COMPLETE HOME INSPECTIONS
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A house is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make, so when you buy a home it's important to be sure your potential new home has a proper home inspection before you sign the papers. Getting a qualified home inspector can be an important first step.
A home inspector is a qualified professional who visually inspects the structure and components of a home and looks for any immediate or potential problems. They provide a written report to you with a description of problem areas and may also include recommendations for further evaluation.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY INSPECTIONS
My inspections include the following:
Structural elements: Construction of visible foundation, evidence of sagging or bowing of the structure, and window alignment
Safety: Operating fire and carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, condition of stairs, hand and guardrails, and garage door openers
Grounds: Leaks from septic tank, proper drainage, and condition of the house's driveways, fences, and sidewalks
Roof: Condition of shingles, any repairs/patches to flat roofs, clear vents, damage to chimneys, and properly working gutters
Exterior surfaces: Correct clearance between ground and siding material, condition of exterior paint or siding, and properly working lights and electrical outlets
Attic: Sufficient insulation, proper ventilation, and any sign of leaking or water damage
Interior plumbing: No damaged or leaking pipes, proper hot water temperature, as well as functioning toilets, sinks, bathtubs, and showers
Electrical system: Up-to-code condition and type of visible wiring, and proper function of circuit breakers, outlets, light fixtures, and fans
Appliances: Proper function of stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, washer and dryer, and all other appliances
Heating and cooling systems: Condition of furnace, air conditioning (temperature permitting), water heater, chimney, and fireplace
Basement: Solid foundation, walls, and floors, with no signs of water intrusion or damage
Garage: Solid foundation, windows, ceiling, framing, and roof; working garage door opener; up-to-code electrical system; and proper function of outlets.
Experienced. Knowledgeable. Professional.
WHATS NOT INCLUDED.
Always recommand that the following be inspected by an Licensed, Experienced Professional.
Radon gas testing
Lead paint testing
Toxic mold testing