Inspector going over reportThe Future of Home Inspection Technology.

Incorporated in early 2003, HomeSafe Inspection pioneered the use of infrared and acoustic technologies combined with traditional home inspection techniques in the home inspection industry and pest control industry. These technologies empower HomeSafe franchise inspectors and licensed users to, in effect, "see" and "hear" through a house's walls, floors and ceilings to uncover "invisible" problems in a house.* A HomeSafe infrared home inspection, coupled with acoustic (listening) technologies, provides a customer with knowledge about the house that has never been available before. We can solve problems that were once unsolvable.

* NOTE: HomeSafe does not claim that IR can literally see through walls. Under the right or properly controlled conditions, infrared allows a trained operator to make determinations about what is happening behind the wall based on the surface temperature of the wall and differences in the building material's thermal properties.

Inspector with IR camera and customerHomeSafe's technologies arose from two very different sciences: infrared imaging, which is essentially photographs of heat, and acoustics, the science of sound. HomeSafe co-founder Peng Lee decided to merge the two technologies while working on a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded project at the University of Mississippi's National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) in the 1990s. He first designed and built a highly sensitive, state-of-the-art acoustic device that could literally hear the unique sounds made by certain nuisance insects. He later added infrared to his high-tech array, enabling him to quickly scan a house for hidden moisture that might be related to termite infestations, then to employ the acoustic sensors in those "suspicious" areas to listen for termite noise. Finally, he and his NCPA colleagues developed a specialized type of software to analyze and confirm the termite sounds quickly and objectively.

Inspector with acoustic sensorsLee left NCPA and teamed with entrepreneur Kevin Seddon to found HomeSafe in March, 2003. A few months later, HomeSafe awarded its first infrared home inspection franchise in north-central Mississippi and Memphis, Tenn. The concept quickly caught fire; HomeSafe now has franchises and licensed users operating or soon to begin operations across the U.S., including Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Utah, California, Oregon and Minnesota.

HomeSafe has been featured in the New York Times, the Tulsa World, the Commercial Appeal (Memphis), the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.), the Sun-Herald (Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.), the Memphis Business Journal, the Mississippi Business Journal, the Daily Journal (Tupelo, Miss.) and many other newspapers around the U.S.

The HomeSafe Pledge

HomeSafe is committed to providing the world's most advanced, accurate, thorough and scientifically objective home inspections. All HomeSafe inspectors are highly trained in both traditional inspection techniques as well as the most effective usage of cutting-edge infrared, acoustic and pattern recognition technologies and infrared home inspection protocols. Every HomeSafe inspector is empowered to, in effect, "see" and "hear" through a house's walls, floors and ceilings, uncovering a significant amount of additional information than can be obtained in a traditional inspection alone. Thus, HomeSafe inspectors provide the most detailed and comprehensive home inspection reports available anywere.

Services

HomeSafe licensed users offer a range of specialized services for home buyers, home sellers and homeowners. Availability differs from state to state, but these services include:

Infrared Home Inspections
Traditional Home Inspections
Infrared/Acoustic Termite Detection
Mold Detection
Home Warranty
Consultation Services
Energy Loss Inspections
Child Safety Inspections
Senior Adult Safety Inspections
Fire Safety Inspections

For more information on HomeSafe or to inquire about franchise or licensing opportunities, call our corporate office at (866) 327-7233.



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