What Do We Inspect?
Here’s how we do it
- Foundation and Structure: Here we are looking for structural issues, of course, but we are also looking for signs of dampness or water damage;
- Heating and Cooling Systems are major elements in a property, and are examined for age, condition, operations and any problems;
- Plumbing Systems are checked—water service, water distribution, waste collection and ventilation—as are bathrooms and plumbing fixtures;
- The electrical system is inspected from the service drop or service entry through the service panel and accessible electrical outlets;
- Appliances in the kitchen and laundry are operated and examined to insure they are in operational condition;
- Inside the house, floors, windows, walls, ceilings and fireplaces are inspected to insure there are no problems. Also, the attic is inspected to assess the condition of insulation and ventilation.
- On the exterior, the inspection includes water control, starting with the roof, flashing, gutters, downspouts, and—with special attention—the yard grade near the house to determine if run-off is headed away from the house or towards it.
- Additionally, the exterior finish and trim are examined, as are any chimneys or vents.
As we proceed, each component or system is described and recorded in a written report, including materials, age, condition and operation. At completion, the report is reviewed with you and then is emailed to you.