Residential Inspection Areas
We inspect all components of the home inside and out. We are state licensed and follow the interNACHI standards of practice.
We provide a thorough visual inspection of all areas of the property including:
- Roof - inspect the flashing, venting, roof covering, skylights, gutters and downspouts
- Site - check the grading and elevation of grounds and any retaining walls
- Structural Components - interior and exterior Attics - inspect rafters and roof decking, ventilation and insulation Crawlspaces/Basements - check for water penetration or structural cracks
- Exterior Cladding - siding, stucco or masonry
- Porches and Decks - check railings and other safety features
- Garages - check garage doors and closers
- Driveways and Walkways - check for cracks and other safety hazards
- Foundation - check for any existing or repaired structural damage caused by water penetration or ground movement
- Electrical Systems - check for any deficiencies in main and sub- panels, branch circuits, connected devices and outlets
- Plumbing Systems - check for proper function of fixtures and drainage systems including sump pumps, septic and well flow
- HVAC Systems - check the proper functioning and condition of heating and air conditioning components
- Interior rooms - check condition of floors, stairs, doors, windows, walls and ceilings
- Appliances - check condition and proper functioning of washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, disposals
- Fireplaces - check proper function, safety and maintenance of flue and firebox
Following the inspection, we will compile a report electronically in an easy-to-read format and make it available to you within at least 24 hours but normally the same day. The report will contain all of the details and photos of any issues that were identified during the inspection.
The inspector will be glad to review with you any aspect of the report as needed.
We trust that this report will provide you with valuable information which will assist you in making an informed decision about your property.
In conclusion, for the customer to have realistic expectations about what information will be included in the home inspection report, follow these tips:
- read the Standards of Practice ;
- read the Contract or Agreement ;
- view a sample Inspection Report;
- talk with the inspector.