What is included in a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is intended to provide information about the condition of the home’s systems and components at the time of the inspection. An inspection will help you make an informed purchase decision.

Each home is unique, and we do what it takes to make sure you are informed about your specific home. We also encourage you to be present for the home inspection so that we can answer any of your questions. We are committed to making sure that YOU are informed, which goes beyond filling out a standard home inspection checklist. During the Inspection the Inspector will show you the vital areas of the home so you are aware of the maintenance items as well as the shut offs for the different systems of you home.

Starting with the exterior of your house, we will inspect all exterior home components including roofing, flashing, chimneys, gutters, downspouts, wall surfaces, windows, doors, driveway, the foundation and the grading around it.

In the interior of the house we inspect the electrical, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, insulation, flooring, ceiling and walls, windows, doors, cabinetry.

There are some limits to what can be inspected, e.g. we cannot make openings in walls to inspect behind them. However, knowing how to find problems and having the proper technology, we can identify almost all problems with a home. We recommend having a home inspection done during daylight hours so the exterior can be properly seen.

Once the inspection is complete we also go through any concerns with you and answer any questions you may have. There is no such thing as a perfect house, so understanding how your home compares to the rest of the market is critical to making an informed decision. We will try to answer any question that helps you make a highly informed decision.

Note that a home inspection is not a warranty or guarantee about the condition of your house. Our goal is to make you better informed, so we will provide you with a written report and do our best to make sure you have the proper information to make your decision.