Overview of a Home Inspection

 

A home inspection is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of a house.  It provides an expert opinion and report on the condition of the physical structure and various systems within a house.  A home inspection report can give you peace of mind on what will likely be the largest purchase you will make in your lifetime.

 

We will inspect all the structural elements and systems of the home including: foundation, grading, drainage, gutters, roof covering and structure, attic, crawl space, walls, ceilings and floors, doors, garage, porch or deck, plumbing, electrical system, heating and cooling system, vents and ducts, water heaters, windows, fireplace and chimney, and major built-in appliances. In general, a home inspection does not point out purely aesthetic problems. For more information on what is and is not covered, please see the home inspector standards of practice.

 

When the inspection is complete, we'll inform you of any problems that were discovered and discuss them with you.   We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as answer any questions you may have. Typically, in less than 24 hours after the inspection, you will receive a full written report of the inspection.  This report will include digital images of problem areas with arrows indicating specific points of interest as well as some thermal imaging pictures that provide valuable information to you.