The Home Inspection
The home inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the home and it's components. Our Inspections are thorough, professional and efficient. We encourage you to attend the inspection if possible and to ask questions. After the inspection is completed your report will be carefully prepared. If you have any questions about the inspection or your report, we're only a telephone call away! All of our inspections are performed to the strict standards of practice and code of ethics of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors.
What is included?
* Roof, vents, flashings, and trim.
* Gutters and downspouts.
* Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations.
* Decks, porches, walkways, and railings.
* Eaves, soffit and fascia.
* Grading and drainage.
* Basement, foundation and crawlspace.
* Water penetration and foundation movement.
* Heating systems.
* Cooling systems.
* Main water shut off valves.
* Water heating system.
* Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets.
* Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.
* Electrical service line and meter box.
* Main disconnect and service amperage.
* Electrical panels, breakers and fuses.
* Grounding and bonding.
* GFCI*s and AFCI*s.
* Fireplace damper door and hearth.
* Insulation and ventilation.
* Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers.
* And much more.
Additional inspections are available for swimming pools and spas, outbuildings, mold, radon, septic and well, water quality, etc.
The Inspection Report:
The defining part of a home inspection is the quality of the report provided to the home buyer. The Quality Home Inspection report is a narrative style report that is specific to the home you are purchasing. Any issues found during the inspection are properly described, and the report is illustrated with pictures taken during the inspection. Your report can be emailed to you, picked up by you on line, or printed and mailed to you. We are proud to utilize the HomeGauge reporting system, the premier inspection report in the industry.
Additional Types of Inspections we offer:
Wind Mitigation Inspections; These inspections use a specific state approved form and are used to determine the construction of the home for insurance purposes, and may qualify the homeowner for a discounted insurance premium. The wind mitigation report with required photographs is sent out via email in PDF format the day of the inspection to you and/or your insurance agent. The wind mitigation report appears at the end of your whole house inspection report if you have a wind mitigation performed with your whole house inspection.
4 Point Inspections; These inspections are performed for insurance purposes to determine the age and condition of the roof, plumbing, electrical and heating/air conditioning systems. These are usually requested by insurance companies for homes 35 years and older. The report is sent to you and/or your agent the day of the inspection in PDF format, and includes the required pictures.
Roof Certification Forms; Commonly called a "Citizens roof condition certification form", these forms are used to provide an opinion to your insurer about the age, condition and the remaining life of the roof covering. These are generally required on homes over 15 years of age by Citizens insurance. These forms are emailed to you and/or your agent the day of the inspection in PDF format.