FAQ & Services

Why do a home inspection

A home purchase is most likely the largest investment you will make. Before purchasing the property, you should learn as much as possible, including what may need to be repaired.

A home inspection should also point out the positives of a home. By having a professional home inspection you will have a clearer understanding of a home in order to make a confident decision.

General Home Inspection

A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by a Standard.

 

Home Inspection Report

I provide a home inspection report identifying, in written format, defects within specific systems and components defined by Standards that both observed and deemed material. My report may include additional comments and recommendations.

If a report reveals a problem it does not necessarily mean you should not buy the house. The inspection is to educate you on the condition of the house before you purchase.

Home Inspections for Home Buyers

Buying a house can be stressful. It also requires countless important decisions to be made. Once you find a home you want to purchase you should hire a professional to inspect the condition of the house and receive a detailed home inspection report. Hiring a home inspector is a wise decision and should be considered even when buying a newly constructed home. A detailed home inspection report will prepare you for any potential problems and set your mind at ease before you move in.

A Typical Inspection Includes:

  • Lots & Grounds: driveways, walks, steps/stoops, porch, patio. deck, vegetation, basement, and exterior surface drain.

  • Exterior: type, trim, fascia, soffits, door bell, entry doors, patio doors, windows, window screens, and basement windows.

  • Roof: Slashing, valleys, skylight, plumbing, vents, electrical, mast, gutters, downspouts, and chimney.

  • Garage: Door, door operation, door opener, exterior surface, service doors, ceiling, walls, floor/foundation, electrical, heating, windows, and smoke detector.

  • Electrical: Service branch circuits, wiring type, conductor type, grounding, smoke detectors, breakers, fuses, AFCI, GFCI, and service line meter box.

  • Structural: Attic, basement and crawl space, HVAC system, plumbing, internal rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, insulation, and ventilation.

Home Inspections have proven to save money

It is a fact that home inspections have been known to save thousands. When planning on purchasing a home you need to make sure the contract states the offer is contingent upon home inspection conducted by a professional home inspector. The results may help in your final price for the home. This will ensure that you know of any issues in need of repair or replace upon purchasing a home.

Home Inspection for Home Sellers

A Home Inspection is also very valuable for home sellers. If you plan to sell your home it will benefit you to get a home inspection before putting it on the market. It will give you a better understanding of the needed repairs, if any, and make the selling of your home a smoother process.