Home Inspections

Leave no stone unturned

One of the critical keys for determining the purchase of a home is the  awareness of any present and potential future issues and their cost implications. Some issues may be critical and require immediate replacement or repair; others may be a future maintenance item that can be performed at a later date.

 

The purpose of a home inspection is to provide the client with a comprehensive report detailing minor to major findings after a thorough visual noninvasive inspection. This comprehensive inspection is based on an examination of the accessible features of a building and is conducted in accordance with the Standards and Practices of the National Association of Home Inspectors.   It is highly recommended that the home buyer be present during the inspection to witness and ask questions about any of the findings.

The report covers the home’s basic systems including the foundation, building structural integrity, exterior, interior, plumbing, electrical, heat and cooling (HVAC) system and roofing.  An electronic copy of the report will be emailed within 24 hours of the completion of the inspection. A hard copy of the report can be furnished upon customer request.

 

Specifically, we will examine as a minimum and comment as necessary on the following:

 

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Electrical
  • Main Electrical panel, breakers, fuse, grounding
  • GFIC’s and AFCI’s
  • Outside service drop line
  • Sub Panels
Exterior
  • Siding, eaves, fascia, soffits, window trim
  • Gutters, downspouts, proper drainage and grading
  • Roofing system, chimney, flashing, skylights and other roof penetrations
  • Attached Garage,  door and sensor operation
  • Exterior penetrations for outside services
  • Decks, railings, stairs
  • Window and door operation and condition
  • Walkways
  • Driveways
  • Patios
Interior
  • Floor coverings, wall and ceiling conditions
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Built in/stationary kitchen appliance functionality
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors
  • Doors
  • Windows/Glazing
  • Fireplaces
Plumbing
  • Main water valve and shut off
  • Water heater type
  • Facets, fixtures, Bath tub/shower stall condition
Heating and Cooling
  • System types and functionality
Foundation
  • Type and materials
  • Crawl spaces
  • Sump pumps
  • Curtain drain systems
  • Window wells, exterior entrances

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