The Inspection Process
A home inspection is a complete visual examination of the accessible areas of the structural and operating components of a home. Our inspections are thorough, and usually take between 3-4 hours. You may choose to be present for all, part, or none of the inspection. Throughout the process we will address any questions or concerns you may have, and provide you with a summary of what was found immediately afterwards. Within 24 hours you will receive a detailed report, complete with pictures, that explains the findings of your home inspection.
The following is covered during the home inspection:
Roofing: shingles, flashings, skylights, chimneys, vents, gutters and downspouts
Exterior: eaves, soffits, fascia, siding, trim, windows, doors, decks, porches, steps, driveways, walkways and grading with respect to drainage
Attic and Roof Structure: insulation, wiring, structure and ventilation
Structural Components: foundations, basements, crawlspaces, walls, floors, ceilings, vapor retarders and ventilation
Electrical System: service entrance conductors, grounding, circuits, panels, clearance, labeling, wiring, outlet, switches, fixtures, polarity, presence of carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
Plumbing System: drain and vent systems, fixtures, distribution systems and water heating systems
Heating and Cooling: furnace, air conditioners, fireplaces and ductwork
Interior: floors, ceilings, walls, steps, doors, windows and built-in appliances
If you have further questions about what is included in an inspection, please call (503) 702-9635 or e-mail.