What to Expect

What to Expect During Your Home Inspection

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take from two to three hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation. We encourage you to be there while we’re doing the inspection because it’s a great time for you to ask questions and to learn more about your home. The inspector will be happy to answer any and all of your questions in terminology that you can understand.

You will receive a verbal report as part of a whole house walk-through. And you’ll receive a written report after the inspection is completed. We also provide you with free telephone consultations for as long as you own your home.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:
~ Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)
~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)
~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)
~ Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, electronic monoxide testing, electric gas sniffer testing, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)
~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
~ Exterior Walls (siding materials, attachments, windows, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)
~ Interior Walls (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)
~ Water Meters
~ Decks
~ Porches
~ Structure
~ Fireplaces
~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)
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