A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional ASHI home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.
Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection should take no more than four hours, usually between three and four hours. Ideally, you will accompany me during the inspection, so you will have a better understanding of issues we might find and learn how to operate your home, electrical, water, gas shut off’s and various other bits of information.
I take my inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we’ve found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. I am also available for telephone consultation after your inspection.
A thorough home inspection will include the following:
(shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)
(insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
Plumbing and Fixtures
(water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)
(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)
Heating and Cooling Systems
(furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)
(service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)
Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation
(insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)
(siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)