With years of construction experience, and degrees in engineering, the staff of Perkins Home Services will do your home inspection and home testing services right. Our knowledge of building codes and standard practices will help guide you toward the right solution to any problem we may find.
The process of buying or selling a home can be exciting process. But if that excitement clouds your judgement, you can make a bad decision. Just because a home looks and feels like home to you, doesn't mean it isn't full of troublesome areas that will cost you lots of money and aggravation to fix. Our home inspections will help you see important details in the home that you may otherwise miss. Remember, whether you are buying or selling a home, we can help you make an informed decision about one of the most expensive transactions you will likely ever make.
That's where the Home Inspector comes in. It is their job to help you make an informed decision.learn more about home inspections
You can't see it, taste it or smell it, but this radioactive gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer (after smoking) and causes up to 22,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Nearly one out of every three homes in Maine has elevated radon levels.
Radon is everywhere and you are almost always breathing some in. But with today's homes being tighter than ever to save on energy costs, the radon below your home often becomes concentrated in your home. The risk then becomes high enough that you and your family have a much greater chance of getting lung cancer.learn more about radon testing
It is estimated that 40 to 60 percent of the wells in Maine are contaminated with coliform bacteria. Coliform bacteria is not necessarily harmful, but the presence of coliform bacteria is an indicator that other disease carrying micro-organisms may be present. Bleaching the well will usually clear coliform bacteria from the well. For more information on well bleaching, see The State of Maine's Guide to Coliform Bacteria.learn more about water testing
An infrared camera is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on a video monitor and perform temperature calculations. Heat sensed by an infrared camera can be quantified, or measured, allowing you to not only monitor thermal performance, but also identify and evaluate the relative severity of heat-related problems.
Thermal imaging can provide us with a way to see heat loss in a home, and focus on those areas where improved insulation may provide energy savings. Other uses include, finding spots of water leaks or damage and viewing radiant heating in floors.learn more about thermal imaging
Septic systems play a major role for many Maine homeowners. There are several questions that should be answered before you make your purchase. It is important to know if the home has an adequate septic system and leach field, if it is in proper working order, if it is in the proper location, and if it is in need of any repairs. Perkins Home Services will be able to answer these questions for you. For more information, click below.learn more about septic inspections
We just wanted to thank you for the comprehensive inspection report. Eric was very nice, extremely professional and thorough, and explained everything he found so we could understand exactly what we were dealing with and what needed to be done, if anything. Please thank him again for us for his great work and attention to detail!
From our initial phone call to delivery of the final inspection reports, Perkins Home Services was a complete delight. Professional, prompt, thorough, and accommodating. We even learned a thing or two from the general home inspector, in addition to the required information. We're satisfied and smarter!
Scott and John who inspected our septic system have completed their work at our home in Deer Isle, Maine. We wish to complement their professionalism, courtesy and willingness to respond to our questions. They were very informative. You sent a very good team and we appreciate it. Thanks for your help too in explaining the process and arranging our appointment.
I just wanted to say thank you and how incredibly happy we were with everyone. Scott & John were beyond friendly and answered any and all questions we had! We hope to recommend you to anyone that is looking for the same service in the future.
Just wanted to say I was pleased with your Septic Check on the Blackwood Rd, Property. But saddened that I was hoping to buy it without incident. Nice to be forewarned of future problems. Thank you. I would recommend you to others.
It has been a pleasure dealing with all at Perkins. Very professional and knowledgeable. Little wonder that you are highly recommended by every realtor that we have met.
This is a very professional, thorough company. Their excellent work takes much of the worry out of buying a new home.
Scott came and inspected a home today I am interested in buying and he was great! I just wanted to say thank you for being so flexible and available. Scott was great about explaining everything to me in depth and answering all my questions. Thank you again!
Many thanks to you and the Perkins team for the great work on inspecting the home I plan to purchase. Your workers (both those who answer the phone and send out reports and those who do the hands-on inspecting of house, water, and septic) are all wonderful- friendly, knowledgeable, efficient- and you came so quickly when I needed you! I especially liked it that I could observe the inspections and ask questions. I learned a lot about the place I will soon call home!