Home inspections help you take control of your real estate
transactions. Identify any problems before the sale.

Home Inspection Overview

A home can’t fail an inspection, but its systems and structures just might. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the full facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take no more than four hours, usually between two and three. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation, when you’ll have time to ask your questions and so that you’ll have visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection we complete includes an electronic inspection report (in pdf format) delivered via email or on our website, depending on your preference. It includes a clear description of what we've found, with any problem areas noted in red so you can easily identify them.

The inspection report that we prepare for you is the primary means by which you will discover possibly overlooked details about your home, and we're committed to communicate what we've found in a clear, concise and professional way. Many home inspectors provide free telephone consultations for as long as you own your home.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:
~ Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)
~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)
~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)
~ Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, electronic monoxide testing, electric gas sniffer testing, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)
~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
~ Exterior Walls (siding materials, attachments, windows, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)
~ Interior Walls (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)
~ Water Meters
~ Decks
~ Porches
~ Structure
~ Fireplaces
~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)

Inspection Information


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