- Structural: Type of foundation used, Foundation stem walls, Cripple walls, Interior and Exterior walls, Wood flooring components, Attic framing, etc.
- Roofing: Type of roof covering installed, Condition of roof covering and potential installation errors, Roof sheathing, Flashings, Skylights, Vent caps, Gutters, and downspouts, etc.
- Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning: Type and size of systems installed, Functionality of systems and potential installation errors, Refrigerant lines, Gas lines and connections, Ductwork, AC temperature differentials, Air filters, Condensate drainage systems, Furnace vent pipes, Gas burners, Combustionair, Thermostats, etc.
- Electrical: Electrical service lines, Grounding systems, Service amperage, Main electric panels and sub-panels, Type of electrical distribution installed, Condition of wiring and potential installation errors, Junction boxes, Outlet functionality, and proper wiring, GFCI protection, Lights, Switches, Doorbells, Ceiling fans, etc.
- Plumbing: Type of waste lines installed, Type of supply water lines installed and system pressure, Type of gas piping installed, Condition of supply water,drainage and gas piping and potential installation errors, Functional water flow and functional drainage at every faucet and fixture, Evidence of leakage on all 3systems, Proper piping supports, Type and size of water heating systems installed and potential installation errors, Water heater vent pipes, Drainageventilation, Valves, Traps, Sinks, Faucets, Tubs, Showers, Toilets, Laundry hook-ups, etc
- Exterior components: Type of exterior wall cladding installed, Condition of exterior wall cladding systems and potential installation errors, Exterior wall and window flashings, Chimneys, Exterior trim, Eaves, Soffits, Fascia, Exteriorfaucets, Driveways, Sidewalks, Retaining walls, Decks, Balconies, Patios, Exterior stairs, Fences and gates, Site drainage, Overgrown landscaping, etc.
- Interior components: Entry doors, Interior doors, Windows, Interior walls, Ceilings, Floor coverings, Fireplaces, Stairs and hand railing, Whole house fansSmoke detectors, Carbon Monoxide detectors, Laundry facilities, Attic spaces, Kitchens and related appliances, Bathrooms and related fixtures and plumbing, Garages and garage components, etc.
These are just the main inspection points for a typical inspection and do not represent every item inspected.
Our inspections are EXTREMELY THOROUGH and PROFESIONAL and it’s very important for us to take the time to do a thorough and accurate inspection! Homes that are in fairly good condition and are around 2,000 square feet will take 3 or 4hours to complete. Larger homes and homes in poorer condition will take longer and enough time should be set aside to allow the inspector to comfortably complete the inspection. Condominiums are known as “common interest” properties and often have Home Owners Associations (HOA’s) that own and maintain some if not all of the grounds and exterior building components. These “common areas” are generally not part of the individual’s purchase and are not inspected during most condo inspections. For this reason, condo inspections normally take less time to complete. Commercial properties vary greatly in size and scope, therefore, their inspection’s do as well. These inspections can take anywhere from 3 hours all the way up to 8 hours or more.
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