A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation or crawl space. A home inspection is the equivalent of a physical examination from your doctor. When problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation or remedies.
What Do We Inspect?
Our program has been designed to assure you a thorough, easy to understand overview of the conditions of the home you are about to purchase or, purchased within the last year or two.
Buying a home is not something you do every day and we provide the information you need for peace of mind.
We will inspect all of the readily visible structural elements and major systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:
- Foundations (slab, crawl space, etc.)
- Grading and drainage (drainage around house exterior)
- Roof, roof structure and attic, attic power vents
- Insulation in attic and crawl space
- Ducts, vents and flues
- Interior walls, doors, ceilings and floors
- Exterior walls, doors, windows, and door glazing
- Fireplace and chimney
- Porches, decks and carports
- All built-in appliances
- Bathroom exhaust vents
- Dryer vents
- Kitchen hood vents
- Whole house vacuum systems
- Water heaters
- Doorbells and chimes
- Cooling systems-A/C and evaporative
- Heating systems
- Garage, Garage doors, garage door openers and censors
- Electrical service entrance panels
- Electrical branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures
- Plumbing – water supply, fixtures, drains, vents, and Hydrotherapy equipment
- Lawn and garden sprinkler systems
- Swimming pool and spa
- I assure the inspection of and report on, over 400 items
- I deliver a detailed report to you via email and send a CD (PDF file hard copy) in the mail
- I point out major and minor deficiencies to give you the complete picture on your new home’s condition
- I identify any major expenditures (if any) coming up so you can budget these potential expenses
- I identify any potential safety hazards present
- I show you how various systems work
- I review and explain the conditions found
What Does a Typical Home Inspection Cover?
- External Conditions and Surfaces
- Roof, Attic, Insulation and Ventilation
- Plumbing and Electrical Systems
- Appliances (built in)
- Heating and Cooling Systems
- Foundations, Slabs and Floors
- Walls and Ceilings
- Garage, Walls and Driveway
- Sidewalks and gradings
When the inspection is complete, we will tell you of any additional problems that were discovered and discuss them with you. We’ll point out any safety concerns noticed. This is most important as ALL homes will have safety issues.
You’ll also receive a full written report with photos of the inspection via email shortly after the inspection. A CD of the report is sent in the mail.
We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to discover and inform you of anything found that might affect your new home.
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For more information, please contact Weller Home Inspections today.