INSPECTION DETAILS

Included With Every Inspection
  • Thorough Evaluation of the structure, exterior, roof, plumbing, electrical system, HVAC, interiors, insulation, ventilation, and built-in appliances. 

  • Recall Check of all built-in appliances included with the home and HVAC system.

  • Comprehensive Report clearly stating any defects, issues, or safety hazards that were found during the time of the inspection.

  • Thermal Imaging Camera graphics and colored digital images with captions of various areas within the home. 

Inspection Outline

Structural Components

  • Foundation

  • Floors

  • Walls

  • Columns or piers

  • Ceilings

  • Roofs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior

  • Wall cladding, flashings, and trims

  • Entry doors and windows

  • Garage door operators

  • Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, etc.

  • Eaves, soffits, and fascias

  • Driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls

  • Vegetation, grading, and drainage

Plumbing

  • Interior water supply and distribution system (pipes, faucets, etc.)

  • Interior drain, waste, and vent system

  • Hot water systems

  • Fuel Storage

  • Sump pumps

Electrical

  • Main electrical and distribution panel

  • Branch circuit wire and breaker size

  • GFCI and AFCI protection

  • Outlet wiring

  • Switches, lights, fans, etc.

  • Smoke detectors and installed carbon monoxide alarms

Interiors

  • Walls, ceiling, and floors

  • Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings

  • Counters and built-in cabinets

  • Doors and windows

Insulation and Ventilation

  • Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces

  • Ventilation of attics and foundation areas

  • Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems

Roofing

  • Roof coverings

  • Roof drainage systems

  • Flashings

  • Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations

  • Signs of any water intrusion

HVAC

  • Heating equipment using normal operation controls

  • Chimneys, flues, and vents where readily visible

  • Fireplaces

  • Fans, ducts, air filters, etc.

  • Central air condition

  • Cooling and air handling equipment using normal operating controls

Built-In Kitchen Appliances

  • Installed dishwashers through a complete cycle

  • Range, cook tops, and permanently installed ovens

  • Trash compactors

  • Garbage disposals

  • Vent hoods

  • Installed microwave ovens

Thermal Imaging Camera

     We use a thermal imaging camera with all inspections at no additional cost to you. Thermal imaging, also called infrared thermography is one of the most advanced pieces of equipment used by a Home Inspector. These cameras can detect radiation that is beyond the spectrum of the naked eye. Images are then recorded that display temperature variations. These temperature variations can help indicate moisture intrusion, electrical hot spots, heat loss, insufficient insulation, etc. The image on the left is a common electrical panel found in most homes as seen with the naked eye. The image on the right is the same electrical panel that was viewed with the use of a thermal imaging camera. Any electrical hot spots in the panel can be easily detected by displaying temperature variations in the breakers.

Electrical panel viewed by naked eye.

Electrical panel viewed by thermal camera.

Appliance Recall Check

     In 1974 the federal government passed a law that protects American Citizens from dangerous appliances in the home. This law requires the manufacturer to fix or replace any dangerous items that they designed free of charge. We include a recall check for all built-in appliances and HVAC systems in every inspection with no additional fee. We document and include images in the report of the serial/model numbers of each appliance. We then submit the report into a database that matches the model numbers against millions of recalls using a specialized algorithm. If a recall is found, a report will be sent to you describing the type of recall, where the item was sold, and how to remedy the issue. Your safety is our number one priority which is why this service is completely FREE and included with every inspection.   

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