WHAT DOES A HOME INSPECTION ASSESS?
A home inspection will point out safety concerns in a home, helping a buyer be informed. A home inspector can be a great resource for those who want to learn about their home. They can teach a buyer how to operate certain systems in the home or provide tips on how to fix something in an inexpensive way. If a buyer is more aware of the aspects of their home purchase, they can better plan for the future, for renovations and improvements.
Assessing the overall structural condition of the residence including foundation, flooring, walls, beams/joists, etc.
Evaluating the integrity of the roof to identify infiltration of moisture, including investigating attic space, insulation, ventilation, gutters, downspouts, fascia, flashing, and drainage capability
Reviewing operation, safety controls, and efficiency of heating systems. Checking furnaces, boilers, fuel supply, venting, radiators, baseboards, or convectors.
Analyzing operation, safety controls, and capacity of cooling systems.
Checking air conditioners, ducts, supply registers, and return grills
Verifying proper supply and waste plumbing including interior water supply and distribution, fixtures, faucets, drains, wastes and vent systems, sump pumps, and sewage ejectors.
Confirming adequate insulation, checking placement.
Assessing lighting, appliances, service entrance, service panels, electrical outlets, switches, junctional boxes, and exposed wires.
Evaluating overall rooms, insulation, flooring, windows, doors, and stairs.