What I Inspect
My program has been designed to assure you a thorough, easy to understand overview of the conditions of the home you are about to purchase. Buying a home is not something you do every day and I provide the information you need for peace of mind.
- I inspect and report on over 400 items
- I deliver detailed electronic reports via email 15-minutes after the inspection is complete
- I point out major and minor deficiencies to give you the complete picture on your new home's condition
- I identify any major expenditures coming up so you can budget these potential expenses
- I identify any potential safety hazards present
- I show you how various systems work
- I review and explain the conditions found
What Does a Typical Home Inspection Cover?
- Foundation, columns, beams, joists
- Fireplace, attic, insulation, ventilation
- Roofing, chimney, flashing
- Surface drainage, gutters, downspouts
- Basement, crawlspace, garage door openers
- A/C, water heater, furnace, boiler
- Electrical service panel and components
- Switches, receptacles, ceiling fans
- Walks, driveway, gate, fence
- Built in appliances, countertops, cabinets
- Plumbing systems, fixtures, sump pumps
- Patio, porch, decks, rails, stairs, steps
- Siding, trim, paint, caulk, retaining walls
- Windows, doors, screens, locks, latches
- Floors, walls, ceiling
- Smoke and CO alarms tested
- Testing for combustible gas leaks and CO
- And YES! Sprinkler systems are included
Townhomes / Condos
The inspections of townhomes and condos of more than 4-units consist of an inspection within the finished walls of that unit only.
A home inspector is not required to not test, analyze, inspect, or offer an opinion on common components, areas or systems which serve more than one unit and typically fall under the jurisdiction of a homeowner's association.
However, I will make every attempt to access these common areas when possible, which could give you a clearer picture whether the HOA is properly caring for the exterior or might be having financial issues.
- Common areas (e.g., walls, foundations, roof, garage, laundry, etc.), shared by more than one unit
- Common mechanical systems (e.g., water heater, boilder, furnace, etc.) used by more than one unit
- Areas typically under the jurisdiction of the homeowner's association (e.g., exterior grounds, exterior structure, exterior systems, etc