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My Home Inspection Includes

My Typical Home Inspection Includes

A detailed inspection of the home includes the following inspection points as a base starting point, as they apply:

  • 62 point grounds and exterior inspection
  • 35 point roof covering inspection
  • 26 point chimney inspection
  • 15 point gutter and downspout inspection
  • 38 point siding, doors and trim inspection
  • 24 point inspection for each window
  • 11 point exterior electrical inspection
  • 37 point garage interior inspection
  • 38 point kitchen inspection
  • 12 point laundry area inspection
  • 56 point inspection for each full bathroom
  • 25 point inspection for each room
  • 6 point inspection each fireplace
  • 10 point inspection each set of stairs
  • 10 point inspection for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • 34 point attic inspection
  • 45 point basement inspection
  • 4 point slab on grade inspection
  • 35 point crawl space inspection
  • 70 point plumbing system inspection
  • 31 point heating system inspection
  • 22 point cooling system inspection
  • 25 point electrical inspection

I highly recommend you attend the inspection, if so the inspection also includes:

  • You will get a great education about the home
  • I will take time to answer your questions
  • I will show you and go over any significant defects observed during the inspection
  • I will recommend and explain important maintenance information
  • If applicable I will explain to about significant repairs that may be needed
  • I will recommend and explain energy saving improvements that may apply

Digital Photos

  • Every Inspection includes digital photos
  • I use a high quality cameras, high mega pixels and 30x telephoto lens
  • I typically take 50 to 125 photos for notes and records
  • The report will include an average of 40 to 60 photos
  • Some photos are edited to include arrows, circles, and comments for descriptions
  • Photos are included in the report sections where they are needed, not lumped together at end or put on a CD

Optional Ancillary Testing Services available at time of inspection:

  • Radon testing
  • Septic load and dye test
  • Well flow and function test
  • Water purity testing
  • Mold testing
  • Indoor Air Quality Testing (VOCs, allergens, hazardous materials)
  • Lead in paint
  • Lead in soil
  • Lead in water
  • Asbestos in building materials
  • See full list of ancillary services

Professional detailed inspection takes time. To put the above into perspective the smallest size house would usually include at least a 650 point inspection, taking about 2 to 3 hours. An average inspection of a 1500 sq. ft. home would range from a 800 to 1200 point inspection and takes about 3 1/2 to 4-1/2 hours including extra time for questions and answers with client. A larger home, especially it it older that may include out buildings could take up to 5 hours or more.

The Custom Narrative Home Inspection Report:

  • See my sample home inspection reports.
  • IS NOT a check list and IS NOT hand written.
  • IS NOT quickly filled out while supposedly doing the inspection.
  • The report is usually delivered the same day and no more than 24 hours after the inspection.
  • Is carefully written, edited and reviewed at the office.
  • On average it take about as long to write the report as it does to inspect the house, 3-4 hours.
  • Custom Narrative Home Inspection Report will average about 45 pages.
  • A private download link delivered by email withing 24 hours of the inspection.
  • Download link is active for 1 year, may be shared with anyone you choose.
  • Report can be viewed online, mobile device or desktop and saved or printed as a PDF document.
  • The report has an interactive table of contents for ease of navigation.
  • The report contains hyperlinks that connect to additional detailed information if desired.
  • The report contains the following tabbed report sections: Summary, Roofing, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Insulation, Plumbing, Interior and a Reference section.
  • Additional tabbed sections that may be included if needed are: Radon, Well, Septic, Mold, Appendix and others as needed.
  • The Summary outlines potentially significant issues from a cost or safety standpoint.
  • The report includes detailed maintenance recommendations specific to your home.
  • The report includes Potential Safety Hazards.
  • The report includes energy improvement recommendations.
  • The report includes the age of major components and indication if they are approaching their life expectancy or may require replacement or repair at any time in the next 5 years
  • The report includes a current estimation of costs for 37 of the common remodeling and repair jobs.
  • The reportĀ  includes a Pre-Closing Checklist.
  • A Final Walk Through Checklist.