What is the home inspection process about?
Following are some of the systems and components (“items”) that are inspected and reported during the course of our inspection.
These items are examined for material defects that would significantly affect the functionality, desirability, or safety of the home.
1. Foundations and underfloor areas - including, but not limited to, foundations and support components, ventilation,
insulation, access openings, wood separation from soil, drainage and sump pumps.
2. Building exteriors - including, but not limited to, surface grade, hardscaping, site drainage, wall coverings, doors and windows,
Attached appurtenances (decks, balconies, porches, stairs, railings and walkways, etc.)
3. Roof coverings - including, but not limited to, roof coverings, flashings, vents, skylights, roof penetrations, roof drainage.
4. Attic areas and roof framing - including, but not limited to, framing and sheathing, access openings, insulation, ventilation.
5. Plumbing systems - including, but not limited to, supply, waste and vent piping, plumbing fixtures, faucets and drains, water
heating equipment, functional flow of water supply, functional drainage at fixtures, gas piping and connectors.
6. Electrical systems - including, but not limited to, service conductors, service equipment and capacity, panels and over current
protection devices, service and equipment grounding, wiring, switches, receptacles and light fixtures.
7. Heating systems - including, but not limited to, heating equipment, venting systems, combustion and ventilating air, energy
sources and connections, distribution systems.
8. Central cooling systems - including, but not limited to, cooling equipment, distribution systems, energy sources and
connections, condensate drain lines.
9. Fireplaces and chimneys - including, but not limited to, chimneys, flues and dampers, fireboxes, hearth extensions and
accessories, solid-fuel and gas-burning appliances.
10. Building interiors - including, but not limited to, walls, ceilings and floors, security bars, ventilation, doors and windows,
stairs, railings, cabinets and counters, safety glazing, smoke detector provisions, laundry provisions, built-in appliances.
What you can expect after the inspection is complete: If you have attended the inspection, which I urge you to do, we will
review the highlights and summary of the report. The detailed narrative report, which includes photos, takes the guesswork out
of reading the inspection report, making it easier for you to better understand the condition of the home and assist you in your
purchase decision. The inspection report will then be emailed to you within 24 hours.