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

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At National Property Inspections, we provide a comprehensive list of services designed to help our customers get the most from their investment, whether it be residential or commercial.

Residential/Home Inspections
New Home Construction
Appliance Recall Service
Builder’s Home Warranty
Radon Testing
Pre-lease Inspections

Apartment Buildings
Multi-Unit Residences
Commercial Draw Inspections
Retail & Strip Mall
Office Facilities
Warehouses & Light Industrial
Hotels/Commercial Lodging

What Does Our Standard Home Inspection Include?

When you choose Darren J. Ferguson, National Property Inspections, you can expect a thorough, complete inspection.

Each of our inspections comes with an in-depth, easy-to-read and understand computer-generated report given to you either the day of or the day following your inspection. Our standard written report also includes color photos.

Roof Inspection - No guessing. Our roof inspection is a fully comprehensive walk-on inspection. We see what can be easily missed because we take the time to climb up and really look closely for potential problems*.

Exterior Inspection - Including the driveway, walkways, property drainage, and chimney.

Attic Inspection - What’s up there? Lots of stuff that can go wrong. We carefully check for issues concerning: electrical, plumbing, mold, structural stability, and ventilation.

Evidence of Prior Water Leakage - We check for the water damage that might be easily missed in warmer months.

Insulation - A leading cause of unexpected expense for the homeowner.

Plumbing - Basement to attic, plumbing supply lines, and water heater.

Electrical - Entrance cable, meter box, grounding rod, existing wiring, amp & voltage, aging evidence, service panel, overall safety including "GFCI" (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) & "AFCI" (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter).

Heating & Cooling - We check for safety, efficiency and age-related concerns. Gas line and sump pump/tank inspection.

All of our home inspections come with a 6-month home warranty on all major appliances.

Commercial Inspections

In today’s real estate market, there are properties for sale everywhere. When it comes to commercial property, there’s always more than meets the eye. Know everything you need to know before you buy.

Whether you are a building owner, property manager, leasing agency, lender or tenant, you can count on us to provide an accurate and thorough inspection of your commercial property in a timely and efficient manner.

Prompt Service

We understand the importance of timely scheduling, efficient turn Around and effective communication with property owners, brokers and managers. Darren Ferguson, National Property Inspector, will work with you to meet your deadlines.

Radon Gas

Why should you be concerned? Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can't see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the U.S. today. Radon can be a problem in all types of homes and has been found in homes in every state.

Hire a Qualified Radon Tester

It is important to get an accurate test. The best way to assure this is to hire a qualified professional to conduct your radon test. As a qualified tester, Darren J. Ferguson knows and utilizes the proper conditions, test devices and guidelines for obtaining accurate, reliable radon test results.

If you have high radon levels, there is a solution. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels. Don’t wait, test today. The longer the exposure to radon, the bigger the risk to you and your family. Call today to schedule an appointment or find out more. (724) 650-7517

*On rare occasions, safety issues may exempt us from walk-on roof inspection.

This home for sale will be inspected by Darren J Ferguson, National Property Inspections before it is purchased.

Your home is the single largest investment you will ever make. When deciding which house to purchase and make your home, it makes sense to know what the costs will be. Call before you buy (724) 650-7517

Whether residential or commercial, every inspection includes the structure and foundation.  Our inspections are very thorough.

Foundations often hide structural and/or safety problems. This foundation structure failed to pass inspection, saving the potential home buyer from big unexpected repair costs and safety issues.

Fire and electrical safety are key to a thorough home or commercial building inspection.

Improper do-it-yourself wiring is a leading cause of home fires in the U.S. We thoroughly check the wiring of each property we inspect. Not just the fuse box, outlets and switches, either. We check the attic and crawl space as well.

This attic inspection lead to the discovery of serious roof leakage, saving the potential owner thousands of dollars in future damage.

This make-do solution not only caused roof damage, it has the potential to cause excessive water damage and/or mold damage to the building’s finished interior spaces – costing thousands of dollars in future repairs.

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National Property Inspections is a qualified Radon Testing Inspector.

PA Bureau of Radiation Protection
Radon Division
Certified Tester ID #2900