What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from foundation to roof. A home inspector is trained to be a detective in regard to the construction and working parts of homes.
Home Inspection Report
We provide a home inspection report describing the condition of the home. When problems are found we will recommend further evaluation or remedies.
Home Inspection for Home Buyers
Buying a house can be stressful and requires countless important decisions. When you find a house, you should hire a thorough home inspector to inspect the condition of the home and give you a detailed home inspection report. Hiring a home inspector is a wise decision, even when buying a newly constructed home. Having a detailed home inspection report before you move in will prepare you for any potential problems and set your mind at ease.
A Typical Inspection Includes:
Roof, vents, flashings, and trim
Gutters and downspouts
Skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations
Decks, steps, porches, walkways, and railings
Grading and drainage
Basement foundation and crawlspace
Water penetration and foundation movement
Main water shut off valves
Water heating system
Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
Electrical service line and meter box
Main disconnect and service amperage
Electrical panels, breakers, and fuses
Grounding and bonding
Fireplace damper door and hearth
Insulation and ventilation
Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
And much more...
As every property is unique, the above list will vary for each inspection.
Why do I Need a Home Inspection?
A home purchase may be the largest investment of your life. Before you purchase the property you should learn as much as you can including what may need to be repaired.
A home inspection will also point out the positive aspects of a home, as well as required ongoing maintenance that will be needed to keep the property in good shape. By having a professional home inspection you will have a clearer understanding of the home you are purchasing so you can make a confident decision.
A home inspection can also be valuable if you have owned your home for a long period of time. The inspection can identify potential problems and recommend solutions that will potentially save you a great deal of money in the future.
Home Inspections for Home Sellers
A Professional Home Inspector is also very valuable for Home Sellers. By getting a home inspection before putting your house on the market you can get a better understanding of the condition of your home before putting up the "For Sale" sign. This will make the selling process easier.