Buying a house is one of the most expensive purchases most people will make. Before you finalize the deal, make sure you know the current state of the home you are about to purchase. Learn if the home is unsafe or requiring costly repairs.
Before you put your house up to sale, have us come and inspect it. Our inspection will provide you with peace of mind knowing there are no hidden issues that may come up when trying to finalize the sale. You can also provide your report to potential purchasers to make your home more attractive.
A maintenance inspection is a great way to find those little repairs that if left unchecked, could lead to costly issues. Issues like a slow leak on your roof or the beginning of rot on the wooden stairs outside, when caught early, are often easy and inexpensive fixes. If left unaddressed, these issues could become costly.
What the Inspection Includes
We conduct a visual inspection that meets or exceeds the InterNACHI standards of practice. This includes the following:
➢ Including: roof-coverings, gutters, downspouts, vents, flashing, skylights, and other roof penetrations
➢ Including: wall-covering materials, eaves, soffits, fascia, windows, exterior doors, flashing, trim, adjacent walkways, driveways, stairs, steps, stoops, stairways, ramps, porches, patios, decks, balconies, carports, railings, guards, handrails, vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property
➢ Including: foundation, basement, crawlspace and structural components
➢ Including: the heating system, using normal operating controls
➢ Including: the cooling system, using normal operating controls
➢ Including: main water shut-off, main fuel shut-off, water heating equipment, fixtures and faucets, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, drains, waste and vent systems, and drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
➢ Including: service drop, overhead service conductors, attachment points, service head, gooseneck, drip loops, the service mast, service conduit, raceway, electric meter and base, service-entrance conductors, main service disconnect, panel boards, over-current protection devices, grounding, bonding, switches, lighting fixtures, arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCI), ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI), smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
➢ Including: fireplaces, chimneys, lintels, damper doors, cleanout doors and frames
➢ Including: Insulation in attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas, ventilation of in attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas, mechanical exhaust systems
➢ Including: Doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs, steps, landings, stairways, ramps, railings, guards, handrails, garage vehicle doors
For a complete list of what is inspected and what is excluded please see the InterNACHI standards of practice.
All of our inspections include a thermal image analysis for free. A $150 value!