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. 

Wooden Home Framing

STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

Assessing the overall structural condition of the residence including foundation, flooring, walls, beams/joists, etc.

Roof Shingles

EXTERIOR/ROOFING

Evaluating the integrity of the roof to identify infiltration of moisture, including investigating attic space, insulation, ventilation, gutters, downspouts, fascia, flashing, and drainage capability

Heating boiler

HEATING

Reviewing operation, safety controls, and efficiency of heating systems. Checking furnaces, boilers, fuel supply, venting, radiators, baseboards, or convectors. 

Air Conditioner

COOLING

Analyzing operation, safety controls, and capacity of cooling systems.

Checking air conditioners, ducts, supply registers, and return grills

Iron Tap

PLUMBING

Verifying proper supply and waste plumbing including interior water supply and distribution, fixtures, faucets, drains, wastes and vent systems, sump pumps, and sewage ejectors.

Insulation Installation

INSULATION

Confirming adequate insulation, checking placement.

Electrical Work

ELECTRICAL

Assessing lighting, appliances, service entrance, service panels, electrical outlets, switches, junctional boxes, and exposed wires.

Hardwood Floor

INTERIOR

Evaluating overall rooms, insulation, flooring, windows, doors, and stairs.