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Our thorough visual inspection of the major systems of the house covers everything from the roof to the foundation. We encourage you to come along with us as we inspect your home, and feel free to ask questions any time during your home inspection. For more information on home inspections, please browse through the rest of our website. Should you have additional questions, please contact us.
Roof covering, roof drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys, roof penetrations and signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on building components. The home inspector shall: Describe the type of roof covering materials; and report the methods used to observe the roofing. Schedule your inspection today!
Exterior Structural Integrity
Wall cladding, flashings, trims, entryway doors, windows, garage door operators, decks, balconies, stoops, steps, area-ways, porches and applicable railings; eaves, soffits, and fascias; and vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building. Describe wall cladding materials; Operate all entryway doors and accessible windows; and Probe exterior wood components where deterioration is suspected. Schedule your inspection today!
Interior Structural Integrity
Walls, ceiling, floors, steps, stairways, balconies, and railings; Counters and a representative number of installed cabinets; and a representative number of doors and windows. The home inspector shall: Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; carpeting; or draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. Schedule your inspection today!
The Home Inspector shall observe structural components including foundations, floors, walls, columns or piers, ceilings and roof. Describe the type of Foundation, floor structure, wall structure, columns or piers, ceiling structure, roof structure. Probe structural components where deterioration is suspected; Enter under floor crawl spaces, basements, and attic spaces except when access is obstructed, when entry could damage the property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected; Report the methods used to observe under floor crawl spaces and attics; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. Schedule your inspection today!
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Observe permanently installed heating and cooling systems including: Heating equipment; Cooling Equipment that is central to home; Normal operating controls; Automatic safety controls; chimneys, flues, and vents, where readily visible; Solid fuel heating devices; Heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units, convectors; and the presence of an installed heat source in each room. The home inspector shall describe: Energy source; and Heating equipment and distribution type. The home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. The home inspector shall open readily accessible and operational panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. Schedule your inspection today!
The Home Inspector shall inspect the main water supply shut-off valve ,the main fuel supply shut-off valve, the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water, all toilets for proper operation by flushing, all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage, the drain, waste and vent system; and drainage sump pumps with accessible floats. The inspector shall describe: whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence; the location of the main water supply shut-off valve; the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets; mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate. Schedule your inspection today!
Service entrance conductors; Service equipment, grounding equipment, main over current device, and main and distribution panels; Amperage and voltage ratings of the service; Branch circuit conductors, their over current devices, and the compatibility of their ampacities and voltages; The operation of a representative number of installed ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling’s exterior walls; The polarity and grounding of all receptacles within six feet of interior plumbing fixtures, and all receptacles in the garage or carport, and on the exterior of inspected structures; The operation of ground fault circuit interrupters; and Smoke detectors. Describe: Service amperage and voltage; Service entry conductor materials; Service type as being overhead or underground; and Location of main and distribution panels. Report any observed aluminum branch circuit wiring. Report on presence or absence of smoke detectors, and operate their test function, if accessible, except when detectors are part of a central system. Schedule your inspection today!
Insulation and Venting
Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces; Ventilation of attics and foundation areas; Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems; and the operation of any readily accessible attic ventilation fan, and, when temperature permits, the operation of any readily accessible thermostatic control. The home inspector shall describe: Insulation in unfinished spaces; and Absence of insulation in unfinished space at conditioned surfaces. The home inspector shall: Move insulation where readily visible evidence indicates the need to do so; and Move insulation where chimneys penetrate roofs, where plumbing drain/waste pipes penetrate floors, adjacent to earth filled stoops or porches, and at exterior doors. Schedule your inspection today!
Walls, ceiling, and floor slab; access door to interior, roll up door and door operator. Operate the garage door operator only if it is functioning. Identify the door type and operator manufacturer. Report signs of abnormal operation, failure of the motion sensors if installed. Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door operator; Report whether or not any garage door operator will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing. Schedule your inspection today!
The home inspector shall observe and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances: Permanently installed dishwasher, through its normal cycle; Range, cook top, and permanently installed oven; Trash compactor; Garbage disposal; Ventilation equipment or range hood; and Permanently installed microwave oven. The home inspector is not required to observe: Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven function, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation; Non built-in appliances; or Refrigeration units. Schedule your inspection today!
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