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Home Inspection Overview

Your attendance at the inspection is welcome and encouraged. Accompanying the inspector throughout the house will provide you with opportunities to ask questions and become better informed about the qualities of and problems (if any) with your new home. This will help you make an informed purchasing decision. At the same time, your home inspector will be able to instruct you on the use of equipment and give you basic maintenance information.

A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have many of the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.
A detailed computer generated report will be given to you, our client, at the end of the inspection. This inspection will take about 2.5 to 3.0 hours. We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection includes observations of accessible major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we've found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. Our inspectors will review the report with you at the end of the inspection and also provide a free telephone consultation after your inspection.

A home inspection will include the following:

~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)

~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)

~ Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, electronic carbon monoxide testing, electric gas sniffer testing, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)

~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)

~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)

~ Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)

~ Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)

~ Exterior (siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)