The Main Components

During our home inspections, literally hundreds of items are checked, such as the electrical service, heating & cooling systems, roof, foundation, etc. You will be informed of any problems, defects and safety issues that may be of concern to you and your family. Together, we can discuss what actions can be taken to remedy any problem found.

Roof and Attic

During the roof inspection, we examine its overall condition and look for visible signs of leakage. We also look at the condition of the gutters, downspouts, flashing and rain caps.

Electrical System

We inspect the electric service and branch wiring, where visible, for capacity and condition. Unsafe electrical practices (unprotected conductors, ungrounded plugs, faulty wiring) will be pointed out.

Plumbing System

We check for the types and condition of supply and waste lines, including drains, vents and traps. We also check the condition of the water heater and heating system. We note any visible leakage or weaknesses in the plumbing system.

Heating and Air

During our inspection we operate the home’s hvac system. We report on its general condition, function, and look for visible signs of possible energy loss. Our report will include such information as its type and fuel source.

Structure

We examine the building’s structure for the quality of the exposed framing and look for damage or deterioration due to weather, settlement or other issues. Our inspection includes a thorough check of the condition of exterior and interior surfaces, floors, walls, ceilings, attic framing and insulation.

Foundation

A solid, leak-free foundation is critical to the quality of a home. We check the foundation for evidence of damage, deterioration or settling. We also examine all accessible crawl areas.

Other Areas

Our inspection also includes the fireplaces, porches and decks.

Electrical Inspection

Everything In Between

Inspection Overview diagram

Sinks, tubs, showers, faucets,patios, weatherstripping, grout, caulking, drains, traps, valves, connectors, exhaust fans, microwaves, stovetops, ovens, dishwashers, garbage disposals, counters, cabinets, ceilings, walls, floors, smoke detectors, ceiling fans, outlets, switches, closets, railings, stairs, treads, risers, interior doors, windows, screens, garage doors, garage openers, water mains, electrical panels, wiring, lights, heating/cooling systems, permanent fixtures, water heaters, furnaces, exterior walls, roofs, attics, insulation, attic ventilation, crawlspaces, slab foundations, basements, sump pumps, gutters, downspouts, fireplaces, flashing, fascia & trim, structure, hose bibs, water pressure, rafters, joists, walkways, driveways, drainage, retaining walls, gas meters, electrical service drop and much more!

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