What do inspectors look for?
Basements: Dampness, rot, joists, beams, foundation walls, concrete floors.
Attic: Ventilation, insulation, framing, storage.
Roofing: Downspouts, gutters, shingles, slates, rafters, sheathing, flashing, overhangs, cornices.
General interior: Structural condition of walls, ceilings, floors, stairways, bathrooms, fireplaces, settlement.
General exterior: Walls, foundation, additions, chimneys, patios, driveways, walks, garages, barns.
Electric: Service capacity, interior wiring, circuit distribution, special circuits
Heating: Type, age, condition, capacity, heat pipes, radiators, thermostats
Plumbing: Interior piping, condition, pressure, drains, fixtures, water heater.
Kitchen: Appliances, cabinets, exhaust fans, special equipment.
Termite and Pest Inspections: We perform a thorough examination of structures to determine the presence of termites, carpenter ants and carpenter bees. We also inform our clients of any evidence of critters residing on the premises.
These items are not only checked but the client receives a prompt report. Additional counseling services are also provided to the homeowner after purchase at no additional charge.
Who performs the inspections?
How does a home inspector differ from an appraiser?
How do our Home inspections differ from city inspections?
What does an inspection cost?
Who uses this service?
Our inspection service may also assist the homeowner in making priorities for improvements and repairs, noting the average life expectancy of various systems and components and adding suggestions for improvements. In this time of high energy costs, our inspection can identify areas in a home where energy saving measures can be implemented.
Realtors, lawyers, and bankers protect and assure their clients by recommending a professional home inspection by which the property can be ascertained.
Our service can be an aid in the relocation of employees for large corporations. We are also useful in the purchase of condominiums and cooperative apartments.