Home & Commercial Inspections
A thorough inspection by a professional can provide you with vital information to make you make an informed decision about your real estate purchase.
The inspection will include a thorough evaluation of the structural and mechanical systems of the property along with a report on possible safety and environmental hazards found.
Have your potential new home or investment property inspected today!
What Does An Inspection Include?
Exterior: Exterior wall-covering materials; windows, all exterior doors, flashing and trim; adjacent walkways and driveways; the eaves; soffits and fascia; stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; railings, guards and handrails; and vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.
Interior: Representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; floors, walls and ceilings; stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; railings, guards and handrails; and garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.
Electrical: Service drop; overhead service conductors and attachment point; electric meter and base; service-entrance conductors; main service disconnect; panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible; circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and for the presence of smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.
Heating and Air Conditioning: the heating system, using normal operating controls and the cooling system, using normal operating controls.
Foundation and Structure: The foundation is analyzed to determine if there is irregular setting, bowing or cracking the the wall surfaces. Floor and wall structural systems are inspected to ensure there are no deficiencies.
Plumbing: Main water supply shut-off valve; main fuel supply shut-off valve; water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing; interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water; all toilets for proper operation by flushing; all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; the drain, waste and vent system; and drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.
Roof: Shingles, gutters, downspouts, vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and general structure of the roof from the accessible panels. Inspectors report observed indictions of active roof leaks.