What is a home inspection

I am Held to InterNAChI Certified Home Inspection Standards for InspectorsA home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property (as delineated below), performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process(HOME INSPECTIONS).

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Peaceful Home

Exterior

  • Roof covering

  • Flashing

  • Gutters and roof penetrations

  • Siding

  • Windows and doors

  • Decks, patios, and porches

  • Garages

  • Site grading and drainage

  • Steps and handrails

  • Driveways, walkways

Bedroom

Interior

  • Foundation

  • Framing

  • Kitchens and bathrooms

  • Ceilings and walls

  • Basement

  • Attic

  • Crawlspace

  • Smoke and CO detectors

  • Doors and windows

  • All living spaces in the home

Plumbing

Mechanicals

  • Heating system

  • Cooling system

  • Whole-house humidifiers

  • Water heaters, boilers

  • Plumbing supply lines

  • Plumbing waste lines

  • Water Heater

  • Electrical system

  • Branch wiring

  • Safety hazards

INSPECT BEFORE YOU INVEST

  • Uncover Potential Future Expenses

  • Exterior Environmental Defense

  • Negotiation Reference

  • Uncover Safety Issues

Most home seekers are in search of a home based on cosmetics, size, location, and miscellaneous preferences and may not consider the inner workings that makes the home a wise investment as well as a comfortable living environment. The home inspector can reveal the functioning components of the property, informing future home owners of all the good and bad details the home has to offer as well as best maintenance practices. The home inspector can uncover costly defects and ultimately save the buyer from bringing they’re dream home into a nightmare.