Inspection Overview

A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will normally take no more than four hours, usually between two and a half and three hours. Ideally, you will meet with your inspector during the summation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the 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 also provide free telephone consultations after your inspection.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:

Roof
shingles or coverings, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items

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

Plumbing and Fixtures
water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, drains, and other plumbing system components

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

HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) Systems
air conditioners, heat pumps, heating systems, ductwork and lines, and other visible related HVAC components

Electrical Systems
service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, GFCI’s, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components

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

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

  • Grounds
  • Decks and Porches
  • Fireplaces
  • Pools & Spas
  • Termites & WDO
  • Potential Environmental Issues
  • Septic Inspections
  • Water Wells
  • Overall Structure
  • Irrigation Systems