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Gold Key Credentials

Certified by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors - Click here to verify.
IAC2 Mold Certified

Certifications acquired through
home inspector training
from InterNACHI

Home Inspection Services

Gold Key Home Inspections offers home buyers and sellers comprehensive home inspection services as well as environmental, pool and other inspection and testing services to meet your real estate inspection needs. Click here for pricing and to schedule an inspection.

Pre-purchase Home Inspection

A pre-purchase home inspection is conducted in accordance with guidelines set forth in the Standards of Practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and includes a thorough inspection of all major structural and mechanical components of a house. It is important to note that a home inspection will not reveal every concern that currently exists or that ever could exist but only those material defects observed at the time of the inspection. Our full inspection includes:

  • Roof, vents, flashings, and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia
  • Grading and drainage
  • Basement, foundation and crawlspace
  • Water penetration and foundation movement
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Main water shut off valves
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
  • Grounding and bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
  • Pools and spas*
  • Piers and bulk heads*
  • Radon testing*
  • Well flow testing*
  • And much more…
  • *extra charge applies

Environmental Inspections

Maryland home buyers may want additional environmental inspections performed depending on the age and location of the home. Gold Key offers the following environmental testing services:

Thermal Imaging Inspections

Gold Key offers thermal imaging inspections using Infrared (IR) technology to help home buyers gain a better understanding of the home they’re about to purchase. Our inspectors have undergone specialized training and are Infrared Certified. They use specialized equipment that measures heat energy to identify potential problems as well as to verify performance of certain components that might not otherwise become apparent in a standard home inspection.

Termite Inspections

Gold Key Home Inspections is licensed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture to offer and perform wood destroying insect and wood destroying organism (WDI/WDO) inspections required by most lenders. A separate report will be provided for settlement purposes.

Pre-List Inspection

A pre-list inspection helps you improve your marketability as well as comply with Maryland disclosure laws by identifying potential problems before you put your home on the market.