A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of the home, from the roof to the foundation. By having a home inspection you will be informed of the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy, so you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties.
HOW LONG DOES AN INSPECTION TAKE?
A thorough Inspection usually take between 2 ½ and 3 hours, however it varies based on the size and age of the home. Older homes, homes with crawlspaces, or multiple mechanical systems may take longer to inspect.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY REPORT?
You will have access to your report within 24 hours.
WHAT DOES THE INSPECTION REPORT INCLUDE?
|Roof: Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible, accessible roof related items.||Plumbing and Fixtures: Water pressure and flow, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components.|
|Heating and Cooling Systems: Furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components.||Attics: Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible, accessible related items.|
|Environmental Issues Decks and Porches||Attics: Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible, accessible related items.|
|Electrical Systems: Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components.||Exterior: Siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components.|
If you are planning on selling your home, a home inspection prior to placing your home on the market will provide you with the understanding of the conditions of your home, allowing you to make the decisions on how to handle them versus the buyer’s inspection discovering them potentially causing problems with the sale of your home.
BE ASSURED OF OUR GOAL
I do not solicit or perform any of the work which I recommend. I am not affiliated with any contractor, nor give or receive any associated referral fees. By doing this, you are assured that my recommendations are objective and unbiased. I uphold the honor of my profession and avoid association with any enterprise of questionable character or apparent conflict of interests.
SHOULD I ATTEND THE INSPECTION?
Yes!! I encourage you to accompany the inspection and ask questions. Not only will I inspect the homes components, but I will explain its systems and how they operate. I will also inform you how to use and maintain the equipment so it will stay in peak performance. These money saving tips alone will pay for the cost of the inspection many times over.
I will also highlight the positive aspects of your home. In fact, many of our observations or recommendations will help dispel any home buying anxieties.
Furthermore, by joining in on the inspection you will have the chance to address questions or concerns, thereby preventing any confusion when reviewing the report.
When you hire me, I become your Home Consultant for as long as you live in your home. Free phone consultations are available to you on any questions you may have relating to the Home Inspection.
I would welcome the opportunity to help you or your client on your property evaluation. For confidence at settlement and peace of mind in your new home call Patrick Foran at Home Pro Services, Inc. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to working together.