As a Certified Home Inspector I trained to perform your visual, 400 Point Digital Home Inspection with easy-to-read details on the condition of every major component of the home from the roof to the basement. I will record major and minor deficiencies as well as safety concerns. Following the inspection I review your Home Inspection Report with you ensuring you understand everything fully and answer any questions you have.
Types of Inspections
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. I will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of each component tested.
New Construction Inspection
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection.
Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspection
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will receive a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
Mold exposure can lead to several health-related problems. With its natural ability to travel through the air, the inhalation of mold spores can create a variety of respiratory ailments. Mold in air ducts can cause allergic reactions. During a mold inspection a I will perform a visual inspection and then test the air in your home.
What Does a General Home Inspection Cover?
- External Conditions & Surfaces
- Internal Conditions & Surfaces
- Roof, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
- Plumbing & Electrical Systems
- Heating Systems
- Cooling Systems
- Foundations, Footings, Slabs & Floors
- Walls & Ceilings
- Garage & Driveway
- Environmental Concerns
- Drainage and Grounds
- Safety Concerns