Homes come in all shapes and sizes, so not every home inspection is exactly alike. However, your inspector will always perform a visual, non-invasive inspection of hundreds of your home’s essential components, complete with a comprehensive digital report of their findings packed with digital photographs.
Areas covered during an inspection fall under four categories:
Exterior. Your inspector begins with a thorough assessment of the home’s lot and grounds, including the driveway, sidewalks and grading. An exterior inspection also includes evaluation of the foundation, roof, gutters, windows and siding, Electrical Drops, Water Mains, as well as any decks or patios.
Interior. Moving inside, your home inspector identifies issues with the home’s walls and ceilings, looking for signs of water intrusion, cracks or other potential issues. An inspection of the home’s doors comes next, as well as any fireplaces and built-in appliances.
Structural Components. Your home’s structural components include its foundation, floor/slab, framing and attic. All visible areas of these structures are thoroughly examined for safety, integrity and quality of workmanship.
Major Systems. All accessible portions of the home’s major systems, including heating, air conditioning, and plumbing, are inspected in their entirety. This includes the furnace, air conditioning unit, ductwork (as access allows), water heater, plumbing fixtures, and hot/cold water supply. Your inspector will also carefully evaluate the home’s electrical system, including the electrical service entrance and panel, as well as electrical circuits and outlets.
Preparing your home for our inspectors to get the best possible inspection
A home inspection is a visual inspection of hundreds of your home’s components. For the best results, please provide easy and clear access to the following areas: Electrical Panels , Attic, Crawl Space Access , Sheds and work shops , Utilities turned on, Alarms De-activated, Pets in kennel if you are not to be home. All of these things help enormously in giving a first time accurate picture of a systems functionality and safety .You can expect knowledgeable and professional inspector with your interests in mind.
What Really Matters in a Home Inspection. Stress-Less Home Inspectors
Stress-Less Home Inspectors as a member of The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics and inspection procedures. InterNACHI® members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics in the course of their business.