Buyer’s Inspection

As a professional home inspector, we are trained to identify problem areas both conspicuous and inconspicuous. There are some issues that may have been overlooked that may need immediate attention. This is true with older homes as well as newer homes. Through the inspection process, we will shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of the property.

Warranty Inspection

Home builders normally provide a one-year warranty for new construction.
After 10-11 months of living in the new house, the buyers will write up “punch list”.
These are noted items that need attention and are covered by the builder’s warranty. There may be obvious items, but at the same time, there are other less noticeable items. We are trained to see items that could be missed and could develop into a bigger problem down the road.

Seller’s Inspection

When it’s time to sell your home, it is always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. There may be unknown issues that may slow the process of selling the house.   All homes have strengths and some weaknesses.  We will help develop a list of items that will need to be addressed.

Inspection Overview

A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

What To Expect

The inspection provides an invaluable learning and discovery experience during which your questions can be answered on the spot. Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take no more than four hours, usually between an hour and a half and three hours. You will gain insight into maintenance and energy conservation tailored specifically to your home. We wholeheartedly encourage you to accompany us during the inspection. In addition, all of our clients are offered free telephone consultation after the inspection.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:
Roof: Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible, accessible roof related items.Attics: Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible, accessible related items.
Plumbing and Fixtures: Water pressure and flow, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components.Interior: Floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, safety-related items, and other visible, accessible interior-related components.
Heating and Cooling Systems: Furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components.Electrical Systems: Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components.
Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation: Insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns.Exterior: Siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components.
Environmental Issues, Decks and PorchesFireplaces, Overall Structure