What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a residential dwelling property and is designed to identify visual material defects within specific components of the home. It is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the home. The inspection is based on observation of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on the date of the inspection, and not the prediction of future conditions. A home inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the day of the inspection.

Our Inspections Include:

Structural Elements
Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof and foundation.

Exterior Evaluation
Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lights and exterior receptacles.

Roof and Attic
Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing and gutters.

Plumbing
Identification of visible pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste, and vent pipes. Toilets, showers, sinks, faucets and traps. It does not include sewer inspection.

Systems and Components
Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney, fireplaces, and the polarity of outlets.

Electrical
Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans and light fixtures.

Appliances
Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, garbage disposal, and smoke detectors.

Garage
Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows and roof.