Inspection Overview

 

What to expect from a home inspection

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.Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take an average of two to four hours . Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we’ve found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. Our inspectors also provide a free telephone consultation after your inspection

A thorough home inspection will include the following:
* We DO NOT charge extra for crawl spaces,sprinkler systems,septic systems, or water wells.

  • Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)
  • Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, wells, septic and other plumbing system components)
  • Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, electronic monoxide testing, electric gas sniffer testing, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)
  • Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation(insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)
  • Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
  • Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)
  • 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)
  • Environmental Issues
  • Decks and Porches
  • Fireplaces
  • Overall Structure
View some of the common problem areas we come across during a home inspections.