WHAT TO EXPECT
A home inspection is a visual assessment of a house's physical structure and mechanical systems. Areas covered during an inspection fall under four categories:
Exterior: The exterior portion of the inspection is a thorough assessment of the home’s lot and grounds, including the driveway, sidewalks and grading. An exterior inspection also includes evaluation of the roof, gutters, windows, doors and exterior covering, as well as any decks or patios.
Interior: The interior portion of the inspection involves identiying issues with the home’s walls, ceilings and flooring, looking for signs of water intrusion, cracks or other potential issues. The kitchen, bathrooms, as well as any fireplaces and built-in appliances are part of the interior portion of the inspection service.
The home’s structural components include foundation walls, floor/slab, framing and attic. All visible areas of these structures are thoroughly examined for safety, integrity and quality of workmanship.
All accessible portions of the home’s major systems, including heating, air conditioning, and plumbing, are inspected in their entirety. This includes the furnace, air conditioning unit, ductwork (as access allows), water heater, plumbing fixtures, and hot/cold water supply. We will also carefully evaluate the home’s electrical system, including the electrical service entrance and panel, as well as electrical circuits and outlets.