Inspection Overview

A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased evaluation of the major systems and components of a home. It will also identify any problems and potential solutions, so that you have the facts you need to make an informed decision.

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will typically take between two and three hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation, allowing you an opportunity to ask questions and providing you with visual reinforcement of your written report.

Every inspection we complete includes a detailed written report, which we provide electronically (in pdf format) via email and on our website. In addition to the written report, we provide free telephone consultations for as long as you own your home.

Our home inspection evaluates the following systems and components:
  • Exterior - Siding, windows, porches, decks, walkways, driveways, drainage, entryways and other visible exterior components
  • Structure - Exposed framing, foundation, basements, crawl spaces, support columns and other visible structural components
  • Roof - Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts and other visible roofing components
  • Plumbing and Fixtures - Water pressure, water distribution system, hot water supply, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, waste system and other visible plumbing components
  • Electrical System - Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system and other visible electrical components
  • Heating and Cooling System - Furnace/boiler, ductwork, air conditioner and lines and other visible HVAC components
  • Interior - Floors, ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable), doors, windows, fireplaces, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances and other visible interior components
  • Attic - Insulation, ventilation, visible framing and wiring and other visible components