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INSPECTION OVERVIEW

A home inspection is an extensive visual examination of the systems and physical structure of a home. The home inspection will examine the condition of the following:

Structure

Structural components include the foundation, basement, crawl space, attic, walls, ceiling, floors, and so forth.

Exterior

Exterior components include siding, paint, windows, decks, garage doors, and so forth.

Roofing

Roofing elements include shingles or other coverings, flashings, chimneys, and so forth.

Interior

Interior elements such as partitions, ceilings, floors, railings, doors and windows are examined.

HVAC Systems

Heating and cooling equipment, air-handling equipment controls, safety controls, distribution systems, ducting, chimneys, and so forth.

Plumbing

Plumbing components such as piping, fixtures, faucets, water heating fuel storage systems, and so forth. Septic systems are not inspected during a general inspection.

Electrical Systems

Electrical systems such as wiring, main service panels, conductors, switches, receptacles, and so forth.

Insulation and Ventilation

Attics, walls, floors, foundations, kitchen and bathrooms, etc.

Appliances

General condition of appliances such as refrigerator, stove, oven, washer, drier, and so forth.

01

Schedule

The first step is to schedule the home inspection. You will need to sign a home inspection agreement and pay a deposit to secure your appointment.

02

Inspection

On the inspection day, I will perform the inspection. If possible, request access be cleared to mechanical rooms and the electrical panel before the inspection. I highly advise that you attend the inspection as it gives you an opportunity to ask questions.

03

Inspection Report

Within 24 hours of the inspection, you will receive an electronic home inspection report complete with photos. If you have questions, I will gladly go through the report with you over the phone.

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