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What's Inspected During A Home Inspection

An experienced home inspector will prepare your Home Inspection Report with easy-to-read details on:

•  The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
•  Major and minor deficiencies
•  Any major expenditures necessary
•  Typically carbon monoxide, and gas detection tools are used as well as a       moisture meter
•  Safety concerns
•  And much more

Our Home Inspector will walk the home with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions. If you are unable to be at the home inspection we will answer any questions you may have and can be reached by phone or email.

Please read the InterNACHI Standards of Practice for details. http://www.nachi.org/sop.htm

Pre-Purchase Inspection
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. Electrical panels and the foundation are visually examined.  All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you. Our reports will be completed no later than the day after your home inspection. Please make every effort to make sure utilities are on during our home inspection.

New Construction Inspections
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you. Some people believe that a new construction home inspection is not necessary.  Many problems can be avoided by scheduling an appointment with us.  It is very common for construction companies to forget items or take unsafe shortcuts.

Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty.  The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.