I am buying a house
Existing Home Inspection
Know what you are buying before you commit. A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will operate all plumbing fixtures. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.
What We Inspect
Our program has been designed to assure you a thorough, easy to understand overview of the conditions of the home you are about to purchase. Buying a home is not something you do every day and we provide the information you need for peace of mind.
- We assure the inspection of and report on, over 400 items
- We deliver a detailed report to you before we leave the house
- We point out major and minor deficiencies to give you the complete picture on your new home's condition
- We identify any major expenditures coming up so you can budget these potential expenses
- We identify any potential safety hazards present
- We show you how various systems work
- Teaching and explaining the workings of a home is as important as inspecting
- We review and explain the conditions found
- What Does a Typical Home Inspection Cover?
- Exterior to Include Steps, Deck, Patio, Balcony, Landscpae, Walks, Drive, Window Wells, and Retaining Walls.
- Roof to Iclude Shingles, Venting, Valley/Flashings, Gutters, Down Spouts, Skylights, and Chimney.
- Siding to Include Windows, Storms, Doors, Soffit, and trim.
- Garage to Include Doors, Openers, Auto Reverse function, Electrical, Fire Separation Wall, Attic, Floor and Foundation.
- Kitchen to include Appliances, Plumbing, Electrical, Counter Tops and Cabinets.
- Laundry Connections
- Bathroom Fixtures, Plumbing, Electrical, Shower Walls, and Fans.
- All Rooms to Include Walls, floors, Ceilings, Windows, Doors, Fans, and Electrical.
- Attic to Include Insulation, Venting, Visible Chimney, Visible Wiring, and Roof Decking.
- Basement/Crawl Space/Slab on Grade to include Walls, Floor, Joists, Girders, Columns,Stairs, Insulation, Venting, Sump Pumps and Drainage.
- Plumbing to Include Water Heaters, Water Piping, Waste Pipes, Water Softner, Functional Flow and Drainage.
- Heating Systems to Include Complete Operation and Condition, Fuel Supply, Filter, and Distribution.
- Air Conditioner to Include Inspection of the exterior Unit, Wall AC Units, Complete Operation and Condition.
- Electrical to Include Main Power Panel, Power Mast Entering the House, Grounding, Interior/exterior Outlets, Lights, GFCI, and Overloads at the Panel.
- Other Items Include Fireplaces, Smoke Detectors, Stairs and Rails.
New Construction Inspection
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be printed on site and all questions will be answered.