Standard Inspection

 

 A standard inspection includes all of the systems and components of the home 

 

  • Structural elements: Construction of visible foundation, evidence of sagging or bowing of the structure, and window alignment

  • Safety: Operating fire and carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, condition of stairs, hand and guardrails, and garage door openers.

  • Grounds: Slope and grading, proper drainage, and condition of the driveways, fences, and sidewalks

  • Roof: Condition of roof coverings, any repairs/patches to flat roofs, clear vents, damage to chimneys, the condition of the gutter system 

  • Exterior surfaces: Correct clearance between ground and siding material, condition of exterior paint or siding, and properly working lights and electrical outlets

  • Attic: Sufficient insulation, proper ventilation, and any sign of leaking or water damage, termite activity

  • Interior plumbing: No damaged or leaking pipes, proper hot water temperature, as well as functioning toilets, sinks, bathtubs, and showers

  • Electrical system: Condition and type of visible wiring, and proper function of circuit breakers, outlets, light fixtures, and distribution panels

  • Appliances: Proper function of stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, washer and dryer, and all other appliances

  • Heating and cooling systems: Condition of the air conditioning, water heater, chimney, and fireplace

  • Garage: Solid foundation, windows, ceiling, framing, and roof; working garage door opener; electrical system; and proper function of outlets

  • Moisture intrusion: Signs of moisture on walls, ceilings, floors, attic space. If elevated moisture levels are present, it may indicate the presence of microbial growth and we would recommend air sampling to test the indoor air quality

 

 Also included:

 

  • Free consultation

  • Full inspection as listed above

  • Permit history report

  • Thermal image scanning

  • Full report with color photos

 

 

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