A home inspection or property inspection “is simply a description of the condition of the home or property on the day we inspect it.” During your home inspection we do a visual, non-invasive examination of the property’s condition at the time of the inspection. Our goal being to provide you with a comprehensive report of everything we can see and equip you with the information and knowledge so you can make an educated decision on how to proceed with your property purchase.
The objective is a visual examination of the physical structure and major systems of a home, from roof to foundation, per ASHI “Standards of Practice”. A standard home inspection report typically summarizes findings from a visual inspection of the home’s condition, often including heating and central air systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems, roof, attic and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, foundation, basement, and visible structures.
Our Scope includes:
- Finishes like brick and siding, trim, exterior, and storm windows
- Roof, chimney, flashing, and valleys
- Gutters and downspouts
- Driveways, patios, decks, and porches
- Wall, floors, ceiling, and windows
- Plumbing systems
- Electrical systems
- Heating/Cooling systems
- Plus a list of additional items relevant to the specific property.
- Maintenance tips
Supplemental Services and Inspections can be arranged/scheduled at the same time, like radon gas testing, termite, sewer lateral and irrigation.
“It’s up to the buyer to determine what happens next. Usually, the buyer uses the report to negotiate with the seller about what repairs will be made and who will pay for them. Sometimes the final sale price of the house may be adjusted to compensate…” Kevin O’Conner – This Old House.