Home Inspection Overview

We take pride in guiding our clients through the inspection process by performing a thorough, unbiased inspection of the major building components, providing a detailed report of the properties condition, and empowering our clients with the knowledge they need to make a more informed decision about purchasing the property.

The inspection is a visual survey of the systems and components of the property. We encourage our clients to be present at the inspection and welcome any concerns or questions you may have.

 

 

Items That are Inspected

 

  • Foundations, Basements, and Under-floor Areas: Grading, slab-on-grade, crawl space (if applicable)
  • Exterior: Exterior stairs, exterior walls, eaves, soffit, fascias, chimneys, sprinklers, hose faucets, gates/fences and trees that may interfere with the proper function of plumbing/electrical 
  • Roof Coverings: Roof, flashing, gutters & downspout
  • Attic Areas and Roof Framing: Framing and sheathing, access opening(s) and accessibility, ventilation
  • Plumbing: Main line, supply lines, waste lines, fuel lines, water heaters
  • Electrical Systems: Service, main panel, conductors, sub panels, wiring observations
  • Heating Systems: Description, condition, venting, combustion air, burners, distribution system, normal controls, air filters, general observations
  • Central Cooling Systems: Cooling equipment and operation using normal user controls, distribution system(s), duct insulation, outlets, piping systems and valves, energy source and connections, condensate drains
  • Fireplaces and Chimneys: Chimneys, flues, dampers and associated components, fireboxes, hearth extensions and permanently installed accessory components, manufactured solid-fuel or gas-burning appliances
  • Building Interior: Walls, ceilings and floors, ventilation components, doors, windows, stairs, handrails, and guardrails, permanently installed cabinet and counter top surfaces, safety glazing in locations subject to human impact.
  • Garage: Floor, firewall, ventilation, door to interior, exterior door, vehicle doors, automatic openers
  • Kitchen: Sink(s), disposal, range/cook top, dishwasher, special features
  • Bathroom: Toilets, sinks, bathtub(s), shower(s)
  • Pool/Spa/Equipment (extra charge): Type, heater, filtration, pumps, blowers, electrical, observations