What do Home Inspectors look for?
Home Inspectors look for deficiencies (problems) with regard to the performance, installation or integrity of systems & components.
The idea is to provide you detailed information so that you can answer these simple questions:
Does the home need any major repairs to live in?
Will my family be safe in this home?
Is the home still worth what I offered to pay?
What things do I need to maintain or watch out for while living here?
I'm ok with fixing small issues while I live there. What & where are they?
Below is a list of items that home inspectors look for during an inspection.
- Grading & Drainage
- Interior & Exterior Walls
- Ceilings & Floors
- Attic & Framework
- Roof covering, penetrations & Flashing
- Doors & Windows
- Fireplaces & Chimneys
- Service Entrance (main power coming in)
- Branch Circuit (power to rooms)
- Connection Devices
- Outlets, Switches & Fixtures
- AFCI & GFCI
- Water Main & Service Pressure
- Water Heater
- Sinks, Showers & Tubs
- Hydro-Massage Therapy Equipment
- Faucets, Drains & Piping
- Water Flow
- Outside Compressor/Pump
- Blower Fan, Evaporator & Heating Coils
- Duct Work
- Adequate Temperature Differentials
- Return Air Registers
- Vent Registers
- Range, Cooktop & Oven
- Range Hood & Exhaust System
- Dish Washer
- Food Waste Disposal
- Microwave Ovens
- Bathroom Exhaust & Heaters
- Garage Door Openers
- Dryer Exhaust Systems
- Sprinkler Systems
- Detached Shops/Garages
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Private Water Wells
- Private Sewage Systems (Septic)
- WDI (Wood Destroying Insect aka Termite Inspection)
*Additional service fees may apply