An average home consists of approximately 1,000 to 1,200 Sq. Ft.. That is why our basic 3 bedroom house takes 3 to 3.5 hours to inspect

We start in the attic.

We inspect the insulation, ventilation, structure of the roof and floor joists, look for active and
past roof leaks, examine electrical wires and look for for any pests or insects.

Next we go down one level to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

In the bedrooms we inspect

  • the doors, windows, flooring, ceilings,
  • lights, switches, electrical outlets.

We are looking for defects, stains and cracks. Then we enter the bathrooms on that floor and inspect

  • the tile work (walls and Floor),
  • loose toilet and does it flush correctly,
  • bathtub and shower condition (run the water to check for leaks and water pressure),
  • check the sink and faucet and drain,
  • doors, windows, flooring, ceilings,
  • lights, switches, electrical outlets.
  • Some bathrooms have a whirlpool, steam showers etc., they all get inspected.

Continuing down we reach the main floor.

Here we inspect the living-room, dining-room.

  • We inspect all the doors, windows, flooring, ceilings,
  • lights, switches, electrical outlets, fireplace (if there is one).

In the Kitchen we inspect the

  • cabinets, doors and drawers,
  • the sink, faucet and drain,
  • stove, dishwasher, microwave,
  • refrigerator, doors,
  • windows, flooring, ceilings, lights, switches, electrical outlets
  • windows, flooring, ceilings, lights, switches, electrical outlets

Moving down to the basement or crawl space

We inspect the structural support columns,

  • and beams,
  • all ceiling joists
  • and the foundation for cracks, bulges and settlement.

Then we inspect the entire basement area for past, present and possible future water seepage from the exterior.

Next will be the inspection of all the

  • plumbing pipes and
  • electrical wires,
  • doors, windows, flooring, ceilings,
  • lights, switches, electrical outlets and electrical panel.
  • After that we move to inspect the

    • Heating and a/c system,
    • the water heater and washer and dryer.
    • Finally termites, carpenter ants and rodents.

Exiting to the exterior

We inspect

  • the stoops, decks, walks, driveway,
  • soil grading, house siding and trim,
  • roof,
  • gutters and drains,
  • chimney,
  • garage (inspected like a basement),
  • trees,
  • railings, retaining walls and much more

Home inspections are part of the home buying process.

This is primarily done to establish the condition and history of the house and give the buyers an idea of the needed repairs.
This is often conducted by a licensed home inspector.

The inspection is for the purpose of determining the condition of all the components of the house.

A home inspector should indicate that a home passes or fails.

He should outline the defects and you determine if the purchase is to costly for you. If you are buying a home under the market value, then the repairs may not exceed the value of the house. This scenario may make the purchase more reasonable for you.

Services

Our Home Inspection service is dedicated to utilizing our more than 15 years of experience. This is a great asset because we have inspected virtually every type of home and home built 150 years ago to new construction.

We will not rush through any inspection for any reason. Rushing through an inspections only means that things will be missed. It doesn’t pay.

Without their knowledge we size up our client and determine how to inspect the house for them. This is important because every buyer is different. Some buyers have knowledge of houses and some do not. A great deal of first time home buyers do not. It is also important that after we determine what type of buyer you are that we learn how to phrase our terminology in a way that you are comfortable with.

It is important and encouraged that you ask as many questions as possible.

Questions are a great asset to remembering situation. When all is said and done, our service does not stop. For as long as you own the home you may call us for any advice for any situation pertaining to the house. We are a full service home inspection company and can fulfill any home buyer’s need.

Procedure

The way we perform our home inspection is simple. Together we start at the upper levels of the home and work our way down.

Over the years we have found that inspecting the nicer rooms (as opposed to an unfinished basement) the buyer becomes more comfortable with the inspection process and likes the house even more.

Starting an inspection in a basement usually makes home buyers uncomfortable and disappointed. The reason for this is because the greater amount of the problems are located in the basement. So getting hit with them first is a shock that may last throughout the entire inspection.