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Buyer’s Home Inspection

Buying a home is one of the most important investments you will ever make. Our buyer’s inspection involves a non-invasive assessment of the systems, components, and condition of the home designed to reveal any potential safety hazards, deficiencies, and items that require maintenance and repair. Our goal is to uncover any major issues that may be a significant expense so that you are informed and can make your home purchase with confidence. Our buyer’s inspection includes:

1. Roof

Roof coverings, gutters, downspouts, vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, roof penetrations, and the general structure of the roof.

2. Attic, Insulation, Ventilation

Insulation and ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, structure framing, and exhaust systems.

3. Exterior

Siding, windows, exterior doors, flashing and trim, walkways, driveways, patios, balconies, decks, stairways, and railings.

4. Grounds

Grading and drainage

5. Foundation, Crawl Space, Basement, and Structure

Foundation structure, cracks, structural concerns, and indication of water penetration.

6. Heating and Cooling System

Location of thermostat, energy source, and heating and cooling method

7. Fireplace

Visible portions of the fireplace and chimneys, lintels, damper doors, hearth, and mantles.

8. Plumbing

Main water and fuel supply shut-off valves, water heater, sump pumps, interior water supply, faucets, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, drain, waste, and vent system

9. Electrical

Service drop, overhead service conductors, service head and mast, main service disconnect, panelboards, groundings, switches, light fixtures, receptacles, AFCI and GFCI receptacles, and the presence of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

10. Appliances

Built-in oven, range and cooktop, built-in microwave, ventilation hood, dishwasher, garbage disposal, garage door, garage door opener, doorbell, and dryer vent.

11. Interior

Walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, railing/guards, steps and stairs.

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