A buyer’s residential inspection, is the most common of all types of inspections. A home purchase is considered to be one of the largest investments of a person’s life. The home may appear to be in great shape, whether it is a new structure or an older one; but there may be a number of unobserved defects or safety hazards that only a qualified professional inspector will detect. We strongly encourage the homebuyer to be present during the inspection; as you will gain an invaluable learning experience. The inspection process will highlight not only the negative, but also the positive components and structure from the roof down to the foundation. The job of the inspector is to provide you an unbiased view of the condition of the property and present to you any defects that were discovered and possible solutions. Most inspections take anywhere from 2 ½ to 4 hours. The cost of the inspection is determined by the age, type, size and complexity of the structure.
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What A Buyer’s Residential Inspection Covers
Hundreds of items are inspected and you will be provided with a computerized narrative report within 24 hours of the inspection listing the general conditions of the structures components and systems, including identification of significant observable deficiencies, as they existed at the time of the inspection.
The following is a listed of what areas/components are included in an inspection:
- GROUNDS – driveway, walkways, retaining walls, patio, fences and gates, grading, and landscape features.
- EXTERIOR – stairs, walls, trim, doors, windows, porch, deck, gutter and downspouts and the chimney.
- GARAGE/CARPORT – garage interior and garage vehicle door operation etc.
- FOUNDATION – slab on grade, raised foundation, crawl space and framing or basement foundation walls and framing.
- ROOF & ATTIC – roof type, flashing, attic including ventilation and insulation.
- PLUMBING – main line, supply line, waste lines, exterior faucets, water heater and laundry area.
- HEATING AND COOLING – type of system, unit efficiency, fuel source, unit condition, and location.
- ELECTRICAL – service supply, main panel, sub panels, conductor type smoke detectors and wiring defects.
- INTERIOR – doors, windows, walls, ceilings, floors, fireplace, ceiling fans, and stairs/handrails.
- KITCHEN – sink plumbing, disposal, counters, cabinets, and all installed appliances.
- BATHROOMS – locations, toilets, sink plumbing, counters, cabinets, venting, bathtubs, and showers.
Our inspection policy includes FREE telephone consultation after the inspection for as long as you own the home that was inspected for you.