What To Expect
A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.
Most inspections take 2 to 3 hours and cover 400 to 500 items, depending on the size of the home. To help you have a visual reinforcement of your written report and clear understanding, we request that you accompany us during the inspection.
The results are provided to you in the form of a 12-16 page computer-generated report, complete with digital photos of any problem areas. All reports cover the structure from foundation to roof and evaluate all electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems for operability. Our report is easy to read, and the summary page lists all problem areas in one location on the report. The report will be e-mailed.
Before you sign on the dotted line, getting a home inspection is a crucial step in the home buying process. A good home inspection should always include the following areas be checked and disclosed.
Attics: Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items.
Crawl Spaces & Foundation: Insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors, walls, and columns.
Electrical Systems: Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components.
Exterior: Siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components.
Heating & Cooling Systems: Furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components.
Interior: Floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances and other visible interior-related components.
Plumbing & Fixtures: Water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components.
Roof: Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items.
Additional areas checked: Decks and porches, environmental issues, fireplaces, and the overall structure.