I am often asked “What is a Home Inspection and how do you do it?” I generally start at the outside of the house and inspect the grounds, the siding, windows, doors, roof, electrical, and HVAC components first. And, then I work my way into the interior and garage areas, finally getting to the attic areas. In my reports I use a lot of pictures. Pictures are a wonderful tool and tell a great story. So, you will see me walking around the property with a digital camera, electrical testing meters, laser thermometers, flashlights and mirror.

 

 Our Full Service Inspection Include:

  • Roof, Vents, Flashings and Trim
  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • Skylight, Chimney, and Other Roof Penetrations
  • Decks, Stoops, Porches, Walkways and Railings
  • Eaves, Soffits and Fascia
  • Grading and Drainage
  • Basement, Foundation and Crawlspace
  • Water Penetration and Foundation Movement
  • Heating System
  • Cooling System
  • Main Water Shut-off Valve
  • 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 Panel(s), Breakers and Fuses
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Fireplace Damper Door and Hearth
  • Insulation and Ventilation
  • Garage Doors, Safety Sensors and Openers
  • And Much More!

There Are No Perfect Homes

    As you prepare for the inspection, be aware that there really is no property that is perfect and problem free. Most people are surprised to know that even new homes have some problems.

    With that in mind, I will take care to help you keep things in perspective. The best features of a property almost always outweigh the problems. The key is to completely understand the property. And I'm trained to see that you receive all the information and knowledge you need to make a wise decision.