The majority of lake houses these days pull their house hold and/or irrigation water directly from the highland lakes. ALLSTAR Realty Inspections has an exclusive team of underwater divers ready to inspect boat dock components and anchors as well as lake water/irrigation system pumps, pipe and wire from below the lake surface. As one of few if not the only inspection firm providing this service we are able to inspect and advise on the water treatment and purifying equipment at the structure as well. This equipment can be incredibly expensive (often averaging $20,000 or more for a complete install) and usually requires routine and annual maintenance to keep water quality at a safe level for consumption. Not having these systems inspected can be costly to both your wallet and your health.
Recently Zebra Mussel's have infested the lower highland lakes and are wreaking havoc on lake water/irrigation systems, equipment and docks. These organisms are microscopic at their early stage of development and easily transfer into plumbing components, filtration equipment and irrigation valves. Zebra Mussel's are directly responsible for many costly repairs that often range in the THOUSANDS of dollars. Don't buy your dream home on the lake without having your lake water system and dock thoroughly inspected.
We do require the septic system be pumped for a thorough inspection of the tank, components and the fields. We can coordinate our preferred septic specialist to pump during our inspection. This service is usually an additional $350-$475 depending on the type of system present.
Our WDI inspection covers the main dwelling only and comes with a 90 day warranty. Additional structures can be added for an additional fee. An extended warranty can be purchased for an additional $125 for a full year from the date of inspection.
This and any underwater service will have two fees applied. Our inspection service, along with the divers fee. Prices may vary depending on the size of the system present and the depth of the equipment.
We can submit a water quality sample for laboratory testing for $25. This will test the well for total coliform and E.coli. Results will be emailed to the inspector and the buyer, usually within 48 hours.
We do have multiple investor programs available within our inspection services. We have a set volume price up to 2000SF that includes a termite inspection, we have the big 5 (foundation, roof, mechanical, plumbing and electrical), we have the exterior (insurance) inspection and more. Investment properties on the lake can utilize our exclusive underwater/dive inspection of lake systems and equipment.
Another exclusive service we offer. Ensuring your terminals are active and properly established. We also offer an initial set up service of your whole house system and components.
Large acreage fence inspections are based on the total acres present. Inspector will utilize our ATV for access throughout the property. This inspection includes accessible areas only. Inspector will not cut vegetation or manipulate the land for access.
Irrigation inspection fee is for up to 10 zones. There will be an additional $25 fee for every additional 5 zones. Irrigation systems that are fed by lake water may also have additional inspection/dive fees associated.
These two services can be combined for a reduced rate if both systems are present.
Separate structures may have different fees associated with them, as they typically will have separate services and/or utilities. Also any WDI (termite) inspections will have separate fees associated with additional buildings as well.