What is Inspected in a Home Inspections?
Our Expert Advisor Home Inspector will inspect readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components and provide our clients with a written report, using a format and medium selected by the inspector.
1. Under-floor crawlspaces and attics.
2. The foundation.
3. The floor structure.
4. The wall structure.
5. The ceiling structure.
6. The roof structure
1. Wall coverings, flashing, and trim.
2. Exterior doors.
3. Attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings.
4. Eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level.
5. Vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. Adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways.
1. Roofing materials.
2. Roof drainage systems.
4. Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.
1. Interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets.
2. Interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures.
3. Water heating equipment and hot water supply systems.
4. Vent systems, flues, and chimneys.
5. Fuel storage and fuel distribution systems.
6. Sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping
1. Service drop.
2. Service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways.
3. Service equipment and main disconnects.
4. Service grounding.
5. Interior components of service panels and subpanels.
7. Overcurrent protection devices.
8. A representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles.
9. Ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters.
1. Installed heating equipment.
2. Vent systems, flues, and chimneys.
3. Distribution systems.
1. Central and permanently installed cooling equipment.
2. Distribution systems.
1. Walls, ceilings, and floors.
2. Steps, stairways, and railings.
3. Countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets.
4. A representative number of doors and windows.
5. Garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators.
6. Installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function.
1. Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces.
2. Ventilation of attics and foundation areas.
3. Kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems.
4. Clothes dryer exhaust systems.
1. Fuel-burning fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace inserts.
2. Fuel-burning accessories installed in fireplaces.
3. Chimneys and vent systems