Professional Home Inspection
Inspections are performed by myself, a Certified Home Inspector. I am committed to perform a comprehensive inspection using a diagnostic checklist of over 250 symptoms indicative of defects and maintenance required. The checklist is based on the collected knowledge of experienced inspectors. I will take the time required to give your home a complete assessment. My primary concern is your health, safety and peace of mind in your largest investment.
A state of the art inspection reporting system provides an easy to read approximately 50 page report, including photos, specific to your home or potential home. The report includes summaries of Defects (items over $1000 or health and safety issues) and Maintenance Requirements by area of the home with Recommendations. The summaries forms a easy to follow plan to upgrade your property prior to listing, highlights issues to consider prior to purchase, or is a checklist for ongoing maintenance. I will provide an inspection n accordance with InterNACHI of practice, see link below, and the National Occupational Standard Professional Home and Property Inspector . InterNACHI provides extensive training and support. A Certified Home Inspector must adhere to the most stringent code of ethics in the home inspection industry, and complete a minimum 24 hours of inspection related continuing education each year.
Items Covered in an Inspection
Site stability and drainage; Building structure; Roof, vents, flashings, and trim; Gutters and downspouts; Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations; Decks, stairs, porches, driveway, 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 and pits; 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; Attic; Insulation and ventilation; Garage doors, safety sensors and openers; Environmental limitations, opportunities; Etc.