Home Inspection Overview
Home Inspections Are Very Important
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. In addition if you are selling your home, the seller’s inspection is the ultimate gesture of full disclosure, it helps protect you and gives value to your home.
What Is A Full Home Inspection
A full home inspection provides an invaluable learning and discovery experience during which your questions can be answered on the spot. Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take no more than four hours, usually between an hour and a half and three hours. You will gain insight into maintenance tailored specifically to your home. I wholeheartedly encourage you to accompany me during the inspection. In addition, all of my clients are offered free telephone consultation after the inspection.
A thorough home inspection will include the following:
|Roof: Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible, accessible roof related items.||Attics: Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible, accessible related items.|
|Plumbing and Fixtures: Water pressure and flow, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components.||Interior: Floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, safety-related items, and other visible, accessible interior-related components.|
|Heating and Cooling Systems: Furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components.||Electrical Systems: Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components.|
|Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation: Insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns.||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|