25 Point Total Home Inspection

25 Point Total Home Inspection

 

Roof

The purpose of the roof inspection is to visually find evidence of current leakage through the roof covering, where accessible, from various areas of structure. The overall condition and any specific deficiencies are also noted. Flashings, shingles, tiles, vents, skylights, gutters and workmanship are all checked. The estimated age and remaining life are noted and repair/replacement costs are provided.

Gutters

Structural

The purpose of structural inspection is to visually find evidence of abnormal settlement, lateral movement or structural weakness in the accessible load bearing components of the building. The footings, foundation, floor members, bearing walls comprise the structural components of a building, as well as, an asphalt parking surface. Proper drainage, wood destroying organisms and ventilation play a major role. Access to crawl spaces and attics are required for a thorough structural evaluation. Estimate repairs and engineering costs are provided in the inspection.

Interior Walls

Exterior Walls

Electrical

The purpose of electrical system inspection is to visually assess the condition of components of the hardwired systems located within the confines of the structure. We will determine with the system is adequate for present demand and examine switches, receptacles, light fixtures, exhaust fans, distribution panels, breakers, wiring junction boxes, conduits and devices. We inspect all crawl spaces and attics and check for property grounding and wiring. Panel covers are removed to inspect mains and branch wiring and all wiring to water heaters and air conditioning equipment is inspected. Finally, all lighting fixtures and smoke alarms are tested for proper use and repair/replacement costs are provided.

Plumbing

The purpose of plumbing inspection is to visually assess the condition of all fixtures, connections, lavatories, water closets and accessible piping. Adequacy of water pressure and drain speed is checked. Repair estimates are provided.

Pool

We inspect a pool with regard to structural components, equipment , piping, decking, circulation. Evidence of leakage, deterioration, corroded galvanized piping or other deficiencies are noted. Low voltage lighting , safety drains and self closing gates on surrounding fences are verified. Repair/replacement costs are provided.

Spas

Whirlpools

A/C and Heating

The purpose of mechanical (heating, air conditioning and ventilation) inspection is to visually assess the condition of cooling and heating systems of the structure. Accessible ductwork, registers, filters, condensing units, air handlers, coils and thermostats are also inspected. A general size evaluation is made, as well as, temperature differences, insulation quality and compressor function. Repair/replacement costs are provided.

Attic

The purpose of structural inspection is to visually find evidence of abnormal settlement, lateral movement or structural weakness in the accessible load bearing components of the building. The footings, foundation, floor members, bearing walls comprise the structural components of a building, as well as, an asphalt parking surface. Proper drainage, wood destroying organisms and ventilation play a major role. Access to crawl spaces and attics are required for a thorough structural evaluation. Estimate repairs and engineering costs are provided in the inspection.

Insulation

Ventilation

Doors

Windows

Sprinklers

Fireplaces

Driveways

Patio

Screen Enclosure

Grading

All Appliances

Residential appliances are inspected for overall performance and condition. All doors, drawers, lights, seals, elements and controls are checked, as well as, cooling temperatures in refrigeration systems. Repair/replacement costs are provided.

Water Heater(s)

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