What's Inspected

We inspect the following...

Structure: 
          The Structural components which includes foundation and framing.
          The probing of a representative number of structural components where
          deterioration is suspected or where clear signs of possible deterioration exist.        

Exterior: 
          All exterior doors.
          The exterior wall covering flashing and trim.
          The eaves, fasias, and soffits where accessible from the ground level.
          Attached steps, stoops, porches, decks, balconies, and their associated railings.
          The vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property when 
          any of these are likely to affect the building.
          Walkways, patios, driveways leading to the home entrances.
         
Electrical: 
          A representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles.
          The Service drop.
          The Service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways.
          The Service equipment and main disconnects.
          The Service grounding.
          The interior components of service panels and sub panels.
          The overcurrent protection devices.
          The ground fault circuit interrupters.

Plumbing: 
          The interior water supply and distribution systems including all fixtures and faucets.
          The drain, waste and vent systems including all fixtures.
          The water heating equipment.
          The vent systems, flues and chimneys.
          The fuel storage and fuel distribution.
          Sump pumps, and related piping.

Heating: 
            
 The installed heating equipment. 
          The vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

Cooling:
          The installed central and through-wall cooling equipment.

Insulation/Ventilation:
          The insulation vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 
          The ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 
          The mechanical ventilation systems.

Interior:
          The wall, ceilings, and floors. 
          The steps, stairways, and railings.
          The countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets.
          Only a representative number of doors and windows.
          Garage door openers and doors.

Fireplaces:

          The system components. 
          The vent systems, flues and chimneys.