Home inspections are a valuable tool in helping to evaluate the physical and mechanical components of a home that can assist  potential home buyers and home sellers as to what the current home conditions are before either making a decision to purchase a home or sell a home to determine if any issues should be addressed or remedied.

It is a limited and non-invasive examination of the home's present condition, conducted by a trained, certified and licensed home inspector.  It describes condition only and is not an inspection to verify compliance regarding any building code issues, etc.  

The home inspection describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency or life expectancy of either the systems or components of the home.  A home inspection is not technically exhaustive and does not imply that every defect will be discovered.

What Our Inspections Will Include:
  • Visual inspection and pictures detailing current conditions, of both exterior and interior elements, such as the following:
  • Sidewalks and driveways
  • Surface water control around home and grading
  • Gutters and downspout drainage (checking for drainage away from house)
  • Roof / Chimney
  • Exterior Doors and Windows
  • Any exterior home surfaces (brick, siding, stucco, etc.)
  • Outbuildings (garages, sheds, etc.)
  • Interior structural components, such as beams, posts and foundation walls
  • Basement area and crawl space (if applicable and easily accessible)
  • Interior wall/ceiling surface conditions (cracking plaster, exposed piping, structural sagging, etc.)
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (checking for proper working order)
  • Kitchen appliances (checking for the quality of operation)
  • Kitchen and bath cabinets and countertops (general condition)
  • Interior trim and all flooring (general condition)
  • Interior doors and windows (checking for proper sealing of doors and seals on thermal pane windows)
  • Electrical panel (checking for proper sized fuses, circuit breakers)
  • Electrical components in home (checking for condition of switches and outlets and if proper outlets (GFIs) are installed, where needed, and test for proper continuity and grounding )
  • Plumbing, including faucets, drains, pipes (checking to determine if they are operating properly and sufficiently for water pressure, time of water draining, leaking, etc.)
  • Mechanical systems including hot water tank, furnace or boiler and air conditioning system (checking to see that all are operational (if conditions allow - for example, cannot turn on air conditioner in the winter months and cannot turn on gas valves if gas has been turned off in the home)
  • Vent piping (ensuring that all venting piping is installed properly and sealed)
  • Fireplaces, if applicable, (checking for proper draft and damper operation)
  • Attic Insulation (check adequacy of insulation)