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:
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.
Siding, windows, exterior doors, flashing and trim, walkways, driveways, patios, balconies, decks, stairways, and railings.
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
Visible portions of the fireplace and chimneys, lintels, damper doors, hearth, and mantles.
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
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.
Built-in oven, range and cooktop, built-in microwave, ventilation hood, dishwasher, garbage disposal, garage door, garage door opener, doorbell, and dryer vent.
Walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, railing/guards, steps and stairs.